14Jan
parmigiano cheese
By: Umberto On: 14 January 2016 In: Cinque Terre Day Trips Comments: 0

Visit a Parmigiano factory, taste the famous prosciutto di Parma and Torrechiara castle.

Private excursion to the Italian food valley, with Parma, Parmigiano cheese factory and Prosciutto di Parma tasting.

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Highlights

  • Private tour with English speaking driver-guide.
  • Highly customizable tour upon your wishes.
  • Visit a Parmigiano cheese factory and taste the Parma ham.
  • Visit the imposing medieval Torrechiara castle.

Tour Details

  • Available: all year round.
  • Type of tour: Private day trip with English-speaking driver-guide.
  • Transportation: private car/van. Once in the 5 Terre by car on
  • Duration 8+ hours, depends on the pickup place.
  • Activity: Light: no special skills are required and even people without a fitness base will enjoy these trips. The guided walks take place mostly on flat or slightly sloping surfaces, with a possibility of few steps to climb.
  • People with impaired mobility or moving with wheelchair, please email us, we will design a tour fitting your needs.
  • Price: since this tour is highly customizable, quotations are provided on request.

Itinerary of Private tour of Parmigiano cheese and Parma ham

Meet your driver-guide*** at in La Spezia and depart to Parma.

The day starts with a visit to a dairy factory to see how the world-renown Parmigiano Reggiano is made, learn more of this product that has very ancient origins and that today is still produced following the same methods. At the end of the visit, of course, have a tasting of this unique delicacy.

Then move to the Toorechiara castle, it is simply amazing! Located along the Parma Ham valley protected all the travelers coming from the mountains since the 1200 A.C.

Afterward move to a cold cuts factory where is produced the Prosciutto di Parma. It is a pork leg cured, seasoned and aged in particular buildings located only is a certain area of the Parma valleys. During the visit learn more about the secrets of making this product and even experience the flavor of the best prosciutto in the world! A snack lunch follows based on local specialties.

In the afternoon, after this delight for the senses, head back to La Spezia.

  • Private local guide available on request.
  • Visit the town of Parma, lovely ambiance and very stylish.
  • Light lunch/wine tasting available on request.
  • Visit on the way back to La Spezia the historical town of Pontremoli.
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