Gastronomic tour of Italian excellence food-Emilia Romagna – self drive (p-11sd)

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Modena – Vinegar Production

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Parma – Raw Ham Production and Museum

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Parma – Salami Museum

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Parma – Tomato Museum

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Parma – Parmesan Production and Museum

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Tour program:

DAY 1 Arrival Bologna Apt – Half Day Private City Walking Tour – Oldest Markets – (Thursday)

Arrival at Bologna Airport, pick up the self-booked rental car and drive to the hotel in Bologna. Half Day private guided Bologna city tour with the most interesting places, visit the oldest markets in town. Afterwards lunch on your own, time for a stroll in the city or some shopping in the typical shops under the Arches and return to the hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Bologna

DAY 2 Bologna – Modena Vinegar Production* – Parma (Friday)

Buffet Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to the Balsamic Vinegar Producer near Modena. Guided Vinegar Production visit and tasting of 3 different types of IGP Balsamic Vinegars. Transfer to the hotel in Parma. Time for lunch on your own and leisure, discover Parma on your own. Time for dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Parma

*A vinegar factory visit is an unmissable opportunity to get to know the families and businesses associated with the production of Modena’s black gold in person and as well way to discover the beauty and peculiarities of the territory of the origin of the product

DAY 3 Parma-Ham Museum – Salami Museum – Lunch – Pasta and Tomato Museum (Saturday)

Buffet Breakfast in the hotel. Drive with your rental car to the Parma Ham Museum near Parma. Guided visit to the Parma Raw Ham Museum; an ethnographic museum dedicated to Parma ham and other cured meats. Passing by the Castle of Torrechiara and over the hill we will reach the Salami Museum. Guided Salami Museum; the Salami Museum; an ethnographic museum on the theme of the production of local Salami, built inside the cellars of the Castello, an ancient manor house dating back to 890. Drive over the beautiful landscape to Giarola. Lunch at the Restaurant in Giarola with “Food Museums Menu”; this menu allows you to taste all the products seen during the museum tour. After lunch transfer to the Tomato Museum and guided visit. Return to the hotel in Parma and time to relax. Have dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Parma

DAY 4 Parma – Parmesan Museum – Airport Bologna – Departure (Sunday)

Buffet Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to the Parmesan Museum. Guided Parmesan Museum visit with Parmesan cheese tastings of various ages (12, 24 and 48 months). Transfer to Bologna Airport. Time for a short meal. Flight Departure

ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM FOR VEGETARIANS OR SIMILAR

DAY 1 Arrival Bologna Apt – Half Day Private City Walking Tour – Oldest Markets – (Thursday)

Arrival at Bologna Airport, pick up the self-booked rental car and drive to the hotel in Bologna. Half Day private guided city Tour with the most interesting places in Bologna. Visit the oldest markets in Town. Lunch on your own. Time for a stroll on your own or some shopping in the small shops under the Arches in Bologna. Walk to the hotel. Time for dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel in Bologna

DAY 2 Bologna – Modena Vinegar Production – Parma (Friday)

Buffet Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to the Balsamic Vinegar Producer near Modena. Guided visit Vinegar Production and tasting of 3 different types of IGP Balsamic Vinegars. Transfer to the hotel in Parma and time for lunch on your own. Time to visit Parma on your own, dinner on your own in Parma. Overnight at the hotel in Parma

DAY 3: Parma – Parmesan Museum – Pasta and Tomato Museum – Wine Museum (Saturday)

Buffet Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to the Parmesan Cheese Museum (Parmigiano Reggiano) and guided visit with Parmesan cheese tastings of various ages (12, 24 and 48 months). After the visit transfer to Collecchio. Lunch at the Restaurant with “Food Museums Menu”; this menu allows you to taste all the products seen during the museum tour.
In the afternoon guided visit of the Tomato Museum and Pasta Museum
Time permitting Wine Museum; in the suggestive cellars an exhibition and sensorial itinerary is dedicated to Parma wine, its history and its culture
After the visit transfer to the hotel in Parma. Dinner on your own in Parma and overnight at the hotel in Parma

DAY 4 Parma – Airport Bologna Departure (Sunday)

Buffet Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer with your rental car to Bologna Airport. Flight Departure

Our tours are customizable

Tour package rates in Euro, per person, in double room occupancy

Our Hotels or similar:
Hotel Internazionale***** Bologna city center; Hotel Parma City**** Parma

Period 1
August 2021, November until December 08, 2022

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Period 2
March and July 2022

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Period 3
April, May, June, September, October 2022

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Package rates are including:

  • 1 overnight at a good 3 or 4 star hotel in Bologna
  • 2 overnights at a good 3 or 4 star hotel in Parma
  • 3 buffet breakfasts – served buffet breakfast during Corona-Period
  • Guided Vinegar production and tasting of 3 different types of vinegar DOP, day 2
  • English speaking guide/entrance fees Parma Museums; max. 45 minutes each museum, day 3, day 4
  • Lunch at the restaurant with “Menu Museum” without drinks, day 3
  • Parmesan Tasting: Parmesan aged 12 months, 24 months and 48 months (3 pieces per person)

Package rates are excluding:

  • Porterage service and tips
  • Bologna city tax according the value of booked rooms, min. EURO 3,00 – maximum EURO 5,00 p.p./night
  • Parma city tax; 3 % of the value of booked rooms, maximum EURO 5,00 per person/night
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals where not mentioned
  • Drinks during lunch on day 3
  • Additional visits
  • All transfers
  • Additional entrances
  • Assistant during the tour
  • Flights
  • Insurance, we suggest it
  • All not above mentioned