A journey to discover cities of great historical tradition, worldwide famous for their art wonders and food&wine excellences. At the center you find Parma, “la petite capitale”, with its fascinating town centre, then Modena city of Ferrari and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar and Bologna with its porticoes and music tradition and Ravenna with its magnificent mosaics.
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Where

The tour unwinds from Parma, capital of the Duchy with its beautiful old town and food&wine excellences, to Modena, the city of Ferrari and the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, then to Bologna with its arcades and atmosphere that inspired the novelist John Grisham. Finally Ravenna with its great mosaics.

Duration

4 days/3 nights. Validity: all year round

Suggested for

The tour “The roads of culture” is designed for people fond of art and culture and passionate of good food and typical products too. And more, there will be relax moments devoted to shopping and to the Ferrari motors and cars.

The price includes

  • 3 nights in hotel*** in b&b
  • Lunch on first, second, fourth day, drinks included
  • Visit to a Modena Traditional Balsamic Vinegar cellar with tasting lunch, drinks included

The price does not include

Transfers, guided visits, tips, tourist tax (if foreseen), anything not expressly mentioned under “The price includes”.

Price per person

From 237 euro per person in double room, for groups of minimum 15 people.
FIT prices available on request.

 

First day - Parma, the small capital and UNESCO Creative city of Gastronomy

Visit of Parma’s old town centre: National Gallery, Farnese Theatre, St. Paul’s Rooms, Glauco Lombardi Museum, Steccata Church and the Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio Museum. Lunch in restaurant tasting the Food Valley products. Afternoon, visit to the Cathedral, Baptistery, St. John’s Church, the Casa della Musica, Ducal Garden. Dinner at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Second day - Modena, UNESCO Romanesque art

Transfer to Modena. Tour of Modena old-town and its UNESCO sites: Cathedral, the Ghirlandina Tower, Piazza Grande. Light lunch in a loft where the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is produced. Afternoon, tour of the Galleria Ferrari Museum in Maranello or of the Enzo Ferrari Museum. Transfer to Bologna. Dinner at leisure and overnight stay in hotel.

Third day – Bologna UNESCO Creative city of music

Visit to the city centre: the Town Hall, Piazza Maggiore and surrounding buildings, Piazza del Nettuno, the Basilica of St. Petronius, Palazzo Archiginnasio, the small alleys of the medieval market, the Two Towers. Lunch in a restaurant featuring local cuisine. Afternoon, continuation of the visit to Bologna: Basilica S. Domenico, Basilica S. Stefano, the Jewish Ghetto and the medieval towers. Dinner at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Fourth day – Ravenna UNESCO mosaics

Visit to the early Christian and Byzantine monuments of Ravenna of extraordinary importance due to the supreme artistic mastery of the mosaic. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon free time on the fizzy Adriatic Coast.

From Parma, the little capital, we set off to discover splendid cities of art and culture, full of atmosphere and history, ready to reveal, with discretion and elegance, unexpected artistic and gastronomic treasures.

Day one - Parma, the small capital and UNESCO Creative city of Gastronomy

Visit of Parma’s old town centre: National Gallery, Farnese Theatre, St. Paul’s Rooms, Glauco Lombardi Museum, Steccata Church and the Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio Museum. Lunch in restaurant tasting the Food Valley products. Afternoon, visit to the Cathedral, Baptistery, St. John’s Church, the Casa della Musica, Ducal Garden. Dinner at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day two - Modena, UNESCO Romanesque art

Transfer to Modena. Tour of Modena old-town and its UNESCO sites: Cathedral, the Ghirlandina Tower, Piazza Grande. Light lunch in a loft where the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is produced. Afternoon, tour of the Galleria Ferrari Museum in Maranello or of the Enzo Ferrari Museum. Transfer to Bologna. Dinner at leisure and overnight stay in hotel.

Day three – Bologna UNESCO Creative city of music

Visit to the city centre: the Town Hall, Piazza Maggiore and surrounding buildings, Piazza del Nettuno, the Basilica of St. Petronius, Palazzo Archiginnasio, the small alleys of the medieval market, the Two Towers. Lunch in a restaurant featuring local cuisine. Afternoon, continuation of the visit to Bologna: Basilica S. Domenico, Basilica S. Stefano, the Jewish Ghetto and the medieval towers. Dinner at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day four – Ravenna UNESCO mosaics

Visit to the early Christian and Byzantine monuments of Ravenna of extraordinary importance due to the supreme artistic mastery of the mosaic. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon free time on the fizzy Adriatic Coast. Departure.

And more … enrich your program with other itineraries:

  • Mantua, at the court of the Gonzaga 
  • Piacenza, palaces and castles 
  • Ferrara, the Cathedral, the Castle and the Po Delta Park 
  • Milano and Da Vinci's Last Supper 
  • Cremona, art and violins
  • La Spezia and the magic of the Cinque Terre 
  • Pisa and Lucca, Tuscany’s masterpieces