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All the food centric options of this tour were incredibly enlightening and enjoyable. The tour guide Max was obviously passionate, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the produce from the region. We learnt a lot and tasted some incredible cheese, prosciutto and traditional balsamic vinegars. The second half of the tour was less enjoyable though. The visit to the Ferrari museum felt more like an afterthought and it was apparent the main attraction of this part of the tour was the chance to drive a Ferrari from a test drive centre. We thought it was just a trip to the Ferrari museum but weren’t able to get to the museum before going to test drive place first, where they were charging €120 for a 10 minute drive. By the time we actually got into the museum we had a short time in there before getting back to the bus and subsequently had to wait until other members had finished their test drive before we ate lunch. Overall the first part of the tour was great but let down by the second half
I dreamt about this type of tour most of my adult life and it did not let me down. Our tour guide, Olga, was excellent! She really knows her stuff. It was so exciting to go to the Parmesan cheese producer and experience how they actually make the KING of cheese daily by hand. And walking into the cheese vault was breath taking! We also went to a small prosciutto producer and got to eat the best prosciutto that I have ever tasted in my life! The Balsamic vinegar producer was equally interesting. Again, the best I have ever tasted! So special they only produce 110 liters a year: well worth waiting for! The Ferrari Museum was interesting, but I'm not a car nut, so another food producer would have made me happier. We finished the day with a fantastic meal at a local restaurant: everything beautifully prepared and presented, six courses, hand made pastas, wine. What more can I say?!?
This was almost a perfect day. Our guide, Max, was knowledgeable and friendly. The sites we went to for Parmesan, prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar were places we never would have found on our own and the 6-course lunch was wonderful. The only thing preventing me from giving this day 5 stars is the inaccuracies in the advertisement. This tour was advertised as a 7-hour day, with us returning to our hotel around 2:30p. We only got back to our hotel after 5:30p, which did not allow us to do the other activities we had planned. We were also supposed to have a maximum of 14 people on our tour and had 26 (almost double!). Part of the reason I selected this tour was the small group size. At times, being in the larger group made it difficult for me to hear the guide and we spent a significant amount of time waiting for stragglers in the group.
We thoroughly enjoyed this day out. The activities were interesting and the samplings for the cheese, ham and balsamic were generously and well presented. The 5/6 course restaurant meal was very tasty and a good chance to chat with fellow English speaking tour members from all over the world. Depending on your budget it can look a bit expensive but was good value for a whole and very enjoyable day out. The guide Andrea was very knowledgable and fluent and probably best of all, interesting with a good sense of humour. Certainly would recommend this to anyone
Our guide Max was very helpful and knowledgeable. I particularly enjoyed seeing how parmesan cheese and prosciutto are maid. The room at the balsamic vinegar farm was lovely, full of antique jars and work tool. Our organised lunch was delicious, comprising a lot of different types of home made pastas. Only criticism is that it was about 3pm till we started. Perhaps the Ferrari tour could have been after lunch