Sights & Attractions in Emilia-Romagna
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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.
Health and hygiene are prime considerations that leave us out there in clear blue…
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!
12:01AM BST 19 Aug 2006
For lovers of Italian food and touring Italy, there are countless pleasures to savour along the Italian food trail of the via Emilia, the ancient road that links the great food cities – Parma, Modena and Bologna – of the northern province of Emilia-Romagna.
Now that Ryanair has opened a route to Parma, it’s easier than ever to travel in Italy, explore Italy’s gastronomic heartland, eating in endless trattorias, visiting wineries, an abundance of colourful country markets and, with a car, meandering off the main road to visit some of the region’s hundreds of specialist food producers.
Continue reading “The world beyond the Bolognese: the Parma food trail – Paul Lay”
Angelo and Nick serve up a great day in the Food Valley
Angelo, Parma’s much mooted tour guide will ease you around this beautiful Italian gourmet food tour.
Food n Walk Tours Parma consist of superior quality self drive guided visits, to the production sites of some of Italy’s most famous DOP food products such as Prosciutto di Parma Ham, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese as well as breathtaking strolls through Traditional Balsamic Vinegar studios of Reggio and Modena.
Torrechiara Castle Parma – Photo call in the heart of our Food Valley Golosi tour day
1. Parmigiano Reggiano – visit a small family producer
2. Parma ham – one of Parma’s leading Prosciutto makers
3. Balsamico Tradizionale – dropping in on a regal estate and truly artisan maker
Light Lunch is your call – not included in the tour total
Balsamico Vintage tastings 6.00 per person
Scenic Drive n Picnic or Light Lunch (you choose on the day in our langhirano Deli Cafe – )
Your FWT day starts with an incredible visit to one of the most revered makers of the famous Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
How they test the cheese
LIFTING THE CHEESE
You will be amazed when you enter the cooking room to watch behind the scenes, the master and his family, cooking, separating the rich whey and lifting this magnificent DOP product.
Cheese Tour starts 9am (duration 2 hrs)
Food preparation takes place 365 days per annum. Non-slip footwear is advised – thong flip-flops are not suitable as some floor areas are wet.
PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA
…Langhirano Parma Ham 100% natural, it’s in the air!
It is the along these Apennine foothills that conspire to create the unique conditions necessary to cure only genuine Parma Ham.
They say just salt, air and time is needed…
Please Note: most days the Prosciutto workshop is a buzz with activity – On weekends this may not be the case. We have access to the factory and will see all the processes for the gourmet Parma Ham.
Choose from our delicious local quality gastrononia Cafe a selection of food as we head into the hills for our Ham Tour.
If it’s raining or a tad cool, we’ll choose to stay in the cafe.
Balsamico Tradizionale Tour
IN THE LOFTS
3 AGES TASTINGS – 6.00 euros per person
(Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia)
First mentioned in historical writings in 1046 (da Piacenza), Balsamico is a real elixir for all Gourmet lovers, chefs or slow food fans.
Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale it is produced solely from the finest grapes and never from soured wine vinegar like its Modenese industrial counterpart.
PRICES (in euros) 84.00 per person
8.45am finishes around 3.00pm
MEETING POINTS – Bar Gianni
We can come to you at your Parma Hotel or meet at the 3 Kings meeting point
SELF DRIVE PRICES
Balsamico 3 ages tastings – Red, Silver and Gold vintages
6.00 euro per person
Special diet requirements can be catered for… Just let us know prior to booking.
LUXURY DRIVING OPTIONS
4 people 280.00
Mini bus 360.00
For special tour request please just ask.
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Our food day brings you to the border with Tuscany at 1140m – we can walk the mountain trail all day and picnic … if you like
Food n Walk Tours.
Above: The Cai VF 00 track rising from Passo della Cisa
Today we went up to Passo della Cisa and I took a look at a trek link which is simply going to be out of this world when I get along it in April.
This is the link used for centuries since Saint Francis set course for Rome. At this point it reaches 1048mabove sea level.
The Massa Carrara from Cisa
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The steps here (in Emilia Romagna) lead past the church to the left or right adjoining the track behind thebell tower (sited in Tuscany) and pine clad mountains, climbing up the ridge following due west, across the Bratello range descending the valley toward Pontremoli… and Cinque Terre.