Joe Banana Limos & Travel

Food Valley Experience

Local Tours

Duration: 8 hr. approx

  • Visit the hometown of the most famous cheese in Italy
  • Discovery the history and the traditions of the Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Explore a balsamic vinegar farm
  • Enjoy a light lunch, included in the price
  • In order to be on time to see the demonstration of how to make the Parmigiano cheese we suggest to start at 8.00 am
All year
Service Type
Suggested pick up time

What’s included

  • Luxury air conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • Cheese factory and balsamic vinegar farm guided tours with tastings
  • Light lunch
  • Photo stops
  • All taxes, parking tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Guide service


  • Firenze
  • Parma
  • Modena


Firenze, FI, Italia


Parma, PR, Italia


Modena, MO, Italia

For all the Italian Food Lovers, we have an amazing experience for you!

You will visit a cheese factory in Parma, home town of one of the most famous cheese of the world: the Parmigiano Reggiano!

Here you have the opportunity to discover this unique cheese and the people who work every day on its production and on the preservation of tradition. During the guided tour of the dairy you can learn the secrets of cheese making and taste the product.

It start from the production room and continue along the special corridor designed to allow you to see all the stages of the production process up close. The guided tour will continue through the pre-salting rooms, the salting room which (contains over 2.100 wheels) and the hot room. We will then visit the warehouse, containing 33.570 forms of Parmigiano Reggiano, and we will see the packaging laboratory, where they are cut and packaged.

To complete the guided tour, the icing of the cake awaits you in the tasting room, where the different maturations of our Parmigiano Reggiano DOP will be explained and tasted, as well as other typical products selected in combination with the maturing of the cheese.

Next stop: balsamic vinegar farm in Modena!

During this tour you will discover the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena with a complete visit of the farm, and a tasting of balsamic vinegars with a selection of cold cuts and cheeses and a glass of Lambrusco wine! You will also taste a balsamic vinegar 100 years old!

In the splendid setting of the Romagna countryside, you can discover the secrets of Modena's Black Gold and taste the products of the local tradition.

Spend a tasty day with us among the traditions, folklore and scents of this territory!

Where and how will I find the driver?

Your driver will be waiting for you at the confirmed pickup location (your arrival train track, at the airport arrival exit gate, at your accommodation) holding a sign with your name written on it.

I have some dietary preferences/needs, can I do this tour?

Please send us an email specifying your dietary preferences/needs, and we will advise accordingly.

What is your cancellation policy?

Written cancellation notice must be received by us at least 7 days prior to the scheduled service date. If done under these terms, you will not be held financially liable for the scheduled service. If it is not done in these terms, Joe Banana Limos & Travel reserves the right to charge your credit card for a "No-Show” or “Late Cancellation” fee, which is the total amount due for the requested service(s). Please Note: We will NOT CHARGE payment to your credit card at the time of booking unless you select this option, rather we will keep the information in our secure database reserving the right to charge your credit card for 100% of the amount of the service in the event of a “NO SHOW” or “LATE CANCELLATION”.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable. If tickets have already been purchased when you choose to cancel or change your tour date, you will be financially responsible for the tickets purchased (payment will be automatically processed to the credit card provided at the time of booking) and unfortunately they will no longer be valid for your tour/service.



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We started in Sorrento and made our way to Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius. Our tour guides, Paolo and Luigi were welcoming, knowledgeable, and funny. They accommodated all of our needs, allowed us to customize the tour on the spot, gave us plenty of time to wander around Pompeii, and made sure we had a great lunch all before hiking the mighty Mt Vesuvius. They were so great we booked with them twice after! Love this company.

Ignacio J

A great day with our guide Luigi experiencing all the amazing Rome sites. We fit a lot in. Luigi was very knowledgeable; drove us up to each stop and gave us information and history. He made sure we were happy and tailored our day based on our needs. There were 8 of us, four adults and four kids (ages 11-14). We all had a fantastic time learning about Rome and awed by the sheer amount of history in that city. Greatly recommend Joe Banana and Luigi


Carlo was our driver for a day out to Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius. He drove with great care and attention and was always waiting exactly where agreed. He was knowledgeable and provided information with humour. I would highly recommend Joe Bananas (and we now know where the name comes from!)


The Amalfi Coast is beautiful and when you have limited time the best option is a private tour. The service provided by Chris was extraordinary, he went beyond our expectation. He was very punctual and knowledgeable. Do not overthink about this tour, erase other alternatives like the bus, or a taxi , the private tour is the way to go. I will definitely use Joe Bananas in the future.

Andy M
From Lexington, South Carolina

Fantastic tour to Pompei and Positano with a amazing lunch! We had a party of 6 and Massimo took great care of us! He picked us up at the hotel in a like new mini van that was spotless. He told us about the city of Sorrento and we stopped by a limoncello factory for a quick tour and tasting. Then on to a tour of Pompeii with Paulo. I would highly recommend getting a tour in Pompeii. There is so much to see and it is massive. Paulo did a great job explaining the lives of the citizens of Pompeii, not giving a history lesson. The kids loved it! Massimo then drove us to a local restaurant where the food and service was amazing! After a great meal and wine Massimo drove us to Positano on the coast which was beautiful. It was a full day but it was definitely worth it! I would highly recommend Joe Bananas limo and make sure to ask for Massimo!

Gordon Campbell
From United States

My wife and I would like to thank JB Limo for our extensive 21 day tour thru Italy from Amalfi coast to Venice. Rossella was a delight to work with as we planned our vacation. With our input, she designed our entire trip from hotels, individual stops, guides, and private driver. Thanks to Rossella's planning and Luca, our private driver, the experience was magical and stress free. They made sure everything went smoothly every step of the way and handled any unanticipated issues that arose. The guides provided were exceptional. A few worthy of mention were Paolo in Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Capri; Rita in Rome; Francesca in Florence; Christian in Cinque Terre; Esther in Milan; and Igor in Venice. A few of the highlights included the private boat excursion down the Amalfi coast, private boat to Capri and our visit to Osteria di Passignano winery in Tuscany which included one of our favorite meals. This is our third time using JB Limo services when visiting Italy and they have always exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend their services.

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