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BOLOGNA. OUR CITY

“Dotta”, “Grassa” and “Rossa”

We want to invite you to discover our fascinating and ancient city. With its 500,000 inhabitants, it has always been called the "Dotta" for its oldest university in the western world, the "Grassa" for its culture of good food, and the "Rossa" for the color of the bricks with which towers and palaces were built. Even today it preserves the charm of the historic city, at the same time offering endless possibilities for entertainment, including food and wine tours, nightlife and local attractions, exhibitions, events and proposals related to the fervent cultural and artistic activity that feeds the city. In its surroundings, so many gorgeous places are worth a visit. For this reason, we have prepared several guided tours for you, both for individuals and for groups, to discover this wonderful territory. Here are some examples.

 

Duration 3hours

Bologna Classic Tour

Our itinerary starts from Piazza Maggiore, the heart of the city, and its civic buildings, all of medieval origins. In the square there is also the Fountain of Neptune, with the precious sculptures by Giambologna. Then we will visit the Basilica of San Petronio: inside, the precious frescoes of the Bolognini Chapel and the sundial of the astronomer Cassini. Walking along the portico of Pavaglione and its elegant shops, we reach the sixteenth-century Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio. Through the picturesque alleys of the Mercato di Mezzo we reach the charming Piazza di Santo Stefano, with the homonymous complex also called "Gerusalemme di Bologna" or "Le Sette Chiese", a group of small Romanesque churches. Then Piazza della Mercanzia, with the Gothic Palazzo della Mercanzia and some buildings from the 13th century with wooden arcades. Our visit ends at the foot of the Two Towers, the symbol of the city.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Guided tour
Transfer a/r 
Hotel
Excluding museums entrance fees

 

Duration 3h

Gastronomic Tour

A greedy and curious tour to celebrate Bologna "La Grassa", an itinerary centered in the suggestive area of ​​Mercato di Mezzo, to discover the origins of Bolognese cuisine and local and regional specialties: Mortadella, Parmigiano Reggiano, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar , the "sfoglia", or "egg pasta" made with a rolling pin (tortellini, tortelloni, tagliatelle...), chocolate... We will tell you about the traditions and anecdotes of Bolognese food and wine while strolling through Piazza Maggiore and entering some historical workshops. You will enjoy typical flavors combined with a glass of Pignoletto or Sangiovese, tasting of sweets (cremini, chocolate tortellini), raviola, coffee.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Guided tour
Tastings
Transfer from and to the Hotel

Duration 3h

FICO Gran Tour

Fico is the largest agri-food park in the world! A journey which starts from our territory, in the 20,000 square meters of outdoor areas where we will discover the main Italian crops and the most representative animal breeds of our territory. The Biodiversity Ambassadors then take us to the heart of FICO, the 40 peasant farmhouses where we can see the masters at work and learn all the secrets of our Italian tradition. Among tastings and doings, we go on to the Ristoro di FICO to immerse ourself in the world's largest culinary offer dealing with the Italian cuisine from its origins to the most current experiments. Then a final walk between market and shops with 9,000 square meters available to learn to orient ourself in daily shopping.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED
Guided tour
Transfer from & to the Hotel

Duration 5h

Ferrari Museum

Departure for Maranello, home to the most prestigious car manufacturer in the world, a synthesis of passion and high technology. Visit of the Ferrari Museum where legendary historical models are exhibited. After a rich lunch based on traditional dishes, stop in Modena to visit the historic center (the Piazza Grande complex, with the Ghirlandina Tower and the Duomo, a masterpiece of the Paduan Romanesque World Heritage, UNESCO), or an acetaia where it will be illustrated the process of processing and aging of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Alternatively, in Modena you can visit the Casa di Enzo Ferrari Museum which includes the house where the Drake was born and an exhibition gallery in the shape of a "bonnet" of yellow aluminum, an avant-garde building designed to tell the world how to dream of a man can become a legend.

  

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Accompanying guide

Transfer from / to Hotel

Tck entrance to Museums

Guided tour of museums

 

Duration 5h

Ducati e Lamborghini Museums

Departure towards Borgo Panigale to relive the glorious past of Ducati: a combination of innovation, Italian style and sporting victories since 1926. After visiting the Fabbrica and the Ducati Museum we leave for Sant'Agata Bolognese where we will visit the Lamborghini Museum. The origins with Ferruccio and its first successes: 350GT and Miura, the main models from then to now, racing cars, including Formula 1, the great stages of technological evolution: 4x4, aluminum, carbon, hybrid, engines like jewels, a new Lamborghini Urus, and much more to understand how passion and magic met in Sant'Agata Bolognese, in the heart of the Motor Valley.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED
Accompanying guide
Transfer a/r
Tck entrance to Museums
Guided tour of Museums

Duration 3h

Parmigiano Reggiano Tour

Discovering the most famous cheese production sites in the world: Parmigiano Reggiano. Transfer to the dairy and visit, which will begin by observing the production hall. We continue by closely observing all the subsequent phases: the pre-salting rooms, the saloon that contains over 2100 forms, and we will pause in front of the hot room, and finally visit the warehouse and the packaging room where the cheeses are cut and packaged. A point of strength and charm is the visit to our maturing warehouse containing about 33570 forms of Parmigiano Reggiano positioned on certified seismic ladders. Tasting of various types and return to the hotel.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED
Dairy guided tour
Transfer from/to hotel
Parmesan Tasting

Duration 3h

Wine Tastings

On the first hills of Bologna, surrounded by landscapes of extraordinary beauty, we will visit the best wineries in the area. The soil and the dry, sunny and windy climate of these hills are optimal elements for the cultivation of the vine, which was already practiced in the 1500s. The meticulous care of traditional vines to which Pignoletto was added in more recent times, respect for the characteristics of the product, the grape harvesting carried out manually, are combined with the most advanced processing techniques of the grapes to obtain a result of great quality and prestige.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Visit the cellar

Tasting

Transfer from/to hotel

Duration: Full Day

Ferrara Classic Tour

Ferrara, in 1995, was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site as a "wonderful example of a city designed in the Renaissance, which preserves its historic center intact". The visit begins with a panoramic tour by bus along the Renaissance walls and then enters the heart of the Renaissance city. We proceed on foot along Corso Ercole I d'Este up to the Estense Castle, a true symbol of the city, caught in its transformations from a town fortress to a ducal residence. We end visiting the Jewish ghetto.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Guide

Transfer from/to hotel

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