Days: 7 | Depart: 03.04.2018
Emilia-Romagna, is an administrative Region of Northern Italy, comprising the historical regions of Emilia and Romagna. Its capital is Bologna. It has an area of 22,446 km2, and about 4.4 million inhabitants. Emilia-Romagna is one of the wealthiest and most developed regions in Europe, with the third highest GDP per capita in Italy. Bologna, its capital, has one of Italy’s highest quality of life indices and advanced social services. Emilia-Romagna is also a cultural and tourist center, being the home of the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world, containing Romanesque and Renaissance cities (such as Modena, and Parma, being a center for food and automobile production (home of automotive companies such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and more” Wikipedia
The region of Emilia-Romagna is the birth place of Lucianno Pavarotti, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuseppe Verdi, Arturo Toscanini,Ferrari cars, Fashion Houses, Burial place of Alighieri Dante and much more . Emilia-Romagna: Italy‘s gastronomic paradise. The original home of Balsamic vinegar traditional, Parmesan cheese, Parma Prosciutto and Bolognese sauce, in short its Italy at its best!
|The region of Emilia Romagna
03-10 April 2018 (Passover)
Escorted and Guided in English by Alex
|Day 1: Tel Aviv to Milan: Direct and non-stop to Milano
Meet our local Emilian Romagna guide and drive to Villa Verdi, where Verdi lived between 1848-1901 when he died, located in Sant’ Agata. Continue to our hotel in Parma.4 nights at:The 5 Star hotel, located in walking distance from the historic center of Parma. It will serve for our base to explore most of western Emilia Romagna.
4 overnights in Parma.
|Day 2: Explore Parma, in northern Italy, is famous for its art, architecture, cheese and ham, but few tourists come to appreciate its considerable charms. Parma is an elegant city with a compact historic zone and its Romanesque cathedral and 12th century Baptistery are stunning.
Visit The Abbey of Valserena which houses the recently opened Museum of CSACwhich is a research Centre of the University of it concentrates on assembling a collection of fine art, photography, architectural drawings, design, fashion and graphics.
|Day 3: Discover the traditional production stages with guided visit to one the local dairies producing Parmigiano-Reggiano. Next visit a Prosciutto is an Italiandry-cured ham that is usually thinly sliced and served uncooked; this style is called prosciutto crudo in Italian (or simply crudo) and is distinguished from cooked ham, prosciutto cotto. Visit the “La Villa Dei Capolavori” owned by the Magnani Rocca Foundation with its amazing art collection.|
|Day 4: *If Italy were a meal, Modena would be the main course. Here, on the flat plains of the slow-flowing Po, lies one of the nation’s great gastronomic centers, the creative force behind real balsamic vinegar, giant tortellini stuffed with tantalizing fillings, sparkling Lambrusco wine and backstreets crammed with some of the best restaurants no one’s ever heard. (*Lonely Planet). Visit a traditional family home where they run a production of Acceto de Modena. Tour Modena by foot. Visit the world-famousFerrari Museum. End the day at a moving experience at Casa Luciano Pavarotti.|
|Day 5: Leave Parma and drive to the Province of Lombardy, to visit the town of Mantova (Mantua). Walking exploration tour the old town. The story of the opera Rigoletto is based on the Duke of Mantua and Gilda the daughter of Rigoletto who served at court of the Duke. Drive to Bologna for 3 nights – 4 star hotel, located in the center of the old town of Bologna.|
|Day 6: Explore by foot:Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy. Piazza Maggiore is a sprawling plaza lined with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures, such as City Hall, the Neptune Fountain and the Basilica of San Petronio. Among several medieval towers is the leaning Asinelli Tower and much more. 3 Overnights in the center of Bologna.|
|Day 7: Drive to the Adriatic sea to explore the sites of Ravenna.*For mosaic lovers, Ravenna is an earthly paradise. Spread out over several churches and baptisteries around town is one of the world’s most dazzling collections of early Christian mosaic artwork, enshrined since 1996 on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Ravenna’s brilliant 4th- to 6th-century gold, emerald and sapphire masterpieces will leave you struggling for adjectives. A suitably impressed Dante once described them as a ‘symphony of color’ and spent the last few years of his life admiring them. (* Lonely Planet). Return to Bologna.|
|Day 8: Drive to the Faenza International Museum of Ceramic, which contains the largest collection dedicated to ceramic in the world which is a World Heritage site.Continue west tothe village of Cremona. Beginning in the 16th century, Cremona became renowned as a Centre of musical instrument manufacture, with the violins of the Amati family, and later the products of the Guarneri and Stradivarius violins. Visit the museum and village.Continue to Milan airport.
Fly back to Tel Aviv. Direct and non-stop, landing on Wednesday early morning.
Land arrangements only: Price per person in double room depends on size of group:
Group 20-26 pax: € 1,690
Single room supplement:€300 (Limited number of rooms!!)
Plus, the cost of the International flights: estimated $585 (27.06.17)
International flights:as per program (Including tax and oil).
Tour arrangements include:
– 7 nights at hotels as printed in the program or similar .
– 7 breakfasts.
– 4 Meals : The best of the region’s kitchen
– All tipping to guides, drivers, & hotel staff: €40 Euro.
– Air-conditioned coach transportation as per itinerary
– All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary.
– Escort Alex Veit. – Guiding by specially chosen English speaking guides. * Please note: Tour is planned to cater both Israeli and English-speaking clientele. Specially chosen local guides guide tours in English – Alex does not translate what is said in to Hebrew. However, Alex will be bilingual, when it comes to his explanations which deal mainly with administrative aspects of the tour.
For full details please contact us.