July 28 - August 5, 2022
Flavors of Emilia Romanga
July 28 - August 5, 2022
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Flavors of Emilia-Romanga
Explore the very best of Emilia-Romagna with us. Experience why the region is known for its wine, foods, and beautiful culture. You will return home forever changed.
Thursday _ July 28
Day 1: Leave for Italy to Milan Malpensa. From NYC area you will arrive next day.
Friday - July 29
Day 2: Arrive at Milan Malpensa (make sure you fly into the correct airport, if you have questions before booking flight, please ask) for pickup at 10:30 at the airport and transfer to Bedonia.
Afternoon: Settle in room, explore town, or relax. Dinner in town (included)
Saturday - July 30
Day 3: Bologna
Today, we visit the capital of Emilia Romagna and eat! Bolgna is known for its ancient architecture, rich food, and the seaside. We visit a mortadella factory, and learn how the famous Bologna is made in one of the most striking cities of the region. During our tour of the magnificent city we explore, shop, and eat. We enjoy a typical meal (included) and wander the city wall to investigate the hidden treasures that lie within them.
Sunday - July 31
Day 4: Wine, Cheese & Dancing
Parma Cheese Tour (morning). Lunch at Refugio (mountainside retreat), dancing (live music) and mingling with the locals (LUNCH included). Our guests tell us this is one of their most cherished memories of Italy. On this day, you will have the opportunity to experience the authentic culture of the locals.
Monday - August 1
Day 5: Spa Day at Lake Garda
Today we visit Lake Garda's Aqua Thermal spa and the medival village of Sirimone. We enjoy 3 hour access to an oasis of wellness, relaxation, and fun. The spa is located on the crystal blue waters of Lake Garda. Find beauty, equilibrium and harmony at the pool or in the thermal baths. Additional spa services can be added (not included). After our three hours at the spa, we tour the town of Sirmione. While exploring the the beautfiul village, you can shop, sit for an aperitif or swim in Lake Garda. It is up you! A day to be remembered.
Tuesday - August 2
Day 6: Vineyard Wine Tour and Tasting
After breakfast we will visit the Casello winery in Piacenza. See how the grapes are cultivated, wine is made and enjoy a tasting that pairs food with various wines made on the premises at this family owned and run vineyard in the Emilia Romagna region (included). Afte the vineyard, we visit the medieval village of Vigoleno. It has a tower with a catwalk along the top of the wall that overlooks the valley below. There are only a handful of locals living behind these walls. It makes for an amazing adventure to wander these alleyways. There are many doors and structures that will be calling to your camera.
Wednesday - August 3
Day 7: Bedonia. Live Like a Local!
Free day to roam the small town of Bedonia or hop a train to explore on your own. It is just blocks from the villa. There are plenty of restaurants, trattorias, pizzerias, bars and quaint shops to choose from. The villa also offers outdoor seating to chat with new friends in the open air. Experience authentic northern Italian culture.
Thursday - August 4
Day 8: Portofino & a Cooking Lesson
Early morning breakfast and departure for the Italian Riviera. After visiting the breathtaking coastline of Portofino and Santa Margherita you will venture to make Branzino “Sea Bass”. The Italians have a special knack for baking their fish. You will feast on your masterpiece and relish a tiramisu’ for your dinner. (Included)
Friday - August 5
Day 9: Return home