Laraine F. United Kingdom
If you only have time for one tour in Bologna this is the one to choose. We were collected from our apartment in a modern minibus and met by our guide Massismo. We were on an English speaking tour and Massimo was fluent in speaking and understanding English. He was very knowledgeable about Bologna and we learnt much about the history of the area. We visited a Parmigano factory, a Modena ham factory, a Traditional Balsamic vinegar farm, the Ferrari Museum and finally a lunch in a good restaurant. All the food attractions were generous with their samples and wine and there was plenty of time to purchase the produce. The Ferrari Museum was fun for all ages. We were collected at about 8 am and arrived back at the apartment around 5.30 pm. We went on a Sunday and the restaurant was busy with Italian families which is a good sign of the quality and gave a good atmosphere. The food was very good and lots of it with a starter, 3 pasta courses, beef (cooked medium rare) with char-grilled vegetables and roasted potatoes and 2 desserts. Espresso, wine, and water were freely available. A memorable day.
Burcu B Turkey
Andrea is amazing, Tour is amazing. Just do it. It is worth every penny. You will be sorry if you miss it. Make sure you don't eat much before the tour.
Colin and Hsuan New Zealand
Amazing value, started at 8:30 am and 9 hours later finished, this is the best informative tour ever, if you get the chance do it, fantastic lunch as well, as I said great value. Balsamic vinegar, Parmesan production and good old legs of ham, plus Ferrari visit, and lunch.
a traveler United States
We traveled to Italy with another couple and spent 5 days in Bologna. During that time, we enjoyed 4 fantastic tours with Amazing Italy. The first was a half-day tour of Bologna with the very intelligent and knowledgeable Catia. The next day we toured the Bologna food market and had a cooking class with Rita - in her own home! Besides being a great cook and teacher, Rita is one of the most gracious and delightful people I've ever met. On the third day, we had the pleasure of going on the visit to boutique producers of parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto with company owner Olga. We learned a lot at each producer and had a wonderful day with the highly organized Olga. The fourth tour was to two wineries and the charming town of Dozza with Nathalie (and again excellent driver Cesare). Like all of the Amazing Italy guides, Nathalie was gracious, bright, flexible, knowledgeable and fluent in English. We could not have asked for more professional guides! Besides organizing fantastic daily tours in and around Bologna, Amazing Italy is a full-service travel company. Olga did an "amazing" job planning our entire bespoke visit and finding outstanding guides wherever we went.
This tour beated by far all our expectations. Everything was perfect with Olga (co-owner) taking care of all organisational and logistic details before the trip and Andrea (husband) being a perfect host and guide throughout the day (we enjoyed great farm visits and top 6 courses lunch). Moreover, as they are greatly on local tours but have an extensive experience.