Landscape of Modena, Italy

8-Day Cultural Journey of Emilia Romagna

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited


Places Visited

Parma, Bologna, Ferrara, Ravenna...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Your eight-day personalized itinerary to the Emilia Romagna region of Italy will immerse you in the wealth of enchanting history and captivating flavors embodied in the cuisine of Bologna and Parma, the artisan studios in Cremona, and the lingering notes of the master composer, Verdi. Enter forbidden studies in a protected fairytale castle and sample delicate homemade tortellini during a private cooking class. Embrace an enthusiasm for life demonstrated in Emilia Romagna’s food, music, and history.

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Trip Highlights

  • View the unique mosaics of the Byzantine Empire that decorate the churches of Ravenna, the former capital of the Western Roman Empire
  • Learn the swift movements needed to blend eggs and flour, and then the delicate twist and fold of pasta sheets to create handmade tortellini
  • Visit a celebrated prosciutto farm and cheese factory to experience and sample tasty cured meats and famous Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • Tour the workshop of an artisan crafter that produces elegant violins and violas in Cremona, the home of the famous instrumentalist Stradivari
  • Explore the home of celebrated librettist and composer Giuseppe Verdi at his home in Busseto
  • Discover the dramatic walls, epic towers, and storybook opulence of the Este family castle in the preserved Renaissance city of Ferrara
  • Wander the galleries and the ramparts of the 14th-century fortress of Rocca Meli Lupi in the small town of Soragna

Starting Price

$2,515 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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