Acetaia Villa San Donnino
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Production of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and Balsamic Condiment. The Villa of Vinegar in Modena On March 14th 1910 the project of the Villa was submitted on behalf of Lieutenant Claudio San Donnino. It was later to become an exquisite example of Emilia Romagna "liberty". Frescoes and decorations by Aroldo Bonzaghi (1887-1918) with evocative and voluptuous "dannunzian" allegories generate a magical atmosphere. In that extraordinary place, Davide and Cristina invite you to taste special products of Villa San Donnino.
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Jon N
Chicago, IL118 contributions
Oct 2021
This was our "foodie" day away from the busyness of Milan. We spent the day taking the train down to Modena and then afterwards strolled around Parma snacking on food (what a magnificent city). When we took the tour today at Acetaia Villa San Donnino I honestly didn't know what to expect. I like balsamic vinegar but I had NO idea of the complexity to make it. Our guide, Chiara, was amazing as she told us about the history of balsamic vinegar as well as details about how the Leonardi family produces it. It's about a 25-30 E taxi ride from the train station but totally worth it! Let's just say that the balsamic we tried was very different than what we get in the supermarket.
Written October 26, 2021
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sushant poudel
2 contributions
May 2021
The place was beautiful and mostly the owner was very kind hearted and welcomed us. He described us about the Traditional Balsamic vinegar of Modena. We tasted different vinegar according to the years required to manufacture them and they tasted perfect. Very raw , natural and perfect taste of the vinegar. We were so happy that we visited this place and the owner treated us very very good. You will rarely receive these kind of welcome from somebody. And while returning it was raining, he was so kind that he gave us a lift in his car twice to the nearest bus station which was about 30 mins of walk. I want to thank him for his all kindness.
Lots of Love from Nepal.
Written May 3, 2021
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Judy
Chessington, UK1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
It is a privilege to visit Villa San Donnino and to see the love and care that Davide and his family put into the production of this wonderful product. I first visited 6 years ago and have bought traditional balsamic from here ever since. I returned yesterday with my friend. Our guide was fluent in English and knowledgeable. As well as the tour we tasted the different varieties of balsamic.

It’s a must-see if you’re in Modena, you will not be disappointed!!
Written September 10, 2022
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Jonatanw
Parma, Italy51 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
An amazing place, beautiful grounds and lovely instructor.
My wife and I enjoyed our visit to the Acetaia. The lady who described the process was very informative and funny.
The tasting was also very good and it was interesting to taste the difference between the years.
Written July 16, 2020
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Kurt B
St. Gallen7 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We called and rocked up 40 minutes later to be told everything we could absorb about the production of aceto balsámico. Then we got a taste testing of all the different treats. All in a very friendly and competent way. Highly recommended
Kurt and Darina
Written October 13, 2020
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,827 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Smiling welcome and professional information, followed by a tasting in the middle of Bals,wick barrels. Thanks to Francesca for her explanations and welcoming. Small factory but good service and nicely maintained property. Small and very tempting where all products are available. Very recommended.
Written August 23, 2021
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Fundognw
Siena, Italy299 contributions
Oct 2021
Drove with family, and had a lovely time. Make sure you call first to reserve a tour. Had a bit of problem locating, but then saw the name is in letters on the gate. The pleasant guide spoke fluent English, and the tour and tastings were fantastic.
Written November 16, 2021
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Stefan P
5 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Thank you Nico for this amazing morning. explaining everything with joy en enthousiasme. Told us everything about the proces in good english.
The tasting was the best part

We reccomend this tour.

greetings from,

Yara and Stefano
Written September 11, 2020
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Santosh Mishra
3 contributions
May 2021
This is an amazing place with a long history behind the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. It was a wonderful experience, tasting the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar that started fermentation even before you born. Davide very humble and courteous humankind I've met in Italy. You will definitely love his hospitality. This is the must-visit place in Modena. For me, it's a lifetime experience. Thank you, Davide!
Written May 2, 2021
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uri123
Eilat, Israel345 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
One of the highlights of our visit to Italy!
Located on a beautiful estate, the tour, in English, was very informative, and educated us on the differences in extracting balsamic vinegar vs. wine from grapes. It ends with a tasting of the different varieties, after which you want to buy them all.
Highly recommended.
Written October 14, 2022
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