Emilia Delizia is proud to offer a food walking tour to explore the food of Modena on foot. in 2 hours you will be taken around the historical centre of Modena and taste all its world's famous food. This will include Parmesan cheese, Parma ham, Gnocco Fritto, Tigelle and of course Balsamic vinegar.
How long does it last: approx 2 hours Where is the meeting point: Modena main train station What time: we meet at 10.00 am. How many people: We take very small groups around, you need to book for at least 2 people. What will I eat: We will try to include as much local specialities as possible: such as tigelle, gnocco fritto, prosciutto, parmigiano reggiano, balsamic vinegar and so on. How do we get around: The tour is almost entirely on food. Just some light walking so wear your best shoes. Who is taking me around: To give you the best experience these tours are only lead by locals with deep knowledge of the local area.
Best Value tour for small group food tour departing from Modena has arrived.
This is a full inclusive food tour (Parmesan, balsamic and ham) with transport, tasting and English speaking guide departing from Modena Central Station or your hotel at 8.30 am. Available 7 days a week most days of the year. The tour ends back in Modena at about 13.00 hours*.
Use coupon code MYCAR for a 15% off when you use your own car to get to each location.
Tours for the year 2023
Please take note of the following.
Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays the tours are automatically upgraded to the prosciutto factory. Therefore on these days of the week the tour will be Parmesan production, balsamic vinegar and the prosciutto factory that also include a generous tasting "light lunch" at prosciutto place.
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays the tour will be Parmesan, balsamic and MUSA, however it will be upgradeable to the prosciutto factory tour as a above, if you wish to upgrade you will need to add this options to your booking.
Sundays the tour will be Parmesan, balsamic and MUSA only. There are no other options for this day of the week.
Tours are available in English only. Private tours are not possible, however our groups are small.
Suggestion: We strongly suggest to come to Modena by train from Bologna, as it is only a 20 minute train ride that costs only 4/7 euros per person, it is quicker than using a car. Coming by car it can take up to one hour due to intense traffic. Check https://www.thetrainline.com/ for details.
It includes 3 stops.
(Parmesan, balsamic and ham and salami) and gourmet tasting with possible additions:
You Can upgrade the prosciutto visit to a full production tour if you choose this upgrade we will visit Prosciuttificio Leonardi or Guerzoni instead of MUSA* . The upgrade is available on Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Tour begins in Modena at 8.30 am, or 7.30 am in Bologna (extra pick up). The foodie's delight tour ends at about 13.00* hours in Modena. If you add the winery brunch the tour will finish at 15.30, if you add the cooking class expect to finish at about 16.00.
Visit to Villani's Salami world famous Parma ham, mortadella and prosciutto San Daniele with guided tour and tasting directly at the Salami Factory in Modena. See Musa for info.
Cured meat tasting at the end of the tour included in the price*.
Additional extra available during booking.
Pay by credit card, Paypal.
Prices: Please use the booking calendar below to price your tour, and do not forget to push the "continue button" to display all the options of the tour.
Optional Extra Add On.
NEW: Now you can upgrade the prosciutto ham visit, with a little extra you can visit a full prosciutto facility at prosciuttificio, instead of the MUSA. Just start the booking and on the second page you can choose this upgrade. In this the tour will include Parmesan, balsamic and a full prosciutto ham producer with a generous tasing.
Bologna one way pick up. We will pick you up from your hotel at these location and after the tour we drop off in Modena where you can explore the town, visit the Ferrari Museum or just continue your journey from the well connected station*.
If you want to drive your own car add "mycar" as coupon at the check out for some money off.
Add the Maranello free drop off if you want to see the Ferrari Museum at no additional charge from us. You will be able to continue your journey with the shuttles buses running from the museum to Modena train station (and Casa Enzo Ferrari).
About this tour.
Since we get these questions a lot, we wanted to clarify the following:
The tours are ENGLISH ONLY we do not tours in any other language. The departure points are Modena train station, your hotel in Central Modena or Bologna train station, or your Bologna hotel. We do not have any other meeting points.
The pick up in Modena is approx 8.30 am, and Bologna approx 8.30, for the morning tours there are no other departures. If you cannot make this in time you can consider to take our afternoon aperitivo tours.
The foodie's delight tours cannot be a private tour. Most of our tours are small, for example if you come in low season, the tour will be most likely just for yourself.
Prices: You will need to self quote using the calendar on the website, if you email us asking for a quote you will be redirected to this page and you will need to self quote.
Same small print.
*ending times are estimates, guests should not have imminent travel arrangements right after the tour.
*lunch and cooking classes, pick ups and other extra are options and not included in the default price of the foodie's delight tour. These options are displayed as you progress in the booking. Lunch must booked at least 48 hours in advance. Cooking class & lunch not available on Sundays.
*When we say small and semi private tour the mean that: we use small people carrier vans to take our guests around, our tour will be always in small groups, and personable and we will always make best effort to maintain it this way, however during busy periods on and around Italian national holidays the ham location might have company events and other larger group of guests visiting at the same time, this happens only very occasionally. Time of tour are estimates delays might occur. When booking this tour you also agree to these terms and conditions we strongly suggest to avoid making booking if this factors are an issue for you.
*during Italian national holidays and the covid emergency till further notice the tasting might not be available and a high quality cured meat gourmet take away gift will be given to the participants.
*Monday to Thursday is Leonardi and Friday and Saturday is Guerzoni. This also depends on our planning and producer availability, when you book the upgrade you acknlowdge this. Clients cannot choose the prosciuttificio, it will be either or.