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Parmesan, Culatello & Fidenza Village

  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Availability: Wednesday - Friday
  • Location: Parma, Emilia-Romagna

Depart from Parma and head to a local Parmesan cheese producer to see the production of the King of Cheeses. Then head to a local, family-run farm to see first-hand the concept of "farm-to-table". Visit the Museum of Culatello di Zibello in a Medieval court and end your tour with a tasting of local cured meats, breads and wine. 

9:00 Departure from Parma 

9:30 Meeting with a Parmigiano-Reggiano producer. This local host is a historical producer whose activity started back in 1846. This is one of the few producers where you can still see the production from start to end: from the cows grazing the grass, to the milking, to the final King of Cheeses. You will be fully immersed in the production and discover all the secrets of the "behind the scenes", having the chance to see the worldwide famous cheese walls.

11:00 Visit to an authentic farm where you will have the chance to see black pigs and many more farm animals. You will see unique fruit and vegetable cultivations and the vineyards where local wines are produced. You wll get a general idea of the concept of "farm-to-table"

Next, you will be visiting the Antica Corte Pallavicina, a Medieval court, home to the Museum of Culatello di Zibello. You will visit the ageing cellars where this century-old cured meat rests for years and years, guided by an audioguide that will unveil the secrets of the making of this amazing product. The next part will be out in the open air, where you will walk through a path called the "Po Forest" where you can see, amongst other points of interest, free black pigs scampering loose. 

The visit will conclude with a tasting of a wide array of the farm's products, including Culatello along with many more local cured meats served with breads and two matching local wines: dry Lambrusco and Fontana del Taro.

14:00 Transfer to Fidenza where you will have one hour of free time for some great shopping at discounted prices and special extra services reserved to our guests. 

Departure from Fidenza back to Parma

  • Visit a family-run, Parmesan cheese dairy with tasting
  • Visit a family owned farm where you will see the black pigs and the cultivation of fruit and vegetables
  • Visit to the Museum of Culatello di Zibello at the Antica Corte Pallavicina
  • Medieval ageing cellars of culatello with tasting/lunch
  • Free time at Fidenza Village
  • Transportation by comfortable 9-seat minivan
  • English-speaking driver
  • Entries to the Museum of Culatello di Zibello, medieval aging cellars and Po Forest with audio guides
  • Lunch with typical tastings at the Culatello di Zibello producer with matching wines
  • VIP Card at Fidenza Villlage for additional 10% discount, hands free shopping, € 5,00 voucher to use in one of
    the restaurants inside the village, welcoming with coffee & tea at the concierge
  • Special gift

Tour availability: Wednesday - Friday

Tour starts at: 9:15 am from Piazza Garibaldi in front of the tourist office

Tour ends at: 3:45 pm at Piazza Garibaldi in front of the tourist office

Duration: 6h30

Prices:

Adults € 95,00 per person

Children (4-11 y/o) € 47,50

Infants (0-3 y/o) free of charge

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is only in English

Don’t forget to bring:

  • camera/ smartphone - fully charged
  • light jacket
  • sunglasses
  • wear comfortable shoes
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