Free Educational tours upon reservation
For many years our Acetaie have welcomed visitors from all over the world, on average of 30 thousand people every year, that come to Italy and to Modena wishing to learn and discover the ancient production techniques and secrets to obtain a great excellence of the Made in Italy: the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena DOP.
Participating in an educational tour concerning the Balsamic Vinegar means immerging yourself in a real and actual sensory experience.
Here, tourists, accompanied by expert guides, can visit free of charge our ancient Acetaie, enchanting places where the magic of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena DOP happens, to touch with their hands the more than 3.000 barrels that are the treasure of our family (one of them dates back to the Napoleonic period) and understand the different steps of the product aging inside the wooden barrels.
Here, it is possible to taste the best of the production branded Malpighi and to be guided to discover the special composition of the bouquet of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena DOP.
Our educational tours are free of charge, upon reservation and open to small and big groups, in Italian or foreign language (English or French).
They take place:
At the Balsamic Museum "Taste&Tour" in via Vignolese 1.487 in Modena (300 metres away from the highway exit Modena sud)
At our showroom located in Modena in Piazza Roma, one of the most beautiful and suggestive squares in our town, in front of the Palazzo Ducale (Ducal Palace)
Their duration can range from a minimum of 30 minutes to a maximum of one hour and they include:
Visit to our ancient acetaie and explanation of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena production techniques: it is here that this sensory experience begins, int these magic places that, thanks to a microclimate that is hot in summer and cold in winter, house the barrels, made of the most precious woods, where the product slowly ripens. Here, our visitors can learn the secrets that the human factor elaborated and passed down developing the history of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena DOP, of the recipes and preparation methods.
Thanks to the exposition of operating batteries, it is possible to learn the pouring and reinforcements techniques.
Guided tasting: at the end of the visit to our ancient acetaie, visitors can start tasting the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena DOP and the Collection Malpighi products. Tasting is made “vertically” to gradually accustom the palate to the many different flavours of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena DOP, passing from the youngest Vinegar to the oldest one.
Possibility to buy all the Collection Acetaia Malpighi products.