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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Judith 13 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Francisco enthusiastically conveys his love of Parma and its culinary traditions. His tour includes historic facts about Tuscany and Parma that are related to the cuisine. We returned to several vendors after the tour to shop. A pair of Umarell now reside in Maryland, USA. The highlight for me was tasting horse tartar at the butcher shop. Visit the Cathedral. Parma is a lovely city. Francisco is an excellent guide. Judith S, Columbia, Maryland, USA
Polly 12 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
He has spent years planning a tour that revolves around Parma food. It’s glorious. We were thoroughly happy and followed a lot of his suggestions afterwards!
Ronelle 10 Nov 2023
Cape Town

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
This was a fantastic introduction to the food of this region. Highly recommended
Mary 27 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
He was informative,knowledgeable,and helped us discover Parma as a food capital
Ken 22 Oct 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Francisco was great and enjoyable. Gave a lot of good tips and information
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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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