Historic Acetaia guided tour


Historic Acetaia is our most classic guided tour inside the Balsamic Vinegar ageing rooms. This Acetaia is located inside a 16° century tower, and the vinegar is here produced following the traditional style. It’s a very exclusive location because it’s the only tower used for the ageing of Balsamic Vinegar opened to public tours. During this tour you can discover the main steps in the production of Balsamic Vinegar, and the history of this amazing Modena product.

This Acetaia (literally: ageing rooms) hosts barrels dated back to the beginning of the 20° century, all of them are still in use for the production of our finest quality Balsamic Vinegar.
This tour includes a guided tasting of 5 different Balsamic Vinegars. The tasting is done using ceramic spoons, and it’s conducted by our Balsamic Vinegar professional tasters.

You can have a quick preview of this fantastic experience watching our video online. If you are looking for an unforgettable exclusive tour, please check our “Acetaia 100 guided tour“. We can’t wait to have you here at La Vecchia Dispensa!

Please, contact us by email before purchasing your Historic Acetaia guided tour to check the availability, and to arrange day and time of your visit.


Additional information

No. of people

min 2 – max 12 people


1 hour

Day of the tour

Monday to Saturday


10:00, 11:30, 14:30, 16:00, 17:30

Guide Language

English, Italian

Free entrance

under 14


The Historic Acetaia is settled in 3 different floors of an ancient tower served by narrow stairs. The tour is not recommended to guests with mobility difficulties or claustrophobia.

Cancellation policy

Full refund up to 24 hours before the beginning of the tour.