A Culinary Journey through Bologna & Emilia Romagna

Emilia-Romagna, nestled in the heart of Italy, is a gastronomic treasure trove renowned for its rich culinary heritage
Embark on a flavorful journey through this enchanting region. Emilia-Romagna is a paradise for food lovers, where every bite tells a story of tradition, passion, and culinary excellence. So, buon appetito, and may your gastronomic journey through this enchanting region be as unforgettable as its cuisine. From the medieval streets of Bologna, where hearty dishes await, to the historic city of Modena, renowned for its prized balsamic vinegar, and the picturesque Parma, home to Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto
7 Days from $6399/person CAD
Food & Wine
Off The Beaten Path
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Italy, Europe


Available until November 2024


  • 3 nights in Bologna
  • 2 nights in Modena
  • 1 night in Parma
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private Bologna walking tour
  • Small Group Bolognese cooking class
  • Private Faenza and Ravenna tour including transportation, wine tasting, lunch in Faenza, local guide in Ravenna, entrance tickets to San Vitale and Galla Placidia
  • Private Excursion to Modena including transportation, vinegar cellar visit, tasting, lunch, and Ferrari Museum ticket
  • Gourmet dinner in the Modena countryside
  • Private Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese and Parma Ham Excursion including transportation, Parmigiano Reggiano tasting, Lunch in the Torrechiara area, and Parma ham tasting
  • Private transfer from Modena to Parma
  • Private local guide in Parma
  • Farnese Theatre ticket

Not Included:

  • Unless otherwise specified, transportation to the designated meeting point and back to your hotel for guided tours is not included
  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • The itinerary is subject to change based on the availability of tours. In the event that a particular service is not available, an alternative option will be provided
  • Additional charges may apply during fairs, holidays, and special events
  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Enhance your trip with additional options and upgrades available in Italy. You have the flexibility to customize your experience by adding extra nights, opting for the convenience of private airport or train station transfers, selecting from a variety of additional shared, small-group, or private activities, and upgrading your accommodation to perfectly suit your preferences

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Upon your independent arrival in the historic city of Bologna, check into your hotel and settle in. Take some time to explore the charming streets and perhaps find a cozy spot for dinner. Optional private transfers are available upon request for your convenience. Upon arrival in Bologna, if you prefer a private transfer to your hotel, feel free to request it. Additionally, private transfers can be arranged for your departure from Parma back to Bologna. Please inform us in advance if you would like to add these services. Overnight stay in Bologna.

Accommodation at Starhotel Excelsior, Mercure Centro, Bologna, or similar


After breakfast, your private guide will lead you on a walking tour of Bologna, renowned for its gastronomy and historic significance. Explore the city's lively streets, visiting landmarks like Piazza Maggiore and the Basilica di San Petronio. In the afternoon, indulge in a local cooking class to learn the art of making tagliatelle al ragu or tortellini. Then, savor a traditional dinner at an osteria, emphasizing local flavors. Return to your hotel for another night in Bologna. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at Starhotel Excelsior, Mercure Centro, Bologna, or similar


Today, your exploration of Emilia Romagna begins with a private driver-guide whisking you from your hotel to Faenza. There, you'll wander through the groves of Brisighella PDO olive oil brand and savor expertly curated wine tasting, with Lambrusco stealing the show. Indulge in a delectable lunch featuring Squacquerone PDO cheese. In the afternoon, venture to Ravenna, famed for its vibrant mosaic-adorned buildings and Byzantine architecture, including Basilica di San Vitale and Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. Return to Bologna in the late afternoon, free to relish more of the city's exquisite cuisine. Overnight in Bologna beckons. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at Starhotel Excelsior, Mercure Centro, Bologna, or similar


On your fourth day, your private driver-guide will escort you to the countryside near Modena, where you'll spend the next two days. En route, stop in Modena for a tour of a traditional balsamic vinegar cellar, including a tasting session and a classic Italian lunch of tigelle bread and cold cuts. In the afternoon, visit the Ferrari Museum for a glimpse into the iconic Italian sports car's history. Then, settle into your countryside accommodation with a gourmet dinner boasting local ingredients and picturesque views. Overnight in Modena countryside awaits. Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation at Agriturismo Acetaia Sereni, Gelso Bianco Country Resort, Modena, or similar


Following breakfast at your countryside hotel, embark on a picturesque journey to Parma accompanied by your driver-guide. Along the way, indulge in a fascinating stop at a Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO cheese factory, where you'll delight in a tasting session of this esteemed regional delicacy. Following this delectable experience, continue your drive to Torrechiara Castle nestled in the Parma province, where you'll have ample free time to explore at your leisure.

Afterward, relish in another authentic culinary delight with a traditional lunch served in a charming farmhouse near the castle. Then, set off to the village of Langhirano to delve deeper into the heritage of Parma Ham, complete with an enticing tasting experience.

As the day draws to a close, return to Modena in the late afternoon for your final evening in this enchanting area, nestled amidst the serene countryside. Enjoy your overnight stay in Modena, reflecting on the day's adventures and culinary delights. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at Agriturismo Acetaia Sereni, Gelso Bianco Country Resort, Modena, or similar


On the last full day of your tour, your driver-guide will greet you once more for a journey to the charming city of Parma. This picturesque university town boasts a wealth of attractions, including a Romanesque cathedral adorned with frescoes by the renowned painter Correggio.

Spend the morning immersing yourself in the city's treasures, from the historic Baptistery to the grandeur of the Farnese Theatre. As the day progresses, savor your final gourmet experience of the tour at Corale Verdi, a traditional trattoria nestled in the heart of Parma. Indulge in the authentic flavors of the region in this inviting and informal setting.

With the afternoon at your leisure, take the opportunity to further explore the city's delights at your own pace. As evening descends, settle into your accommodations at a local hotel, savoring the last moments of your journey in the captivating ambiance of Parma. Enjoy your overnight stay, reminiscing on the memories created throughout your Italian adventure. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at Mercure Parma Stendhal, Parma, or similar


After enjoying your last delightful Italian breakfast at your Parma hotel, it's time to bid arrivederci to this charming city and make your way independently to the airport or train station, marking the conclusion of your memorable journey. If you prefer a seamless transition, optional private transfers are available upon request. Meals: B

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