ESCLUSIVE "Food Valley Travel" for 2017 

UNIQUE possibility  to visit the hystorical producer of cooking appliances BERTAZZONI Spa

Private visit to a real dairy of Parmigiano-Reggiano

Private visit to a producer of wines of the territory and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia followed by tasting/light lunch with paired wines

Reggio-Emilia (RE) - Half day

 A one of a kind and brand new itinerary! Only with us, there will be the opportunity to visit of one of the oldest producers of cooking appliances in Italy: Bertazzoni Spa... The itinerary is completed by the visit to the other unique excellences of this territory like Parmigiano-Reggiano, Lambrusco wine and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio-Emilia... 

 

Morning

Meeting with one of our authorized guides and private visit to an authentic dairy where the famous Parmigiano-Reggiano is made. You'll admire how the "King of Cheeses" is made through a millenary making of that is repeated every day. Final tasting at the end of the visit;

To follow, for the first time ever and only with us, it will be possible to visit the manufacturing facility of Bertazzoni. A deep immersion in the history and innovation of one of the oldest producers of cooking appliances in Italy...
There will be the opportunity to watch an emotional video,  walk through the spectacular showroom where  you'll see both historical pieces from the XIX century and innovative and modern models, obtained by a continuous and unique engineering research like no one else in the world... 
 
The experience continues and ends at an amazing location, one of the most prestigious local producer of wines and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio-Emilia...

The visit will focus both on the winery than on the "Acetaia" and will end with a typical products tasting/light lunch paired with their wines of different kinds such as Lambrusco and Malvasia. 

 

The Story of Bertazzoni


Bertazzoni is today a byword for style and excellence all over the world. The family company is presided over by the fifth and sixth generations – an unbroken line that stretches back to the 19th century and an Italian town called Guastalla near Parma. This is where Francesco Bertazzoni, a maker of precision weighing machines for the cheese industry, noticed a new type of wood burning stove being used for heating railcars on the railroad from Germany. He and his son Antonio began to make their own stoves, which were soon being sent all over Italy.
In 1909 the family established its first factory. They expanded again in the 1920s as their wood burning stove cookers - sold under the La Germania brand - won awards of excellence. Napoleone, Francesco’s grandson, introduced new mass production techniques he learned while working for Fiat in Turin. In the inter-war years, stove production soared to 80,000 units.
In the 1950s Bertazzoni began to make its first gas stoves. The clean, instant energy transformed the prospects of the company. In the 1960s the first exports began and, by the turn of the century, the company’s cooking appliances were being sold in over 60 countries around the world.
In 2001, the company introduced the unequalled 'Toyota system' for manufacturing that relies on the relationship between exceptional speed and uncompromising quality, dependent on the commitment and culture of the company's people. Bertazzoni also began exhaustive analysis of the American market and in 2005 launched a series of all-new ranges there under the new 'Bertazzoni' brand name. Success soon followed.
Today Bertazzoni exports its cooking appliances all over the world selling at the top end of the market through a high-quality dealer network, both under the Bertazzoni and the Bertazzoni La Germania brands names.

The experience includes:

  • Half day authorized guide for the visits described in the program;
  • entries to the factory of Bertazzoni Spa for the guided tour of the showroom and, if available, to the production;
  • coffee break and gift at the end of the visit;
  • entries to a Parmigiano-Reggiano dairy with final tasting;
  • entries to a local producer of wines of the territory (Lambrusco) and of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio-Emilia with tasting/light lunch with paired wines at the end of visit.

The experience doesn't include:  

  • transportation if not selected;
  • everything not mentioned in "The experience includes". 

 To be noted:

  • The meeting point with the driver, if requested, is directly at the hall of the hotel or at another point to be decided together considering the best logistics. 
  • The option WITH TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED, is calculated from departures from the cities of Parma, Reggio-Emilia and Modena. For other cities: prices upon request.

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