About the tour: Taste of Emilia-Romagna

Delve into the delights of Italy's Emilia-Romagna region on this dedicated group tour. Discover Italian delights from Bologna to Parma and tuck into delicious regional cuisine. Enjoy a pasta making class, wine tasting and a visit to a balsamic cellar on this tasty tour of Northern Italy.

Sample Itinerary for Groups


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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
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    Fly from your regional airport to Bologna Airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a seven-night stay.

    Bologna has one of the most beautiful and best preserved historic districts in Europe. Today the group will enjoy a 2-hour city guide in Bologna through the old University City, known for the ‘degli Asinelli’ and ‘della Garisenda’ towers, the San Petronio Basilica and the Neptune Fountain.

    Panoramic view of old city of Bologna
    Panoramic view of old city of Bologna

    Included Highlights

    • Panoramic view of old city of Bologna

    This morning head east to the Adriatic coast and the city of Cervia. Salt production has a long history in the city which is surrounded by salt pans. You will learn all about the history and production techniques used today to create a range of different salts through a guided tour of the saltworks. The group will then enjoy a lunch break at a rustic restaurant with a dish of Spaghetti alla Marinara (with tasty mussels) and a glass of white wine.

    In the afternoon, you will head to Ravenna, former capital of the Western Roman Empire which offers some of the best city sightseeing in Italy. Explore the most important architectural monuments from the Gothic and Byzantine eras, including the Galla Placidia Mausoleum with its splendid mosaics.

    Ravenna
    Ravenna

    Included Highlights

    • Ravenna

    Today the group will experience a cooking demonstration at a family run pasta making facility. Here, you will see how the pasta fresca is made by hand. Visit their wine cellar followed by a classical lunch and taste both the pasta and wine.

    Bologna
    Bologna Pasta Making Class

    Included Highlights

    • Bologna Pasta Making Class

    The former royal city of Parma offers magnificent buildings including the Palazzo Ducale built along French lines, the wooden Teatro Farnese and the Cathedral’s Baptistery. In Parma the group will enjoy a 2 hour guided tour and also a Gourmet walking tour including cheese and ham tasting. Then continue to Langhirano, at the heart of Parma Ham country, where we discover all about the production of one of Italy’s most recognisable food products. A sample tasting is a must!

    Parma cathedral with Baptistery leaning tower
    Parma

    Included Highlights

    • Prosciutto Tasting
    • Parma

    Today, enjoy lunch at a typical Agriturismo. In the afternoon visit the medieval village of Dozza, with its castle and archetypal decorated houses. This area is known for the production of Lambrusco and we will end our day with a visit a winery to sample the wine.

    • Included meals: Lunch
    Dozza
    Dozza

    Included Highlights

    • Lunch at a Agriturismo
    • Wine Tasting
    • Dozza

    Today visit Modena where you will have a two hour city tour. Modena is not only the spiritual home of Ferrari sports cars but also a town of wide arcaded streets and large squares, Cathedral, and Ghirlandia Tower. Continue on to Maranello to visit the famous Ferrari Museum. As a tasty end to the day, you will visit a balsamic vinegar cellar to learn all about the tradition and production techniques which guarantee the quality of the vinegar, which like grappa, is based on grape must. This evening the group will enjoy a traditional Dinner at a local restaurant.

    • Included meals: Dinner
    Levizzano Rangone, Modena
    Modena

    Included Highlights

    • Balsamic Vinegar Cellar
    • Ferrari Museum
    • Traditional Dinner
    • Modena

    Depart the hotel after breakfast and transfer to Bologna airport for the return flight to your regional airport.