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Shore trip from La Spezia to Parma: the Parmigiano and prosciutto land

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La Spezia cruise ship excursion to the Parma food valley.

Private cruise day trip with private driver-guide discovering the land of Parmigiano cheese and Parma prosciutto.



Tour details

Available: all year round and fully customizable.

Type of tour: private shore trip with driver-guide***. Cruise ship excursion to a Parmigiano Reggiano dairy farm, a Parma ham factory, and the town of Parma.

Suitable for: individuals and small groups.

Transportation: A/C minivan with English speaking private driver-guide

Duration: 9 hrs.

Activity Level: easy (Walk on flat terrain not for long distances).

Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen.

Meeting place: pick up and drop off at La Spezia cruise facility. In case the port of call is Portovenere another timing and meeting point will be planned.


Meet your driver-guide*** at the cruise facility 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 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!

For lunch you have two options: 1) A local wine farm where, together with local specialties, taste the sparkling white and red wines of the region. 2) Move to Parma historical center, and have lunch in a local osteria. It is a lovely town, full of nice sights and ancient beautiful monuments.

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