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Modena: Downtown Foodie Tour

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Modena: Downtown Foodie Tour

What you'll do

Experience the ultimate food tour in Modena, led by a local expert. Start your gastronomic journey at the historic Albinelli food market, a food lover's paradise where locals shop for the finest culinary delights. Taste authentic parmesan and traditional cured meats, staples of Italian cuisine.No trip to Modena is complete without exploring its famous "black gold," Traditional Balsamic Vinegar PDO. Learn about its unique history, taste its rich flavour, and discover how it stands apart from other balsamic vinegars worldwide.Taste Tigelle, a delicious local specialty, filled with cold cuts and cheeses. End your epicurean adventure on a sweet note with Italian coffee, cappuccino, pastry, or gelato. This Modena food tour offers a memorable taste of Emilia-Romagna's spirit.

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Highlights

  • Gastronomic Discovery: Immerse yourself in Modena's culinary haven, exploring the Albinelli food market* and savouring local delights, including parmesan, cured meats, and the renowned "black gold" – Traditional Balsamic Vinegar PDO

  • Cultural Gems: Uncover Modena's UNESCO heritage, featuring Torre Ghirlandina, the medieval Duomo, and Piazza Grande, offering a rich tapestry of history and architecture

  • Insider's Perspective: Enjoy a personalised experience with a local expert guide, offering insights into Modena's cultural nuances, gastronomic traditions, and the city's lesser-known gems

  • La Francescana Connection: Discover Modena's claim to fame as the birthplace of La Francescana, Massimo Bottura's world-renowned restaurant, adding an exclusive touch to your culinary journey

  • Tigelle Delight: Indulge in the regional speciality of tigelle, stuffed with delectable cold cuts and cheeses, offering a genuine taste of Modena's culinary heritage

  • Aceto Balsamico Tasting: Delve into the world of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar PDO, tasting and understanding its intricate flavours and history, making for a unique and memorable experience

  • Local Flair: Experience Modena like a local, enjoying a fusion of art, lifestyle, and gastronomy, creating lasting memories of the city's Emilian spirit

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Itinerary

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    Duration: Approximately 3 hours + transfer times
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    Group Size: 1-7 people
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    Start Time: 10 am or 4 pm
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    Meeting Point: Choice of either your Modena Hotel, Train Station, or Tourist Office
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    Gastronomic Exploration at Albinelli Food Market
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    Begin your culinary journey with a stroll through the historic Albinelli food market*, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and indulging in tastings of local delights such as parmesan and cured meats
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    Unveiling UNESCO Heritage
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    Explore Modena's UNESCO heritage sites, including the iconic Torre Ghirlandina, the medieval Duomo, and the picturesque Piazza Grande. Gain insights into the city's rich history and architectural treasures
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    Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Experience
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    Delight your taste buds with a visit to a Traditional Balsamic Vinegar producer. Learn about the production process, savour different varieties, and appreciate the history behind this exquisite "Black Gold"
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    Tigelle 
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    Take a break to relish the famous tigelle, stuffed with regional cold cuts and cheeses, providing a delightful taste of Modena's culinary heritage
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    Coffee or Gelato Finale
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    Conclude your journey with a coffee or cappuccino paired with a small piece of pastry or indulge in a refreshing gelato, creating a sweet ending to your day in Modena
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    End Time: Approximately 2:00 PM or 7 PM

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What's Included

  • Private licensed expert Modena guide for 3 hours (English/other languages upon supplement)

  • Mix of Tigelle with cheese/cured meats

  • Water + 1 glass of local wine

  • Tasting of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena DOP

  • Coffee/cappuccino with a piece of small pastry OR gelato

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What's not included

  • Tips and Gratuities

  • Unfortunately, this tour cannot accommodate wheelchair users

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Meeting Points

  • Choice of either your Modena Hotel, Train Station, or Tourist Office

  • Kindly reach your meeting point 10-15 minutes before the departure time

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Notes

Important Information

  • The tour runs rain or shine

  • Under 18? You can't consume alcohol, but delightful non-alcoholic options are available

  • Special dietary requirements or allergies? Let us know when booking

  • The tour will commence promptly. We kindly request that all participants arrive on time, as we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. Please be aware that refunds will not be possible in such instances

  • The described program may undergo minor changes in the timings

  • Pick-ups: You will be picked up at your hotel downtown. If out of town, you could be asked to pay a further supplement

  • In case you self drive you meet us on location in Modena 

  • Mercato Albinelli*: according to season, the market may only be available from the outside

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Cancellation policy


A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 8 days before the activity start time.

No refund is possible if you cancel less than 8 days before the activity start time.

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