Walking in the Food Valley and Castelli del Ducato Zone

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An unforgetable experience in the birthplace of Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Salame di Felino, Vini dei Colli Piacentini e Parmensi and other fantastic products.
A visit to these factories will be organized, followed by products tasting.
We will walking through this magnificent zone enjoying the most beautiful castles in Italy and a visit to Busseto where the Maestro Giuseppe Verdi spent most of his life. During the week we will have overnight accommodation in 2 different luxury castles.
In the end we will visit the magnificent city of Parma and we will spend a night in the beautiful *****Hotel Pacchiosi

Walking in the Food Valley
and Castelli del Ducato zone

An unforgetable experience in the birthplace of Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Salame di Felino, Vini dei Colli Piacentini e Parmensi and other fantastic products.
A visit to these factories will be organized, followed by products tasting.
We will walking through this magnificent zone enjoying the most beautiful castles in Italy and a visit to Busseto where the Maestro Giuseppe Verdi spent most of his life. During the week we will have overnight accommodation in 2 different luxury castles.
In the end we will visit the magnificent city of Parma and we will spend a night in the beautiful *****Hotel Pacchiosi.

Arrive in Milano Malpensa Airport, private transfer to Rivalta Castle. Later a guided tour of the castle and dinner in a typical restaurant. Overnight in superior room in Torre di San Martino Castle

Pietra Parcellara – Pietra Perduca (about 3 hours)
Short Transfer for Pietra Perduca, where our tour will start. We will walk through the rolling hills where we will see this two ophiolic roks. It will follow a nice pic nic immersed in this beautiful landscape. In the afternoon a short transfer will take us to the Cantina Val Luretta with its ancient cellers inside the Castle Momeliano. Return to Torre di San Martino Castle for dinner and overnight.

Marsaglia Church – Bobbio (about 3 and half hours)
Our tour of today will start with the Church of Marsaglia for a panoramic tour through the oxbow of the river Trebbia. This itinerary belongs to Ancient Via Francigena and it will take us to the town of Bobbio where we will take a light lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the famous Abbey founded by San Colombano in 612 AD, the Devil’s Bridge and the Castle of Bobbio. Dinner and overnight in Torre di San Martino Castle.

Vigolo Marchese – Castel d’Arquato (about 3 hour)
Wonderful walking tour through the rolling hills of Arda Valley. We’ll start with the thousand-year old Church of Vigolo Marchese to arrive to the spectacular town of Castel d’Arquato with its beautiful castle fwhere we’ll have a light lunch. After lunch we’ll visit the most beautiful monuments of the inner center and with a short transfer we’ll arrive to the Castle of Tabiano. Relax time in the Spa, dinner and overnight in Tabiano Castle.

Round trip to the Castle of Bardi (about 3 hours)
Beautiful trip around the imposing cliff of Castle of Bardi where we’ll enjoy this spectacular view. Visit to the Castle, once the capital city of a small autonomous state of Landi’s family. Light lunch in restaurant. In the afternoon visit of the Parmigiano Reggiano Diary Factory with tasting sessions. Relax time in Spa, dinner and overnight in Tabiano Castle.

Round trip to Corte Pallavicina Castle (about 2 hours)
Easy walking tour along the banks of the largest river of Italy and inside of the farm of the Michelin Chef, Massimo Spigaroli. Here we will visit the old cellers of the castle where the Chef prepares the famous Culatello di Zibello wich we will also taste. Private tranfer to Busseto, the birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi. Visit to Villa Verdi, housing the original furnishings chosen by the Maestro, who spent long periods of his life and where his heirs still live. Relax in Spa, dinner and overnight in Tabiano Castle.

Round trip to the Torrechiara Castle (about 3 hours)
Walking tour around the castle in the heart of Prosciutto di Parma area. We’ll visit this spectacular Renaissance castle, buit by the Visconti’s general Pier Maria Rossi. We will continue with a light lunch with Prosciutto di Parma and other typical food. Short transfer to Parma and guided tour of the city. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Pacchiosi.

Private transfer to Milano Malpensa airport.

Dates 2016:
From 21st of May to 28th of May
From 24th of September to 1st of October


Price per person in double room:
€ 3500
€ 300 single supplement

LUXURY WALKING TOUR

Duration:
8 days / 7 nigths


The price includes:

  • 6 nights in double room superior in Castle and 1 night in Historical hotel***** with breakfast and 7 typical dinners (beverages not included)
  • 6 light lunches in factories or typical restaurants
  • 1 visit in typical winery with tasting
  • 1 visit in Corte Pallavicino Farm
  • 1 visit in Parmigiano Reggiano Factory with tasting
  • 1 guided tour in Villa Verdi
  • 1 guided tour in Castle of Bobbio
  • 1 guided tour in Castel d’Arquato
  • 1 guided tour in Bardi Castle
  • 1 guided tour in Torrechiara Castle
  • 1 guided tour in Parma, private transfer from/to Milano Malpensa airport
  • staff monitoring daily 24 h
  • walking guide for 6 days
  • all the animations mentioned in the descriptions
  • transfer and transport where specified


The price does not include:

  • air flights
  • beverages during meals
  • hotel room taxes
  • anything not quoted above in (see included)

Dates 2016:
From 21st of May to 28th of May
From 24th of September to 1st of October


Net price Tour Operator per person in double room:
€ 2650
€ 300
single supplement


Other dates on request:
€ 2900 minimum 4 person
€ 2350 minimum 6 person
€ 1800 minimum 12 person

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