Rich flavors, persistent scents and intense colors will accompany you in this greedy food tour to discover all Emilia Romagna’s excellences from Ravenna to Piacenza lingering where products become PDO and PGI
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Where

A food tour from the Romagna to the extreme Emilia, from Ravenna the city of mosaics to Piacenza on the border with Lombardia, passing by the region’s county town Bologna.

Duration

8 days/7 nights. Validity: all year round

Suggested for

This tour offers a one week full immersion to discover this historic road rich in history in the sign of culture and good food. The Via Emilia , created by the Romans to supply the commercial traffic of related areas, still marks the origin area of typical products known and loved all over the world; along this road the tourist can live experiences, taste flavors, scents and colors of an authentic land.

The price includes

  • 7 nights in 3 star hotel with breakfast
  • gift for participants and welcome kit
  • Visit to the Mortadella di Bologna PGI producer with tasting
  • Visit to a chocolate producer with tasting
  • Visit to a fresh pasta producer with show and tasting
  • Visit to an olive grove of the Olio di Brisighella PGI with tasting
  • Visit to a Romagna wine cellar with tasting
  • Visit to a Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO producer with tasting
  • Visit to a Prosciutto di Parma producer with tasting
  • Visit to a Culatello di Zibello seasoning cellar with tasting
  • Visit to a Coppa and Pancetta Piacentina producer with tasting
  • 5 lunches drinks included

The price does not include

Guided visits, entrance fees to monuments, transfers, tips, tourist tax (if foreseen), anything not expressly mentioned under “The price includes”.

Price per person

From 595 euro per person in double room, for groups of minimum 10 people.
FIT prices available on request.

First day

Arrival in Bologna. Illustrative tour in Bologna city center with stop in a typical coffee shop. Free time for dinner and overnight stay in Bologna.

Second day

In Bologna city center visit to a Mortadella PGI production, to the Covered Market and to a historical chocolate shop. Show about fresh pasta preparation and lunch in a restaurant with the just prepared Bologna’s famous tortellini (stuffed pasta). In the afternoon visit to the Regional Winery in Dozza, inside the ancient village. Free time for dinner and overnight stay in Bologna.

Third day

On the way to Ravenna, stop near Faenza to visit an olive grove of Brisighella PDO oil and visit to a Romagna wines cellar with tasting-lunch of typical products (example: piadina and Squacquerone PDO cheese). In the afternoon visit to Ravenna old town and mosaics. Free time for dinner and overnight stay in Bologna.

Fourth day

Check-out. Transfer to Parma. Stop in Maranello to visit Ferrari Museum and then visit to a PGI Modena Traditional Balsamic Vinegar cellar with tasting-lunch with tigelle (typical bread) and typical cold cuts. In the afternoon visit to a distillery producing artisan liqueurs.
Continuation to Parma; free dinner and overnight stay in Parma.

Fifth day

Visit to a cheese factory of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO with tasting of this delicious food.
Visit to the Torrechiara castle and its village imbued with loves and battles. Then visit to a Colli di Parma wines cellar with tasting-lunch of typical products and local cold cuts. In the afternoon, visit to a ham factory and to a Black Pig farm for the production of the sweet PDO Parma Ham. Free time for dinner and overnight stay in Parma.

Sixth day

In the morning visit to Parma old town center and to the most charming monuments such as the pink marble Baptistery, the wooden Farnese Theatre and the Romanesque Cathedral frescoed by Correggio. Transfer to the Bassa Parmense (Parma Lowlands) and visit to the aging cellars of Zibello Culatello PDO; lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon visit to a Culatello di Zibello production laboratory to discover the aging secrets. Then visit to the new multimedia itinerary inside the nearby Giuseppe Verdi’s birthplace. Free time for dinner and overnight stay in Parma.

Seventh day

Transfer to Piacenza. Visit to a Coppa di Piacenza and PDO Piacenza Bacon farm.
Visit to a Piacenza hills winery with tasting-lunch. Afternnon visit to the fascinating Castell'Arquato ancient village.