Live the BIO in Emilia discovering the numerous PDO products that make this region famous all over the world, rich in flavors, scents and traditions. Live Emilia as it once was…
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Where

Parma, the ancient capital of the Parma and Piacenza Duchy, hosts on its extended territory many craft enterprises of renowned food and wine products. A must visit is to a diary farm of Parmigiano-Reggiano with tasting including Culatello di Zibello too. Visit to the beautiful Torrechiara Castle. Reggio Emilia, built along the roman Via Emilia, with its vineyard covered hills and its culinary traditions. Visit to the Bianello Castle that overlooks the town of Quattro Castella and the only four tower fortress remained in the area. Bologna, the city of arcades, that offers a fascinating itinerary learning about the most innovative BIO agri-food enterprises.

Duration

3 days/ 2 nights. Validity: all year round

Suggested for

This tour “Emilian PDO and BIO products” is devoted to people who love emilian typical products and want to discover, experience and taste the ancient food art of this territory.

The price includes

  • 2 nights in holiday farm or hotel*** with breakfast
  • Gift for participants
  • Visit to a Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO producer with tasting
  • Visit to a Culatello di Zibello seasoning cellar with tasting
  • Visit to a Prosciutto di Parma producer with tasting
  • Visits to BIO vegetable gardens and vineyards, to 2 wine cellars – one in Reggio and the other in Bologna areas -, to a bio fruit and jam production 
  • Natural baking course 
  • 2 lunches in holiday farm 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 277 euro per person in double room, for groups of minimum 10 people.
FIT prices available on request.

First day

Arrive in Parma and visit to a PDO Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese factory with tasting of the King of cheeses. Visit to a PDO Culatello di Zibello producer with reinforced cold cut tasting in the nearby restaurant. Transfer to Parma hills and visit to the magic Torrechiara castle with its rooms imbued with love and battles. Visit to a PDO Parma ham production factory and tasting of the sweet ham with possibility to purchase typical products on site. Overnight stay in an holiday farm or hotel.

Second day

Visit to a BIO vineyard and vegetable garden near Reggio Emilia to discover natural production techniques. Then natural baking course to discover the pleasure of working flour and yeast base with your own hands. After a bit of strain… a good BIO lunch!
Visit to Bianello castle, a natural balcony in Reggio Emilia hills and then visit to a winery with tasting of native BIO wines. Overnight stay in an holiday farm or hotel.

Third day

Transfer to Bologna and visit to an organic production of fresh fruit, jams and preserves followed by a lunch in the annexed agritourism. In the afternoon visit to an organic farm producing PDO Colli Bolognesi wines and oil with tasting.