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Modena food tour

Modena, Italy

From $113.20

Price varies by group size

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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

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
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Available for vegetarians, pescatarians and gluten free with prior notice. Please advise when booking.
  • Not recommended for vegans
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (3km)
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tour starts with at least 2 people
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

      Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Modena food tour?

      A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas

      Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Modena food tour?

      A:The policy on sanitization is:
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

      Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Modena food tour?

      A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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      52 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
      Reviews by Viator travelers.
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      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.
      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.
      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, Jul 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, Jun 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, Jun 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.
      Informative and Fun Food Tour
      Katie_S, Apr 2022
      Our tour guide, Lori, was very informative and provided us with a little bit of the history of Modena and then guided us through the market and local tastings. She was very knowledgeable about what ingredients and food are authentic versus what ingredients are from outside of the Modena/Emilia-Romagna area. We had a great time with her. We would definitely do a tour with Lori again.
      Response from Host, May 2022
      Modena is a small city but with many food excellencies and hidden corners to unveil. We're happy to read you loved our time together. Thanks and see you soon again! Andrea and Loredana - Taste Bologna
      Modena-The food!
      Lisa_H, Nov 2021
      Our guide was so informative and she shared wonderful stories about the area. Each place we visited was a unique experience. Something my daughters and I will remember fondly.
      Super memorable food experience.
      Andrew_Z, Oct 2021
      Incredible food experience. Catharina was a very knowledgeable host and provided an amazing day of tasting what makes Modena great!
      Great Tour: Must Do!
      Gavin_F, Oct 2021
      An amazing trip around the beautiful city center of Modena! We really enjoyed all the tour had to offer, and our guide, Caterina made us feel welcome and added to the fun!
      Response from Host, Oct 2021
      Thanks so much for leaving this review! See you next time, maybe in Bologna or Parma :) A presto! Andrea and Caterina - Taste Bologna
      Fantastic Tour !!
      Jack_T, Dec 2019
      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!!
      Don't miss this tour!
      3108terri, Oct 2019
      Christina was awesome. She is a local and took us to local places. IF you want to live a day like an Italian in Modena, do this tour. She was delightful, the places were definitely oft the beaten path, so no tourist traps. Don't waste time on a balsamic tour or a Parmesan tour - We were able to figure out how to buy cheese, taste different ages and sample balsamic from different processors - not just one when you are on a tour.
      Modena und die Sinne des Geschmacks
      Renate_H, Oct 2021
      Es war sehr schmackhaft und interessant die Spezialitäten von Modena kennen zu lernen. Der Haselnusslikör sehr fein der kleine Snack namens Niocco Fritto mit einem Cappuccino ist der Wachmacher des Morgens. Auch die Degustation des Balsamicoessig war ein spiel der Geschmacksnerven ich sag nur das was man in den Lebensmittelgeschäfte kaufen kann ist weit entfernt vom richtigen Balsamico.
      Response from Host, Nov 2021
      I don't speak Dutch, but I guess you liked our Modena Food Tour :D Thanks so much for sharing your experience See you soon again in Italy! Andrea - Taste Bologna
      A must
      BineHolmstoel_A, Aug 2021
      Fantastisk oplevelse, helt sikkert et must, når man besøger Modena. Fantastisk guide. Fantastic experience, a must if you visit Modena. Amazing guide.
      Response from Host, Aug 2021
      Thanks so much Bine! It's been our pleasure to show you our best family shops in Modena. Looking forward to having you next time, maybe in Bologna or Parma. A presto, Andrea - Taste Bologna