5 days/4 nights – Available all year round
Food and Wine
A tour to discover the flavours of Emilia Romagna.
First day: Bologna
We are going to arrive in Bologna, meet the guide and start our guided tours. We are going to begin from Piazza Malpighi, where the apse of the Chiesa di San Francesco stands, beside the 13th century tombe dei Glossatori. We head towards Piazza Maggiore, in the heart of the city, where we are going to visit the interior of the Basilica di San Petronio. We are going to visit the exterior of Palazzo d’Accursio, Palazzo dei Banchi, Palazzo del Podestà and Palazzo dei Notai. We continue until Piazza Nettuno, and visit the famous Fountain and the Palazzo Re Enzo. We are going to stop for lunch near Mercato di Mezzo, a market of medieval origin. Early in the afternoon we are going to reach the Due Torri (Two Towers) and we continue up to the Basilica di Santo Stefano. Lastly, we are going to visit the Chiesa di San Domenico and the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita. Check-in to a 4-star hotel in Bologna. Dinner at the restaurant, return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Second day: Bologna – Modena – Reggio Emilia
We are going to have breakfast and relocate to Modena. We are going to visit the old town with Piazza Grande, the Duomo and the torre della Ghirlandina, all listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then, we are going to visit the Galleria Estense. Lunch in local inn with traditional food products. In the afternoon we are going to relocate to Reggio Emilia and visit the old town. We begin with Piazza Grande, today known as Piazza Prampolini, and visit the Duomo, the Battistero and the City hall. Then, we visit the Basilica della Ghiara, the Basilica di San Prospero and we reach the Piazza dei Teatri. We are going to visit a cheese factory for a cheese tasting of local Parmesan Cheese. Then, we are going to check-in to a 4-star hotel in Reggio Emilia. Dinner (not included in the offer) and overnight stay.
Third day: Reggio Emilia – Parma
After breakfast, we are going to relocate to Parma and visit the city. We begin with the Palazzo Ducale and its Garden. Then, we are going to visit the Palazzo della Pilotta. Lunch (not included in the offer). In the afternoon we are going to visit the Duomo and walk down the streets surrounding Piazza Garibaldi, where there are the Town Hall and the Governor’s Palace. We are going to visit the interior of the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Steccata. Check-in to a 4-star hotel in Parma. Dinner at the restaurant with traditional food products, return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Fourth day: Parma – Fontanellato – Piacenza
After breakfast we are going to relocate to Fontanellato and visit this ancient village as well as the Rocca Sanvitale. Then, we are going to have a tasting of a local cold cut called Culatello and Parmesan cheese. In the afternoon, we are going to relocate to Piacenza and visit the Castello di San Pietro in Cerro. Then we are going to check-in to a 4-star hotel in Piacenza. Dinner (not included in the offer) and overnight stay.
Fifth day: Piacenza
After breakfast, we are going to meet the guide and visit Piacenza’s most popular sights, such as Palazzo Farnese, Piazza dei Cavalli, Palazzo Pubblico and the Cathedral, the Basilica di S. Antonino and the Teatro Municipale. We are going to relocate to a wine cellar, visit it and have a tasting of three local wines and local food products. Then we are going to walk through the vineyards. At the end of the visit, we are going back to the place of arrival and that is the end of our services. Possible additions or integrations may be added to the main program based on the client’s preferences.
It is possible to join this itinerary with another one. Further additional tours could be available based on seasonality.
- 1 overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in Bologna with breakfast included;
- 1 overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in Reggio Emilia with breakfast included;
- 1 overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in Parma with breakfast included;
- 1 overnight stay in 4-star hotel in Piacenza with breakfast included;
- 1 lunch and 2 dinners at the restaurant;
- 3 tastings of local food products;
- Guided tours with a specialised guide as scheduled;
- Admissions as scheduled;
- Bus transfers in a private coach.
- Tourist taxes
- Meals and personal extras
- Tips, drinks, and everything not included in “included” section.