8 Days in Venice Verona Emilia Romagna
- Venice tour
- Cicchetti tasting
- Gondola ride
- Bologna Food & Art tour
- Michelin starred dinner
- Visit to Farm house of Culatello
- Cooking class at starred Michelin restau
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- 2 nights at Hotel Ca’ dei Conti 4**** in Venice – 1 double classic room
- 3 nights at Hotel Aemilia 4**** in Bologna – 1 double classic room
- 2 nights at Park Hotel Pacchiosi 5***** in Parma – 1 double classic room
- Breakfast at the hotels
- Private transfers with luxury car and English speaking driver for all mentioned transfers
- Private transfers with water taxi and English speaking water chauffeur for all mentioned transfers
- 1 dinner in Venice ( 3 courses beverages not included )
- Private English speaking guide in Venice (4 hours)
- 2 entrance tickets to Saint Mark’s Basilica
- Cicchetti tasting in Venice
- Gondola ride (30 minutes)
- Private English speaking guide in Verona (2 hours)
- 1 lunch in Verona (3 courses beverages not included)
- Private English speaking guide in Bologna Food & Art tour (3 hours)
- Tastings during Food & Art tour: - Chocolate and coffee - Ham and cheese - Tortellini
- 1 dinner at Fourghetti Michelin starred restaurant in Bologna (4 courses wine excluded)
- Visit to the Farm house of Culatello
- 1 lunch at Michelin starred restaurant in Parma (Tasting of Culatello, pizza, tortellini and dessert)
- Cooking class in Modena at Michelin starred restaurant in Modena
- 1 dinner in Parma (4 courses beverages not included)
- Departure transfer from the hotel in Parma to Bologna airport
THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Municipality tax at hotels: they have to be paid directly at hotels
- All meals not mentioned in the program
- All transfers not mentioned in the program
- All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"
Day 1 – Verona / Venice
After your arrival at Marco Polo airport you will meet your private water chauffeur who will transfer you directly to your centrally located hotel: Hotel Ca’ dei Conti 4****. Close your eyes and imagine a romantic and elegant 4-star hotel in the heart of Venice, just around the corner from St. Mark’s Square. You’re in the eighteenth century, in the middle of one of Europe’s most sophisticated cities, at the height of the Venetian Republic’s cultural expression: you’re coming out of a charming alleyway and cross a private bridge to an elegant historical residence, the Hotel Ca’ dei Conti. In the romantic intimacy that only certain secret corners of Venice can create, you settle down on the terrace, sip a drink and dreamily stare over the canal which, leisurely flowing like your imagination, reflects the mood of your private moment. In the evening reach on your own the restaurant in the charming Castello neighborood where you will have a typically Venetian dinner in a really wonderful location. After dinner you will have free time at leisure. Overnight in Venice.
Day 2 – Venice Walking tour and “cicchetti” tasting
After breakfast meet your personal guide at the hotel and start a perfect tour for those who want to know the history of Venice starting from the most important site of the city: Saint Mark’s Square. The tour consists of a visit of Saint Mark’s Square and the explanation of its main monuments: Basilica (inside), Doge’s Palace (outside), Bridge of Sighs, Clock Tower, Bell Tower. After this historical tour your guide will bring you to discover the “Enogastronomic” Venice. Throughout the tour you will make some appetizing stops, enabling you to sample "cicchetti" (classic Venetian appetizers) made with the best ingredients found in the city accompanied by well-known wines. A gastronomic and historical tour of this wonderful ancient city on the lagoon; perfect for those who want their journey to be a unique, unforgettable experience. After this tour your guide will accompany you to the “stazio” where you will get you private gondola for your romantic ride! After the 30 minutes ride you will have the rest of the day at your free disposal. Overnight in Venice.
Day 3 – Venice / Verona walking tour and lunch / Bologna
After breakfast and check out, meet at your hotel your private water chauffeur who will transfer you to the meeting point with your driver. He will accompany you to the wonderful Verona where you will meet your private guide and begin your visit. Your English speaking guide will tell you all about the wonders of this charming city. The archetypal city of romance, thanks to Shakespeare and his characters Romeo and Juliet, you will witness one of the town’s greatest monuments and symbols, Verona’s ancient Arena. Known as one of the greatest creations of Roman recreational architecture, today it is a sight that cannot be missed, in particular during the summer months when its celebrated Opera Festival takes place, featuring numerous local and international musicians and singers. As well as the traditional tourist sights, our expert guide will also ensure you see some of Verona’s lesser known but very intriguing places of interest, such as the Church of San Fermo Maggiore, where according to tradition the saints Fermo and Rustico underwent martyrdom. At the end of the tour you will meet again your driver for a direct transfer to your hotel in Bologna: Aemilia Hotel 4****. Modern and elegant, a few minutes' walk from the heart of the town and close to the Sant'Orsola Hospital, the historical centre and the University District, the Aemilia Hotel fascinates its guests thanks to its marvellous views of the Towers of Bologna and the hills of Bologna. Located in an excellent position, from where you can reach Piazza Maggiore and the historical centre in a few minutes' walk, it is easy to reach both by car and by public transport. Check in and rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Bologna.
Day 4 – Bologna, Food and Art tour
You will spend an unforgettable 3 hours with an expert guide walking around the medieval market district and visiting a variety of historical food shops, pastry shops and pasta laboratories for small tastings of Bologna’s most typical local produce. Tastings of chocolate & coffee, ham&cheese and local delicacies such as tortellini. Visits to monuments excluded, however on request, to be paid to the guide on site we can organize additional visits to local museums, churches or other cultural centers in the city. After the tour you will have free afternoon at your leisure. Overnight in Bologna.
Day 5 – Bologna dinner at Fourghetti, Michelin starred restaurant by Chef Bruno Barbieri
In the evening, meet at your hotel your private English speaking driver at your disposal for around 3 hours. He will drive you to Fourghetti, the wonderful Michelin starred restaurant by the famous Chef Bruno Barbieri. Fourghetti is the place to spend time together where you can «forget it» and let all that is outside fade away, because the moment has arrived where you enter an environment where the only thing that counts is you, and those seated at the table together with you. At the end of this amazing dinner your driver will accompany you back to the hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 6 – Bologna / Parma with stop for Culatello DOP in the Lowands of Parma
After breakfast and check out your private driver will transfer you to Parma by luxury car and stop at Polesine Parmense to visit a farm-to-table oriented farm which includes ageing cellars of Culatello di Zibello DOP (one of the most artisanal and expensive cured meats in the world) in the foundations of a medieval castle which has belonged to one of the most influential aristocratic families of northern Italy, the Marquises Pallavicino. The castle also houses a Relais and a Michelin star restaurant managed by the owner, chef Massimo Spigaroli. Unique location in the charming lowlands running along the Po River. Seated lunch in the castle with tastings of different ageings of Culatello, focaccia, tortellini in meat broth, dessert, coffee. After lunch your driver will accompany you to your hotel In Parma: Park Hotel Pacchiosi 5***** Immersed in a beautiful park of 10,000 sqm in the oldest district of Parma, the Park Hotel Pacchiosi is the ideal place to live the city, in total privacy and relaxation. The historic building that houses the hotel dates back to early 20th century. It was in fact the "Reale Clinica Chirurgica", designed by Eng. Enrico Bovio. The entrance, elegant and marked by a monumental scale, is spacious and bright, with ceilings up to 15 meters. The Park Hotel Pacchiosi is the most luxurious hotel in Parma, and has 59 rooms furnished in neo-Renaissance style, with Carrara marble floors and handcrafted furniture made specifically for the hotel. Check in and free time at leisure. Overnight in Parma.
Day 7– Parma / Modena cooking class: the Chef Experience
After breakfast, meet your private English speaking driver at your hotel, for a direct transfer to Modena for a unique cooking class at a cooking school connected to a very famous Michelin Restaurant. The chef owner himself will be working with you in the preparation of a 5 course traditional menu. After cooking you will be able to taste the wonderful dishes cooked by you, accompanied by well-known wines. At the end of activity you will return to Parma by car. In the evening dinner will be served at a top-notch restaurant downtown (walking distance from your hotel). A traditional menu revived in modern concept: starters, 2 courses, 2 typical wines, dessert, coffee. Overnight in Parma.
Day 8 – Parma / Bologna departure
After breakfast and check out, meet at your hotel your private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to Bologna International airport to get your flight back home.