The Passions of Emilia-Romagna

Tour Operates: May 15 - 20, 2017

Groups of 6 or more people can book this
6 days / 5 nights tour anytime during the year.

2875 Euro per person, double occupancy

Emilia-Romagna is Italy’s gastronomic paradise. Emilia extends along the flat land west of Bologna to cities like Parma and Modena. Bologna sits in the centre. The delicatessen stores and cuisine of Emilia-Romagna offer everything the palate could desire: splendid hams and fresh mortadella, tasty parmesan, an endless variety of homemade pasta served with irresistible sauces, sumptuous meat dishes, tangy game, sweet or savoury cakes and pastries, delicious desserts, light, sweet wines and, not least, the most splendid vinegar in the world, aceto bahamim tradizionale, which is only made by a handful of old-established producers.

One reason for the incredible variety of its cuisine is that the region is made up of two different areas: Emilia, the area between the Po valley and northern Tuscany, and Romagna, the mountainous country with the Adriatic coast to the east. The fertile Emilia contributes pasta, dairy produce, and fine meat, while the sometimes rough and inaccessible Romagna offers aromatic herbs, tangy game, and fish dishes from the coast.

Our visit to Emilia-Romagna will give you the opportunity to discover their rich culinary traditions,  explore their markets and meet the artisan farmers responsible for the bounty produced in this region of Italy.


  • Introduction to traditional foods of the region
  • Hands-on lessons at the cooking school of an award-winning pasta-maker
  • Guided walking tours around Bologna and Modena
  • Visits to several artisan farmers


Host - Pamela Sheldon Johns


  • 5 nights accommodations in a 4-star hotel, double occupancy
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners. Wine is included with lunch and dinner
  • Daily guided excursions with local experts
  • Tastings and cooking lessons as described in the itinerary
  • All ground transportation during the tour


  • International airfare
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Meals and beverages not included in the itinerary
  • Passport fees, travel insurance. Or other items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers