Lombardy
Destination
3 hours
Duration
Ita-Eng+
Language
2+
People

Duck ham and Sushi in Mortara

Discover Mortara, the kingdom of rice and the capital of goose, with a tour guide specialised in food and wine. Visit this amazing city in the province of Pavia in the heart of Lomellina and taste the only sushi made with the famous duck salami from Mortara PGI.


What you’ll do

  • Visit the paddy fields to discover Carnaroli rice
  • Explore Mortara, the so-called “city of goose”
  • Visit the delicatessen where duck charcuterie and goose sushi are produced
  • Sit down and enjoy an aperitif with a platter of duck ham and goose sushi, a glass of wine and a basket of bread

 Group Tour: 2+ people

Price per person: € 86


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What to expect

In Lomellina, among the rice fields, we will learn more about the farm that has been growing Italian rice for generations, including the real Carnaroli rice. We will make comparisons between the different rice varieties and discover the stages of rice cultivation and processing.

We will then move, with a few minutes’ drive, to the centre of Mortara, a town known as the city of goose. This animal has been celebrated for decades in the historic Palio and the fair taking place every September. Duck ham and duck salami from Mortara PGI are renowned food delicacies from Lombardy.

In the historic centre of Mortara, after a visit to the Basilica of San Lorenzo and its artistic treasures, we will continue our food tour with a unique food and wine experience. How to make duck prosciutto? We will find out about it by stopping at the ancient delicatessen, run by a family of goose meat processors, where duck charcuterie and duck prosciutto have been made for generations. Its chef has created the unique and tasty goose sushi with local duck ham!

After visiting the delicatessen and learning more about the best duck prosciutto recipe in town, we will conclude the experience by enjoying an aperitif, always in Mortara. You will taste a platter of duck ham and goose sushi, a glass of wine and a basket of bread.

Where Mortara, Pavia – 70 minutes from Milan and Turin
When from Tuesday to Saturday – duration 3 hours
Start time 10 a.m.

3 p.m.

Language Italian, English and French
Important information
  • Comfortable clothing is recommended for this food experience
  • Please report any intolerances, allergies and other dietary requirements in good time.
What’s included
Admission & Guided Tour in the rice fields
Guided Tour in the city of Mortara
Guided Tour in the delicatessen
Aperitif – platter of duck ham and goose sushi, a glass of wine and a basket of bread
What’s not included
Transport
Extra drinks

Price per person: € 86 – minimum 2 people

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The Food Expert:

I am a licensed tour guide for the provinces of Vercelli, Novara and Pavia. I have a great passion for telling the story of my territory in its landscape, cultural and gastronomic aspects: these three provinces are, in fact, the territory where more than 60% of European rice is produced. Impossible not to fall in love with it!

Not just museums: I will guide you to visit some of the most interesting farms in the area. We will discover Carnaroli rice and Artemide Black rice, a fragrant cross between the Venus Black rice and the Basmati rice. You will be engaged in cooking classes on rice and panissa, in the harvest of blueberries and berries. We will enter the world of the Sensory Analysis of Rice with Sommeliers of this cereal. You will also taste the amazign duck ham in Mortara!


Cancellation policy: all bookings from for the cured duck breast and Sushi experience in Mortara can be cancelled within 3 days. Read the Terms and Conditions.

I am a licensed tour guide for the provinces of Vercelli, Novara and Pavia. I have a great passion for telling the story of my territory in its landscape, cultural and gastronomic aspects: these three provinces are, in fact, the territory where more than 60% of European rice is produced. Impossible not to fall in love with it!

After my degree in History of Art and Archaeology and the Master in Journalism and Communication, since 2008 I have been dealing with the cultural columns of Radio City The Radio of Eastern Piedmont, with guided tours between Piedmont and Lombardy for travellers of all ages, with the coordination of the activities of the multimedia Rice Museum of Casalbeltrame and with social media marketing for museums, monuments, accommodation facilities and cultural associations.

The Rice Museum of Casalbeltrame is not a classic ethnographic museum, but a multimedia museum. With audio and video effects, augmented reality, tactile experiences and an engaging narrative, travellers will be able to discover the history of paddy fields, how the fields were cultivated before mechanization and how rice cultivation has evolved to this day. A visit to the museum is a real journey through time, from season to season, discovering how paddy fields change from winter, spring, summer, to the harvest festival and November 11th, the Feast of San Martin. To accompany visitors, three guides: me in person, ready to answer your questions; one in voice, which tells in a poetic way what the “caminant”, the vagabond storyteller, saw in the countryside; and a technological guide, to deepen rice and its cultivation today with tablets and smartphones.

Not just museums: I will guide you to visit some of the most interesting farms in the area. We will discover Carnaroli rice and Artemide Black rice, a fragrant cross between the Venus Black and the Basmati rice. You will be engaged in cooking classes on rice and panissa, in the harvest of blueberries and berries. We will enter the world of the Sensory Analysis of Rice with Sommeliers of this cereal.

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