"With an enthusiastic local hiker as tour guide we had a great trip up the mountain at Fanano. From the top ridge we looked over stunning mountain scenery on all sides. And, then a safe and secure escort down again."
Hanne & Klaus, Soren & Mette

Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena

Come and visit an ”Acetaia” and have a look into a different world

“Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena” is a premier brand of balsamic vinegar. It is made from the thick, sweet syrup (”saba”) reduced through evaporation, or cooking of juice from, for example, Trebbiano grapes. Then carefully aged in barrels made of different kinds of wood for years – the finest up to 50 years. In the old days children from well-to-do families were given a battery of six small wooden barrels of Aceto Balsamico as a christening gift.

Because of the natural temperature fluctuations, nearby Modena, Vignola and Spilamberto is where the most fantastic balsamic vinegar is produced. We have contact with a family who are passionate about the balsamico they produce and like to show and explain the process. Proudly they let us taste a few precious drops.

Balsamico festivals are held every year in many towns around here from May 22nd to June 6th

You can book a guided tour on "Bologna Welcome"

Aceto Balsamico is used in a lot of regional dishes. Naturally it is used with olive oil in salads, but it is also beyond imagining its taste on fried and oven baked meats, chunks of Parmesan cheese, fresh strawberries or vanilla ice cream……uhm…!