The Romagna region is the culinary heart of Italy, whose landscape is as rich as its food. The gregarious Romagnoli people are among the most welcoming in Italy. Join us to explore this magnificent area and sample its unique food and drink. You’ll fall in love with the region’s cheese, cold cuts, beef, pork, virgin olive oil, piadina bread and world class wines. Our 4 night / 5 day tour takes in Ravenna and several tiny hill top towns. We’ll eat in a range of eateries from traditional family run ‘osterie’ to elegant restaurants. We won’t neglect the region’s history and art. The powerful Monetfeltro and Malatesta families made the region’s cities important Renaissance centres. Many of the ‘greats’ left their mark, from Raffaello to Piero della Francesca, from Dante to Leondardo da Vinci. Romagna really is ‘bella’ in every way!
Arrival in Bologna and transfer to Forlì
We’ll whisk you from the airport for your first experience of Romagnolo cuisine and wine. After a short stroll you’ll be ready for lunch in a traditional trattoria, after which we’ll make our way to the Agriturismo which will be our home for 4 nights.
Olive oil and wine
A day for learning all about the production of olive oil and wine with lunch at a farm.
This is a day for art lovers and history buffs. Our expert guide will reveal all Ravenna’s secrets, including its fascinating Byzantine mosaics. In the afternoon we’ll visit the studio of a modern mosaicist and painter.
Cooking and ceramics
Our last full day includes a visit to a gastronomical museum and a cooking lesson with lunch.
Departure and return shuttle to Bologna
We’ll be sorry to have to say goodbye and we’re sure that you’ll be sorry to leave.
- An outstanding adventure travel experience
- 5 nights at 4-star property
- 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, all dinners (wine extra)
- All luggage transfers
- Exceptional detailed maps
- Walking tour of Ravenna with an Italian local city guide & author of a book on mosaics
- Hands on cooking lesson and lunch at Casa Artusi
- Visits tours and tastings at two local wineries
- Local market visit
- Group arrival and transfer from Bologna (individual transfers available with
a supplementary fee)
“As a culinary school graduate who holds a degree in creative writing, I have long held the dream of European travel. I would like to thank Carol Sicbald for her care and attention to detail in creating a life-altering experience; for her enthusiasm, professionalism, and trusted supplier relationships.”