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TOURS: Emilia Romagna

10/31/19 – 11/08/19

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Everything you need to know...

Emilia-Romagna is a region in northern Italy, extending from the Apennine Mountains to the Po River in the north. It’s known for its medieval cities, rich gastronomy and seaside resorts. The capital, Bologna, is a vibrant city with an 11th-century university and arched porticos lining the streets and squares of its medieval core.

The diversity between the mountains and sea offers visitors to Emilia Romagna breathtaking views, in addition to beauty for both the eyes and spirit, with a mixture of the earthy colors, the aromas and the fresh sea air. Not to mention that Emilia Romagna is a hotbed for music, cinema and art appreciated nationally and internationally. 

You’ll take part in touring (and tasting) at some of the regions artisan food producers, explore local villages, dine in neighborhood restaurants, cook a traditional Emilia Romagna meal with a professional chef.  We have customized this experience with a fantastic balance of free-time & guided activities with an intimate group. As always, we encourage the single traveler and we do not charge a single supplement fee.

Secure your spot by downloading the Reservation Form below. Send all completed forms to cindy@palmerstours.com.

9 DAYS IN EMILIA ROMAGNA*
10/31/19 – 11/08/19
$5,500 per person

TOWNS:
Parma, Collecchio, Langhirano, Modena, Bologna, Modena, Maranello, Ferrara and Torre Maina

PRODUCERS:
Cheese, Prosciutto, Wine, Pasta, Balsamic Vinegar

HIGHLIGHTS:
– Private guided tours of towns
– Cooking Class
– Ferrari Museum and Factory plus Test Drive
– Wine Producer
– Pasta Producer

MEALS INCLUDED:
Breakfast Daily
5 Lunches
4 Dinners

ITINERARY

10/31/19 – 11/08/19
DAY 1

BOLOGNA AIRPORT/PARMA
Thursday, October 31

Private transfer from Bologna Airport to Park Hotel Pacchiosi in Parma. We will check-in at the hotel and have free time. At 8pm we will have a welcome dinner at Restaurant La Forchetta – Parma

*Please send flight information to cindy@palmerstours.com so we can arrange transportation to/from airport for you. Due to time difference, all flights should be made 1 day prior to itinerary start date.

DAY 2

PARMA/COLLECCHIO/PARMA
Friday, November 1

Breakfast at the hotel followed by, a visit and tasting lunch at Caseificio Montecoppe (cheese producer). Then we will have a Guided tour of Parma. The rest of the day is free time, enjoying the city and dinner on your own. 

DAY 3

PARMA/LANGHIRANO/PARMA
Saturday, November 2

Breakfast at Park Hotel Pacchiosi followed by a visit and tasting at Simonini Prosciutti (Prosciutto di Parma producer). Then we will go to Ariola Winery (wine producer) for a tasting and lunch. After heading back to the hotel in the afternoon, enjoy the city and dinner on your own.

 

DAY 4

PARMA/MODENA/BOLOGNA
Sunday, November 3

After breakfast, pack your bags as we prepare to head to Bologna. On the way we will have a Guided tour of Modena. There will be free time and lunch on your own in Modena. In the afternoon we will head to Hotel I Portici in Bologna for check in and leisure time. This evening dinner will be at Restaurant l’Arcimboldo.

DAY 5

BOLOGNA
Monday, November 4

Breakfast at the Hotel. Today we will visit Il Regno della Pasta (pasta producer). Then a guided tour of Bologna, including the visit at the local market. Lunch will be on your own in the city. Free afternoon, walking and enjoying the city. Tonight dinner is in a typical osteria in Bologna.

DAY 6

BOLOGNA/MODENA/MARANELLO/BOLOGNA
Tuesday, November 5th

Breakfast then we will transfer from the hotel to Modena where we will visit the Ferrari Museum and Factory, including test drive at Autodromo di Modena and possibility some downtime to shop in Modena. Then we will head to Transfer to Acetaia Giusti (balcamic vinegar producer) for a tasting and lunch. The rest of the day is free time and dinner on your own in Bologna.

DAY 7

BOLOGNA/COMACCHIO/FERRARA/BOLOGNA
Wednesday, November 6

Breakfast then some free time in Comacchio, we’ll see a beautiful village called “Little Venice”, for its channels, and renowned for the eel, Slow Food Presidium. Lunch is at Restaurant La Barcaccia . Then we will head to Ferrara for a Guided Tour along with free time, walking and shopping in Ferrara. In the evening we will make our way back to Bologna and dinner is on your own.

DAY 8

BOLOGNA/TORRE MAINA
Thursday, November 7

After Breakfast we will go to Torre Maina and visit the Agriturismo Il Piccolo Mugnaio, learning about local ingredients. Today we will attend a Cooking class. A professional chef will work with your group and you will be responsible for preparing a traditional Emilia Romagna meal for lunch. We will head back to the hotel for a free afternoon in Bologna. Tonight, we will have a group dinner at Restaurant A Balùs. Overnight at Hotel I Portici.

DAY 9

BOLOGNA
Friday, November 8th

 

Breakfast at the hotel for one last time before heading to the airport and saying our goodbyes.

YOUR TOUR GUIDE

Gioacchino Passalacqua

Guide and co-owner of aTTavola, Gioacchino Passalacqua, is an artisanal Italian food exporter, gastronome and native Sicilian who divides his time between Sicily, Italy and New York. As a native Mediterranean, Gioacchino has developed relationships with food producers, restaurateurs, olive oil companies, chocolatiers, vintners and confectioners. He has traveled the world in his business as an importer/exporter, taking part in food shows from Paris and San Francisco to Chicago and New York City.

Gioacchino has a keen sense of quality foods and wines which he passionately shares through his unique tours, tastings, and products. You’ll be pleased to know, every one of our guests has rated him a 5 star tour guide!

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