Famous Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna

Eight-Day Exclusive Journey of Heritage, Scenery, & Cuisine in Italy's Emilia-Romagna

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Parma, Modena, Bologna, Ferrara...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

On this eight-day personalized Emilia-Romagna tour, you can trace artistic ingenuity and incredible flavor as you explore Italy’s cultural and culinary heart. Marvel at Byzantine mosaics in Ravenna and violin craftsmanship in Cremona, get hands-on with fresh pasta-making traditions, and sample world-famous balsamic vinegar. From visiting motorsport legend Ferrari to stepping back to the Renaissance grandeur of the Este Castle, you will blend the majesty of UNESCO sites with intimate encounters...

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the magnificent Byzantine splendor of Ravenna's UNESCO churches, with 1,500-year-old glowing mosaics and frescoes frozen in time
  • Learn to coax and twist delicate pasta sheets for tortellini and tagliatelle, tracing Bologna's handmade noodle traditions over seven centuries
  • Meet the artisans behind Emilia-Romagna's most legendary exported creations, from prosciutto to Reggiano cheese, with exclusive tastings at heritage farms
  • Examine precision craftsmanship firsthand in Cremona's violin workshops, where principles were established by masters like Stradivari
  • Relive Verdi's humble beginnings at his Busseto birthplace and villa to see how his past shaped the beloved composer’s works and creativity
  • Wander the monumental castle, courtyards, and hanging gardens of the mighty Este dynasty that turned Ferrara into an architectural showpiece
  • Experience the essence of Modena's charm with captivating flavors during a world-renowned balsamic vinegar tasting
  • Tour the prestigious Ferrari factories when exploring Modena's UNESCO heritage sites

Starting Price

$5,995 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.

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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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