You are in luck, my friend! As I pondered all of the many travel opportunities I could share with you, this incredible Italian active foodie five night vacation plan kept popping to the top of the list. The Euro and Dollar are nearly even for the first time in a LONG time, so the time to go to Europe is NOW!
We have painstakingly crafted this totally fun and inclusive vacation just for you. And we can add a pre or post visit to the city or towns of your choice, should you have more time and money. So clear your calendar late September 2017 and join us! But act soon, as the hotels we have chosen for you book quickly and they won’t hold for much longer. Just $250 will hold your space!
This program was created by Trekkingitaly by Promappennino and Active Travel Pro.
EMILIA ROMAGNA ACTIVE FOODIE TOUR
Your host if just 6 guests: Bobbie Rae Murphy, Active Travel Pro
Day 1- Sept 30, 2017 WELCOME IN BOLOGNA
Check in at Corona d’Oro in Bologna, welcome drink and itinerary summary.
Guided tour of Bologna (3hrs) Piazza Grande Square and St. Petronius Cathedral, Palazzo Re
Enzo etc. This is a lovely city! Welcome dinner in restaurant and overnight.
Day 2 – October 1 PARMIGIANO, VINEGAR, WINE AND FERRARI GALLERY
Breakfast in hotel and private transfer at 9 AM (about 1h) to a Parmigiano Reggiano dairy (guided
visit and tastings). Short transfer to a typical farmhouse in Modena countryside. Guided tour of the
winery and aceto balsamico vinegar production. You’ll be able to taste these amazing 2 products.
Lunch with typical dishes inside the farmhouse’s restaurant. After lunch transfer to Maranello and visit of the famous Ferrari Gallery. The visit lasts about 1h 30 min. Return in hotel, dinner on your own and overnight.
Day 3 –October 2 OLD MARKET AND ST. STEFANO SQUARE
Breakfast in hotel and meeting with the guide for a foodie experience. You’ll start from the Two
towers, symbol of the city and St. Stefano square with its basilica. You’ll follow the narrow lane
away from Piazza Maggiore and you’ll arrive in the Old Market. Here you can find mouth-watering,
fresh and quality cuisine such as: tortellini, tagliatelle, mortadella as well as cheese, ham, fish,
bread, fruits and vegetables. You can choose your own meal. Return back to Parma. Dinner on your own and overnight. * see below optional activities that are available for your enjoyment.
Day 4 – October 3 HIKING TOUR MID MOUNTAIN
Breakfast in hotel and private transfer to Montese (about 1h 30 min). Guided tour of the castle,
dedicated to the Second World War and short transfer Monteforte where you’ll start the hiking tour
along the trenches to reach the Mt. Belvedere. You will have a nice picnic on your way.
Transfer to Porretta Terme and check in at Helvezia Thermal Spa. Welcome dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – October 4 E-BIKE TOUR
Breakfast in hotel and full day e-bike tour with English-speaking guide. Picnic lunch with typical
products during the bike ride. In the afternoon relax at the Spa. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – October 5 DEPARTURE
Breakfast in hotel and departure
*Optional Tours Available (and more!):
o Cooking class in Bologna
o Vespa tour in the hills
o Guided tour of Modena, Ferrara, Parma
o F1 Racetrack in Imola
o Pre and post city stays of your choice
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Guided tour of Bologna for 3 hrs
3 night-stay in DBL Room at Hotel Corona d’Oro 4*L – breakfast included and welcome drink and dinner.
2 night-stay at Helvetia Thermal Spa –breakfast, free use of spa and 2 dinners
Guided visit of Parmigiano Reggiano dairy + tasting
Guided visit of Aceto balsamico vinegar and winery + tasting
Lunch in farmhouse
Entrance fees Ferrari Gallery
Guided tour of Old market and light lunch
Hiking tour for 2/3 hrs with English-speaking guide at disposal, picnic lunch and guided visit of Montese Castle
E-bikes rental, English-speaking guide at disposal and picnic lunch
All the transfers described in the program
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
City taxes paid locally
Other transfers, meals and beverages not included above
Airfare international or transportation from airport or rail station (we will arrange when we know numbers and times of arrivals)
Single room supplement: € 200 per person (all stay)
Deposit immediately to hold your space is $250 US to Active Travel Pro, second deposit by June 1 of 300 Euros. I can do the conversion for you at that time, or you may pre pay in full since the conversion rate is very good right now. Final 60 days prior.
***Insurance quotes will be sent individually, and is highly suggested.
YOUR PRICE PER PERSON SHARING DOUBLE ROOM BASED ON:
6 guests € 1440
8 guests € 1325
10 Guests € 1250
12 Guests € 1200
14 Guests € 1150
16 Guests €1125
Single supplement is €200.