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.
During the tour, you will stay for five nights in charming accommodations: two nights in Bologna and three nights in Parma.
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.
This tour will take place in the region of Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy.
The holiday package includes daily breakfast and all meals gourmet and authentic meals paired with local wines.
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.
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