Day trip

Parma: Self-Drive Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch

Activity provider: Food Valley Travel
Day trip

Parma: Self-Drive Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch

Activity provider: Food Valley Travel

From US$ 222.12 per person

Discover some of Parma's most iconic delicacies on a self-drive guided tour of Italy's Food Valley.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Explore the region of Parma on a self-drive food tour
  • Stop at the medieval village of Torrechiara and admire the castle
  • Visit producers of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO, Prosciutto di Parma PDO and balsamic vinegar
  • Sample these traditional Italian delicacies throughout your trip
  • Enjoy lunch and local wines at a farm-to-table restaurant
Full description
Spend a day exploring Parma and taste the very best food this region has to offer. See how authentic Parmigiano, Prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar are produced, and visit a farm-to-table restaurant for an authentic Italian lunch. Start your foodie adventure with a visit to a producer of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO. Learn each step involved in creating the king of cheeses, visit the wheel cathedrals where cheese wheels are stacked by the hundreds and left to mature, and end your tour with a cheese tasting. Make a short stop at the medieval village of Torrechiara to admire the 15th-century castle that dominates the landscape before continuing your tour with a visit to a family-run producer of Prosciutto di Parma PDO. Learn why this dry-cured ham can only be produced in the hills around Parma, where the conditions are perfect for natural curing. Take a break for a traditional lunch of Prosciutto di Parma PDO and other cured meats, Parmigiano, and Tortelli di Parma. Discover the selection of local wines and end lunch on a sweet note with a homemade cake. After lunch, head to the province of Reggio Emilia or Modena for a guided tour of a family-run balsamic vinegar PDO producer where you'll have the opportunity to taste the intense flavors of traditional aceto balsamico.
  • Self-drive tour of Italy's Food Valley with a professional guide
  • Visit to a Parmigiano-Reggiano dairy with tasting
  • Visit to a Prosciutto di Parma producer
  • Traditional Italian lunch with wine pairing
  • Visit to a producer of traditional balsamic vinegar with tasting
  • Transportation
  • Any additional food or drinks not listed in the itinerary

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Roadhouse Restaurant Parma.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • This is a self-drive tour
  • Your guide will drive their own vehicle and will accompany you to the end of lunch
Customer reviews

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5 /5

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October 29, 2022

My 10 year daughter and I took this tour last week and had such a wonderful time! The tours of the facilities where they produce parmesan cheese, parma ham and balsamic vinegar were very interesting and inspiring for the amateur chef/foodie in us all! Our lunch at the agriturismo was also amazing with breathtaking views and delicious food and wine! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who has an appreciation for these amazing products!

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August 2, 2022

Despite the bad weather this experience will be a life lasting memory for us. Our tour guide was well qualified, funny and kind. The tastings and the lunch were delicious. The knowledge we obtained will be definitely helpful in the future when buying these products. I recommend it to everyone who likes italian food!!

May 7, 2022

Product ID: 387774