Small Group Journeys

Beautiful Piemonte and Emila Romagna Italy

12 - 23 September 2022

Attention all lovers of good food and wine!  This tour is for you. 

On this adventure in the beautiful regions of Piemonte and Emilia Romagna we will explore the food and culture of these two beautiful areas.  We begin our journey with a stay in the city of Turin.  Here we will visit the highlights of the city including the Royal Palace; the former residence of the House of Savoy.  We also view the Shroud of Turin housed in the Chapel of the Holy Shroud outside the Turin Cathedral.  We also have free time to enjoy the chic cafes and elegant shops of Turin’s city centre.

From Turin we travel by our coach to the town of Cherasco in the province of Cuneo.  Cherasco will be our base while we explore this part of Piemonte.  We will of course visit the famous Cherasco Chocolate producer.  This chocolate producer has been making the famous “Baci di Cherasco” since 1881.   While in Piemonte we will discover the village of Bra famous for its delicious cheese, Pollenza where we visit the Banca del Vino.  The Banca Del Vino is where we learn all about the best Italian Wines.  It is here where we enjoy a delicious slow food gourmet lunch.  We finish our adventure in Piemonte exploring the town of Barolo including a tasting of the famous Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, and Dolcetto wines.

After we say our good byes to Piemonte we drive to the next region which is Emilia Romagna.  Here our home will be the beautiful town of Salsamaggiore Terme.  This charming spa town is surrounded by rolling green hills.   Salsomaggiore Terme lies between the provinces of Parma and Piacenza.  During our time here we will explore the town of Parma including tastings of the famous Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, delicious Parma ham, enjoy a hands on cooking class where we learn to make various types of pasta.  We also enjoy a guide tour of the town of Modena including a tasting of the famous Balsamic Vinegar.

Our last few nights will be spent in the magical city of Bologna.  Here we stay in the historic centre of Bologna and will explore with our guide the best sights of Bologna including the Cathedral, The Fountain of Neptune, and the famous towers of Bologna.

If Italian food and wine is your thing this tour is definitely for you!

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