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Villa San Donnino

Address: Strada Medicina 25, 41010 Modena, Italy
Phone Number: +393402579734
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Ranked #1 of 55 Attractions in Modena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Stockholm, Sweden
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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37 attraction reviews
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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 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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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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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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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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