SMALL GROUP EXPERIENCE : 10 GUESTS MAXIMUM
Our group trips are small and intimate. With a maximum of 10 guests on tour, we can enjoy more intimate settings and personal experiences than is possible with larger groups.
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TOUR HOST: GIULIA TAMARRI
When Giulia introduced herself as being born under the star sign "tortellini" we knew we would be friends for life. A professional bilingual tour leader with experience leading groups big and small over Europe, Giulia's heart lies in her beloved Emilia, the food bowl of Italy. Born and bred in this region, she has the inside knowledge and connections to ensure your food and wine experiences in and around Bologna, Modena and Parma are nothing short of outstanding. Giulia also spent some time in Australia so don't be surprised if you hear a little Aussie accent shining through sometimes. You can follow Giulia on her Instagram @travel_with_rezdora
CLASSIC PRODUCE: PARMIGIANO REGGIANO, BALSAMIC VINEGAR AND PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA
These celebrated Italian gastronomic favorites are all produced within a stone's throw of the cities of Bologna, Modena and Parma. We're going to take it slow and savor each moment as we meet the artisan producers who care for their animals and vines as their families have done for generations. We'll learn their stories and methods and understand the importance of the seasons and landscapes to their lives. Don't worry, there's plenty of tastings too!
One of Italy's greatest, and yet underrated cities, Bologna is rightly proud of its university, architecture and culinary heritage. The capital of Emilia-Romagna is where we start our food quest through the region in search of its celebrated produce. We'll take a wander through the city's historic streets and under UNESCO listed porticos, visiting markets and sampling local fare. Along the way you'll hear why Bologna is recognized as one of Italy's most important culinary destinations.
All the cobbled paths in elegant Modena seem to lead to the city's famous Albinelli market where you'll find vendors sharing the very best produce from the region with their customers. The city is a celebrated foodie hub and home to one of the world's best restaurants - Osteria Francescana - where local chef Massimo Bottura celebrates the food traditions he grew up with. As we enjoy strolling around the city streets, keep your eyes peeled for prestige cars - Modena is home to Ferrari and Lamborghini
Get ready to roll up your sleeves and make some delicious pasta. Tortellini stuffed with prosciutto and parmigiano reggiano is on the menu and you're going to learn how to make it at home. There's some little tricks to creating these tiny delicious morsels and you'll discover them all in our class at a stunning local winery. The only question remains, will you eat your tortellini in brodo (broth) or with parmesan cream?
Welcome to Parma, another of Emilia's celebrated cities where you can indulge your love of Italian food. Parma is a feast for all the senses as not only are you able to taste the local ham and cured pork products, you can also enjoy the stunning art adorning the cathedral and baptistery and discover the city's tradition of perfume making.
FAIRYTALE CASTLE AND PRETTY TOWNS
Spend a few days in the Emilia region with us and you'll discover countless small towns with charming streets and tiny piazzas. And your visit wouldn't be complete without discovering this important castle that is intriguing not only for its strategic position and stupendous views but also the love story that blossomed inside its walls.
Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
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