Italian Food and Museo Ferrari Small Group Tour from Bologna Including Gourmet Lunch
Then, board your air-conditioned minibus and hear interesting nuggets about the culinary heritage of Emilia-Romagna, of which Bologna is the capital, as you travel to a factory that makes its famous Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
Head inside and watch the cheese-makers produce this legendary hard cheese, typically used to garnish pastas, risottos and salads. See how the milk is churned in huge vats and learn how the long aging process imbues Parmesan with its trademark tanginess.
Sample some differently aged varieties and anjoy a really tasty breakfast, then depart for Modena and one of the region’s acetaia — family-owned farmhouses — that make balsamic vinegar. Discover how this ‘black gold’ is made in wooden barrels, and after trying some variants, perhaps buy a bottle of your favorite (own expense).
Next, head for a prosciutto factory and learn the secrets behind this dry-cured ham. Find out about the lengthy curing process, and finally, sample some freshly cut slices of this succulent delicacy with Lambrusco wine.
Then, drive on to the Museo Ferrari in the town of Maranello to immerse yourself in another of Italy’s iconic exports, Ferrari sports cars. A celebration of all things Ferrari, the museum tells the story of the brand with displays of vintage and contemporary models, and exhibitions charting its history and F1 honors.
Enjoy a guided tour, and if you wish, use some free time here to test drive a Ferrari car, with an instructor beside you (own expense).
Finish with a delicious a delicious 6-course lunch at a local restaurant, (see Itinerary for a sample menu), accompanied by wine and water, and followed by coffee and an after-lunch liquor. Then, return to Bologna, where your tour ends with a hotel or station drop-off.
- Hotel in central Bologna or train station pickup and drop-off (please select from the list in departure point)
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minibus with free WI-FI and complimentary botteld water
- Visit to a Parmesan cheese producer followed by a savoury breakfast
- Vsit to a Balsamic vinegar estate
- Visit to a Prosciutto factory
- 3 Food & wine tastings at the producers
- Privileged admittance to Museo Ferrari in Maranello
- 6-course gourmet lunch at a family-run restaurant including mineral water, a selection of local wines and coffee and liquor
- Entry/Admission - Museo Ferrari
- Test drive (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Good walking shoes and a jacket are recommended
- Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special dietary requirements
- Infant are free and they share tastings with their parents
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
This trip was fantastic! Having a small group was the best way. The food, wine, tours, knowledgeable tour guide, wine, unique locations, opportunity to drive a Ferrari (for additional costs), wine, and food made for an absolutely fantastic day! My family was all very happy with the tour and everything that we got to see and do in a day! It is well worth it!
The tour was great , had lots to see from cheese factory to the Ferrari factory, ! Great 6 course lunch but could have been a little shorter , Morecio was our guide very knowledgeable, Highly recommend this tour!
This was a great tour perfectly divided into food, cars and beauty and the tour guide was great. The 6-course meal was fabulous. This tour is well worth the price! My nephew was most thrilled because he got to drive a Ferrari at 18 years old.
Fantastic Tour and fantastic guide. Andrea's enthusiasm was contagious. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Best Parmegiano I have ever tasted and so awesome to see it being made. My daughter is a car lover and especially a Ferrari lover and she was so thrilled with our trip to Maranello to see some of her favorites. Lots of food and drinks, it is definitely worth the money.
Probably the best tour we have ever been on. Max, our guide, was so knowledgeable and just delightful. It was much more than I expected and WELL WORTH EVERY PENNY! Thank you Viator and Amazing Italy! Job well done!!!
Wow...just Fabulous! Andrea was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and his enthusiasm is infectious. This trip is perfect for anyone that wants to experience the amazing food of the region as well as the iconic Maranello, home of Ferrari. My husband also e to drove a 458 which is he still talking about over a week later! This is one of the best experiences we've had, and it is amazing value for money. Thank you so much for an fantastico day!
Fascinating day out, learning about the regional food production with tastings for parmigiano, prosciutto and balsamic vinegar. Then on to the Ferrari Museum and a chance to take one for a ride. The day ended with a delicious six course heads up: theres a flight of 3 different pastas! So leave room for the meat course and dessert- Our guide Max was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, the coach very comfortable.