Let’s travel again safely to Parma, Unesco Creative City of Gastronomy and Italian Capital of Culture 2020-21. Give yourself an escape into the relaxing landscape of the countryside among the green iconic hills of Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano, a tour of Parma, marvelous city of art. Visiting museums and art exhibitions, ancient and charming castles, tasting the amazing wines and delicious deli meats, you will discover all the secrets of inimitable products and unique masterpieces. The Italian Food Valley is awaiting you with an exclusive green journey, away from crowds. We will take care of your safety and of whatever is necessary to let you experience a stay with no worries in Emilia, the land of perfect slow mix where culture, art and nature blend in a unique itinerary.
2 days / 1 night
All year round
For those who love to travel SLOW, to discover the gastronomic and artistic heritage of Parma, Unesco Creative City of Gastronomy and Italian Capital of Culture 2020-21
transfers, not included guided visits, entrance fees to the monuments, not included meals, tourist tax.
Safety protocols observed by our selected suppliers for this itinerary are available on request.
Arrival in Parma and walk through the city centre up to Piazza Duomo with visit to Cathedral and Baptistery
Free time to enjoy the city centre or visit the Teatro Farnese, Parma’s masterpiece.
Lunch up to you.
Transfer and visit to a wine cellar on the green hills. The owners will explain what is behind some of Parma’s most famous wines. Tasting of three wines paired with local products.
Dinner at a gourmet restaurant in Parma city center.
Night at hotel or relais de charme or agriturimo.
Book your ticket to one of the unmissable Concerts of the Festival Toscanini or the Teatro Regio di Parma Opera Season or La Toscanini Concert Season for unforgettable evenings in the surrounding villages or in the parks and theaters of the city.
Seize the opportunity to visit the temporary exhibition “Antelami a Parma – Il lavoro dell’uomo, il tempo della terra” inside the Parma Baptistery up to 13 January 2023.
Breakfast and check-out. Transfer and visit to a Dairy producing Parmigiano Reggiano PDO on the hills of Parma with your private guide specialised in food and wine. Meet the cheese makers, taste the different degrees of maturation of the cheese, visit the amazing maturation rooms, discover the secrets of cheese making.
Transfer to a family-owned ham factory and learn about the production steps and the secrets to recognise the quality of Prosciutto di Parma PDO. Tasting in a big room with a panoramic view or on an outdoors terrace: it will be a celebration of unique flavours! On the way back, photo stop at the Castle of Torrechiara, perched on the hill overlooking the valley, surrounded by vineyards as far as the eye can see.
Those who would like to stay an extra night can enrich the programme with: