Golosaitalia Day Tours
Golosaitalia Day Tours
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Travel slow, eat local, get to know what you eat - that´s what we do. We take you to the local producer of Parmigiano cheese, Balsamico vinegar and Proscuitto di Parma, small Slowfood companies in the great area BolognaWe are specialized on small groups of people (2-4 pers.) with a sense for good food, an adventuresome palate and with curiosity for the "real thing".
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Ottawanderer
Ottawa, Canada30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
My wife and I did Golosaitalia's "Cheese & Balsamic" tour in May, and echo what others have said. Alex was a fantastic person to spend the day with- warm & friendly as well as very knowledgeable & informative. The visit to the cheese producer was fascinating, as we saw most of the stages in production first hand. This small "factory" does not do group tours, so it was just the three of us, alongside the three cheese makers. Alex bought a few different cheeses (included), and we tasted them at a picnic stop in the hills. The balsamic museum and lunch at a small town osteria had a similar personal touch to them, and were equally delightful. Alex's philosophy is "this is your day", and she treated us so- no rush, just enjoy. Email communication beforehand (with Martina) was quick and complete. This day stands out as one of the highlights of our five week trip. If visiting Bologna, treat yourself!
Written July 7, 2014
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celticmuse
St Louis106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
We did the Market tour with Rita and had a fantastic time. We learned a lot about Bolognese cooking and foods, sampled some wonderful regional delicacies and ended up in the most charming osteria. GREAT experience highly recommend!
Written June 25, 2012
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Rona E E
Columbia, MD1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
I joined my husband in Bologna because he was attending a large trade show for his companywork. I asked people back home in Maryland "what do you do in Bologna"? I was sent a link and as soon as I sent an e-mail of inquiry I received a warm e-mail from Martina Kuhnert. After reviewing the choices I then selected the Culinary day trip and the date. This was a surprise for my husband because I may be the "foodie" in the family however, he loves food just not to cook it. Alex our charming and well versed guide along with her intern Maddie picked us up at our hotel and off we went. The factories we visited were unique and friendly in the way you do not see in the US. Alex has a natural passion for the the products that we tasted and it was obvious that she was well respected and liked by the people that either owned or worked in the Balsamic Vinegar and Parmesan Reggiano factories. Please, please do not miss out on an awesome experience. We look forward to hearing about new kinds of tours they have planned for the future.
Written October 1, 2014
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Mark J
Dallas, TX653 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
For our last day in town we decided to take the olive oil and wine tour. We were expecting to see olive oil production and a winery. What we got was a trip to an olive oil store, that sells wine and a nice lunch. The tour guide is a very nice girl, but during the olive oil tasting all she did was translate what the store owner was saying. We expected her to be more knowledgeable. We never tasted any wines nor were any wines offered to us. We were also expecting to see how the olive oil is produced, rather than just how it is sold. She does know a lot about the area and the hike to the clock tower provides some great opportunities for photos. For the money we dont think it was a great value but it was still a fun time and if you want to see some of the Italian country side, with your own person guide, this might be a good tour for you.
Written April 20, 2013
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Dominika K
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I would like to thank Alex so much for our wonderful experience today! This has been the highlight of our italian trip! We have had a truly unique culinary experience and have seen traditional italian way of life. Alex's knowledge and passion for food is amazing! I think she should have become a chef. :). We had a wonderful day and we will come back to Bologna. If you are looking for something unique this is the tour for you!

We are both chefs and it was fantastic!
Written July 20, 2014
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Marsha M
Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy482 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
A friend booked is for us and it was the best way to see the city and get to see the city too. We tried everything and learned all about how the food was prepared. The tour took us through the markets and ended by trying all our purchases at a cute trattoria. Love this and will do it again.
Written June 8, 2014
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Ereioi
United States48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
We spent a day with Alex touring a parmesan cheese factory, the balsamic vinegar museum, and the market in Modena. We arranged everything by email with Martina, who let us customize our day to whatever we wanted to do. We weren't nickel-and-dimed for changing the standard itinerary, it was very easy and simple.

Our tour guide, Alex, met us at our hotel exactly on time. Our hotel was in the limited traffic area in the city center, so she actually parked on the outskirts in a pay garage and walked all the way in to meet us. She could have very easily told us to meet her somewhere so she didn't have to pay or walk, but she didn't. Very professional.

Alex drove us up into the mountains to tour a parmesan cheese factory. She's a good driver (which is hard to find in Italy!) and the views were beautiful, even in the winter. She explained the cheese-making process, showed us every step of the process, and bought some parmigiano, nero, and fresh ricotta from the store for us to taste test. The nero is so delicious! We bought some to take back home with us. On our way back down the mountains, we stopped at a cafe where she bought us an espresso.

She then drove us near Modena to the balsamic vinegar museum. I initially wasn't interested in this and was talking with Martina about other things we could do, but I decided to give it a try. I'm really glad I did; it ended up being a really unique experience. Real balsamic vinegar as we know it is completely different from the supermarket stuff. The real stuff is almost like a syrup, it's a dark color, and has a very distinct taste. Alex explained how they make the balsamic vinegar and let us try two different samples. She then walked us around the market in Modena. We have nothing like it back home, so it was interesting to see all the different stalls of meats, produce, cheese, and pastries.

We didn't feel rushed at all. Alex at one point literally said, "This is your day. I have no where to be." We just walked around aimlessly seeing the city and talking. It was very relaxed.

I couldn't recommend Golosa Italia more highly. My one regret is that my boyfriend messed up and forgot to tip her, which she definitely deserved. Three weeks later, he actually still feels guilty about it, that's how great she was.
Written January 22, 2014
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Pam S
Hyams Beach, Australia5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
My husband and I enjoyed a 3 hour guided walking market tour with Rita on a busy Saturday morning in October. It was a great opportunity to ask numerous questions about the produce we saw. We certainly would have missed seeing the mozzarella being made if we were on our own. Seeing the ladies make the fresh pasta and roll the tortellini by hand in the little shop at the back was an extra bonus.
Written October 27, 2013
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Dorothy W
Parksville, Canada15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011 • Solo
I travelled with this operator on day trips (Venice, Modena, Verona) and also side trips using a discount airline to Rome and Lecce to sample the true Italy that most tourists do not see. True, I had time to go "behind the scenes, and off the beaten path", but Ms. Kuhnert made all arrangements with my input and with excellent consideration for my rather thin budget. I would recommend this tour operator without hesitation. The strong point is the small group size that Golosaitalia specializes in offering.
Written October 25, 2011
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philosIsleofMan
Isle of Man, UK340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Federico met us at our hotel and we then walked through town and stoped at 3 bars to have drinks and the free dishes to eat that are offered in many of the venues. It was great fun. We could choose whatever drinks we wished each time and then joined others to choose dishes to eat at each venue. Federico was very informative of the local areas and we discussed wider matters which was very interesting. It was nice to see the city in the evening- lost of young people having a good time.
Highly recommended.
Written March 12, 2018
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