Ask an Italian, “Are Emilia and Romagna two separate places?” and you’re likely to hear an abstruse, possibly even self-contradictory, response. Technically, Emilia-Romagna is one region. But it’s also two worlds. Hence the confusion. With so much contrast, rich history, and cuisine to absorb, we have opted to take it one world at a time. Romagna may come, but this itinerary centers on the captivating western half of Emilia.
Emilia is known for its mountains, natural hot springs, high quality of life and world-renowned food and wine. Situated in Italy’s central north, its neighbors are Lombardy to the north, Liguria to the west and Tuscany to the south. It encompasses the provinces of Piacenza, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Ferrara and the western half of the province of Bologna. (The city of Bologna is considered the east-west line dividing Emilia from Romagna.)
Dates & Pricing
Minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 16, with a maximum guide-to-guest ratio of 1 to 8
DATES (7 days)
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Per person in double occupancy: from $3,190
Single Supplement: $490
In addition, we pledge to donate more than 1% of your trip price to food literacy and environmental non profit organizations
What's Not Included
Our journey begins in Emilia’s cultural heart and its capital: Bologna. Home to the oldest university in the world, the city is known for music, art and architecture. Under the Etruscans in the sixth century BC, Bologna was called Felsina and was an important urban center for the people of the Po Valley. The Celts followed, and then the Romans who linked it to Liguria and named it the Octava Regio (8th region) of the Empire. The name Emilia derives from the Via Aemilia, the Roman road connecting Rome to northern Italy, which itself was named for the Roman consul Marcus Aemilius Lepidus.
We start with an introductory meeting in the lobby of our hotel at 2:00 p.m., followed by a walk in the historic center. Tonight we toast the start of our tour in a local restaurant featuring traditional regional recipes and grapes.
Day 1 – Bologna
Day 2 – Around Bologna and Modena
Day 3 – Bologna to Reggio Emilia Area
Day 4 – Parma and Colorno
Day 5 – Porretta Terme and the Apennines
Day 6 – Around Porretta Terme
Day 7 – Bologna Airport
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