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Eat + Drink Bologna

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,919

Wondering what to eat in Bologna? This Italian vacation showcases the wonders of Bologna cuisine. Explore the stalls of the outdoor food market before learning to cook a traditional pasta meal. The next day, discover the culinary wonders of the Emilia Romagna Valley, renowned for its wine, prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar.


This 4-day Italy vacation takes you to Bologna to experience the culinary delights of this Italian city.

Home to the world’s oldest university and famous for being the birthplace of Bolognese, Bologna is a great place to feast on fabulous cuisine in between visits to medieval palaces. Staying at a premium hotel in the heart of the city, you’ll spend your trip to Italy tasting the bright flavours of Bologna. Spend one day learning to master some of the essentials of Italian cooking. Begin with a visit to the outdoor food market, where you’ll peruse stalls selling local delicacies like Mortadella Bologna and Prosciutto di Parma. You’ll gather your ingredients and then head to the kitchen classroom where you’ll learn to prepare fresh pasta and sfoglia, feasting on your meal at day’s end. The next day, embark on a gourmet tour through Bologna and the surrounding countryside. Explore the streets of Bologna in the company of an expert guide and visit a local producer of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Afterwards, head into the Emilia-Romagna Valley. You’ll visit Torrechiara Castle, tour a local wine cellar in Parma, try some Prosciutto di Parma in Modena, and learn about balsamic vinegar at an authentic Acetaia. At trip’s end, head to the train station to continue your onward journey.

This culinary journey through Bologna makes for a great addition to a longer trip to Italy.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,919

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Day 1

Bologna Train Station to Bologna Hotels

Duration30 Minutes

Art Hotel Novecento

The Art Hotel Novecento is a 4-star boutique hotel located in Piazza Galileo, in the historical center of Bologna, just a few steps away from the wonderful Piazza Maggiore. The original building dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century and has been completely refurbished and opened in 2003. This charming hotel has 27 elegantly furnished rooms and is the perfect base for both business and leisure travelers visiting the magnificent city of Bologna, with all the sights and attractions just a short walk away: monuments, theatres, restaurants, exclusive shopping and eno-gastronomical areas.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Art Hotel Novecento

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    Art Hotel Novecento



    The Art Hotel Novecento is a 4-star boutique hotel located in Piazza Galileo, in the historical center of Bologna, just a few steps away from the wonderful Piazza Maggiore. The original building dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century and has been completely ...

    The Art Hotel Novecento is a 4-star boutique hotel located in Piazza Galileo, in the historical center of Bologna, just a few steps away from the wonderful Piazza Maggiore. The original building dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century and has been completely refurbished and opened in 2003. This charming hotel has 27 elegantly furnished rooms and is the perfect base for both business and leisure travelers visiting the magnificent city of Bologna, with all the sights and attractions just a short walk away: monuments, theatres, restaurants, exclusive shopping and eno-gastronomical areas.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Bike Rental
    • Business Facilities
    • Cafeteria
    • Child Care
    • Laundry
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Room Service
    • Wifi/Internet Access

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Day 2

Cooking Lesson and Market Tour

Join a small group excursion and visit the outdoor food market with the most beautiful food shops of Bologna where you can see, taste and buy the famous culinary specialties: Mortadella Bologna, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Parma, Aceto Balsamico, Salami and cheeses, seasonal fruits and vegetables. In the market we will buy the ingredients for the cooking lesson. During this lesson, you will learn the technique of preparing hand made pasta and to make "Sfoglia (thin puff pastry)" among other local dishes. After the lesson, at lunch you will enjoy your own meal and some other traditional dishes of Bologna.

Duration6 Hours
Day 3

Food Valley Parma & Modena

Starting in Bologna, this private tour takes you to the Emilia-Romagna valley as you discover where excellent food is produced! Your day starts with guided gourmet tour of Bologna where you will visit a traditional Parmigiano Reggiano cheese producer. Then, stop to take some pictures of the impressive Torrechiara Castle and surrounding  area. In afternoon, you will visit a local wine producer situated in the scenic hills of Parma where you will have a tour of the cellar, followed by lunch and local wine tasting. After lunch, visit a traditional Prosciutto di Parma producer before heading to an Modena. In Modena, you will visit an authentic "Acetaia", the famous balsamic vinegar lofts, followed by a tasting.

Duration10 Hours
Day 4

Bologna Hotels to Bologna Train Station

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Daily except Saturday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip transfers between train station and hotel
  • 3 nights' first class accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • Cooking Lesson with Market Tour, including lunch
  • Private Food Valley Parma & Modena tour, including food and wine tastings 

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

DP BOLCITY4DIT
18 Jun 2019

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