Modena food tour

Modena, Italy
Modena food tour

From USD 115.85

Price varies by group size

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Modena sits in the heart of Emilia Romagna's 'Food Valley', the birthplace of some of Italy's blockbuster gourmet specialties. Sample the most famous in just a few hours with this insider food tour. Stop to taste Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, authentic balsamic vinegar, traditional Lambrusco wine, and other local treats at family-run food and wine shops in Modena's old town and learn about the area's iconic cuisine and the families behind it.
  • Taste Emilia Romagna's most famous regional specialties in Modena
  • Sample savory and sweet delicacies at family-run shops and delis
  • Insights from your guide about the area's cuisine and its history
  • A small-group tour for a more intimate experience and personal attention

What's Included

  • 5 gourmet pit-stops including:
  • Breakfast with special bread and cappuccino
  • Tigelle and Lambrusco wine
  • Different aged Parmigiano Reggiano and local fresh cheese
  • Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale of Modena DOP tasting
  • Typical desserts
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Pietra Ringadora
    Piazza Grande, 16, 41121 Modena MO, Italy

    Near the big stone called Pietra Ringadora

Start time

10:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Piazza Grande - World Heritage Site

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mercato Albinelli

35 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Non-eating children under 6 years old do not require a ticket
  • Stroller accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Available for vegetarians, pescatarians and gluten free with prior notice. Please advise when booking.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for vegans
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (3km)
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tour starts with at least 2 people
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      Featured review
      One of the highlights of our two week vacation in Italy! Our tour guide, Catrina was terrific! Very knowledgeable about fine food, wine, traditional balsamic and all things with great Italian Food !! Our tour included stops at the indoor farmers market in Modena, several restaurants, balsamic vinegar store, where we learned about real Balsamic and the loving process involved in making "real traditional" balsamic. Great Tour! Terrific Tour Guide. Grazie Mille!!


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      Wonderful Experience
      Benito_T, Sept 2023
      Lore was amazing and went over and above to suit our needs! The amount of tastings was a perfect balance to a beautiful day!
      Silvia_K, Sept 2023
      The tour guide Lore, she was very informative. We had a good group of people. Enjoyed walking around the city.
      Best tour we could ask for
      Cosimo_C, Aug 2023
      We had an incredibly amazing time on our tour. My wife and I created memories thanks to our tour guide Loredana that will last a life time. I highly recommend this to anyone who has a passion for food or enjoys learning about a cities history
      Response from Host, Sept 2023
      Oh wow, I can't be happier to read a review of our food tour in Modena. We do our best to make people experience our food and cities, but creating lifetime memories is more than we hope. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing review, Andrea and Loredana - Taste Bologna
      Fascinating and very Yummy!
      Valerie_G, July 2023
      This tour was fantastic! It was a great balance of the town history, origin of the foods we were able to taste and tradition. They gave a clear understanding through tasting and explaining the difference in aging cheese(also using difference cows milk) and balsamic. Fascinating and very yummy!
      Response from Host, Sept 2023
      I'm so happy to read your words, Valerie. It seems you really had a great time in Modena with us. I hope to meet you again soon on another tour: a presto! Andrea - Taste Bologna
      A must do tour in Modena!
      AnjaniB_K, June 2023
      This was one of our best experiences during our trip to Italy. Lori was amazing and she really took us through this great food tour.
      Johanna_H, May 2023
      Lori was amazing! If you are going to Modena this tour was great we walked through the town and stoped at multiple places and even walked through the market which was very cool to see all the different offerings. We even went back to the balsamic vinegar shop to take some home as a souvenir. 10/10
      Response from Host, July 2023
      It was our pleasure to show you Modena, its food and its people. Thank you so much for this review! Andrea and Loredana - Taste Bologna
      Amazing, don't hesitate.
      Crystal_S, May 2023
      Loredana was an amazing guide and made us fast friends with our 5 companions as we learned so much of Modena culture, ate delicious food, toasted Lambrusco, and enjoyed each other's company! Salute, Loredana!
      Response from Host, July 2023
      In a few words, you shared the spirit of our food tours. Thank you so much for this sparkling review :) Alla vostra! Andrea and Loredana - Taste Bologna
      The cheese, tigelle and...
      David_X, May 2023
      The cheese, tigelle and balsamico were fantastic. Guide was very knowledgeable as well. It was a good way to explore Modena.
      Treasures of Modena
      Brian_L, Apr 2023
      What a fantastic introduction to the city and food of the region! We learned so much about typical Modenese dishes and, of course, balsamic vinegar!
      Response from Host, June 2023
      Thanks for this short but intense review Brian! See you soon again under the Ghirlandina ;) Andrea - Taste Bologna
      Parma our first experience
      Constance_S, Apr 2023
      Every aspect of the tour was amazing. Our tour guide, Paola was very knowledgeable and allowed us plenty of time to enjoy our experience. The food was amazing and very generous! I highly recommend it!
      Great way to experience Modena
      Sharon_H, Feb 2023
      The market was amazing but the best part was our guide, Loradena. She was so knowledgeable and friendly and made the experience so much fun!
      Response from Host, Mar 2023
      Oh wow Sharon, you're making us blush with your kind words. Thanks so much for being with us and see you soon again, Andrea and Loredana - Taste Bologna
      Excellent and engaging tour
      Margie_S, Oct 2022
      Charming guide who clearly enjoyed sharing her love of Modena. The weather and bonhomie of the group contributed to the experience.
      Response from Host, Dec 2022
      All our guides are locals who grew up here and we truly love our land and it's a pleasure to share this love with you. Thanks for being with us, Andrea - Taste Bologna
      Good Food Tour of Modena
      Eileen_K, Oct 2022
      Wonderful tour with a local sharing knowledge of food and history. Very leisurely pace with plenty of time to enjoy the stops and have conversation.
      Response from Host, Dec 2022
      We like to take it slow, the food is much better without any rush :) Thanks a lot for being with us in Modena, see you soon again Andrea - Taste Bologna
      Definitely book this one!
      Ronald_R, Oct 2022
      Very good experience! Guide was excellent! Very knowledgeable about the region and the food. Would definitely go again!
      Response from Host, Oct 2022
      Thanks so much for sharing this enthusiastic review Ronald. See you soon again under Ghirlandina tower ;) A presto! Andrea - Taste Bologna
      Great foodie experience in Modena!
      David_M, Aug 2022
      If there is one thing you do in Modena if you have only a day, this is it. The food tour guide, Laura, was knowledgeable, kind and had a great sense of humor. We learned more about the Modena food scene than we ever thought we could. She turned us to Gnocco frito and the right way to eat them (dipping in your cappuccino of course!). We loved her knowledge of Mercato Storico Albinelli (where the chefs of Modena shop). The history, how and why the region is ideal for growing and producing some of the worlds fines foods! We highly recommend Laura, so if you are thinking about doing a food tour…. This is the one, book it now!
      Excellent food tour!
      Helen_S, July 2022
      We had an excellent food tour with Paola. We was very knowledgeable and the food and wine we tasted were all great and very typical of the region. The trip to the market is not to be missed.
      Glenn_M, May 2022
      I highly recommend this food tour of Modena. Naturally, one highlight was learning about (and sampling) the balsamic that Modena is known for. But the cuisine of Modena is so much more than just balsamic. This tour gave us the opportunity to try lesser known items from Modena . One of my personal favourites was the food from the "market". For instance, I had some ricotta from the market that was unlike any I have ever had in Canada. Silky was exquisite. The tour guide was very good. She was entertaining and informative and she kept the tour on track while at the same time happily answering our many questions about Modena's cuisine and culture.
      Response from Host, June 2022
      Thanks so much Glenn. We try our best to make people know how deep is our food tradition. There's a lot to share and I'm happy you enjoyed it all :) Andrea - Taste Bologna
      Really enjoyed the experience!
      Buse_K, May 2022
      Highly recommend this food tasting! You will learn about Modena’s history & culture as well as experiencing the food, the tour guide is great. Highlights for me were the breakfast, food market and balsamic tasting. Thank you very much!
      Response from Host, June 2022
      Well, it seems you loved it all :) Thanks so much for stopping by to share to future guests about your experience. See you again in Modena! Andrea - Taste Bologna
      Fantastic Food Tour!
      Kathryn_B, May 2022
      Lori was a fantastic guide! She was friendly, knowledgable and showed us a variety of food destinations in Modena. The tour was an excellent mix of history and food. Would highly recommend!
      Lori, our guide, was...
      Dominika_M, May 2022
      Lori, our guide, was super friendly. We tried delicious food and learned a lot about the culinary culture of the region.

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