The passion for the best things in life is the very soul of this region. Emilia-Romagna is a fiery land, where the mountains slope down to a plain rich in superb and tasty food. Visiting Emilia-Romagna means giving in to the joys of life and to the warm welcome of locals, while getting to know the world-famous products of this region: Ferrari, Parmesan cheese, Parma raw ham, culatello, tortellini and Sangiovese wine. Tour small ancient villages and discover their local delights. Or visit cities with a great history and famous monuments, and also with their own culinary tradition, like Parma and Modena. In this region people have perfected the art of having fun, an essential part of life that turns the simple pleasures and passions of life into something more.
Arrival of the group in the late afternoon in the region of Parma. Accomodation at the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – Parma with tasting of Parmesan
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit a cheese factory renowned for the production of the famous Parmesan cheese and cheese tasting. Lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon, guided tour of the city of Parma, with the Duomo and the octagonal Baptistery, whose reliefs and statues form one of the most important Romanesque sculpted ensembles in Italy. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Modena with tasting of balsamic vinegar and visit of the Ferrari Museum
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Modena. Welcome by the local guide and visit of the city center, with the Duomo, the Ghirlandina Tower, which with its almost 90 meters high, is one of the most beautiful bell towers in Italy, and Piazza Grande, heart of the city. Lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon, visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. Then, departure to the hills of Modena. Visit of an “acetaia” famous for the production of a balsamic vinegar which for its very particular taste is very well known and much loved. Tasting. Transfer to the hotel, accomodation. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Bologna and cooking class
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Bologna. Welcome to the Cooking School for a “Hands in pasta” class followed by lunch. In the afternoon, welcome by the local guide and visit of the historic center and its arcades. There is not a city in the world with as many arcades as Bologna: together, considering only the historical center, they are over 38 km long. An international record, without a doubt, that the city acclaims with pride and which today represents, with its towers and its lovely tortellinis, the major identity features of the city. Return to the hotel for dinner and accommodation.
Day 5 – Return to your area
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure of the group and end of our services.