With Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese and Prosciutto di Parma + Parma City Walk tour combination, you will understand why Parma is considered one of the capital of good food in the world and will discover, in the same time, a small cultural town, with a rich history and a pleasent athmosphere.
Local superb food products, like Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma in the morning and a relaxing and interesting city walk to discover this “Petite Paris”. In the middle a full lunch to let you understand why Parma’s kitchen is considered one of the richest in whole Italy (lunch optional).
With this tour in the morning you can visit local producer, working hard everyday to keep this tradition alive and to sell their creations on the market, guided by a skilled guide to discover where quality stands. In the afternoon, a relaxing and digestive (!!!) walk downtown let you discover the deep connections between history, traditions and character of “parmigiani” (Parma habitants).
Parma is the capital of Italian Food Valley, an area where quality and tradition related to food and wine production (and consumption) in centuries have shaped the land, have capitalized the common taste of the inabithants. This small town, founded by the Romans two centuries before Christ, takes her name form the round shield used by the roman army in that period and has, still evident also today, a roman cross structure builded around the central square, today called Piazza Garibaldi.
Always a rich and full of culture town, during the history Parma in XVI Century became a capital of a small state called Ducato di Parma: in Parma Golosa Gourmet Tour City Walk you can breath the athmosphere of this little capital, see the ancient palace of Farnese and the Borbone families and as the capital of the Duchy of Maria Luigia D’Austria, the Duomo, a masterpiece of the Italian Romanesque whose dome was frescoed by Correggio, and the Battistero in pink marble by Benedetto Antelami.
Parma has also inspired artists from other fields, from the engraver and typographer of Bodoni to the French writer Stendhal. They are also impossible to forget the immortal composer Giuseppe Verdi and the great conductor Arturo Toscanini: thanks to them it has become synonymous with the musical tradition of excellence in Parma’s Teatro Regio.
Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma producer + 3 hrs City Walk
Departure From Caseificio (dairy): this is a self driving tour so you must have your car, or use a driver service. In this case pick up can be done in Parma train station if you planned to come to Parma by train, in hotel, b&b, Airbnb, if you planned to sleep in Parma or wherever you are
Please arrive by 09:00 AM to see Parmigiano Reggiano production, traditionally done ONLY in the morning. We can organize tailor made tour in other schedule cut on your exigenses
Approximately 12:30 PM (lunch optional). In the afternoon meeting with the guide for a 3 hrs City Walk.