«La Cena Dei Mille» : a Food Valley Unique Experience

One Day Experiences


Province of Parma


3 days – 2 nights

Starting Time:


September, 9-11th 2024

Get ready for the grand return of the “Cena dei Mille” in Parma on September 10, 2024! Picture the historic center magically transforming into an open-air gourmet haven for a thousand lucky souls. It’s an electrifying celebration of Parma’s culinary legacy, showcasing its finest products, traditions, and culinary prowess as Parma City of Gastronomy. Don’t miss this mouthwatering extravaganza!

  • 2 nights at Mercure Hotel Stendhal 4**** B&B in a Double Room.
  • Local tourism taxes.
  • Half-day walking tour of the city center of Parma with tastings of multiple typical products.
  • Half-day Food Valley Gourmet tour, including a visit to a Parmigiano-Reggiano dairy with tasting, a visit to a Prosciutto di Parma producer with tasting, a picture stop at Torrechiara Castle, a typical lunch with local wines, an authorized private guide throughout the experience, and a private car with a chauffeur.
  • “Cena dei Mille” tickets.
  • Private transportation service
  • Everything not mentioned in the inclusions

1st Day – 9th of September 2024 – Monday

Arrive in Parma on your own, possibly early in the afternoon, and check in at the selected accommodation in the city center. Later in the afternoon, meet with a local guide to discover the cultural and artistic highlights of the city, including hidden spots and tastings of multiple typical products. The last tasting will take place in a secret and exclusive location not accessible to the public. Dinner is on your own; you probably won’t need one after all the tastings you’ve experienced. Overnight stay in Parma.

2nd Day – 10th of September 2024 – Tuesday

Ever dreamt of spending a half-day in the Food Valley of Italy with a top-notch guide and surrounded by the world’s most famous products? Well, here’s your chance!

8:30 am Meet our guide in Parma and embark on a visit to an authentic producer of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO. You’ll discover how the King of all cheeses has been meticulously crafted by hand, following the same methods since the Benedictine monks invented it 10 centuries ago! From the curdling in typical copper heaters to the salting and final aging in the so-called wheel cathedrals, you’ll witness nearly every step of the production process of this iconic food. The visit concludes with a tasting.

On the way: Take a glimpse at the stunning castle of Torrechiara, one of the 40 manors in the area!

11:00 am: Enjoy a guided visit with a final tasting at one of the local family-run ham factories producing the mythical Prosciutto di Parma PDO. You’ll learn why this ultra-famous cured meat can only be crafted in the hills of Parma, where the sea breeze from the Tyrrhenian Sea blows through this specific river valley.

12:30/12:45 pm: Indulge in a full lunch featuring typical local products, including seasonal appetizers, a pasta course showcasing the most iconic flavors of Emilia, and homemade cakes. All dishes are paired with local wines such as Lambrusco and/or Malvasia!

2:15 pm: Return to Parma. You’ll have ample time to prepare for the one-of-a-kind “Cena dei Mille”!

7:30 pm: Participate in the “Cena dei Mille” and stay overnight in Parma.

3rd Day – 11th of September 2024 – Wednesday

Breakfast and check-out. End of the experience.


QUOTE PER PERSON (based on 2 participants): € 640,00

Please Note:

  • Possibility to personalize the experience depending on your specific needs (dates, length of stay, additional experiences, etc.).
  • Possibility to arrange private transport service (+ EUR 140 per person)

Cancellation Policy:

– No fee up to 8 days before the starting day;
– From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty;
– 48 hours notice: 70% penalty;
– 24 hours notice: 100% penalty.


You may also be interested in