Trip or Vacation
OCTOBER 7-16, 2022
An outstanding 10-day food & wine journey through a fascinating region with two hearts: Emilia and Romagna, stretching from the Apennines to the plains of the Po River Valley down to the Adriatic coast. This ultimate gourmet tour is for the food lover and for those searching wines from diverse terroirs and native grape varietals produced by dynamic and energetic winemakers.
The food culture in Emilia Romagna is considered one of the best in Italy and we will explore them together.
See the hidden corners of historic Bologna “La Grassa” then travel through the land of Giuseppe Verdi amid mesmerizing Castles of Parma & Piacenza Dukedoms.
Enjoy a hands-on cooking class at the home of Pellegrino Artusi, the father of La Scienza della Cucina e l’Arte del Mangiar Bene (the Science of the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well) to learn the traditional dishes alongside local homemakers called “Le Mariette”.
Savor the exquisite Culatello di Zibello, visit a Parmigiano Reggiano producer and relish in seasonal delicacies carefully paired with traditional lesser known local wines made from Sangiovese di Romagna, Albana, and Pignoletto. Discover the surprisingly fabulous Lambrusco wine country and enjoy an exclusive tour and tasting of Aceto Balsamico in a historic Acetaia.
As this region is also known as the Motor Valley of Italy, dedicating time to this world is a must, visiting the automotive atelier of Pagani Automobili for an in depth museum and factory tour to see some of the world's most impressive cars.
Come with me and experience one of Italy's lesser known destinations as we explore the culinary delights, incredible wines, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and the region's warm hospitality.