Trip or Vacation
Cost: $1880 pp/double Occpy, $2380 single Occpy *land pkg only does not include airfare.
**Emilia–Romagna Tour Highlights
Day One: Arrive at BLQ, Bologna international airport where you will be met and transferred to our exclusive boutique Agriturismo La Rinaldina "Località Castel Raniero". https://agriturismolarinaldina.it/
Close to the most famous tourist spots in the area, the agriturismo is situated on an organic farm and boasts a splendid panorama; the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday in the midst of olive trees, currant bushes and medicinal herbs. The Farm includes five beautiful suites, (two of which can accommodate 3 people), a striking infinity pool overlooking views of Faenza, a lovely gourmet bistro on the premises using many of the organic and biological ingredients harvested on the farm. You will have time to relax before wine tasting at Fattoria Camerone.
* Dinner included this evening.
Today we visit Bologna with a two hour private guided gastronomic and cultural walking tour. Afterwards you’ll have free time to investigate the dozens of little streets, alleyways and do some shopping . Lunch or dinner here in town on your own or return to La Rinaldina for some relaxing at the infinity pool.
Breakfast included, Lunch and Dinner on your own.
**A very special day awaits you at two star Michelin rated Ristorante San Domenico in Imola. Chef Massimiliano Mascia presents a 3 course cooking class in the kitchen, followed by lunch in the restaurant! https://www.sandomenico.it
After lunch we‘ll visit La Rocca, the 14th century restored stone castle complete with a moat!
Free time to shop and stroll the central piazza around Imola.
Breakfast and Lunch included. Dinner
at a local Faenza ristorante outside by candlelight in their courtyard. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Today we visit Brisighella for a castle tour, olive oil tasting, and family style dinner later in the evening at a beautiful countryside winery and restaurant.
Breakfast, Olive oil tasting included.
More castles and Wine tastings! We visit Dozza castle. http://www.fondazionedozza.it/entra-in-rocca/la-rocca-di-dozza.html , a museum tour then go to the grotto where we will have a special Sommelier lead wine tasting of some of the most important regional wine makers to learn what makes Emilia-Romagna different from other regions.
**Later in the afternoon we head out to experience the parade of Palio, an ancient annual event from medieval times with traditional costumes and flags representing their colors. *https://www.paliodifaenza.it/torneo-delle-bandiere/?lang=en
OR (depending on scheduling), We head over to the seaside town of Ravenna, known for it's colorful mosiacs adorning many of its central buildings. We will visit the historical sites then go to the beach for dinner.
Breakfast included, lunch and dinner on your own.
We leave our beautiful countryside estate and return to Bologna train station or airport for transfer to home or continue on to other destinations. Breakfast included.
**all venues and events are subject to scheduling availability and may require substitutions, every attempt will be made to be of equal or greater value.