A walking tour through the culinary corners of Parma

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Francisco
Quality Verified Registered on September 20, 2019

I am an Italian-Chilean journalist based in Parma, Italy. I have published a series of culinary books such as Patagonia Gastronomy, Chilean Poetic Cuisine and Valparaíso Gastronomy. Since 2019 I have lived in Parma, a beautiful city where I have developed this free tour that runs through its main attractions, with special emphasis on its rich gastronomic culture.

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Tour description

In this culinary walking tour I will show you the most pleasant corners of this ducal city of exquisite beauty. We will walk through the historic center visiting the places that show us the most authentic expressions of the cuisine of this place recognized as the Capital of the Italian Food Valley. In the tour I will tell you the history and present of Parma and how it is intertwined with the culture of food. We will also know more about the famous Parma Ham, Culatello and of course Parmigiano Reggiano, all these gastronomic excellences with the protected brand. I will also tell you about the Parmesan restaurants and their particular menu. Along the way you will get to know more of the variety of Parma sparkling wines such as Malvasia and Lambrusco, as well as Balsamic Vinegar. During this tour the typical pasta known as anolini, horse meat, pizza, sandwiches, coffee and homemade ice cream made with fresh Parmesan milk will also be very important. In Parma local entrepreneurship is also very strong and for that we will visit a small museum of perfumes where the famous "Violeta di Parma" stands out. This tour is not recommended for minors.

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  • Meeting point:
    Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 19/E, 4312...
    Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 19/E, 43121 Parma PR, Italy
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    In Piazza Garibaldi, next to the only statue. I wear a yellow jacket. .

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Karla 20 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Nos encantaron los espacios que visitamos y las explicaciones de Francisco fueron claras y muchas sorprendentes. Estuvimos felices en Parma que nos sorprendió. La información que nos dió Francisco nos ayudó a comer delicioso de la forma local. 100% recomendado!
Darcie 20 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Francisco is the best. It’s not ‘just’ a food tour. It’s a food tour with a professional journalist who writes about food … you’ll leave hungry but with all the suggestions you need to make wise decisions for food in Parma! Perfetto!
Cristina 30 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Super interesting and fun!
Guy Justiniano 08 Jul 2023
Las Vegas

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Travelled alone - Jul 2023
Francisco had a lot knowledge about the gastronomy in Parma. He made the tour fun and engaging by visiting several stores and provided food samples. I will recommend Francisco as a tour guide.
Karen 07 Jul 2023
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Francisco es un gran guía. La idea que plantea para el tour es muy original. Vas conociendo la ciudad a través de su comida y tradiciones gastronómicas. Te da toda la información para que puedas disfrutar de la ciudad y todas las actividades de la zona.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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