Private Half Day Parma Food Walking Tour

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Parma Walking Food Tour

From USD 85.49

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Find out about Parma through its food! This half-day walking tour puts the spotlight on the city’s famous cuisine with stops at the locals’ favorite eateries and shops. With a private guide, you’ll discover prized produce from Parma and nearby such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Modena balsamic vinegar, and Parma ham. How much you sample is up to you; choose from two options to suit your appetite when you book.
  • Learn about the culinary traditions of Emilia-Romagna from a local guide
  • Choose a tour only option to skip the tastings but learn about the food
  • Select an inclusive tasting option to sample Lambrusco wine and more
  • Enjoy personal attention for your group with a private guide in Parma

What's Included

  • Professional local guide
  • 5 Food and Wine Stops
  • Chopping board of cold cuts: Prosciutto di Parma, Culatello di Zibello, Coppa, Salame, Spalla
  • Vertical Tasting of Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
  • Traditional Fresh Homemade Pasta (2 types)
  • Traditional Sandwich or Focaccia
  • Traditional Cakes/Pastries
  • Artisanal Gelato
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
  • 2 Glasses of DOC Parma Hills Wine
  • Option 2 doesn’t include tasting costs

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 19
    Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 19, 43121 Parma PR, Italy

    We will meet in front of "O’Bistrot" Cafe in Garibaldi Square, next to Giuseppe Garibaldi statue. The historic center of Parma is closed to traffic. The most convenient parking is the Toschi Parking. The meeting place can be easily reached on foot in 10 minutes.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Parma (Pass By)

Parma (Pass By)


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30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Teatro Regio (Pass By)

Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata (Madonna della Steccata) (Pass By)

Palazzo della Pilotta (Pass By)


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Battistero di Parma (Pass By)

Cattedrale di Parma (Pass By)

Ara del monumento a Giuseppe Verdi (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Available for gluten free with prior notice. Please advise when booking.
  • Not available for vegans and vegetarians.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (3 km).
  • This is a private tour, run exclusively for you and your family or friends.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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188 reviews
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A must for Pisa
Christine_B, Sept 2023
If we could give Liza a “10 star” we would. The food on this tour, her knowledge of the food/history/area were all fabulous. She is knowledgeable, professional and fun. We seemed to go at our own pace, but we had a full and informative tour. HIGHLY recommend! I’d do it again!
Victoria_G, Sept 2023
Our guide was amazing! Roberta was so great! So informative, so personable just a lovely person…. ALL the food was outstanding! Had a great time.
Don’t think— JUST BOOK!!!
Nathaly_W, Sept 2023
I truly have no words. Jk, I have plenty! Here they are— Beatrice met us in Piazza Garibaldi and surprised us with the fact that it was a PRIVATE food tour! A pleasant surprise (I should pay more attention when booking I guess) and a first for us. It was so amazing. We got a thorough history lesson regarding the foods, their origins, traditions, methods and processes as well as historical lessons on the cities, buildings, churches and lifestyle and culture. The gelato ruined all other gelatos for me forever because it was so good. The meats were the best I’ve ever eaten. The cheese was divine! The cakes and cookies were amazing. We had this artichoke pie that was incredible. I was so stuffed but I kept eating because it was all so delicious. Tour aside, the selection of restaurants we went to alone were worth the price and time. Throw in the wonderful history lessons and knowledge we gained and I would have paid twice as much in a heartbeat! The guide was wonderful and I loved being able to ask her questions without feeling like I was interrupting some script. The pace was also perfect which you don’t get with group tours. Those always feel so rushed and crammed. This was such a wonderful experience and one I will never forget!
Experiencing local...
zhkvb68kc5, Sept 2023
Experiencing local specialities, not just the well known delicacies and the expertise of our guide Beatrice
Most enjoyable afternoon
gnetta, Sept 2023
Michelle was extremely knowledgeable and seemed to genuinely enjoy teaching us not only about the food but also culture and history. We left her full of information as well as full stomachs. Grazie Michelle!
Beatrice … best tour by far!
DAVID_S, Sept 2023
Our guide, Beatrice, was amazing.! Very knowledgeable about local cuisine, culture and the city of Parma. We would definitely recommend a food tour with Beatrice. This was our 4th Viator this week, and this tour was by far the best! Book this tour now!
Awesome experience with Serena, our personal tour guide!
Sandra_C, Sept 2023
This experience was worth its weight in gold. Serena has a true passion for food and a thorough understanding of the foods of her region. She guided us through all the top spots and we were able to see/taste so much in a short period of time, something that we wouldn't have been able to do without her. By the end of the tour, I felt that she was part of our family, wish I could have brought her back to Chicago with us!!!
Great way to see the city in a few hours!
stacybarko, Sept 2023
Barbara did a fantastic job showing us some historical sites of the city while weaving in stories that led us to delicious food.
A highlight of our trip
Alicia_J, Sept 2023
We had a lovely afternoon with Michelle on our Parma food tour. We learned so much not only about food but also about the history of Parma. Michelle is incredibly knowledgeable and obviously passionate about all things Parma! All of the food we tried was excellent and we left stuffed. We did realize after we did not make the sandwich/focaccia stop although it may have been due to weather, we noted some places closing early because of rain, and we also were so full at the end of our tour I'm not sure I could have eaten more. We loved our food tour and it was definitely a highlight of our two week trip to Italy. We hope to come back some day and do another tour with Michelle!
A wonderful few hours...
Roger_H, Sept 2023
A wonderful few hours with a very fun and knowledgeable guide, Roberta. Learning the history and differences of various balsamic vinegar, proscuitto and Parmigiano reggiano. And of course tasting all of them in addition to pasta, gelato and some local wines.
Wonderful tour
Dutton_M, Sept 2023
Our guide Serena made our tour special. She was extremely knowledgeable and very kind. All the food we sampled was delicious. It was fun to learn the back stories. Highly recommend!
Very Pleasant Tour
Sherrie_J, Sept 2023
Our guide was shared very interesting facts from food preferences of the Parma residents to historical facts. It was a very pleasant tour. We would do it again.
Excellent Parma experience
Matthew_R, Aug 2023
Our excellent guide gave us a comprehensive view into the cultural richness of the city in addition to a wonderful cullinary tasting tour. It was vary diverse, covered all aspects of the amazing local cuisine, very generous in quantities and we met many nice local Very much recommended!!
Great experience
Dominick_M, Aug 2023
We had a great experience! Our tour guide, Michelle, was very informative. We could tell she had a passion for the history and food. We learned so much and the food was amazing.
Great introduction to Parma’s Gastronomic Scene
Deborah_D, Aug 2023
It was so nice having Serena as our private guide - she was just delightful and so knowledgeable about the food of Parma and Parma’s history - we should have done this tour on our first day here! She is truly a Gastronomic Ambassador for Parma - so many people knew her and because of that treated my husband and I extra especially good. Do not hesitate to take this your - you will learn so much and taste some amazing things.
Serena went above and beyond!
Christie_G, Aug 2023
Unfortunately, I was irresponsible with my purse and lost it while on our tour. We decided to continue and had an amazing day. Our guide Serena was knowledgeable, friendly, and very accommodating. She even stayed with us following the tour to take us to the police to report my lost purse, translated for us, and helped us get home. Parma is a beautiful place and the food and tour was fantastic (the purse was a random thing!).
Great way to see and taste Parma!
Derik_A, Aug 2023
What a fantastic way to the see the historic city of Parma and enjoy all the wonderful food it has to offer! Michelle was a wonderful and informative guide who takes pride in her city and knows all the right places to enjoy the best possible treats. You get a light history lesson, some sightseeing, deliciously creamy gelato, regional pastas and our favorite tastings of Parmesan and decadent prosciutto.
Beatrice - amazing guide
Brandon_L, July 2023
Beatrice was our guide and she was amazing. We were all very tired from an early train ride from Venice that day, but she was so lovely, charming, and enthusiastic the whole way through that she woke us up. She was very knowledgeable, and just so much fun overall. The food was amazing!
Parma perfection
Robert_Z, July 2023
A great private tour experience with Roberta from Artemilia tours. Professional, informative and excellent food! Well worth the time and expense, but don’t eat breakfast first! Even ran into an old friend from our hometown in a random deli! Super fun for the whole family.
Fantastic experience, loved every part of the tour.
Breeanna_E, July 2023
The friendly manor and knowledgeable guide who went beyond her requirements to make our tour more then enjoyable. Thank you Lisa for such a great time and inspiring us to love Parma just as much as you do.

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