by Monica Vanin
The touristic guide Monica Vanin propose you this tour: “We will visit two beautiful castles in the hills of Parma (Torrechiara) and in “the Parma plain” (Fontanellato or Soragna), rich in art, history and food traditions. Naturally we will also visit a ham (or salami or salted pork factory or wine cellar) and a producer of Parmigiano Reggiano, with tastings and possibility of buying direct from the outlets. Guided tour to one / two Food Museums, with tastings.”
Duration: 1 full day (about 6-7 hours + 2-hr lunch break at the most) or two half days (about 3-4 hours each)
Services included: guided tour of the castles and museums (entry tickets not included, to be purchased onsite), and of the food producers, with corresponding tasting.
Extra services: Bookings for lunch in a traditional restaurant (for the full day: guide’s lunch paid by participant). Possibility of tweaking the tour to suit specific interests of participants (e.g. products/producers, traditional restaurants on request).
Period of tours/how often: All year, except when tourist locations are closed. e.g. the Food Museums are only open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Groups can make bookings to visit on weekdays.
Recipients: Tourists-gourmets, individuals or groups, with independent transport, Art and Flavour buffs, including people interested in Slow Food, organic production, vegetarians, tourists with food intolerances. Interested travel agencies or tour operators