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Private Half Day Parma Food Walking Tour

Experience Parma’s rich culture and fascinating history the best way possible – through its cuisine! We are parmesans who are wildly passionate about all the delicious food found around this world famous and historical town. During this walking tour you will experience parmesan lifestyle, visiting the places frequented by locals and immersing yourself in the street life. Booking this tour, you will experience our passion by eating traditional Parmesan and Italian food! You will discover the secrets of the worldwide famous products of this area and taste them: Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Ham, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Culatello of Zibello, Lambrusco and Gelato. These are just some of the protagonists of this exciting walk! Option 1 is all inclusive. Option 2 doesn’t include tasting. You choose your own food and pay for it directly. There is no requirement to buy any of the food recommended, though our tour stops at some pretty amazing eateries so it can be hard to resist!

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  • What's included :
    • Professional local guide
    • 5 Food and Wine Stops
    • Chopping board of cold cuts: Prosciutto di Parma, Culatello di Zibello, Coppa, Salame, Spalla
    • Vertical Tasting of Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
    • Traditional Fresh Homemade Pasta (2 types)
    • Traditional Sandwich or Focaccia
    • Traditional Cakes/Pastries
    • Artisanal Gelato
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Bottled water
    • 2 Glasses of DOC Parma Hills Wine
    What's excluded :
    • Option 2 doesn’t include tasting costs
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Parma, Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

    You will discover the old town of Parma and its unexpected and eye-catching glimpses of extraordinary artistic beauty and the most authentic Parmesan and Italian food from our favorite vendors, feeding locals for generations. We will visit a Traditional Prosciutteria, a Fresh Pasta Shop or a Grocery Store, a Tradional Bistrò, an Old Patisserie, a Sandwich Shop and an Artisanal Gelato Shop.

    Pass By: Parma, Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

    We will meet in Garibaldi Square, overlooked by beautiful buildings such as the Captain’s Palace, the Town Hall and the Governor’s Palace, and also shops, restaurants and cafes which have earned the town the title of “UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy”.

    Stop At: Parma, Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

    We will visit a traditional Prosciutteria to discover the gastronomic delicacies that have made the city of Parma famous in the world, Prosciutto di Parma and the tasty products of the Parma charcuterie such as Culatello di Zibello, Salame Felino, Coppa, Culaccia, Spalla Cruda and Spalla Cotta di San Secondo Parmense.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Parma, Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

    We will stop at a Deli Shop for a delicious tasting of different ageings of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Parma, Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

    A Fresh Pasta Shop is a must-see stop walking through the city of Parma, to learn about the ingredients of the famous Emilian homemade pasta and its different shapes, to discover the flavors of typical dishes and curious anecdotes. We will taste 2 different types of traditional Fresh Homemade Pasta.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Parma, Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

    We will experience Parma's Top Street Food stopping at a traditional Sandwich Shop.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Parma, Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

    We will stop at a Traditional Pastry Shop to taste Parma traditional desserts and pastries.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Teatro Regio, Strada Giuseppe Garibaldi 16a, 43121, Parma Italy

    We will take a look at the Teatro Regio exterior, one of the most important Opera Houses in the world, where internationally renowned artists, such as Paganini, Verdi, Toscanini, Callas and Beniamino Gigli, have played, sung and worked.

    Pass By: Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata (Madonna della Steccata), Strada Giuseppe Garibaldi, 43121, Parma Italy

    We will pass by the beautiful Santa Maria della Steccata Church, a splendid example of Renaissance architecture.

    Pass By: Palazzo della Pilotta, Piazzale della Pilotta, 43121, Parma Italy

    We will visit the exterior of the Palazzo della Pilotta, built in the early Seventeenth Century by the Farnese as an imposing container for the court's services.

    Stop At: Parma, Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

    We will taste delicious Artisanal Gelato made with the best local raw materials without natural or artificial additives. Artisanal Gelato is Healthy and Sustainable, all the ingredients are selected choosing ancient, organic and biodiverse varieties from local farmers. Only excellent products are used with an intense flavor, which reflects the traditions and culture of our territory.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Battistero di Parma, Piazza Duomo 7/a, 43121, Parma Italy

    We will observe the magnificent Baptistery of Parma from the outside.

    Pass By: Cattedrale di Parma, P.zza Duomo, 43100, Parma Italy

    We will admire the Cathedral from the outside.

    Pass By: Ara del monumento a Giuseppe Verdi, Piazza Della Pace, 43121, Parma Italy

    We will take a look at the Monument to Giuseppe Verdi.

  • Departure Point :
    Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 19, 43121 Parma PR, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
    • Available for gluten free with prior notice. Please advise when booking.
    • Not available for vegans and vegetarians.
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved (3 km).
    • Your health is our top priority and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity.
    • Stringent Cleaning - We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces and high traffic areas between each tour and hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests.
    • Social Distancing - Guests will keep at all time the minimum safety distance in accordance with the instructions given in each place visited. We also ensure that all staff members will be wearing the necessary PPE.
    • Guides and suppliers receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Upon booking, each participant shall have to send first name, last name and mobile phone number. The data will be kept for 14 days as required by the Local Authorities. Each participant shall receive a Self-statement and our COVID-19 Privacy Policy to be signed before the start.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by ARTEMILIA Guided Tours

Activity ID: V-237138P1

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