The wonderful city of Parma, located in the Emilia-Romagna region, is renowned for its art and architecture, but especially for its culinary delights. With our guided tour you will have the opportunity to enjoy the food culture of the city, tasting its typical products.
Get ready for an unforgettable guided tour in Parma, to discover not only its wonderful historic center, but also to taste its culinary delights.
Experience a visit to an authentic cheese dairy producing the renowned Parmigiano-Reggiano, with tasting included. Discover how "the king of all cheeses" is made following the same traditional recipe that has been used for centuries, in exactly the same way as the monks who invented it all those years ago...
You will see first-hand the intricate production process, the salt pools and the "wheel cathedrals", genuine walls stacked with cheese and holding up to 20,000 pieces in the same place!
Time for the obligatory photo stop next in the picturesque medieval village of Torrechiara, dominated by its romantic Castle dating back to the 15th century with its four towers and fantastic "grottesco" elements.
Next up, we take in a visit to the place where the worldwide famous "Prosciutto di Parma" ham is produced. Find out why the best ham can only come from the hills of Parma where the "Marino" wind blows from the Ligurian Sea through the "Food Valley". Prepare to taste this renowned prosciutto and to discover why is so famous through the world.
After that, and with your appetite reminding you it is lunchtime, we shall make a stop to enjoy the rich local products in the unbeatable setting of the "Colli di Parma" vintners' cellars... Here, you will try the authentic Prosciutto di Parma and many other kinds of cured meats.
No visit would be complete without the Parmigiano-Reggiano, a typical filled pasta dish, homemade cakes and other delicacies... All washed down with the different wines produced in the winery, such as Lambrusco, Malvasia and others... A real treat for the eyes and for the stomach!
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and suitable clothing to grant you the access to places of worship (legs up to the knees and shoulders must be covered).
Don't forget to bring your camera with you!
THIS TOUR DOESN'T INCLUDE THE TRANSPORT. If you want, we can arrange private transfer by car from Parma or Bologna at a price of € 295 (if you are staying in Parma) or € 395 (if you are staying in Bologna).