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Golosaitalia Day Tours

#49 of 103 Tours in Bologna
Bologna, Italy
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About Golosaitalia Day Tours
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".
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philosIsleofMan wrote a review Mar 2018
Isle of Man, United Kingdom352 contributions141 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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kdreamer2015 wrote a review May 2016
San Diego, California37 contributions15 helpful votes
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How many Basilica's have you seen and remembered? For an experience that will last a lifetime, do this parmigiana cheese and traditional balsamic vinegar tour. This experience will last a life time. My husband and I did a private tour arranged by Martina. We had Frederico as our personal guide and driver. He picked us up at our hotel at 8am and we headed off to the first location located about 50 minutes outside of Bologna. My husband loves the science and machinery found in factories and this was even interesting for me. Even though there was another tour group arriving at the same time, we had our own private cheese guide (Emanuwella sp?) whose family is part of this cheese coop. You got a close up view of the cheese process, going through all the different staging areas. Just the strength necessary for turning, flipping, lifting the cheese is impressive. You can tell the pride that these cheese producers have in their product. The final stage was the storage area that houses 40,000 wheels of cheese that sit here for 2-3 years. AND we get to taste the cheese. Next was a quick trip to a small town nearby to grab a cappuccino. How fun to just sit and talk with a local who has excellent English (and has a Phd:) You rock Frederico! We now are headed to a small farmhouse where the owners make Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. Patricia was our host and it was like being welcomed into her home (farm). It was just the two of us with Frederico, who did all the translation for us, and Patricia. We never knew how this process worked. Learning the different aging stages and how the vinegar is kept aged through out time 12-25 years was fun. Tasting this stuff compared to what we normally have at home is no comparison. I can't wait to try the recipe she gave us to use with the balsamic. To end our adventure, Frederico took us up the hills to have a lunch at the 'Belvedere Cafe' that overlooked the landscape below. Oh...the restaurant was opened just for us. The layout of appetizers were amazing along with wine, specialty breads and good company. I was so full I fell asleep on the way back to the hotel around 4:30. This is an awesome treat for yourself or family. We can't say enough good things about it. Thanks Frederico for a wonderful day.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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Response from myfoodiemap, Owner at Golosaitalia Day Tours
Responded May 8, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate! Martina
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Chris H wrote a review Oct 2014
Washougal, Washington8 contributions7 helpful votes
Great day. The wife and I got picked up at 8 AM at our hotel by Audrey, our tour guide, and taken on a private tour of a cheese operation and a balsamic vinegar cellar and had a pleasant lunch in the countryside. It was special to be the only ones on the tour and not in some large bus load.
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Date of experience: September 2014
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Rona E E wrote a review Oct 2014
Columbia, Maryland1 contribution1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of experience: September 2014
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Janine B wrote a review Sep 2014
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We pondered for ages if we wanted to spend the money in this day tour, after friends told us "don't even worry about the cost, just go.." And gosh we are glad we did. Alex was a WONDERFUL tour guide, and the local business we visited were fantastic. Just go. Don't even worry about it.
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Date of experience: September 2014
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