Parma city centre and its authentic countryside
2 days/1 night – All year round
People who want to travel in a slow way and discover the cultural, natural and food & wine patrimony of our territory.
Transfers, entrances fee to monuments, tips, extras and everything not expressively written under “The price includes”.
Starting from 260,00 Euro per person in double room, for min. 8 people in 4**** hotel or historic palace in Parma.
Quotation for groups on request
Do not miss the chance to have a taste of food and wine traditions of Parma and discover the uniqueness of our territory with local guides. Walking through the city centre, tasting delicious products and wines in the typical osteria and bars of Parma which benefit from the highest standards of quality. The next day, after a beautiful e-bike ride, you will discover the secrets of our PDO products’ production.
Arrival in Parma and check-in at the hotel. In the evening (approximately at 6.30 pm) meeting with the local guide expert in food & wine traditions of our territory for a suggestive and unforgettable Food & Wine tour to discover hidden places, history, food and culture. Prepare your palate and immerse yourself in the flavours of Parma. You will discover the most picturesque alleyways of the city centre among palaces and squares, stopping in the local bars from time to time to taste delicious specialities, paired with the PDO wines of the territory. Enjoy everything slowly, taste a fantastic parade of dishes and local wines and learn much about our cuisine and anecdotes about our city. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast and check-out. After a short relaxing drive, arrival in Colli di Parma, the smooth hills around Parma overlooking the beauties of Langhirano and the oriental Appenines in the province of Parma. The hills offer charming landscapes on the plain, the valley and the wondrous Castle of Torrechiara, with its slopes and vineyards. Meeting with a licensed Guida Ambientale Escursionistica (Nature & Walking Guide) and e-bikes rental. Ride on routes and paths through fields and vineyards for an unforgettable and exciting private tour through the rolling hills of the area. Stop in two food factories producing local products: a wine cellar of Vini dei Colli di Parma (local PDO wines) and an ham factory of Prosciutto di Parma PDO to discover its traditional production. You will even have the chance to meet the owners and know their every-day life. End of e-bike rental and of guide service. Lunch at leisure in the medieval village of Torrechiara, located on the top of a terraced hill. Thanks to its strategic position in the Middle Age, the manor dominates the valley and the plain. Visit to the ancient Castle of Torrechiara, built between the 1448 and 1460 by “the Magnificent” Pier Maria Rossi. The Castle was a residential building, characterized by the richness of grotesque frescoes by Cesare Baglione. In the Castle you will find the extraordinary “Camera d’Oro” (Golden chamber) by Benedetto Bembo, built to celebrate the delicate love story between Pier Maria and Bianca Pellegrini. The Castle of Torrechiara is one of the most suggestive castle among the Duchy of Parma, Piacenza and Pontremoli.