Discover with Laura - Food Tours in Parma

Discover with Laura - Food Tours in Parma

Discover with Laura - Food Tours in Parma
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About
Laura Panella is an official tour guide with a license as tour guide, travel agent and tour leader. Laura's Food Tours in Parma is designed to meet the needs of those tourists that would like to know the food products and the life-style in Emilia-Romagna, the heart of the Italian food tradition and food industry. You will discover the details and the passion behind the fabulous quality of these products and thanks to a guided tasting you will be able to choose and appreciate them better. Most of all, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Parma Prosciutto and Balsamic Vinegar with a wonderful lunch will be visited, driving in our beautiful countryside.
Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Mary T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We had one day only in Parma and sooo wanted to see The Big Three. Our group of four are big foodies and Laura was such a delight! She really knows her stuff and was so patient at answering our million and one questions. We really feel like we got to go behind the scenes and experience close up the production of these wonderful products.
Thank you Laura! We hope to come back, you made us feel very welcome.
Written May 13, 2019
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Romaguy333
Chicago, IL68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
On May 10, 2019 I, and several of my family members, had the great pleasure of meeting Laura Panella, a Parma based tour guide who took us on a heavenly gastronomic tour of Parma/Reggio Emilia. The education we received from Ms. Panella that day about the history and production of Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma and balsamic vinegar was priceless, fun and filling! We were particularly grateful for Laura's kindness and patience as we were accompanied by my 93 year old mother-in-law who has cochlear implants to hear and required a wheelchair to get around. At no time during the many hours we spent with Laura did we ever feel rushed and she answered literally every question we had to throw at her. The lunch we were provided [as part of the tour] at the location of the Prosciutto factory merits significant kudos. Upon our return to our hotel late in the afternoon we asked Laura to suggest a dinner location in Parma and her recommendation, Osteria dei Servi, was spot-on delicious. Laura is a gem! If you want a food tour that will educate and make you salivate, I highly recommend utilizing Laura's services.
Written June 28, 2019
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MexicoTraveler67
Paris, TX116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We were staying in Ravenna for several days and wanted to make a day trip to the Parma area. We searched online for a food tour of the region and found Laura's website. I emailed her about availability and she could take us the next day! She picked us up at the Parma train station and off we went in her car to the countryside around Parma. We toured a cheese factory, ham and salami processing plant, and finished at a producer of craft balsamic vinegar. The entire tour was very educational and enjoyable. Laura only takes small groups, which is much preferable to the big tour bus groups. Her English is excellent and she is a wonderful ambassador for her country.
Written January 5, 2019
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meno1313
san diego55 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
A friend and I, on the recommendation of another friend, did this tour. It was on a holiday, so we only visited the Parmigiano factory and the balsamic place. Both were great experiences! Laura would not pick us up at the train station, but asked us to meet at a hotel that she was parked in front of. The issue we had was that Laura drove like she was on a race to the finish. Things were flying around in the back seat, we were tailgating cars at an alarming distance (like 2or 3 feet). As mentioned in another's post, there was very little conversation while we were driving, we had to ask the questions, otherwise Laura was silent or eating. She had 2 apples and a bottle of water (none offered to us???) while driving. It truly was a frightening experience to be in the vehicle . I asked several times if we were on time and she said it was fine. We LOVED the places we visited, very informative and interesting. I know you'd not be able to see these places if you were on your own, but I'd be very concerned about the crazy driving!
Written June 9, 2018
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Hi Meno, thank you for saying that the tour was very informative and interesting and that the places where I take people are wonderful. Regarding the driving, I have always respected the speed limits and I have always driven as many drivers do. I speak during the driving, but not too much, because the driver need to be careful and pay attention to the street; bus drivers for example don't speak while they are driving. I don't think it would be nice to offer you apples, because you had much better food, like plenty of Parmigiano-Reggiano with different ageings, plus cheese crackers, plus pork rinds and finally a wonderful vanilla custard with a 25-year-old balsamic vinegar. Sometimes I have to eat some lighter food like apples and I thought that the best time to eat apples was during the driving, because I don't want to interrupt the speech during the visits or during your tastings. Driving is basically something that takes you to the factories, it's not the focus of the tour. The focus of the tour is inside the factories. Of course, while I'm driving sometimes I talk, but I don't want to be too distracted. So, I think that what I mean, is that the focus is during the visits, not between them. Regards, Laura Owner at Discover with Laura-Food Tours in Parma
Written July 30, 2018
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Frank A
Sydney, Australia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Thanks to Laura who gave us a great day meeting committed, keen local producers of food and wine in the villages around Parma. Both Laura and all the producers are sincere and passionate about what they do and are genuinely keen to show their skills and products. A particular highlight was the chance to watch the production of the wheels of Parmesan cheese. This is a very interesting day out, and extremely good value for money.
Written January 29, 2018
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jrshufro
Avon, CT28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
My family and I recently spent the day with Laura in the Parma region of Italy. Her food tour was definitely the highlight of our stay in Italy and I recommend her and the experience without hesitation. Laura is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and her tour was intimate and fascinating. We were able to experience how the locals made cheese, balsamic vinegar, prosciutto, hams and wines and the tastings were delicious. Laura picked us up at our hotel and took us to small, family run businesses in the region, where the owners personally showed us how their made their products (often for generations). We were also treated to an incrediblly delicious lunch at a local restaurant with the friendliest and most accomodating owner ever! Overall this was a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget. I urge you to contact Laura for a special, not to miss experience!!!
Written August 23, 2017
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JMFSRTN
Gallatin, TN51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
We took an early train from Milan to meet Laura at the Parma station. We went directly to a the cheese facility then on to a ham production with a coffee stop in between. Lunch at a vineyard then a tour of a balsamic production. Laura was personable and friendly. We did a lot but did not feel rushed at all. We loved the fact that Laura can give you a private tour of each facility without being in a group. We will definitely start doing more private tours like this in our travels.
Written May 26, 2015
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Amanda M
Vicenza, Veneto, Italy70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
I really enjoyed my visit to Parma. Laura made sure we saw the everything but didn't feel rushed. She was very knowledgeable about each location. I recommend her tour to anyone interested in the food typical of Parma.
Written January 11, 2015
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Tori1758
Larchmont, NY11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
One of the top highlights of a two week vacation in Parma and Tuscany was our day spent with Laura touring 3 food destinations, along with a lunch stop at a winery. It was a pleasure to have someone else drive - and Laura did an excellent job! She is personable, knowledgeable, and had the utmost patience with all of the questions we asked. Her great rapport with the various producers where we stopped to see how the authentic Parma foods are made is was evident.
Each stop was memorable, informative and a unique experience...this is a 'must-do' for anyone visiting the 'food valley' of Italy!
Written November 9, 2014
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Zarfman
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
OK I can say more. Laura you are the Queen of Parma. The passion you have for the products you showed us in the unique, smaller locations in the real special places in Parma where the artisans produce wonderful food was amazing. It was a private tour even though there was another couple with us - it still was very intimate and special. We truly appreciate your efforts to keep it that way but still offer a reasonable price for a whole day of your time. We ended up having a magical personal connection to the Basalmic producer and the fact we were there in his family factory made it a once in a lifetime opportunity. The cheese we bought made it back to Canada (yes we declared it !!) and today we post this on trip advisor to celebrate consuming some of the delicious Parma products you introduced us to.
Written November 8, 2014
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