* Price $1,580 per person, double occupancy, *$2,080 per person, single occupancy
* Land package only. Deposit of $500 must be received to hold your spot. Remainder due 60 days before tour start date. *Single occupancy supplement.
Daily transportation and transfers included from Bologna international airport, BLQ on Day one of tour and transfer to BLQ or train station on final day of tour.
Five night Hotel accomodations and day tours included. Daily breakfast included and some *lunchs or dinners where noted. Winery tours, tastings and cooking class included.
Terms and Conditions
**some subsitutions may be scheduled according to availablity of locations, events and seasonal adjustments, however every attempt will be made for substitutions of equal to or greater value. Everyone who attends a Wine Flights Travel Tour is required to sign a liability release form. Deposit and final balance paid within 60 days of start of tour are NON REFUNDABLE. (pre payments are required months in advance to secure hotel rooms and tours.)
Travel insurance is highly recommended.
*see Travel Tips under Wine Touring 101 for more info and several insurance companies that offer good plans.
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 Vini Ancarani for a tour, tasting, and family style lunch. This is a wonderful boutique winery that pays homage to indigenous grape varietals of Emilia–Romagna and in rare production.
After that we go to Brisighella to visit another medieval tower, the castle and quaint village for an olive oil tasting and picnic dinner under the tower.
Breakfast, Lunch and picnic Dinner 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.
Emilia-Romagna is a region in northern Italy, extending from the Apennine Mountains to the Po River in the north. It's known for its medieval cities, castles and seaside resorts. This is the land of Verdi's novels, Giovanni Pascoli's poetry, as well as Fellini’s unmistakable cinema - a director who became a legend through his many masterpieces that come to life in this, his native region. In Emilia Romagna, one can enjoy amazing views anywhere, and the list of places to choose from is endless.
The capital, Bologna, is a vibrant city with an 11th-century university and arched porticos lining the streets and squares of its medieval core. Ravenna, near the Adriatic coast, is famed for its brightly colored Byzantine mosaics.
Capital: Bologna, the largest city of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bologna DP/Nominal: €149.5 billion (2016)
Population: 4.449 million (2017)
Join our liked minded food, wine and culture aficionados/seekers and let's eat, drink and be very Italian!!!! Bellissimo!!
One of our highlights on the tour, we will meet Niccio, the family Patriarch and Wine Maker, 90 years and still going strong at his family run winery, fattoria Camerone, and taste the local varietals grown on the family estate.
To book this tour you will need to make a $500 deposit* to hold your spot. Balance due 60 days before start of tour.
Prices are $1580 per person, double occupancy, $2080 single occupancy. **$3096 pp/double occupany for Italy/combo pkg tour, $4086 single occupancy.
*Deposit is non-refundable 60 days or less before tour starts. Travel interrupt insurance is highly recommended (see travel tips).