Taking a trip through Italy is like making a tour of pleasures. The beautiful and ancient landscapes, the many wonderful sights, sounds, and smells of the countryside—all will give you plenty with which to satiate your senses. The best part of such a trip is the food. Italian food is known the world over for its zest, richness, and extraordinary quality. Though you can find Italian restaurants in just about every capital in the world, there is nothing like the real thing—that is the food as it is prepared and presented in Italy itself. If you are a food lover, then taking a food tour of Italy may be just the thing for you.
An Italian food tour makes the experience fun and relatively straightforward. However, there are a few things you should know before embarking on your trip. The tours typically include cities throughout northern Italy. Bologna, Apulia, and Emilia Romagna are just a few of the many great culinary centers that are popular destinations.
Bologna is one the premiere spots for food touring. It is a city famous for its meats and cheeses. Touring the city will give you the opportunity to experience the delightful aromas of one of the world’s largest outdoor fresh meat markets. You will see the masters at work as they prepare and peddle endless selections of breads and pastries, hand-made pastas, salami, cheese, and fresh fish.
The Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory is another favorite of those on a food touring holidy. At this family owned and operated factory, you will see first-hand how cheese is made. Every detail of how this wonderful cheese is made, matured, packaged, and distributed will be explained to you. Modena is close by and people find it convenient to pop in for a visit. There you will learn the history of this particular vinegar. You will then be given the chance to inhale its rich and potent aroma.
Food is not the only thing you can experience. You can combine the pleasures of balsamic vinegar with the excitement of driving a Ferrari! Galleria Ferrari is quite close to Bologna. You can take advantage of this proximity by test driving one of these great symbols of automotive excellence. And you can follow it all up with a gourmet lunch at a nearby restaurant, where you will be served Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Balsamic vinegar.
If you are a wine enthusiast, then you should embark on an adventure through the vineyards of that grape-filled region. You will not find finer wines than the ones produced in Italy. It is a country quite famous for its wines. Taking such a tour will give you the opportunity to enjoy your fill of wine, bread, and cheese, as well as the magnificent architecture and other sights of the region.
For non-meat eaters, a vegetarian food and wine tour is possible; and it offers a rich and memorable experience. Such a tour will include a variety of culinary dishes that will satisfy the appetite of vegetarians who appreciate good food.
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