Prosciutto di Parma served at a restaurant in Italy

Food and Nature Tour: Bologna to Florence in 12 Days

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Customizable Itinerary

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Places Visited

Bologna, Parma, Cinque Terre, Tuscany...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Travel to Italy for the love of food and nature on this tailored 12-day tour from Bologna to Florence. Embrace the culinary delicacies made famous worldwide as you taste Italy's finest dishes and produce, from sensational cheeses to delightful truffle-infused creations. Along the way, encounter the majesty of the Tuscan countryside and admire the Renaissance influence that remains so prevalent across Italy’s quiet, medieval towns.

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Trip Highlights

  • Head to the heart of gastronomy in Bologna and tuck into an assortment of flawless dishes, artisanal pasta, and exquisite gelato at iconic restaurants and eateries in Quadrilatero and Mercato delle Erbe
  • Transfer to the spirited city of Parma to indulge in perfectly matured cheeses of Parmigiano-Reggiano, balsamic vinegar out of ancient wooden barrels, and mouthwatering cured meats at an award-winning Prosciutto di Parma producer
  • Wallow in the warm waters and dig your toes into the soft sands hugging the Italian coastline at Cinque Terre
  • Visit the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and Cathedral during a visit to the Miracoli Field en route to Tuscany’s sweeping sunflower-sprinkled countryside
  • Delve into the heart of Italian cuisine as you learn to prepare a selection of treasured dishes alongside a professional chef in Tuscany
  • Indulge in an assortment of exceptional wines and prestigious vintages during a visit to boutique wineries nestled in the medieval towns of the Chianti wine country
  • Forage in the forests of Tuscany alongside an expert truffle hunter and his trusted canine companion before relishing an exquisite lunch prepared with the beloved ingredient
  • Revel in a private tour of Florence’s highlights, including the Academy of Fine Arts and other significant heritage sites and arts and culture exhibits

Starting Price

$6,391 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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  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
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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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