• Flight included
  • Accommodation included
  • Car rental included

Northern Italy foodie tour with wine tastings & car hire

  • Round trip
  • 7 or 9 nights
New trip
price from £ 549.00
  • per person
  • based on 2 persons
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Embark on a dreamy Italy foodie tour from Emilia-Romagna to Tuscany, including three-course dinners, wine tastings, flights, and car hire

It’s no secret that Italy has some of the most breath-taking countryside in Europe (if not the world), which, coupled with incredible food, robust local wines, and plenty of history make for an idyllic break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. On this trip, you’ll enjoy a foodie journey acoss Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany, visiting everywhere from the spa town of Salsomaggiore Terme and charming Bazzano to Impruneta, set near Chianti’s rolling green hills. You'll also get to indulge in a number of foodie activites for an even memorable experience, including three-course dinners rustled up using the best of local Italian produce, plus multiple wine tastings so you can savour a sip of the world-famous grape. You'll even get to choose between a seven-night trip and a nine-night trip - it's up to you.

Included
  • Three nights at Grand Hotel Regina (or similar)

  • Two nights at Hotel Alla Rocca (or similar)

  • Two or four nights at Hotel Villa Cesi (or similar)

  • Breakfast included

  • One three-course dinner (excluding drinks) at Grand Hotel Regina, Hotel Alla Rocca, and Hotel Villa Cesi

  • Wine tasting at the hotel or an external winery at Grand Hotel Regina, Hotel Alla Rocca, and Hotel Villa Cesi

  • Entry to the wellness area with steam bath and Finnish sauna (upon reservation) at Grand Hotel Regina

  • Use of outdoor pool (June-September) with sunbeds and parasols (upon availability) at Hotel Villa Cesi

  • Return flight from Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, London Stansted to Bologna

  • Car hire included

We know plans can change. Our Flexible holidays let you rearrange your trip!

Choose from any alternative available dates. Includes refundable options. T&C's apply!

Famed foodie regions

• Emilia Romagna •

Emilia-Romagna is Italy’s gastronomic gem, the birthplace of prosciutto and mortadella ham, parmesan cheese, bolognese ragù and balsamic vinegar. Up in the hills, vineyards cover the slopes like lines of militant soldiers, and down on the coast you’ll discover seafood restaurants and fish markets brimming with life. Known as the ‘Food Valley’, there’s nowhere quite like UNESCO-bestowed Parma when it comes to tantalising your tastebuds, with the area boasting the highest number of certified food products in all the Emilia-Romagna land. Then there's Bologna, with a culinary claim to fame that’s significant thanks to ragu alla bolognese.

• Tuscany •

From rolling Tuscan hills dotted with vineyards to the history and culture of Florence, Tuscany is full of the charm and romance that Italy is known for. For food and wine connoisseurs, it doesn’t get much better than Chianti - Tuscany's famous wine-making powerhouse that’s all silvery olive groves, terracotta-roofed towns, and scenic vineyards. As well as being the birthplace of Chianti wine, this picturesque pocket boasts numerous Italian hidden treasures, and ancient villages with historic architecture, all to be visited and discovered.

Day 1-3: Salsomaggiore Terme, Parma, Emilia-Romagna

Spend your first three nights in Salsomaggiore Terme, the Northern Italy spa town famous for its thermal waters that are rich in iodine, sulphur, bromine, and calcium (the salt density here is reportedly three times higher than that of the Dead Sea). With a stay at Grand Hotel Regina, you’ll be rig…

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Grand Hotel Regina  or similar

Day 4-5: Bazzano, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

Located 20 kilometres west of Bologna is the charming town of Bazzano, which is the place you'll call home for the next two nights. Staying at Hotel Alla Rocca means having the local foodie highlights right at your fingertips, including the Museum of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. Further culinary h…

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Alla Rocca Hotel Ristorante  or similar

Day 6-7: Impruneta, Chianti, Tuscany

Your final two nights will be spent in the small town of Impruneta, set where the rolling hills of the famed Chianti region tumble down towards the River Arno and Florence. Make the most of your local surroundings, where you'll find olive grove upon olive grove, which produce some of Tuscany's best…

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Hotel Villa Cesi  or similar

Day 1-3: Salsomaggiore Terme, Parma, Emilia-Romagna

Spend your first three nights in Salsomaggiore Terme, the Northern Italy spa town famous for its thermal waters that are rich in iodine, sulphur, bromine, and calcium (the salt density here is reportedly three times higher than that of the Dead Sea). With a stay at Grand Hotel Regina, you’ll be rig…

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Grand Hotel Regina  or similar

Day 4-5: Bazzano, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

Located 20 kilometres west of Bologna is the charming town of Bazzano, which is the place you'll call home for the next two nights. Staying at Hotel Alla Rocca means having the local foodie highlights right at your fingertips, including the Museum of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. Further culinary h…

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Alla Rocca Hotel Ristorante  or similar

Day 6-9: Impruneta, Chianti, Tuscany

Your final two nights will be spent in the small town of Impruneta, set where the rolling hills of the famed Chianti region tumble down towards the River Arno and Florence. Make the most of your local surroundings, where you'll find olive grove upon olive grove, which produce some of Tuscany's best…

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Hotel Villa Cesi  or similar
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