Emilia Romagna Food & Wine Self Drive Tour

Price:From *$2164

6 Days/5 Night

Tour Description

In the Renaissance, it became the seat for refined Lordships such as the House of Este of Ferrara. Emilia Romagna is a treasure-trove of delightful towns of great artistic importance, cathedrals and ancient castles, Renaissance arcades and galleries with masterpieces by Raphael and Guido Reni. It is also famous for many delicacies such as the “Prosciutto Crudo” ham, the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, the Culatello di Zibello, the Balsamic vinegar of Modena and many other traditional delicacies.

DEPARTURE 2019: 01 March - 31 Oct, Daily
6 days category A car hire with standard cover
5 nights 4-star charming hotels and/or historical residences
Buffet breakfast daily
2 meals based on traditional regional dishes
2 guided tastings of foods and/or wines from the Emilia Romagna region
Cooking lesson
Castello di Torrechiara visit
Balsamic vinegar producer visit

Sampling of Slow Food Presidia products
Zibello Culatello – one of Italy’s noblest cured meats
Modena and its traditional Balsamic vinegar
Bologna, the city of 100 towers

Pick up:collect your car in Bologna Drop-off: Bologna


Day 1:

Bologna Collect your car and drive to your hotel. Enjoy a traditional dinner of local seasonal produce from Emilia Romagna. (D)


Day 2:

Bologna Take a gourmet stroll around Bologna's historical market, “il Quadrilatero”, and do some shopping under the arches of the Piazza Maggiore Arcade. In the afternoon enjoy a cooking lesson dedicated to traditional Bolognese cuisine, followed by dinner. (B,D)


Day 3:

Torrechiara – Parma Guided walking tour of Torrechiara Castle. In the afternoon stop at the Lamoretti Winery, situated in one of the most beautiful spots in the Parma hills. Enjoy a tasting of four wines accompanied by local produce. (B)


Day 4:

Polesine Parmense Arrive at the Antica Corte Pallavicina in Polesine Parmense in “Verdi country”, in honour of Giuseppe Verdi who used to live here. Walk around the structure, visit the cellars and taste the famous Culatello di Zibello cold-cut. (B)


Day 5:

Modena – Bologna Depart for Bologna and stop en route to learn about the production of the traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Stroll around Modena’s historical centre. (B)


Day 6:

Bologna Tour ends. (B)

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