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Florence Tour to Ferrari Balsamic Vinegar Parmesan

Parmesan Ferrari and Balsamic Vinegar Tour from Florence
Duration 11 hours
Food and Wine Tours
No Sundays

Private day tour from Florence to explore the fascinating Modena Valley, the land of the legendary Ferrari, of the fabulous Parmesan cheese and of the traditional Balsamic Vinegar with your own private driver.

Your private tour takes you to discover the Modenese gastronomic treasures. Visit of the Ferrari Museum and also a test drive if you wish. Visit of a traditional Balsamic Vinegar factory where you can appreciate the aromas and flavors of the authentic Balsamic Vinegar. Visit a Parmesan cheese factory to see how a form of Parmigiano Reggiano is born.

Your private tour begins in the morning in Florence when your private driver picks you up from your hotel lobby and drives you to the Modena area where you will experience the best delicacies that this area could offer.

Visit of a traditional Balsamic vinegar factory to experience a guided visit to understand the long process that bring to have the traditional balsamic vinegar from the grapes, a guided tasting session to appreciate its aromas and flavors to complete your experience.

Enjoy of a private guided visit of a Parmesan dairy farm to discover how the parmesan cheese is made following a tradition that go back to the Middle Ages and appreciate a tasting of different ageing of parmesan and a selection of the local cheeses coupled with a glass of local wine (or soft drink).

Experience the visit of the Ferrari Museum in Maranello to enjoy of the past and present of Ferrari. The most famous and legendary F1 cars, the sports prototypes.
With a semiprofessional F1 simulator inside the museum, you can experience to drive a Ferrari on a famous track.
Outside, just in front of the Ferrari Museum the possibility to do a test drive from 10 minutes to 1 hour.

•    Pick up at your hotel in Florence
•    Day Trip with your private chauffeured car
•    Maranello and Ferrari Museum
•    Parmigiano Reggiano dairy farm visit and tasting
•    Modena Balsamic Vinegar visit and tasting
•    Drop of at your hotel in Florence




11 hours 

Departure Time:
We suggest a departure at about 8:00 AM

Pick up and drop off point:
At the lobby of your hotel in Florence

Price include:
- Private Mercedes E series car (for your party from 1 to 2 people).
- Private Mercedes Minivan (for your party from 3 to 6 people)
- Professional English speaking driver
- Balsamic vinegar visit with tasting of different balsamic vinegars of different ages
- Visit to the Parmesan cheese factory with tasting of different ages of Parmesan 

Price does not include:
Gratuities (optional)
Meals and Beverage
Ferrari Museum admission fees
Ferrari test drive

more of 6 people rates on request


  • What is special about balsamic vinegar?

Balsamic vinegar is special for several reasons:

1. Unique Flavor Profile: True balsamic vinegar has a rich, complex flavor profile that includes a balance of sweetness and acidity with hints of fruits, oak, and spices. This flavor develops during the aging process, which can span several years or even decades.

2. Traditional Production Methods:
Authentic balsamic vinegar is made from pressed Trebbiano grapes that are cooked down to a concentrate and then aged in wooden barrels. The aging process involves transferring the vinegar between barrels made from different types of wood, such as oak, cherry, or chestnut, which adds depth and character to the final product.

3. Long Aging Process:
Unlike many other types of vinegar, balsamic vinegar undergoes a lengthy aging process, ranging from several years to over a century for the highest quality traditional balsamic vinegars (Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale). This extended aging allows the flavors to develop and intensify over time.

4. Versatile Culinary Uses:
Balsamic vinegar is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of culinary applications. It is commonly used as a flavor enhancer in salad dressings, marinades, sauces, and glazes. It can also be drizzled over vegetables, fruits, cheeses, and even desserts to add a sweet and tangy flavor.

5. Health Benefits:
While balsamic vinegar does contain some sugar, it is lower in calories and sugar compared to many other sweet condiments. Additionally, it contains antioxidants and acetic acid, which may have health benefits such as improving digestion and reducing blood sugar levels when consumed in moderation.

Overall, the combination of its unique flavor profile, traditional production methods, and versatility in cooking makes balsamic vinegar a prized ingredient in many kitchens around the world.


  • Why is Parmesan Reggiano cheese so special?

Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, commonly known as Parmesan, is highly regarded for several reasons, making it special among cheese varieties:

1. Traditional Production Process: Parmigiano Reggiano is produced using traditional methods that have been passed down for centuries. It is made exclusively in specific regions of Italy, including Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna, and Mantua. The production process involves using high-quality milk, natural whey culture, and rennet, followed by a lengthy aging process.

2. Quality Ingredients: Parmigiano Reggiano is made from raw cow's milk, typically from cows fed on local grass and hay. The use of high-quality milk contributes to the cheese's rich flavor and texture.

3. Long Aging Period: Parmigiano Reggiano must be aged for a minimum of 12 months, although it often ages for much longer, up to 36 months or more. During this aging period, the cheese develops complex flavors and a granular texture.

4. Nutritional Value: Parmigiano Reggiano is a nutrient-dense cheese, rich in protein, calcium, and vitamins such as B12. It is considered a healthy cheese option due to its minimal lactose content and high concentration of beneficial nutrients.

5. Versatility in Cooking: Parmigiano Reggiano is a versatile cheese that can be used in various culinary applications. It adds depth of flavor to dishes such as pasta, risotto, salads, soups, and sauces. It can also be enjoyed on its own as a table cheese or paired with fruits, nuts, and wines.

6. Protected Designation of Origin (PDO): Parmigiano Reggiano holds a PDO status, which means it is protected by European Union law. This designation ensures that only cheese produced according to specific standards within designated regions can be labeled as Parmigiano Reggiano. It helps maintain the cheese's authenticity and quality.

7. Rich, Complex Flavor: Parmigiano Reggiano has a distinctively rich and savory flavor profile, with nutty, fruity, and slightly sweet notes. Its flavor intensifies with age, becoming more complex and robust.

Overall, Parmigiano Reggiano stands out due to its meticulous production process, high-quality ingredients, long aging period, nutritional benefits, versatility in cooking, and protected designation of origin, making it a cherished and special cheese in the culinary world.

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But you'll also have the opportunity to submit any specific customization preferences, from tweaking the itinerary to adding unique experiences and we would be delighted to assist you in planning your ideal vacation to make your journey unique and unforgettable.



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