Arrival in Bologna. Tour of Bologna city centre with stop in a typical coffee shop. Free time for dinner and overnight stay in Bologna.
In Bologna city centre, visit a Mortadella PGI production, Covered Market and a historical chocolate shop. Watch a demonstration about fresh pasta preparation and enjoy lunch in a restaurant with the just prepared Bologna’s famous tortellini (stuffed pasta). In the afternoon visit to a regional winery in Dozza, inside the ancient village. Free time for dinner and overnight stay in Bologna.
On the way to Ravenna, stop near Faenza to visit an olive grove of Brisighella PDO oil and visit a Romagna wine cellar with a tasting/lunch of typical products (example: piadina and Squacquerone PDO cheese). In the afternoon visit Ravenna’s old town and its beautiful mosaics. Free time for dinner and overnight stay in Bologna.
Check-out of Bologna hotel and transfer to Parma. Stop in Maranello to visit the Ferrari Museum and then visit a PGI Modena Traditional Balsamic Vinegar cellar with tasting/lunch with tigelle (typical bread) and typical cold cuts. In the afternoon visit a distillery producing artisan liqueurs.
Continue to Parma; free dinner and overnight stay in Parma.
Visit a cheese factory making Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO with a tasting of this delicious cheese.
Visit to the Torrechiara castle and its village imbued with loves and battles. Then visit to a Colli di Parma wine cellar with tasting/lunch of typical products and local cold cuts. In the afternoon, visit a ham factory and a Black Pig farm for the production of the sweet PDO Parma ham. Free time for dinner and overnight stay in Parma.
In the morning visit Parma’s old town centre and to the most charming monuments such as the red marble Baptistery, the wooden Farnese Theatre and the Romanesque Cathedral frescoed by Correggio. Transfer to the Bassa Parmense (Parma Lowlands) and visit the aging cellars of Zibello Culatello PDO; lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon visit a Culatello di Zibello production laboratory to discover the aging secrets. Then visit the new multi-media itinerary inside the nearby Giuseppe Verdi’s birthplace. Free time for dinner and overnight stay in Parma.
Transfer to Piacenza. Visit to a Coppa di Piacenza and PDO Piacenza Bacon farm. Visit to a Piacenza hills winery with tasting/lunch. Free time for dinner and overstay night in Parma.
Transfer to Bologna airport and fly home.