Combine culinary and cars with this action-packed day-long tour of Italy's Bologna region. Depart Florence by high speed train and reach Bologna in only 35 minutes. Your guide and driver will pick you up upon arrival. Ride via minivan from the center of Bologna to the production centers of some of the area's most delicious and beloved treats: Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar and prosciutto. After sampling some of the edible delights, travel to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello where you can indulge yourself in the history of the prestigious car company and even test drive one (at own expense). Later, tuck into a four-course gourmet lunch. This small-group tour is limited to just 19 participants, ensuring extra attention from the guide.Description
After 35 minutes by high speed train you will reach Bologna Centrale train station and you'll be picked up by your guide and driver for this exciting small-group tour that combines culinary deliciousness and fast, luxurious cars. On the drive there, listen to your guide inform the group what is in store for the day, as well as, some of the history of food and Ferrari in the region.
The first stop is a cheese maker. Learn how Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is made. See how the workers churn the creamy goodness and where they store and age it for up to 12 months before it's ready to eat. And, of course, sample some of the incredible cheese along with a savoury breakfast.
Hop back in the van and head for Modena, the capital of balsamic vinegar. Learn all about this 'black gold' and why and how Modena has perfected making it. Taste 15 and 30 years old vinegar and sample local foods dressed with these precious drops. Then head to a prosciutto factory to sample some luscious cured ham. Learn about the long curing process and about the history of the meat in the area. Transition from culinary to cars for the next stop: the Ferrari Museum. Stroll around the museum learning about the history of the posh automobile maker, take a guided tour and then even opt to test drive a Ferrari (at own expense) with a teacher beside you.
Finally, conclude the tour with a six-course lunch at a family-run restaurant complete with wine and water and followed by coffee and a digestive. After lunch, get dropped off in the center of Bologna to take advantage of some free time to discover Piazza Maggiore, with the Neptune Fountain and San Petronio Basilica, the Two Towers, before to find you way back to the station (10 minutes on foot) or directly at the railway station for the return train to Florence.Highlights
- Small group ensures personal service
- All-inclusive tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
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: Florence, ItalyDuration
: 12 hours Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.