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Villa San Donnino

Strada Medicina 25, 41010 Modena, Italy
+393402579734
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Ranked #1 of 31 Attractions in Modena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Fredrikstad, Norway
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122 reviews 122 reviews
26 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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england
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a wonderful place to visit, and for free. Great tour and a good explanation of how genuine Balsamic vinegar is made plus great tastings with ice cream. Tried the liqueur from walnuts which was also delicious. All in all a wonderful couple of hours. Thank you very much

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Extremely welcoming and accommodating, pictures galore. We emailed Davide in the morning and he instantly replied allowing us to visit at our leisure from 2pm. We turned up un announced and Davide welcomed us in with open arms. Remember he lives here do he is inviting you into his home! He was very informative and willing to share his passion... More

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Excellent! Definite worth the trip. Had a little trouble finding the place as I was looking for the villa, which you cannot see from the road at all. It is hidden behind a long driveway. Instead, look for a white stucco gate with not very visible sign of "Villa San Donnino" on the side. (See photos in TA traveler's photo... More

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Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We did not know what to expect before coming to this place and we were pleasantly surprised. Indeed, the host received us (me and my boyfriend) in his beautiful house and showed us how he makes balsamic vinegar. Then, we had a tasting, which was really great!

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Cleveland
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165 reviews 165 reviews
90 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Just to echo some of the reviews below . . .We stopped here on our drive from Florence to Milan for our flight home. Absolutely worth the stop. I never knew how real balsamic was produced, and the tour of the facility and explanation of the process was fascinating. Sarah was our guide, and she was a wonderful hostess, very... More

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El Paso, TX
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I were interested about how traditional balsamic vinegar is made and found many positive reviews on Trip Advisor, so we decided to check it out. We were able to easily make an appointment for a tour of the acetaia. Our guide was Sara and she was wonderful. Though she had only been working there a few months,... More

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