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The history and scents of the medieval market, traditional products, history, anecdotes and legends

Suggested program

Arrival in Bologna and check-in. Free time and accommodation.

Breakfast at the hotel.

A day at leisure exploring the city of Bologna on your own or with the knowledge of one of our expert guides.
A valid alternative is a full day excursion in the Food Valley, visiting small companies manufacturing local traditional products which make Italian gastronomy famous all over the world: Parmigiano Reggiano, ham, traditional balsamic vinegar and Lambrusco; private car transfer to a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory; optional visit to the production process, taking place early in the morning. Following, transfer to a Parma Ham production factory. At the end of the tour the package includes a light tasting session.
To follow, lunch at a restaurant.
In the afternoon, tour of a Modena balsamic vinegar production centre and a wine cellar.
Finally, return to Bologna and hotel accommodation.

Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning discover Bologna on a 2-hour story-packed guided tour you can experience the porticos, monuments and towers of what UNESCO has defined the best preserved medieval centre in the world.

Alternatively you can opt for a food and wine tour of the city centre with a specialised guide and tasting sessions of local delicatessen and regional wine; the heart of Bologna’s centre is called Quadrilatero and hosts workshops, markets, food stores and a lot more, and embodies the history of the local food and wine excellence. In the company of an expert guide, the tourists will become familiar with local products by seeing them through the eye of a local guide – who will reveal their secrets – and the stories of salespeople and local producers.
Free time for lunch and afternoon at leisure.
Hotel accommodation.

Breakfast at the hotel. End of services

What’s included

• 3 nights B&B in a central 4* hotel
• Private return airport transfers
• Bologna Welcome card (with free guided tour of Bologna + hop on-hop off tour bus)

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Policies & disclaimers

Cancellations for holidays received within 45 days of departure date are subject to the following penalties on the land portion:

Up to 6 weeks prior to departure, any deposit will be forfeited.

30-15 days - 25% of the cost of the holiday per person is forfeited;
15-5 days - 50% of the cost of the holiday per person is forfeited;
5-0 days - 100% of the cost of the holiday per person is forfeited.

The above mentioned conditions may vary in high season months (July - August) according to the accommodation properties’ cancellation policies. All cancellation charges apply to each person covered by a booking.

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Please note that resource prices listed are estimates and the full price of the booking will not be calculated until you have added a resource or resources to your selection.
Bologna food tour
€25.00 (10%) ( Per person per booking )
Food Valley guided tour (including private transfers)
€170.00 (10%) ( Per person per booking )
Single Supplement (4* hotel)
€110.00 (10%) ( Per booking )

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