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Villa San Donnino

Strada Medicina 25, 41010 Modena, Italy
+393402579734
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Ranked #1 of 49 Attractions in Modena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A very friendly and informative insight into the complex process of creating excellent balsalmico. All culminating in a tasting of some fantastic balsalmicos including the "extra vecchio" 25+ year variety. Call ahead or have the tourist office in town call for you, but I highly recommend it!

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Organised the trip via email. Davide was very welcoming and the place was so lovely and friendly. No hard sell at all...tours are free and you cant help but buy their black gold....

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New York City, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Great introduction to one of the classic food ingredients in the Modena area. We really enjoyed the tour and loved the tasting with gelato at the end!

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The passion shown by Davide and Sara to prove that their traditional balsamic vinegar was nothing like the supermarket product stood out throughout the visit. To be given the opportunity to both see and taste the changes as their elixir ages was wonderful and to finally be served balsamic vinegar on ice cream was unbelievable. Convinced me that only the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Great tour and taste. The owner was very passionate and made the experience a delight. The aroma was amazing

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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you are in Modena this is an absolute must! The family at Villa San Donnino has been making traditional balsamic vinegar for over 50 years. You can go on a free tour and taste test here. Davide was a wonderful host who showed us all about how traditional balsamic vinegar is made. At the end we had a lovey... More 

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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124 reviews 124 reviews
26 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We visited the Villa San Donnino acetaio as part of the Italian Days tour (the TripAdvisor top-rated activity for Bologna). The visit was excellent; a magnificent estate that houses an operational first-rate balsamic vinegar producer. We were warmly welcomed by the owner Davide and Sara (whom I assume was his daughter) and given a very thorough tour followed by a... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Really love it!! Nice experience, very instructive!, delicious balsámic vineager, we had The icé cream with balsámic something new for us, perfect match!! Really nice people!! If you aré in modena and aré a balsámic lover, don't leave without visiting this ville!!

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Birkerød
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Our visit to Villa San Domino was arranged by our Head Consierge in our Bologna Grand Hotel Majestic. Senor Davide Lonardi took us through the secrets of making the Balsamico Tradizionale. What an interesting and exiting lesson in the traditional making of the real Modena Balsamico. We tried the 12 year old antica tradizione balsamico di Modena over a wonderful... More 

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Tel-Aviv
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We came 2 adults and 2 kids and a baby. We got a private tour free of charge althogh we didn't booked or called before. We got to taste the Balsamic vinegar and at the end we all got a vanilla ice cream topped with the Balsamic vinegar. Very tasty. We didn't feel presure to buy their product at any... More 

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