Experience the food culture of the Apennine Mountains between Florence and Bologna — a region beloved for its cuisine. On this food-focused day trip, you’ll travel with a private guide to visit producers of two traditional ingredients from the region: Parmigiano Reggiano and balsamic vinegar. A basic cooking class, lunch, and tours are included, along with visits to a historic castle and abbey.
Book a private food tour from Bologna to cut out the crowds
Relax in an air-conditioned vehicle with your personal group
Skip the tourist fare, and try the prestigious Parmigiano Reggiano
Learn about the ingredients that hail from the mountainous area
Entrance to Bolognini Chapel (San Petronio Basilica)
Tastings of local delicacies
Meeting And Pickup
Piazza del Nettuno
Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna BO, Italy
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
1 hour • Admission Ticket Free
Acetaia Giusti - Boutique di Via Degli Orefici
20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Riccardo Bacchi
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.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Historical Travel in Bologna
Ericka_A, Nov 2022
I highly recommend this tour for those who are interested to learn about the history of Bologna! I learned so much from the information that Riccardo shared about the history of Bologna (and its connection with other Italian cities and other countries) from the Roman times up to the present. This tour is like a peak into how the people of Bologna lived during different historical periods.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks so much for the attention and the interest that you showed during the tour !
Take care and Hope to see you back to Bologna and Emilia for other discoveries !
The best of our Italy trip!
Niki_D, May 2022
Our tour with Riccardo was incredible! We learned so much about the region’s art, food, and history throughout the day. We could tell right away that he was passionate and extremely knowledgeable on the region. This was the highlight of our 2 week Italy trip hands down. Riccardo is not just an excellent tour guide, he was an excellent person to spend the day with and talk to!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Same to me ...spending a day with you! Thanks for the review!!!
See you soon !
Out of this world!
Emily_P, Apr 2022
Wow! A fantastic day, Riccardo is hugely knowledgeable and so friendly! This is an absolute must do!
Must do tour in Bologna
Ryan_M, Oct 2021
The food at the restaurant and seeing the aged Parmesan!!
Plus the guide (Ricardo) was great! Fully of knowledge about the culture, the food, the Parmesan product process…..all of it! Much recommended tour for all.