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Emilia Romagna - FICO and the Italian love affair with food – A tasty exploration of Italy's gourmet heritage - 6 Days

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  • FICO the worlds’s largest agri-food park
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Parma ham & the sweet salt of Cervia 

 

1 Arrival

  • Check- in to your hotel. Dinner and overnight.
2 Modena, Balsamic vinegar and Ferrari Museum
  • We visit Modena today, not only the spiritual home of Ferrari sports cars but also a town of wide arcaded streets and large squares, Cathedral, and Ghirlandia Tower.
  • We continue on to Maranello to visit the famous Ferrari Museum.
  • We visit a balsamic vinegar cellar to learn all about tradition and production techniques.
    Gusto of the day: Balsamic vinegar tasting
3 The Salt works of Cervia and Ravenna Mosaics
  • This morning we head east to the Adriatic coast and the city of Cervia. We will learn all about the history and production techniques used today to create a range of different salts through a guided tour of the saltworks.
  • We will then enjoy a lunch break at a rustic restaurant with a dish of Spaghetti alla Marinara (with tasty mussels) and a glass of white wine.
  • In the afternoon we head to Ravenna, which offers some of the best city sightseeing in Italy. Explore the most important architectural monuments from the Gothic and Byzantine eras, including the Galla Placidia Mausoleum with its splendid mosaics (entrance fee not included).
    Gusto of the day: The sweet salt of Cervia and Spaghetti "alla marinara"
 4 FICO & Bologna
  • The morning is totally dedicated to FICO Eataly World. FICO is the worlds ’s largest agri-food park inspired by the Italian cuisine and food. Here we will be introduced by our tour leader to the world of FICO then we will visit the restaurants and kiosks where we will taste and experience the Italian cuisine.
  • In the afternoon we head to Bologna. This city has one of the most beautiful and best preserved historic districts in Europe. Guided tour through the old University City, known for the ‘degli Asinelli’ and ‘della Garisenda’ towers, the San Petronio Basilica and the Neptune Fountain
    Gusto of the day: your favorite one!

5 Parma with Prosciutto tasting

  • The former royal city of Parma offers magnificent buildings including the Palazzo Ducale built along French lines, the wooden Teatro Farnese and the Cathedral’s Baptistery.
  • We then drive to Langhirano, at the heart of Parma Ham country, where we discover all about the production of one of Italy’s most recognisable food products.
    Gusto of the day: Parma ham
6 Departure

The programme and hotels detailed here merely represent our suggestion for a great tour. We will gladly provide a 
quotation based on your specific requirements. In case of trade shows we can not guarantee the prices here indicated

  • 5 x nights accommodation with buffet breakfast at a 4* Hotel in the heart of Emilia Romagna
  • 1 x 3-course dinner
  • 4 x 3-course dinner with choice of starter & main course
  • 1 x welcome cocktail
  • 1 x 2 hour city guide in Modena
  • 1 x entrance fee to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello
  • 1 x balsamic vinegar tasting in Modena
  • 1 x guided tour of the Cervia salt works
  • 1 x lunch break with Spaghetti "alla marinara" and a glass of white wine
  • 1 x 2 hour city guide in Ravenna
  • 1 x 2 hour city guide in Bologna
  • 1 x 2 hour city guide in Parma
  • 1 x tasting of genuine Parma ham
  • Full day tour leader in FICO and Bologna 

4* Hotel in the heart of Emilia Romagna

Details
  • per person in € based on twin/double room
    329 €

Additional services

  • Single Room Supplement
    109 €

4* Hotel in the heart of Emilia Romagna

 Hotel accomodation in 4* Hotel in the heart of Emilia Romagna

 

FICO Eataly World is the world’s largest agri-food park.
Covering an area of 10 hectares in Bologna, FICO embodies the wonders of Italian biodiversity through:
• 2 HECTARES of open-air fields and stables
• 8 HECTARES devoted to 40 food production facilities including oil mills and a craft brewery, 45 restaurants, markets selling organic produce from all over Italy, areas devoted to cooking classes and food labs.

The taste and the beauty of Italy illustrated to all citizens of the world, all under the same roof.

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