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La Grassa Emilia Romagna Gourmet Tour ~ 7 Days

Highlights

  • Independent Tour, Departs fridays
  • Bologna, Modena, Parma
  • Tour and tastings of balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano, Prosciutto
  • Cooking class
  • Ferrari museum tour
  • Tour Code: VYLERG20

Itinerary - click for more

Day 1: Bologna Independent arrival in Bologna overnight.

Day 2: Bologna Enogastronomic Capital of Europe Depart Hotel with guide and discover Bologna. The city, home of the oldest university in the western world, has precious cultural life and intriguing historical legacy, Piazza Maggiore,  Basilica di San Petronio. Afternoon immerse in the local culture joining a cooking class in a lovely location. Learn how to make tortellini or tagliatelle al ragu. At the end enjoy a wonderful dinner in one of the city’s great osteria. Overnight in Bologna (B, D)

Day 3: Lambrusco Wine & Byzantine in Ravenna Meet driver escort and motor to Faenza, visit olive grove of Brisighella PDO oil and a wines cellar wine tasting followed by lunch. Tasting fresh cheese Squacquerone PDO with sparkling red Lambrusco. In the afternoon visit the Byzantine town of Ravenna the Basilica di San Vitale, the 6th-century “Basilica di Sant’Apollinare Nuovo” and the cross-shaped Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. Return in Bologna late afternoon. Overnight in Bologna. (B, L)

Day 4:  Modena, Balsamic Vinegar & Motors Today, You will spend 2 nights around Modena. Stop Modena for a short walk in the centre and a visit to a traditional Balsamic vinegar cellar with commented tasting, followed by lunch with tigelle (typical bread) and typical cold cuts. Afternoon visit the Ferrari Museum, then we will continue to your charming country-relais. This evening, you will enjoy a gourmet dinner facing the beautiful view of the hills. Overnight in Modena. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Parma Today motor to Parma visit a cheese factory of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO near Reggio Emilia with a tasting of this delicious food. Visit Torrechiara castle and village. Lunch at a farmhouse. Reach village of  Langhirano, to learn about the tradition of Parma Ham. We will arrive in Parma late afternoon. Overnight in Parma. (B, L)

Day 6: Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese and Parma Hamay  In the morning visit to Parma old town center and the most charming monuments such as the pink marble Baptistery, the wooden Farnese Theatre and the Romanesque Cathedral frescoed by Correggio. Lunch will be served at Corale Verdi, a typical Trattoria in the very heart of Parma where is still possible to taste traditional recipes. Overnight in Parma. (B, L)

Day 7: Arrivederci After Breakfast departure.

Included

  • 3 nights Bologna, 2 nights Modena, 1 night Parma
  • Daily Breakfasts
  • Cooking class with dinner
  • Guided Bologna walking tour
  • Driver to tour Faenza & Ravenna
  • Guided visit Ravenna
  • Driver for visit to Modena
  • Balsamic vinegar cellar & tasting
  • Lunch in Modena
  • Entrance fee Ferrari Museum
  • Dinner in Modena
  • Transfer Modena - Parma with stops
  • Visit & tasting Parmiggiano Reggiano Farm
  • Visit Torrechiara
  • Commented visit and tasting Parma Ham in Langhirano
  • Lunch & guided visit Parma

Not Included:

  • Flights, Tips & Gratuities, City Tax (paid locally)
  • Arrival & Departure Transfer
  • Beverages & meals not mentioned
  • Items & expenses of a personal nature, and any items not mentioned in the “ Includes”.

2020 Rates

DatesDoubleTriple
May, Jun, Sep, Oct$3735$3040
Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec$3590$2800
Apr$3700$2900
Single On Request

Hotels: 4* or Similar

  • Bologna: Il Convent dei Fiori di Seta / Metropolitan / I Portici
  • Modena: Agriturismo Sereni
  • Parma: Park Hotel Pacchioni

Rates are per person in CAD ($) and indicative of Euro price, subject to change. Minimum 2 passengers.
All rates and hotel availability subject to change. High season surcharges may apply.


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