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DAY 1 BOLOGNA Walking tour in medieval times
Welcome cocktail upon arrival. Check in at Hotel and time to relax. In the late afternoon you will meet our guide for a visit of the most significant monuments in the art and history of the town: the Fountain of Neptune, Palazzo Re Enzo, Piazza Maggiore, Palazzo Comunale, the Basilica of San Petronio, Archiginnasio, the Abbey of Santo Stefano, Corte Isolani, the Two Towers. After the tour welcome dinner in one of the most ancient taverns in Bologna with live music. After dinner back to the Hotel and Overnight.
DAY 2 PARMA: Parmigiano Reggiano VS Parma Ham
Breakfast at the hotel. In the early morning you will meet the tour representative and departure by private deluxe coach to Parma.This tour will give you the chance to learn the secrets of one of the most famous Italian gastronomic speciality: Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese. Visit to a Parmesan cheese producer and tasting.
Our tour will continune with a visit to an important Parma Ham producer. It was in 100 BC that an author first mentioned the extraordinary flavour of the air-cured ham produced around the town of Parma in Italy. Transfer to Parma city centre and time at leisure for lunch.
In the afternoon you will discover with our guide on of the most beautiful city in Emilia Romagna. That boasts some truly monumental architecture, a rich artistic heritage and a range of important cultural institutions. Among the chief attractions of the town, the splendid Romanesque Cathedral, frescoed by Correggio and the octagonal Baptistery, Benedetto Antelami’s architectural and sculptural masterpiece.
Back to Bologna in the late afternoon. Free time at disposal. In the evening, dinner in a nice restaurant in Bologna downtown. In this restaurant you will taste the traditional cooking of Bologna in particular “TORTELLINI”, the delicious homemade pasta, famous all over the world.
DAY 3 MODENA Balsamic Vinegar vs Lambrusco wine
Individual breakfast at Hotel. In the morning meet the tour representative and departure by private deluxe coach to Modena. Visit of a traditional balsamic vinegar producer. There will be an explanation of the main rules for producing the best Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and finally you will have the opportunity to taste the products of the Acetaia.
After the visit, transfer to Modena for a guided city tour.Right in the heart of the Duchy of the Este, this city’s architectural jewels are admired all over the world. The cathedral was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site (along with its campanile, the Torre Ghirlandina, and Piazza Grande). It is a masterpiece of the Italian Romanesque and one of the best-preserved examples of this style in Europe. Not far from the cathedral, in the heart of the old historic centre, stands the Palazzo Ducale (Ducal Palace), now the headquarters of the Military Academy. This fine building once housed the Estense court, which was moved here from Ferrara in 1598. After the visit lunch in Modena city centre where you will enjoy delicious dishes rigorously prepared by hand according to our local country traditions. Our tour will continue in the afternoon with the visit to a very renowned wine grower You will have the opportunity to visit the winery and the vineyards. In addition you will learn all working processes, the agricultural and oenological techniques which are used in this winery, in order to give value to the raw material, thanks also to the territory conditions (climate and soil). These visit end up with the tasting of some wines produced by the firm, combined with typical local products. Back to the Hotel and free time for leisure, relax and dinner. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 4 RAVENNA and mosaic discovery
Individual breakfast at Hotel. In the morning you will meet the tour representative and departure by private deluxe coach to Ravenna. Arrival in Ravenna and half day guided tour of the city. Unique in its splendour and in its past, Ravenna still preserves the imperial legacy bequeathed to it by Rome. The city is renowned all over the world for its precious mosaics. The visit includes: The Basilica of St. Vitale, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Neonian Baptistery, the Church of St. Francesco, Dante Alighieri’s Tomb, the Basilica of St. Apollinaire the New and the visit to a Mosaics Atelier. After the tour lunch in a nice Restaurant located in the centre of Ravenna. It offers not only regional cooking but also national and international. The place is very comfortable and smart. In the afternoon visit of the Cooperativa Mosaicisti Ravenna which has been working in the “City of Mosaics” for more than fifty years and consists of highly qualified personnel who have built up their experience with the works of famous contemporary architects and artists including Chagall, Erni, Gutman, Yulien, Kokoschka, Mathieu, etc.. At the end back to the Hotel and free time for dinner at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 5 FERRARA and Comacchio from the city to the lagoon
Individual breakfast at Hotel. Check out. In the morning you will meet the tour representative and departure by private deluxe coach to Ferrara. Arrival in Ferrara and half day guided tour of the beautiful town whose name is linked to that of the D’Este family. The visit includes: the Cathedral, the Castle, Schifanoia Palace, the Jewish Ghetto and the city walls. Art lovers cannot miss the great exhibitions at Palazzo dei Diamanti. After the tour transfer to Comacchio and lunch in a typical restaurant based on fresh fish of the Adriatic Coast located by the typical canals of this small beautiful village. Back to Guglielmo Marconi Bologna Airport and departure in the evening.
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