Custom Italy Experience: Parma & Emilia Romagna

ITALY: Parma and Emilia Romagna


Join Oldways’ longtime guide extraordinare, Alice Rossi, for a custom 1-day, 2-day (or however many days you’d like) culinary tour in Parma, Modena, Bologna, Langhirano, or other beautiful, historic (and delicious) places in the Italian region of Emilia Romagna, known as the food region. 

Alice Rossi Parma Italy Tour Guide
Alice Rossi

Possible explorations with Alice can include the following and more!
We can help you customize based on the number of days, the number of people in your private group and where you want to go. 

  • Visits and tastings with producers of Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, or Aceto Balsamico (or all 3) 
  • Hands-on pasta and pasta sauce cooking class 
  • Historical tour of Parma or Modena or Bologna 
  • Delicious meals at city restaurants, country trattorias or elegant award-winning dining establishments 
  • Walking food tour in Parma or Modena or Bologna 
  • Tours of cultural sites such as Torrechiara Castle 

Offered year-round, based on availability. Pricing dependent upon number of tour days

Fill out the form below for more information, or to book your on-demand Italy Culinaria!

About Emilia Romagna, Italy


While people from all over Italy, as well as chefs around the world, have always known that Emilia Romagna is “Italy’s food region,” the rest of the world has, most often, only known its signature products—traditional balsamic vinegarParmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, and pasta

Food writer David Rosengarten, writing in Forbes a few years ago, tallied up his favorite meals on a trip visiting three regions in Italy, and five out of six were in Emilia Romagna.  David theorizes that “there is great food being made all over Italy, but I can’t think of another place where food comes to the table as proudly as it does in Emilia-Romagna. And it’s not a noisy bragadoccio…it’s simply…’this is what we do. This is what my grandmother did.’”

You’ll want to explore this special region of Italy!


About Alice Rossi

Our favorite beloved guide in Italy, Alice Rossi, is a native of Parma, Italy, where we met her. Although she loves her home city and region, she is incredibly knowledgeable about all Italian food and wine, and she is a pleasure to be with, no matter the city and region! Alice writes this about herself:

My passion is food, and my dream is to share my passion!

I love getting its magic across, whether to experts or to other interested people. I did a degree in Food & Wine Science so that I could turn my passion into a job. After university, I worked for a year (2012-2013) at Barilla Academy, where I was in charge of Gourmet Touring and Taste Education. I organized and publicized tours about Food & Wine and special tastes. My various jobs made me realize how much I love working in close contact with people, so I decided to become a tourist guide and tour leader. This gives me the chance to show off our Food & Wine specialties to Italian and foreign tourists, and to share my emotion and passion!

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