From Mortadella to Mosaics, Food & Art Tour: Bologna, Modena, Ravenna

3 Days

This tour is perfect as an art & gourmet break to discover some of Italy’s historic cities while travelling from north to south or viceversa, having base in Bologna and moving by train.

You will visit a world-renowned display of hot spots that include the famed Byzantine mosaics in Ravenna, the covered walkways in Bologna, the astonishing Romanesque cathedral in Modena as well as food-streets and markets, combining local food tastings with historical, architectural & cultural insights

What to expect / Highlights:

  • Explore 3 unique hidden gems
  • Have your very own personal tour-guide in each city
  • Discover the magnificence of Ravenna’s mosaics
  • Contemplate the UNESCO site white marble cathedral of Modena
  • Soak up the atmosphere of Italy in Bologna medieval food market
  • Get to taste local’s best mortadella, piadina, balsamic vinegar, Parmesan cheese and local wine 

<p>Welcome to Bologna! Enjoy a guided visit of the town known as "the learned, the red, the fat one". The learned as it keeps the oldest university in the Western world. The red refers to the color of its rooftops, the fat refers to its amazing food culture. Explore with your personal guide some of the most celebrated food shops and markets, taste mortadella and local salami with a glass of wine, lose yourself in the city's medieval streets dotted with ancient palaces and towers, sit in an outdoor cafè of Piazza Maggiore watching passersby and monuments. Overnight stay in Bologna</p>

<p>Breakfast. Catch train Bologna to Modena, a must-see little town, where Luciano and Enzo Ferrari were born. Meet your local guide and reach the stunning UNESCO World heritage 12th-century cathedral; admire the imposing Ducal Palace and just a few steps away the old covered food market and sample Parmesan cheese with balsamic vinegar. The town has an eclectic culinary culture, from street food to Michelin-starred restaurants (local chef Bottura has been named the number 1 according to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards) as well as delicacies such as Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. Last but not least, you might visit Museo Enzo Ferrari, built on the site of Enzo Ferrari’s birthplace making use of the former 19th century house and workshop of Enzo Ferrari’s father. Back to Bologna by train. Overnight stay in Bologna</p>

<p>Breakfast. Catch train to Ravenna. The little town, situated close to the Adriatic sea, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Byzantine mosaic treasures. About 1600 years ago, after Rome's fall Ravenna became the capital of the western Roman Empire then of Ostroghots and of Byzantine empire. During this golden age the town was enriched with splendid monuments and amazing mosaics. Meet your personal guide and enjoy a guided visit to the most significant Early-Christian and Byzantine masterpieces such as Mausoleo di Galla Placidia and its mosaics depicting a blue sky sprinkled with golden stars that are said to have inspired Cole Porter to write Night and Day. Have a local sense of belonging by tasting Piadina, the flat round, unleavened soft bread baked on an ungreased, heated griddle and served warm with a cheese filling. Catch train to Bologna where our tour ends</p>

Price includes

  • • 2 overnight stays at a 4* hotel in Bologna
  • • breakfast
  • • return tickets Bologna-Modena, Bologna-Ravenna
  • • half day guided visits (approx. 3 hours) in Bologna, Modena, Ravenna. Personal tour-guide
  • • food tastings in each town (mortadella, salami, Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, piadina)
  • • entrance fees to the most significant Early-Christian and Byzantine monuments of Ravenna
  • • suggestions for lunch (lunch not included)
  • Price is per person, sharing a standard double room. Single room with supplement

Price does not include

  • •extras
  • •items of a personal nature
  • •city taxes when due
  • •pre & post trip lodging
  • •anything not listed above (under "Price includes")
  • Price is per person, sharing a standard double room. Single room with supplement

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From Mortadella to Mosaics, Food & Art Tour: Bologna, Modena, Ravenna
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