3 Days Eatalia Food and Wine Vacations in Italy

  • Ciao Italy, Piazza XX Settembre 2, City Center, 40121 Bologna, Italy

Overview

Wine and Cooking Holidays in Italy

A savory bite of true Neapolitan pizza, the coldness of gelato, the Mediterranean's sparkle, the aroma of fresh herbs at Campo dei Fiori, an aria echoing in a Venetian canal. There's nowhere better to satisfy your senses than the place where art, food, and culture reached their pinnacle - Italy. There is nothing more synonymous with Italy than its food and wine. Taste your way through the country, sampling some of the most famous gastronomic delights in Bologna, a gastronomic capital of Italy. Be sure to pack your appetite! Buon appetito!

Highlights

  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • A parmesan and vinegar tasting
  • Cooking class with the best recipes of Emilia-Romagna region
  • A full-day tour to Parma and Vignola
  • A walking tour to Bologna
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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You will stay at NH Bologna de la Gare, a luxurious hotel at the very heart of the city. In this hotel, youll be within easy reach of the citys best shops and restaurants, along with the main tourist attractions like Piazza Maggiore and San Petronio. Business hubs like the Bologna Fair Center are close too. The hotel has superior extra-spacious rooms with features like coffee-making facilities. The hotel restaurant offers international cuisine alongside cooking from the Emilia-Romagna region. Here you can enjoy local specialties like homemade tagliatelle and tortellini. And, if its just drinks youre after, the hotel has a bar that serves superb cocktails.

Day 1 - Bologna

Arrival to Bologna. Check in to your hotel and meet your tour guide for a walking tour of the city. Overnight in Bologna.

Day 2 - Parma

After breakfast, embark on your full day tour to Parma and Vignola including a parmesan tasting, vinegar tasting, and lunch. Return to Bologna for your overnight stay.

Day 3 - Cooking class

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Join your small group cooking class in Bologna for the best recipes of the Emilia-Romagna region! End of the tour.

  • The walking tour of Bologna
  • The full-day tour to Parma and Vignola

Bologna is known for its elegant arcades - porticos. In the heart of the city on the Piazza Malpighi and Piazza Maggiore, you will find the Neptune fountain, King Renzos Palace, Podesta Palace, and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna is a real foodie haven, so dont miss a tasty meal at your own leisure! Its worth to visit Padova, with its original Saint Antonio basilica. Enjoy Parma which is also known for its delicious cuisine!

Nearby places

  • Bologna Fair Center, one of Italys leading exhibition venues
  • Piazza Maggiore, a famous square with awesome architecture, fabulous markets, and street performers
  • San Petronio, the main church of Bologna
  • The Torri degli Asinelli, Bolognas famous towers
Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Wine tasting / tour
General
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible rooms
  • Ramp access
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned room
  • Bar
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Concierge desk
  • Continental breakfast
  • Dining area
  • Early bird breakfast
  • Electrical adapters
  • Elevators
  • Extra beds
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meal plan available
  • Mini bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wheelchair accessible elevators
Services
  • Baggage hold
  • Bell Staff
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Laptop rental
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot
  • PC rental
  • Pet care / grooming
  • Room cleaning
  • TV
  • Wake-up calls
  • Wedding
  • 2 night accommodation in hotel
  • A cooking class in Bologna
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • Full day tour to Parma and Vignola
  • Group activities
  • Parmesan and vinegar tasting
  • Transfer from train station to hotel and back

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is Marconi airport in Bologna (BLQ). The airport is located 7 kilometers away from your hotel.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Ciao Italy an inquiry.

Testimonials

  • Review by Joanne Willis

    "Great trip! not a glitch!"

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  • Review by Frances Kally

    "We just returned from our trip to Italy with the plans provided by Ciao Italy and I can't say enough what an exceptional job they did. We had various excursions planned and each guide was on time, knowledgeable and accommodating. The private tour in Rome was particularly special. Being 7 of us we were met right at the train station with signs and a comfortable van ready to go. Alessandra our guide was very knowledgeable and when we asked for a couple of unplanned stops, not only was she accommodating she was able to give history and tours of each place. She also was able to recommend a restaurant for lunch when the one we planned on was unexpectedly closed. Not only was her choice great, it was better than our original plans. Lisa and Laura in Siena were fantastic and Antonella in Florence made us feel as welcomed guests in her hometown. I would definitely recommend Ciao Italy to plan excursions. They were spot on with our plans and made for a truly wonderful experience."

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  • Review by Cindy Howard

    "Ciao Italy provides truly quality products. Every client I have booked has been at least completely satisfied or their expectations were exceeded. The tour guides are extremely professional and knowledgeable. It is a joy for me to have clients return from a trip raving about it. Thank you, Jennifer and the Ciao staff!"

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  • Review by Bernard Woythaler from Florida, USA

    "Four cities in Italy in 15 days absolutely perfect. Hassle free vacation. From the time we landed in Rome till we departed in Venice our expectations were exceeded. Great job!"

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  • Review by Margie Weidert from USA

    "My husband and I took our 23-year-old granddaughter to Italy as a graduation present. I arranged for Ciao Italy to make all of the reservations for the 4-star hotels in Florence, Venice, and Rome. They were all beautiful with attention to customer satisfaction and great restaurants. Jennifer arranged for all the group tours for us in each city. At the Vatican, she arranged for a private guide, and it was well worth it. She took us into the parts of the Vatican that most groups dont visit. I highly recommend Ciao Italy for all your travel arrangements to Italy for a worry-free and wonderful vacation."

    October 2015. Ciao Italy website, edited

  • Review by Arthur Mintz from USA

    "Our trip to Italy was perfectly planned by Ciao Italy in every way! From the moment we were met at the Rome airport until our departure from Venice every day was superbly managed! My wife and I took our 15-year-old grandson to Italy for his first experience in the country. Our guides were very informative, and our grandson absorbed so much of the history and information they presented. Although weve been to Italy many times, this trip was a new experience for the family to share in Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Pisa, and Venice. Ciao Italy made it fabulous!"

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  • Review by Shelley Friedman, USA

    "We booked our tour through Ciao Tours, in New York, and it was serviced, yesterday, October 12th, by Gourmetaly. We wanted to advise you that Valleria was the most knowledgeable, delightful, and efficient tour guide. I think it safe to say that the 12 of us on this tour had a fabulous and memorable time. The places we visited, and the food we sampled all were terrific. It was notable how all the vendors and restaurants were ready and happy to receive us and provided the best of service. Any dietary requests were pleasantly and seamlessly satisfied. All in all, this was truly an incredible experience and we will treasure and tell our friends about it for years to come."

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