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This base for this fascinating Italian short break is the understated yet truly historic city of Bologna. Bologna’s series of atmospheric squares are linked by twisting alleys and tiny streets. You’ll also visit Parma, with its sublime cathedral home to the famed Palazzo della Pilotta, a huge complex of brick buildings, housing works by Correggio among others. And finally, Ravenna is nothing short of a masterpiece with a host of religious buildings, wonderfully adorned with superb early Christian paintings and the world’s finest mosaics. Together with the iconic culinary delights in this region: Parma ham, Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, wild boar and truffles – this relaxing short escorted Tour of Bologna, Parma and Ravenna is a true recipe for success!
– 4nts in 4-star accommodation
– Return flights and transfers
– Programme of daily tours and visits
– Bed & Breakfast
– Services of an expert tour manager
– Checked luggage
– Entrance to Parma cathedral and 5 UNESCO sites in Ravenna
– Entry to Parma’s Cathedral
– Explore Ravenna
– Taste traditional balsamic vinegar at Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Day 1 – Arrive in Italy
Fly to Milan or Bologna and transfer to your hotel in Parma, where you’ll stay for 4 nights. The rest of the day is leisure.
Day 2 – Parma
This morning, take a sightseeing tour of Parma. Learn about the city’s history and see one of Italy’s finest Romanesque buildings, the Cathedral. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 3 – Bologna
After breakfast, head to Bologna. Here you’ll a beautifully maintained city, home to splendid Renaissance palazzi, the San Petronio Basilica and Europe’s oldest university. Bologna is also known for its wonderful cuisine which you can indulge during your lunch at leisure.
Day 4 – Ravenna
Drive towards the Adriatic coast, exploring Ravenna, the city of mosaics. Discover its unique byzantine buildings, displaying magnificent mosaics, with a guide. After, travel to Acetaia Villa San Donnino, just outside Modena. Here you’ll learn about the production of balsamic vinegar and have the chance to try some.
Day 5 – Return home
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Starhotels Du Parc, Parma
This hotel is linked to Parco Ducale near the city centre. The air-conditioned rooms include mini-bar, large satellite TV and en-suite bathrooms with complementary toiletries and a hairdryer.
UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Italy however must have a valid passport.
*All transfer times listed here are approximate and dependent on traffic.
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