Eat and drink your way through the incredible cuisine of Northern Italy on this 7-day tour. Explore the 11th-century university and covered porticos in Bologna, indulge your taste buds with visits to prosciutto and parmesan producers, and stay in a quiet medieval town in the Emilia Romagna countryside. End the trip in the Valpolicella wine region for a full-day wine tour and cooking class.
Experience some of Italy’s most beloved and renowned food in Parma, the capital of Parma Ham and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Set in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, this city is famous for its ornate medieval architecture, beautiful surrounding countryside, and, of course, food. You'll start with your guide in the center of Parma and begin your tour.
If you’re a passionate foodie, then you’ll love this experience! You'll visit two local production sites of Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. As you watch the manufacturing process in action, learn the many detailed and time-consuming steps from beginning to end. Observe the traditional methods and hard work required to make these products at such high regional standards. And, of course, polish off your visits with delicious bites!
At the end of the food tour, you’ll enjoy a sit-down tasting of Parma Ham paired perfectly with a glass of local Malvasia, a sparkling white wine.
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Itineraries with Parma Ham & Cheese Tour
Eat like royalty, drink like a Roman, and explore Italy's top cultural and historic sites on this packed 11-day trip. Start in Bologna and explore the 11th-century university and the covered porticos which line the streets. Indulge your taste buds with the local Parmigiano Reggiano and mortadella, then continue to Florence to see the iconic Duomo and Galleria dell'Accademia, which houses Michelangelo's 'David'. Pair handmade chocolate Foccacia with a glass of chilled Prosecco and the rolling Tuscan countryside for a perfect afternoon delight. End in Rome to see the Galleria Borghese & Sistine Chapel and spend lazy afternoons trying every single flavor of gelato.
Take a trip through the food and wine region of Emilia-Romagna with this 5-day itinerary. Delve deep into Bologna's historic city center, visiting the iconic university and the Quadrilatero district. Spend a day in Parma to learn about the production processes of prosciutto and Parmigiano Reggiano and, of course, taste the final products. Learn from an Italian chef in Milan as you prepare fresh pasta and mix cocktails at a guided cooking class.
Over 11 days, taste the best of Italian food and wine. Begin in Bologna with open-air markets and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Venetian palaces and gondolas await you in Venice alongside delicious cuisine. Then, head to Casa di Giulietta in Verona to see the inspiration for Romeo & Juliet's love story, before going wine tasting in the Piedmont countryside. Try Barolo and Barbaresco wines, and sample regional cheeses.