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Villa San Donnino

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Address: Strada Medicina 25, 41010 Modena, Italy
Phone Number: +393402579734
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Through the gate to Acetaia Villa San Donnino...

Fantastic informative tour, great history, beautiful location and amazing balsamic tasting! We do love the product we brought home with us! We gave it as holiday gifts too, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Fantastic informative tour, great history, beautiful location and amazing balsamic tasting! We do love the product we brought home with us! We gave it as holiday gifts too, it our siblings were very happy!

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Martin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is one of those hidden gems among the big tourist-rich cities of Northern Italy. The history and art behind making great Balsamic Vinegar is interesting in itself, but the extremely friendly proprietor, Davide, and the surprisingly amazing taste of vinegar on gelato makes this well worth the visit. Get the tour, try the vinegar, and buy yourself some bottles... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We visited Villa San Donnino last Saturday, our visit was easily arranged with Davide via email a few days beforehand. Having read the great reviews on TA we had high expectations, but we were blown away by the whole experience- Davide was inspirational and hugely knowledgeable, providing us with a fascinating insight into the history and production of balsamic vinegar.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

There's valid reason why Villa San Donnino tops the attractions in Modena. It's proprietor Davide has a passion for his work and it shows and is relayed on to the visitors at every moment. Learn about how his family came into the business of making the world's finest and most exclusive vinegar or Aceto balsamico tradizionale di Modena as it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Just a phone call away to arrange for a visit and the staff is so sweet and nice explaining to your everything and end the end you get to try all those products and it is wonderful!! We bought some great products home and everybody was so happy that we made the trip there. It's really worth going especially to... More 

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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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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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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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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

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

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