Bologna - Torrechiara – Parma - Polesine Parmense - Modena

Emilia Romagna Food & Wine Self Drive

Bologna - Torrechiara – Parma - Polesine Parmense - Modena
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Indulge your taste buds with authentic Italian cuisine during this exciting, 6-day self-drive tour of the Emilia Romagna region. It is home to Bologna, Italy’s food capital. You can find some of the best Italian foods in this region such as Parma ham, tortellini, Parmigiano Reggiano, lasagna, amaretti and the balsamic vinegar of Modena. Explore the cities of Bologna, Modena and Parma. Sample the regional specialties such as Culatello di Zibello cold cut, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and wines from the Colli Piacentini vineyards. Learn the secrets of Bolognese cuisine with a cooking class.

As a personalised package, this can depart on any day requested subject to availability.

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 6-day car rental with standard cover (category A)
  • 5-night accommodation in 4-star hotels or historical residences
  • Daily breakfast & 2 dinners
  • 2 guided tastings Slow Food wines and/or Presidia products from the Emilia Romagna region
  • 1 cooking lesson
  • Guided tour of Castello di Torrechiara
  • Balsamic vinegar producer visit


Day 1: Bologna

Collect your car and drive to your hotel. Enjoy a traditional dinner of local seasonal produce from Emilia Romagna. (D)

Day 2: Bologna

Take a gourmet stroll around Bologna’s historical market, “il Quadrilatero”, and do some shopping under the arches of the Piazza Maggiore Arcade. In the afternoon enjoy a cooking lesson dedicated to traditional Bolognese cuisine, followed by dinner. (B, D)

Day 3: Torrechiara – Parma

Guided walking tour of Torrechiara Castle. In the afternoon, stop at the Lamoretti Winery, situated in one of the most beautiful spots in the Parma hills. Enjoy a tasting of four wines accompanied by local produce. (B)

Day 4: Polesine Parmense

Arrive at the Antica Corte Pallavicina in Polesine Parmense in Verdi country, in honour of Giuseppe Verdi who used to live here. Walk around the structure, visit the cellars and taste the famous Culatello di Zibello cold-cut. (B)

Day 5: Modena - Bologna

Depart for Bologna and stop en route to learn about the production of the traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena. Stroll around Modena’s historical centre. (B)

Day 6: Bologna

Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)


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15/04/202015/10/2020From $2,280 p/p twin shareOn Request
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Optional excursions/sightseeing
City Tax: some City Councils may introduce a tourist tax that has to be paid directly at the hotel
Meals and beverages other than those specified
Everything which is not clearly specified under inclusions

* Please note, price is subject to fluctuation and availability is subject to change until booked and confirmed *

An update from Italia Mia

23rd June, 2020

To all our wonderful clients,

We are excited to announce the office of Italia Mia has reopened!

For the time being our office opening hours are as below.

Tuesday to Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

We are practising safe social distancing, and we are advising if you are not feeling well that we communicate via telephone or email.

Thank you all, and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

Sam, Hayley & Cosima