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Small-Group Italian Food and Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Florence

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to the Florence S.M. Novella railway station for a morning departure, and enjoy views of the Tuscan landscape on the high-speed trip to Bologna Centrale (this tour includes reserved seats in a 2nd-class car).

    Upon arrival in Bologna, meet a guide for the trip to a local Parmesan producer; you’ll travel in an air-conditioned minivan that’s Wi-Fi equipped and stocked with bottled water. Visit a series of three producers that create some of the area’s most distinctive products: Parmesan, prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar. At each stop, explore the history and production of each food, followed by a guided tasting.

    Continue to a local vineyard for a sommelier-led tour of the vines and a wine tasting that will whet your appetite for an indulgent, 6-course lunch in a family-run Bologna restaurant. Sit down to a traditional Italian meal with locally-produced wines, tasting your way through a menu that changes with the season.

    After lunch, you’ll have some free time to explore Bologna on your own before returning to Bologna Centrale. The guide can offer tips on where to explore in Bologna, and will drop you off at the station and make sure you find your train back to Florence.
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    Departure Point
    Florence S.M. Novella Station
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    6:53 pm
    Coming back: High speed train 6:53 pm AV9447 from Bologna Centrale railway station to S.M. Novella (7:30pm)
    Your guide will drop you off at Bologna Centrale train station in time for your train back to Florence.
    Inclusions
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan in Bologna
    • Bottled water and wifi on board
    • 4 food & wine factory tours: Parmesan cheese, Prosciutto, Balsamic vinegar, wine
    • 3 Food & wine tastings
    • Savory breakfast
    • 6-course long Italian Lunch at a family-run restaurant wit wine included
    • Expert local guide
    • Group size limited to 25 participants
    • Train tickets Florence - Bologna, round trip, high-speed train, second class
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Train tickets will be sent by email 15 days prior the tour date
    • Train tickets are not refundable
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The tour leader was very informative and his English excellent and easy to understand. The tour leader and driver were very friendly. The parmigiana factory and prosciutto factory and balsamic vinegar factory were great. We feel we can appreciate these products more now when we
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    I was very interested in traveling north from Florence to taste parmigiana and balsamic vinegar from their official homes. These guys have great reviews so I gave them a try. The tour guide arranged for my train ticket to get from Florence to Bologna where I’d meet the group.
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