Private Tour From Florence to Bologna: Including a visit to Modena
Escape the bustling sights and embark on an off-the-beaten-path adventure with this day trip from Florence to Bologna and Modena, exploring the enchanting towns and indulging in a Bologna food tour from Florence.
Discover Italy's lesser-known region, home to the Ferrari factory, Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, Lambrusco wine, and the world's oldest university, Bologna University.
Journey in Style
Journey in style with private transportation, as a local expert private driver-escort in an air-conditioned Mercedes (or similar make) vehicle as you visit the emblematic towns of Modena, Luciano Pavarotti's hometown, and Bologna, a foodie paradise and birthplace of the ice-cream university.
The tour culminates with a visit to a local vinegar farm, complete with tastings of exquisite balsamic vinegar labels during your Modena Italy balsamic vinegar tour.
Parmesan and Balsamic Vinegar Tour
Your Parmesan and balsamic vinegar tour in the Emilia Romagna region begins with pick-up at the hotel for your accommodation in Florence. As you travel comfortably towards Emilia, your English-speaking driver-escort will provide engaging commentary en route, sharing stories about the region's history, culture, and culinary traditions.
Along the way, you'll have some free time and the opportunity to admire the picturesque countryside, dotted with vineyards, olive groves, and charming villages.
Local Balsamic Vinegar Farm Experience
The train' first stop is a local balsamic vinegar farm near Modena, where you'll be greeted by the owners who will share their passion for vinegar-making.
Learn about the intricate production process, including the various types of grapes used and the significance of the wooden barrels in which the vinegar is aged. Experience a guided tasting of various aged balsamic vinegars, each with its unique flavor profile.
Traditional Farmer's Snack
Savor a traditional farmer's snack, featuring a selection of cold cuts, Parmesan cheeses, and Lambrusco wine, providing a delightful introduction to all the sights and flavors of Emilia Romagna during your Bologna tasting tour.
The Emilia Romagna food tour continues with a stop in Modena, famous for Italian sports cars, the Enzo Ferrari Museum, and as the hometown of Maestro Luciano Pavarotti.
During your Modena day trip, stroll through Piazza Grande and Piazza della Torre, admire art at the Torre Ghirlandina, and explore the UNESCO-listed Modena Cathedral with its stunning Romanesque architecture.
Sample local "tigelle," a typical bread served with meat, cheese, or pesto, at a traditional eatery.
In the afternoon, conclude your Bologna day trip and Bologna food tour from Florence in the city center, known as 'la dotta, la rossa e la grassa.'
Home to the world's oldest university and a world renowned foodie hub, explore the city's many porticoes, which provide an impressive 38 kilometers of covered walkways, perfect for a leisurely stroll.
Admire Piazza Maggiore and the two towers: Garisenda and degli Asinelli, iconic symbols of the city center.
Visit the Quadrilatero food market, an area rich with food shops and eateries offering traditional Bolognese dishes. Sip Pignoletto wine, a local favorite, at a charming enoteca, and indulge in pistachio gelato.
Additional Tour Options
This unforgettable private tour also offers the opportunity to visit a Parmesan cheese factory during a Bologna Parmesan cheese factory tour or a Modena Parmesan tour, where you'll witness the traditional cheesemaking process and sample various ages of Parmesan cheese. Alternatively, car enthusiasts can indulge in food and Ferrari tour Bologna.
For those interested in a wine tasting tour in Modena or Bologna, there are options to include visits to local wineries.
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