BOLOGNA ALONG THE PORTICOES

This city hides history, art and mysteries in every corner. We propose you two days to  discover it together, visiting its districts, squares, churches, traditional places, old buildings and palaces, tasting its cooking, strolling along the longest porticoes of Europe and through the evergreen hills around it. 

First day: departure from the two towers Garisenda and Asinelli, the traditional symbols of the city. We will move from the little handicraft shops of the Jewish ghetto to those into the Quadrilatero, the most evocative area of the city that encloses Rizzoli, Archiginnasio and Farini routes.  Right here we will have a typical “Bolognese” lunch with a selection of ham and cheese and a scented glass of wine. We will reach on foot  the complex of Seven Churches, the Santo Stefano Basilica. A nice walking will lead us out of the gate of San Mamolo, towards San Michele in Bosco, the majestic monument composed of a church and a monastery.


In the early evening we will have the happy hour in one of the most peculiar places of the whole city, Bologna’s main covered market Mercato delle Erbe.

 

Second day: we will go out of the city centre and we will climb to San Luca Sanctuary walking along the longest porticoed route in the world. Just a short walk from the Sanctuary, hidden in the woods, we will traverse across the suggestive Bregoli Path, arriving to the enchanting natural Talon Park.


To end with a bang:

you can choose the best accommodation of the city according with yours preferences

you can learn to prepare the real homemade “pasta” with a typical Italian housewife

you can enjoy the landscape of Bologna hills by an autehentic ‘72’s Fiat 500


DOZZA-FAENZA-BRISIGHELLA. FOOD & ART: A PERFECT PAIRING

 

The extra virgin olive oil is the product that the world envy us. During this tour we will discover one of the most significant Medieval village of Italy where the Brisighello oil is producted. We will taste his flavour while the producer will show us the places where the olives are born and are manufactured.

Throughtout the course of the day we will take a break to admire the most famous painted village of our country, Dozza. It is situated just few kms out of Bologna. Lastly, we will visit the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza.

 

 



MOTORVALLEY AND GASTRONOMY

This tour will bring us among some of the most famous Emilian excellences in the world, with a special union between the products of the culinary tradition and the motors that have made Italian history. Our day will start with the visit to a cheese factory near Modena, where high quality Parmigiano Reggiano is produced since decades. Here we will see the production of cheese starting from the milk, coming only from livestocks of that same area, we can also taste it and buy it at the shop. An appealing moment is the visit to the cheese aging room including about 33570 pieces of  Parmigiano Reggiano. After the tasting, we will go to Maranello for the visit to the Ferrari museum, where we will live a unique and overwhelming experience. In addition to the extraordinary cars' exhibition, after the lunch break you can try to drive a sporting car, 


discovering its performances. Those who are not interested in the drive test, can enjoy shopping in the Ferrari store and possibly have a brief  tour through the old town center of  Modena. Then we will proceed toward an ancient vinegar factory, where we will discover the secrets and the production techniques of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of  Modena, guided from an expert who will also make us taste the different types of vinegar and will teach us the correct vinegar and food pairing.