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Modena: Balsamic Vinegar “Aceto” Tasting Experience

1. Modena: Balsamic Vinegar “Aceto” Tasting Experience

Enjoy 1-hour full-immersion experience discovering the history and the tradition of the famous “Black Gold” of Modena. Meet your expert guide who will welcome you and show you the techniques and secrets of a vital cooking ingredient used in kitchens across the world.  At the end of the tour, taste some authentic balsamic vinegar of Modena, accompanied by some local food products and local wine.

From Bologna or Modena: Ferrari Full-Day Tour

2. From Bologna or Modena: Ferrari Full-Day Tour

Spend a full day discovering the world of Ferrari. The tour includes visits to several museums and lunch at a farm. Begin the tour with a pickup at your hotel. Then, depart for Maranello, where you will go to visit the Ferrari Museum. Afterwards, have a guided tour by bus from the factory and the Fiorano track before enjoying lunch at a Farmhouse near Maranello. Visit the Casa Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena and then return back.

Modena: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

3. Modena: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private tour as you discover one of the UNESCO heritage cities of Emilia Romagna. Find out how the city is famous for its historical center, for its cuisine (Modena is home to the best restaurant in the world),  for its car manufacturing industry, and the friendly people who live there. Start your walking tour in Piazza Grande which is home to the UNESCO-listed Cathedral and the Ghirlandina. Admire the cathedral with its square and tower, a supreme example of early Romanesque art. Learn about the piazza has existed since the 12th-century, as the political and cultural center of the city. It is on this square that the ancient town hall was built. Then, set off with your guide to explore other corners of Modena and learn about the city's secret. See the City Hall, Duomo Museum, and Ducal Museum. Finally, arrive at the historic market of the city and taste a delicious Italian coffee in the UNESCO-listed heritage square.

Bologna/Modena: Gastronomic Tour of the Parma Food Valley

4. Bologna/Modena: Gastronomic Tour of the Parma Food Valley

Discover the production of two excellences of Italian cuisine, Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma Hak, on a gastronomic tour from Bologna. After being picked up from your accommodation in Bologna or Modena, head to Italy's food capital declared as UNESCO Creative City for gastronomy since 2015. Learn more about Parma and its local cuisine that is so popular that it often ends up dominating conversations among locals. Visit the historic Parmigiano Reggiano factory where an expert guide will show you the stages of production, and you'll be able to taste some of the cheese made by the factory. Then, get up close to the production of the famous Parma Ham. Learn the secrets of this Italian delicacy followed by a tasting paired with a glass of local wine.  Following the Parma Ham factory, your driver will take you to a local restaurant famous for its regional dishes. Here you can enjoy a two-course lunch, including water and wine. Finally, head back to your accommodation in Bologna or Modena.

From Bologna: Balsamic Vinegar, Pavarotti and Ferrari Tour

5. From Bologna: Balsamic Vinegar, Pavarotti and Ferrari Tour

Experience the best of Modena on this day tour which showcases 3 of the region's best products. Start your tour with a visit to the home of the great maestro Luciano Pavarotti. Enjoy a tour of his house, which has now been converted into a museum. Visit the rooms where he lived and discover more about his life and times. Next, head to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. Live the Prancing Horse dream firsthand as you wander around the various exhibitions dedicated to the iconic racing car. Get travel back in time as you explore the racecar's exhilarating history. Finally, discover the history and ancient tradition of the famous "black gold" of Modena with a guided tour of a balsamic vinegar factory. After your tour, enjoy some tastings paired with delicious local delicacies. On the way back to Bologna, stop for lunch at a countryside farmhouse.

Modena: Private Home Cooking Class

6. Modena: Private Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines.  During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

Parma: Modena Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Tour

7. Parma: Modena Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Tour

The tour starts with a view and a walking on the splendid 40-acre vineyards estate, before continuing with a visit of the rooms where this "black gold" is produced, aged, and preserved within ancient wooden barrels. You will then taste 3 traditional balsamic vinegars which are 15, 22, and 28 years old, combined with local delicacies. One of the finest of all food products originating from Emilia Romagna is traditional balsamic vinegar from the Modena and Parma area. It is made only from the Trebbiano grapevine. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia and of Modena is a real jewel for all foodies. It is a unique vinegar-based condiment as it is produced directly from grape juice. The liquid is then placed in wooden barrels and through an oxidation process over several years is transformed into the finest vinegar in the world. At the conclusion of your regional experience, you will be returned to your tour starting point in Parma.

Modena: 3-Hour Cooking Class with Three Course Meal

8. Modena: 3-Hour Cooking Class with Three Course Meal

Spend the afternoon or evening learning how to cook traditional Italian meals in the home of a chef. Discover what makes Modena the kitchen of Italy as you hear about the region's famous real balsamic vinegar, giant tortellini-stuffed with tantalizing fillings, and sparkling Lambrusco wine. Get insider information about the backstreets of the city, crammed with some of the best restaurants no one's ever heard of. Prepare handmade pasta and other dishes with your host, a gastronome and Italian cuisine lover. Your host has refined a menu of Emilia-Romagna specialties, using products and raw materials from the local market. Get ready to learn some of the secrets of Italian cuisine. Once your cooking class is finished, you and the chef will enjoy the dishes you prepared. Also, learn to pair local recipes with fine Italian wines.

Reggio Emilia: Balsamic Vinegar Aceto Tasting Experience

9. Reggio Emilia: Balsamic Vinegar Aceto Tasting Experience

Embark on a flavorful journey through one of Italy’s most prized food items: balsamic vinegar. Entering a villa built in in 1700, enjoy an immersive, 40-minute tasting of 2 of the finest vinegars in existence, the unique Aceto Balsamico di Modena I.G.P., and the amazing Aceto balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia D.O.P. With a professional vinegar expert at your side, you’ll learn about the complex production methods that yield fantastically complex vinegar from fresh grapes. Taste young vinegars alongside those that have undergone a closely-monitored 25-year aging process. Be swept away by the romantic atmosphere while you come to a better understanding of the culinary bounty that Italy has to offer.

Modena: Private Food Tasting and Walking Tour

10. Modena: Private Food Tasting and Walking Tour

Experience the Emilian jewel of Modena and walk through the many beautiful attractions. Appreciate unique art at the UNESCO Heritage sites of the Modena Cathedral and Ghirlandina Tower. Partake in three different food tastings that make you beg for more and enjoy lunch at a typical Trattoria. Begin the guided walk through the city at Piazza Grande, known for its rich civic history, including the burial of the Patron Saint Geminiano in 397 AD. Stop and taste typical products of Modena and combine art with good food before reaching the Modena Cathedral. Admire the stunning frescoes and delicate marble. Appreciate the intricate art of the 15th and 16th century, and feel the presence of both the holy and the profane in the architecture of the structure. Discover the symbol of elegance in the city, the Ghirlandina tower. Learn the important civic purpose of this original bell tower, and hear the bells that marked the rhythm of city life in its foundation. Finish the tour with a traditional lunch at a typical Italian Trattoria. Take the chance to order more of the flavors tried during the walk and speak about the amazing history of Modena.

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What people are saying about Modena

Overall rating

3.0 / 5

based on 1 reviews

Lucia was an excellent host. She was very personable, and we loved her menu of the food we were going to prepare. Her step by step instructions were wonderful. She gave us some history of pasta and balsamic vinegar that was very interesting. Good food,wine, great host, great experience. We are going to make pasta from scratch at home!!!

Wonderful tour and tastings! The Leonardi team was amazing and we learned so much from a unique perspective. Truly a gem and easily accessible from Modena and surrounding towns. Not to mention the aceto was incredible! So glad we stumbled upon this listing! 100% would recommend!

picked up on time, comfortable car, friendly, customer-oriented driver, visiting the two museums was definitely worth it, and the lunch offered was excellent. .

i rate 5 out of possible 5 stars, i would recommend it to anyone who likes to admire the beauty of ferrari these museums are amazing

Great atmosphere, great explanation. Sale not pushy, tasting all-encompassing and without hassle.