6 Days Epicurean Delights and Culinary Vacations in Emilia Romagna, Italy

Cultural and Culinary Tours Italy

Emilia and Romagna: two names and two cultures in one region of plenty. This is the land of great artists including Verdi, Pavarotti, Stradivarius, Federico Fellini and Enzo Ferrari and, above all, land of culinary traditions. Journey along Italy’s food valley from historic Bologna, called la Grassa (the bountiful), to Parma, famous for its epicurean delights including culatello, prosciutto, and parmigiano.

Highlights

  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Cellar tours and private tastings
  • Visit Verdi opera and other exciting tours in Modena and Ravenna
  • Tour of Ravenna and the 6th and 7th century mosaics
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Pickup from the airport
  • Daily buffet breakfast

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8

Airport transfer included: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport

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Accommodation

During the tour, you will stay for five nights in charming accommodations: two nights in Bologna and three nights in Parma.

Italia Dolce Vita Cooking Holidays in Italy Program

During this trip you will tour the spectacular UNESCO Byzantine Mosaics in Ravenna and also delight in a cooking class in Forlimpopoli at home of Italy’s first cookbook’s author Pellegrino Artusi, and learn to make egg pasta shapes with a Mariette.

See the cultural wealth of cities, towns, villages, and hamlets. Travel the back roads for boutique wineries and local food artisans.

Travel and tour the castles of the Dukedoms of Parma and Piacenza for a step into medieval and Renaissance history. In Modena, you will enjoy the delights other areas offer, from a visit to a historic Acetaia (Blasamic Vinegar), Ferrari, and Pavarotti.

Being October, there will be a Verdi concert at Teatro Regio in Parma, once capital of the Duchy with its historic shops is a must.

Included excursions

  • Delight in a Culatello - the crème de la crème of Italian prosciutto and Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Private guided tour of the Ferrari and Pavarotti Museum in Modena
  • Private vineyard and cellar tours of the regional wines
  • Tour of Ravenna and the 6th and 7th century mosaics
  • Verdi opera in Parma
  • Visit a historical Acetaia to discover Aceto Balsamico with a tasting lunch
  • Visit castles of the Dukedoms, Italy’s charming hamlets
  • Visit the hidden corners of Bologna “La Grassa”
  • Visit the landmarks and delight in the characters of Giuseppe Verdi

Location

This tour will take place in the region of Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy.

Food

The holiday package includes daily breakfast and all meals gourmet and authentic meals paired with local wines.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfasts
  • All meals paired with local wines
  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Cellar tours and private tastings
  • Transfers at arrival from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)
  • Licensed English speaking art/city private guides and tour coordinator
  • All entrance fees
  • Service charges and local taxes and fees
  • Italia Dolce Vita “Tips for Travel” booklet
  • Private guided tour of the Ferrari and Pavarotti Museum in Modena
  • Tour of Ravenna and the 6th and 7th century mosaics
  • Verdi opera in Parma
  • Visit a historical Acetaia to discover Aceto Balsamico with a tasting lunch
  • Visit castles of the Dukedoms, Italy’s charming hamlets
  • Visit the hidden corners of Bologna “La Grassa”
  • Visit the landmarks and delight in the characters of Giuseppe Verdi

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal purchase of truffles
  • Additional tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Cancellation Insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ). Transfer from the airport is included. Italia Dolce Vita will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport Airport transfer included: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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