Walking in the Food and Motor Valley
A splendid week immersed in the Apennine mountains discovering the wonderful region of Emilia Romagna. You will enjoy easy itineraries that will take you through a magical territory. It will also be a “delicious” holiday since you will tour factories that produce Parmigiano Reggiano, Traditional Modena Balsamic Vinegar and a special cooking class. You will also visit the beautiful city of Bologna and the Galleria Ferrari in Maranello where was born the most famous automobile company in the world.Day 1 Arrive in Bologna Airport and private transfer to Montese. Free time, typical dinner and overnight in hotel Belvedere.Day 2 Montello – Montese (about 2 hours) We will start our tour with the visit of Montese’s castles with its beautiful Museum dedicated to the Second War. After a short walk we will arrive upon the Montello where we will find many trenches and the remains of German fortifications. Re- turn to the hotel and start the cooking class with the prepa- ration of “borlenghi” a traditional food. Dinner and overnight in Belvedere Hotel.Day 3 Monteforte – Castelluccio di Montese (about 4 hours) Monteforte, where we will start our tour. We will visit the sites of the battles of the Second War. We will walk on the ridges up to Monte Belvedere where we’ll enjoy a fantastic view. After the walking tour, we will visit one of the finest Parmigiano Reggiano Daily factories accompanied by a tasting session. Dinner and overnight in Belvedere Hotel.Day 4 Castellino delle Formiche – Villabianca di Marano S/P (about 4 hours) Private transfer of the Sassi di Roccamalatina Regional Park with its fabulous sandstone cliffs. The guided tour includes the discovery of medieval villages and the extraordinary view of Panaro Valley. Arrive to the Vinegar factory of AcetoBalsamico Tradizionale di Modena where we will taste this wonderful product. Dinner and overnight in Agriturismo Acetaia SereniDay 5 Montese – Montequestiolo (about 5 hours) Walking tour through the hills and forests. Along the route we’ll discover old villages, ruins of Medieval castles. Private transfer to Villabianca with a short break in Zocca to having a drink. Dinner and overnight in Agriturismo Acetaia Sereni.Day 6 Riserva Naturale Salse di Nirano (about 2 hours) Private transfer to the Salse di Nirano Park to admire this mud volcanoes. The Salse are the product of mainly gasous (methan) and partly liquid (oil) hydrocarbons deposits. As they ascend to soil surface, they wash out clay materials: the ejected mud is then responsible for the Salse’s typical cone shape. After that, we’ll reach the Galleria Ferrari with its great collection of cars. Follows the visit of Castle of Vignola. Return to Agriturismo Acetaia Sereni for dinner and overnight.Day 7 Bologna We’ll start our tour with a private transfer to the historical center of Bologna. We’ll admire its beautiful monuments and will have a nice dinner in a typical restaurant. Overnight in Hotel OrologioDay 8 Private transfer to Bologna International Airport.
What's included The price includes: •7 nights in double in a 3*S or 4* Hotel or Farm Holiday with breakfast •7 dinners at a restaurant offering typical cuisine •6 pic-nic lunch •1 tour of a Traditional Modena Vinegar factory •1 tour of a Parmigiano Reggiano Dairy factory •1 cooking class •1 ticket to Galleria Ferrari •1 guided tour of Castle of Vignola •1 guided tour of Castle of Montese •1 climb to Sassi di Roccamalatina •1 guided tour in Bologna • staff monitoring daily 24h • walking guide for 6 days • all mentioned activities included transportation when specified
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