About our Bologna wine and gourmet tours

San Giorgio NCC provide tailored wine and gourmet tours from Bologna to explore:

  • local wineries for tours and tastings – from Colli Bolognesi to Modena and Parma.
  • amazing local restaurants – we have some great recommendations to share with you and the the local Bolognese Ragu is out of this world!
  • local balsamic vinegar producers – If you are a lover of traditional cuisine and good taste, a visit to a balsamic vinegar factory is a must-see when you visit Parma
  • cheese factories (Parmigiano Reggiano)
  • prosciutto producers
  • the smaller cities outside of Bologna.

San Giorgio NCC will make all reservations on your behalf and plan the perfect day for you to ensure that your time is not rushed and you have enough time to enjoy each of your stops.

Should our customers wish to visit the Ferrari or Ducati factories, these stops too can be arranged.

Whilst our main pickup location is typically Bologna, we can pickup our customers from anywhere in Emilia Romagna.  

About the areas

Colli Bolognesi

Nestled gently in the hilly countryside south of Bologna, Colli Bolognesi is situated in the heart of Emilia-Romagna in Italy. The literal translation of Colli Bolognesi in English simply means “Bolognese Hill”.

The wine tasting options on our Bologna wine tours, close to Colli Bolognesi include many options of high-quality wines produced there. During your winery visit in Colli Bolognesi our customers can discover the various Colli Bolognesi DOC appellations. These include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Rosso Bologna, Bianco Bologna, Barbera, Spumante Bologna, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Bianco, Riesling and Pignoletto!

What wines can be tasted in Colli Bolognesi?

The surrounding areas to Colli Bolognesi are diverse in terms of the environment and this results in different wine varieties. One variety has been key in that region for many many years is the Pignoletto. Wine which can be sparkling, still, Spumante, Passito or Superiore.

What food is Colli Bolognesi known for and what should we try?

Bologna is considered by many the one of the top destinations for food in the whole of Italy! During your visit to the Colli Bolognesi area, we recommend planning a trip encompassing time between visiting great wineries and tasting some of the Italian food delights that this area is famous for! These include both tortellini and tagliatelle accompanied] with a Bolognese ragu. The local lasagne is also a must!

What wineries can we visit in Colli Bolognesi?

Below are some of our top recommendations of wineries to visit in the Colli Bolognesi area:

However, should you have your own Bologna wineries in mind that you would like to visit, we are more than happy to plan a trip around the places you might like to visit – we are completely flexible and can also include a visit to the Ferrari factory or cheese factory into your itineraries.

Parma and Modena

Modena is located in the province of Emilia-Romagna in Italy and is famous for its balsamic vinegar, which is traditionally made in a way that has been passed down through many generations. Modena is also home to the Ferrari museum for all you keen car enthusiasts!

Parma is also located in Emilia-Romagna and is well renowned for its ham, a traditional specialty food product!  When visiting Parma, you will also see that it has many beautiful churches and palaces including the Cathedral of Parma and the Palazzo della Pilotta.

To book your Bologna wine and gourmet tour, please contact us here for a tailored quote and provisional itinerary.

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* Please note that all wine tours/tastings and restaurants are paid for directly by the customer at each establishment and are not included in the cost of the trip.