Parma and


Parma fertile valley


Every TUE, all year except Italian Public Holidays and August.


In Bologna or Modena area
at about 9:30-10


The factory tour inside the artisanal Salumificio producing Culatello di Zibello DOP-certified starts at 11:00, followed by tasting of Culatello and other local fine charcuteria and lunch.
Lasts about 4 hours.


The gastronomic
heart of Emilia: Parma and Culatello


The city of Parma has a strong gastronomic value, a story that started a long time ago in a land that has always considered farming something precious to preserve. The inhabitants of Parma area have been among the first real ambassadors of premium Italian quality food products across the world.

In fact, Parma has been recently been designated a UNESCO Creative City for Gastronomy.

PDO -Protected Designation of Origin- certified Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan cheese) and Prosciutto di Parma (Parma ham) were born and are made in the area of Parma.

If the Hills of Parma are the perfect place to make Prosciutto – hams are hung on frames in well ventilated rooms with large windows to dry with the currents of air coming from outside – the picturesque villages of the Bassa Parmense – flatland – is where the King of Salami Culatello is artisanally made. Humidity and foggy winters help to create the noble moulds that make its aroma even more intense.

Our Tour around Parma will focus on this valuable product, Culatello di Zibello DOP produced in a very limited area and preserving ancient know-how and artisanality in its peculiar production.

We will discover all the productive steps that give Culatello its unique flavour at a small artisanal Salumificio and visit its ancient aging rooms, with plenty of Culatellos, here emanating their distinctive smell.

Our sensory experience will continue with a proper tasting of Culatello and other valuable cured meats produced just locally, in a typical Tagliere with the unmissable Parma’s Torta Fritta.

After this appetizer, we will savour Parma’s finest gastronomy and wine, in full-menu lunch at a gorgeous Osteria adjacent to Master Giuseppe Verdi’s birthplace house, in an elegant and well-finished setting that reflects Parma’s people’s true love for gastronomy and attention for details.


Are you accommodated in Parma and you’d like to Tour and Taste Parma’s bests with a Local?

This tour is an option we have designed for guests who are based in Parma area ans wish to have a half day intense authentic experience with a passionate local : Alessandro he knows all the best places. Parmigiano Reggiano cheese dairy experience with tasting to start, then driving up on the gentle hills of Parma towards the Castle of Torrechiara famous for a struggled love story, then taste the best and most artisanal Prosciutto di Parma aged more than 30mth in a local Prosciutteria, which is a piece of history in Langhirano, as 3rd family generation and before the grocery’s store of the village.  Aftern an appetizer of the finest local charcuterie, Parma-style lunch follows.

EMAIL us for more information and pricing about this new option “Tour and Taste Parma with a Local”


  • Private for 2 guests: Upscale price
  • Private or Semi-private: min 4 – max 6 guests
  • Small groups (families, friends)

Customize your tour!

A private tour can be customized,
if you have particular needs or food/wine interests
as far as possible;

We can add a high-speed experience

in the “Motor Valley”


Use your car!

You prefer to drive your renter-car
or you’ve hired a driver?

We will provide Google locations and
be on the spot waiting for you,
then lead you to the next locations.


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