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2 years on – Ranked No1-2, 50+ strong reviews… help us just get better!

Tripadvisor is so important to us.  We value your feedback so let us know what takes yr fancy… and what doesn’t. We’ll be sure to fine tune your day.

Small stuff??… it’s what counts most and what we try hardest at.

 

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When I checked Food n walk tours I just felt there was that extra connection… that it wasn’t just an tour with a guide… I was right!

Recent Client quote during tour… it is about the most common observation shared with us.

Tripadvisor thank you!

It’s not just about volume of reviews with TA but other things, including Quality.

We have 55+ reviews just 2.5 years on – thank you all!

Parmigiano Reggiano Vacche Rosse 24/30 mesi porzionato

c13.00 euro per kilo

RECENT QUOTE….

His relationship with the people there is what really separates Nick as every one he works with, he has a real connection to. By the special treatment and abundant extra samples given, I’m 100% certain they treated us far better than the other tours that go through there.

 

But what are our reviewers really talking about?

TA RECOGNISE REAL QUALITY AND CARE

Our reviews talk about the sense of real quality, relaxation (never rushed) and richness of the day.

Not just that either – Tripadvisor regularly rank us 1 or 2 in Parma on the basis of what they determine as depth of service and quality.

Health and hygiene are prime considerations that leave us out there in clear blue… 

CLIENT CARE – ATTENTION TO DETAIL


Client Care is the Holy Grail for us – we are passionate about it.  

Even when we worked with ParmaGolosa we took our clients on the road like they were our very own – we took them to extra destinations that would have freaked the management out!

Why?  Because it is so important (to us) that every client feels this trip is the highlight of their vacation or even more.  We still do go the extra miles – we add in unlisted specials so that the competition can’t emulate us.

And we reflect that genuine energy and passion in everything we do for you. To the moment we say goodbye.

COMPARING US WITH OTHERS

We know all the companies on the Google search for Food Tours in Parma.  We know the cheap and the cheerful too.


With us of course we could claim to have better destinations.  A better cheese maker with wider range of tastings than any other tour…

– A better pristine ‘food safe’ Parma Ham maker with all the rooms open (health and your big vacation dream day are a huge responsibility we take completely on-board for you).  And the best tastings onsite… not many agencies offer that special treat.

A paradise Modena Balsamico loft that is genuinely 300 years old and spotless.  

A selection of truly fantastic Gourmet lunch destinations and choices, tops our best in Parma roster.  Smorg tastes, massed cold cuts and mixed fresh Porcini and black truffle pastas or tortelli for less than 26.00 per person all inc.

CUTTING CORNERS?  NOT FWT

CHECK OUT DRIVING ISSUES 

In the past 18 months Parma Police have stopped guides illegally transporting clients in-car.  The day is ruined and the fines are enormous… it’s not an option.

Our advice is to hire a car and we’ll take you on safe country roads for an easy drive around tour.  We can help you hire a car for as little as 60.00 euros.

We do not charge extra fees for driven tours for special circumstance clients.

For elderly clients we can port between destinations FOC.

WE’LL GUIDE YOU THROUGH A BEAUTIFUL DAY

Truth is no one else has anything quite like our collection of destinations.

That’s why with 22 reviews Tripadvisor recognise us for what we are.

 

We’ll do you proud. It’s your amazing Italian food day, after all.

FWT 

 

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Great tours in Parmesan cooking room-

From the moment Nick came to ‘collect us’ -because we got lost, we knew we had the right guy! He brought us to watch and learn about the birth of Parmesan cheese. I wish that I could include the smells in this review! We ended the cheese tour in the shop dipping Parmesan in Balsamic and honey-stop drooling because it only gets better! 

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Villino di Porporano – the affordable Luxury Cool B&B country house, Parma

Villino

Villino di Porporano – the affordable Luxury B&B country house, Parma

When I first arrived at Villino to collect my clients for our Parma food tour, I was amazed how near it was to town … 8 minutes by car and here I was surrounded by countryside and the aroma of fresh coffee.

Elena arrived at the elegant gates of this wonderful country home.. greeted not only by her immediacy but by two pooches who immediately gave my shins a delightful massage!

”Come in Nick … want a coffee?”

Truth be known I’d just grabbed one but seeing the beautifully poured cappuccini on the cotton clad 17th century walnut table in the dining room I opted for another without a moment’s hesitation… that’s two in the space of half an hour!  God help my tourists!

Then followed the most delicious home baked brioche I had ever tasted and I felt completely at home…

”Where are you from Elena?”

”Near Abbruzzo in the centre but my husband is from Parma… I have just finished renovations here…”

”It looks fantastic… I love the style mix…”

Elena responded with a modesty so typical of Italians who really have a wealth of talent… yet decline such flattery.

The place is gorgeous and opens out in many directions into the garden, patios and into the beautiful dining area with rooms a generous extension of this masterclass of comfort casa interior design.

Coming from an interiors background I was and still am impressed.

 

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Villino is the perfect retreat from the charming but zestful Parma whirl and makes a perfect romance or relaxation location with now a new pool – a big tick now for all the boxes.

But what really makes this place special is Elena and her family and in a city where to be honest genuine accommodation is not surprisingly a plenty the Villino is one of a hand full of places we regularly recommend to our clients.

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That aside the food and trimmings are a dream – just look at their Tripadviosr reviews!

Welcome to Parma… it’s a given.

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TRIPADVISOR EXTRACT for Villino

91 reviews

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dianne40
Sterling, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews

Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 of 5 starsReviewed 26 August 2012 NEW

My husband and I had a wonderful experience staying at this B&B. I think what I liked best was the beautiful grounds, Elena and her family, Paula, her assistant, the pool and the fantastic breakfast. Elena makes you feel like family. I was very sad to leave because she made our stay so nice. I loved the location, just outside…More 

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darkest somerset
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17 reviews 17 reviews

Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 starsReviewed 17 August 2012

This B&B exudes sophistication and effortless charm. The fabric of the building and the rooms is very good, soft brick and linen. Airy public spaces comprise the large salon and loggia for breakfast. This meal was beautiful – with Parma ham (!) and feather light home made cakes, copious fresh orange juice, etc. Also, enjoy the fresh pool! The town…More 

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pncostello
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews

Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 starsReviewed 29 July 2012

This B&B is in a separate villa building next to the owner’s home. The inside of the building has been completely renovated and the rooms fully decorated. The bathroom is modern and fully equipped. It is all beautiful. Elena the owner is a gracious hostess and a wonderful baker. Her homemade pastry for the breakfast is excellent. Sitting on the…More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 starsReviewed 26 July 2012

I cannot talk highly enough about our stay. My family stayed for 6 magical nights during our recent trip to Europe and I am so glad we decided to stop in Parma and in particular with Elena and Guiseppe at Villino di Porporana. The rooms were of outstanding quality and we loved the way the beautifual building was restored. Paula…

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E-mail: info@villinodiporporano.com Photos by Davide Gallico, Paolo Pasini and Jacopo Niccoli

 

Magical Country Food strolling – The Parma Hills, Italy

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Walking days … in the lap

hillside walks   Bergotto range 640m ABSL – Our start point

Our days in the Porcini and Truffle hills and mountains are absolutely delightful… amidst nature, 11th century hamlets and of course great food tasting treats abound!


PARMA HILLSIDE WALKS

Country strolls with lunch and picnic snack stop offs – 5 hrs

1-3 hr walks
Lunch
Stroll

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We will collect you from Berceto rail station and whisk you into the ancient pilgrims hillside pathways… It is incredible… and sits in the heart of Cisa Porcini DPO consortzio.

The walks start with the ritual of collecting fresh mountain water from the ancient spring.  The taste is wonderful.  From there we stroll alongside the river and take the track up through the aromatic pine forests… the lungs say a huge thank you at this point!

Above the ancient Porcini village

the spring water collection

Walking for 20 minutes we reach the levelling out within the cool canopy of pines – we settle next to a 16th century ruin and get into a refreshing snack with a locally made picnic setting including benches and tables.

From here we can rummage around looking for the fantastic Porcini mushrooms.

Porcini risotto... delicious beyond-

Lunch has a fabulous rustic option or two!!

We can visit a superb famous Porcini restaurant Manubiola in the next village or opt for a roasted pizza at the superb Bar Jasoni at the  foot of the hill.

… the food like everything else here, is absolutely out of this world.

picking wild strawberries on the trail

On weekends the regional art gallery is open (just 25m from the pizzeria) with a fascinating artist on display – the perfect after-lunch relaxer.

The village is surrounded by superb walks and pathways so enjoy yourselves and take to the hills.


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An after lunch stroll and breath of freshest air!———————-

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San Bernardo Mine trek

The walk tracks uphill for 1.5 hrs to a simply divine waterfall and rock pool summit.

Stop offs and views across to Tuscany.
Spring water tasting and collection, fresh from the mountain
Hillside trek
Picnic
return Lunch
Gallery visit (weekends)

1-4 people 115.00
4.8 people 160.00

LUNCH OPTION AS IN 3 KINGS TOUR


Porcini Trek and smugglers trail


Spring water tasting

Hillside trek and hunt
Picnic Lunch
Gallery visit (weekends)

1-4 people 180.00
4.8 people 280.00

Light or Full lunch as above

All prices are in Euros.
Deposit of 18.00 euros paid at time of booking

 


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What Are Food Prices in Italy? Food n Wine Tours 2018

 

What Are Food Prices in Italy?

by Gabi Logan, Demand Media

Dinner for two in a nice restaurant with a bottle or liter of wine averages $50.
Dinner for two in a nice restaurant with a bottle or liter of wine averages 28.00 euros.Not bad for the best food in the world!

Italy is home to a wide variety of fresh foods — pasta, sausage, figs and sun-dried tomatoes — that tourists travel across oceans to experience. Upon arriving in Italy, travelers are either delighted to learn that they can enjoy delicious food at low prices or disappointed with mediocre food at high prices. Food prices in Italy depend on where you dine or shop, but if you eat like a local, you will spend less than you do at home.

Eating Out

An individual on a budget can dine in Italy for around $20 a day, even eating out for every meal.

The typical Italian breakfast — caffe and pastry — costs $2.50 throughout the country. A take-out lunch, such as a calzone, sandwich or two pieces of pizza, runs from $3 to $6, as long as you avoid the tourist strip. In local trattorias, a hearty and substantial portion of pasta for dinner costs $10 to $15, as does a fixed-priced lunch with a first course — pasta, risotto or soup, main course, dessert and wine.

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