Balsamic vinegar is a beloved worldwide staple and an icon of Italian gastronomy. It is bold, complex and boasts a rich regional identity. Where better to indulge in the full, oozing flavours of Aceto Balsamico than at the heart of its ancestral homeland of Modena?

Sereni a Tavola is a classic balsamic tour, tasting and lunch experience, hosted on a small family-run farm called Acetaia Sereni. Situated in the beautiful Villabianca hills between Bologna and Modena, prepare to be fully immersed in the production phases of traditional Balsamic Vinegar from vineyard to bottle, before sitting down for an intimate and informative tasting and gourmet lunch. 

Just 30km from Bologna, a visit to Acetaia Sereni is a delicious, family-friendly day out from our villas in Tuscany and our luxury holiday rentals near Venice & Verona. 

The Balsamic Classics of Modena tour, tasting & gourmet lunch 

The Sereni a Tavola experience will lead you on an immersive journey through the history of Acetaia Sereni, from the conception of their traditional balsamic vinegar production to the present day. Experience all the different phases in the production of Aceto Balsamico, from a close-up look at the estate’s vines to the final bottle. You will even tour the cooking room for the grape must, two ageing rooms and the Balsamic Museum. 

The tour will end in the Terazza Sereni, a panoramic glass terrace, with sweeping views across the surrounding countryside. Here you will taste five different types of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, which range from 8 (the youngest) to 50 years old. The experience will then conclude with a gourmet lunch.  

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Discover the tasting menu 

The tasting menu for your gourmet lunch comprises local produce from the surrounding territory, including EVO Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar produced on the estate at Acetaia Sereni.

  • Bruschetta served with EVO Olive Oil and cherry tomatoes marinated in White Balsamic Vinegar
  • Tortelloni made with fresh ricotta cheese, regional ham and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP, aged 8 years
  • Board of traditional salumi with typical “Tigelle” bread, homemade Moretta Cherry Jam and sweet & sour Giardiniera relish
  • Homemade ice cream with Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena DOP

This will be paired with distinguished local wines, Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro DOP and Pignoletto Colli Bolognese DOCG, followed by Grappa di Lambrusco Grasparossa for digestif. 

About Acetaia Sereni 

Acetaia Sereni is a family-run Balsamic vinegar farm and a leading producer of traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena DOP and IGP, with a history that stretches back to the 1900s. Situated in the village of Marano sul Panaro, their idyllic estate is surrounded by undulating countryside, vineyards and olive groves.

Schedule details

The Sereni a Tavola experience starts at 11am and will last approximately 3 hours. It will begin with a tour of the estate, vineyards and Balsamico museum, followed by a tasting of five different types of Aceto Balsamico. The experience will end with a gourmet lunch.

  • Min 2 — Max 8 persons
  • Available from March to October
  • 3 hours 
  • Languages: English, Italian
  • Transport is not included in the price
  • Children aged 0-6 take part for free
  • 50% discount for children aged 7-12 
Included in the price: Immersive tour of the Acetaia Sereni estate, a tasting of five different balsamic vinegars and a gourmet lunch. The experiences are conducted in Italian and English, but other languages can be requested at an additional cost.

Experience details
Min 2 persons - Max 8 persons.
  • Available from March to October
  • 3 hours
  • Languages: English, Italian
  • Child friendly
Included in the price:
Immersive tour of the Acetaia Sereni estate, a tasting of five different balsamic vinegars and a gourmet lunch.
€ 120 for 2 people
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Tour category:
Food & Wine
Price List:
Persons € Euro (*) £ Pounds (*) $ Dollars
2 person € 120.00 £ 103.20 $ 129.60
3 person € 180.00 £ 154.80 $ 194.40
4 person € 240.00 £ 206.40 $ 259.20
5 person € 300.00 £ 258.00 $ 324.00
6 person € 360.00 £ 309.60 $ 388.80
7 person € 420.00 £ 361.20 $ 453.60
8 person € 480.00 £ 412.80 $ 518.40
Please Note: Tuscany Now & More act only as an agent in respect of any bookings for experiences which we take and/or make on your behalf. Your booking with us is subject to our Booking Conditions and the specific booking conditions of the Property Owner and you are advised to read both carefully prior to booking.
Note: Transport is not included in the price.
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