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4 Day Discovering the Food Valley Luxury Culinary Holiday in Emilia-Romagna, Bologna

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Gastronomic Tour in Italy

With Italy Luxury Travel, you will have the opportunity to make a deep immersion in the Italian Food Valley: the fantastic Emilia-Romagna. You will experience the best food products originating from this land. You will taste Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan cheese), Prosciutto di Parma (ham), and the famous Aceto Balsamico di Modena (aged balsamic vinegar). Emilia-Romagna is the perfect Italian region to be visited if you want to discover and taste some of the best Italian products. With Italy Luxury Travel you will have the best food travel experience of your life!

Highlights

  • Have a fantastic Italian pasta cooking class
  • Visit FICO Eataly World, the world's largest food park
  • Enjoy an unforgettable food walking tour in the historical Bologna
  • Taste Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma (Parma ham)
  • Visit the famous Modena balsamic vinegar factory
  • All transfers including airport transfers provided
  • 3 nights luxury accommodation
  • All breakfasts at the hotel

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Italian, Spanish
Airport transfer included: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
Airport transfer available:
Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (US$485 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
02:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Throughout this trip, you will stay in a four or five-star hotel in Bologna, and you will enjoy all the comforts of Italian fantastic hotels.

Program

Itinerary

Day 1: Bologna

After your arrival at Bologna Marconi Airport (BLQ), you will be transferred to your hotel in Bologna. Meet your private guide at the hotel and road to your cooking school in Bologna. Your private chef will take you to the Italian food market to learn more about Italian food. Then, have a cooking class to learn how to prepare and cook the Italian pasta (lunch included).

In the afternoon, you will meet your private guide to enjoy a food walking tour in Bologna. Visit the most traditional food shops and taste the flavors of Bologna.

Drop off to the hotel for relaxing moments and free evening. A traditional restaurant for dinner will be suggested for you.

Day 2: Bologna - Modena - Bologna

After breakfast at the hotel, your personal driver will pick you up to visit FICO Eataly World in Bologna, with its two hectares of open-air fields and stables housing more than 200 animals and 2000 cultivars. Here, you can understand food processing by visiting the 40 farming factories and see how meat, fish, cheese, pasta, oil, beer, sweets, etc. are processed. Here, you can also have the opportunity to taste traditional Italian food at FICO's 40 restaurants and refreshment points.

In the afternoon, head to Modena to visit a fine Parmigiano Regginao producer. You will discover the real secrets of this product. After the tour, you will enjoy a delicious meal in a traditional trattoria where you will enjoy traditional local recipes like fresh pasta and cured meats for which the area is famous.

Then, you will be transferred to your hotel in Bologna and you will enjoy free evening.

Day 3: Bologna - Modena - Parma - Bologna

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and head to Modena area where you will visit an aceto balsamico factory. Unknown even to Italians outside this small city until around 20 years ago, authentic balsamic vinegar is made from local grapes and aged for at least 12 years in special wooden barrels. Visit an acetaia (balsamic vinegar maker) and taste the delicious, sweet, and tangy flavors.

Take a lunch break and head to Parma. You will stop in a ham factory where an expert will escort you in the main areas of the production to explain the production of ham. From preparation to seasoning, you will discover how produce ham and, obviously, you will taste it.

After that, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Bologna.

Day 4: Departure

Morning is at your leisure. You will be transferred with a private luxury car to Bologna-Marconi Airport (BLQ).

Included excursions

  • Cooking class of fresh pasta
  • Food walking tour in Bologna
  • FICO Eataly World Tour
  • Parmigiano Reggiano factory
  • Ham factory
  • Aceto balsamico di Modena factory

Location

Emilia-Romagna, a northern region consisting of the western inland region of Emilia and the eastern seaside region of Romagna, may not be as famous as Tuscany or Venice, but when it comes to culinary treasures, it blows away the rest of the country. Italy Luxury Travel believes that the best food in Italy is in Emilia-Romagna!

During your food tour you will have the opportunity to visit:

  • Bologna
  • Modena
  • Parma

Food

Throughout this food tour, you will indulge in:

  • Fresh Italian pasta
  • Typical dishes made with aceto balsamico di Modena (aged balsamic vinegar)
  • Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan cheese)
  • Prosciutto di Parma (ham)

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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

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

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All breakfast at the hotel
  • All the tours and excursions
  • Cooking class and lunch
  • Trip planning
  • Support during your trip available any time
  • All the transfers

What's not included

  • City tax
  • Insurance
  • International flights
  • All not in the "what is included" section

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at either of the following airports:

  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) - transfer included in the price
  • Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) - transfer available for 400 USD
Airport: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport Airport transfer included: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport Airport transfer available: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (US$485 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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