Experience more with so much included

  • Feast your way through Bologna, Italy’s food capital, in the gastronomic region of Emilia-Romagna
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Bologna’s medieval old town
  • Visit a traditional producer to see how flavourful Parmigiano Reggiano is made
  • Discover how a century-old artisanal producer makes Modena’s famed balsamic vinegar
  • Tour an award-winning winery and taste its excellent wines paired with a 4-course farewell dinner
  • Return flights from a selection of regional airports, with hotel transfers
  • Three nights in four-star accommodation inclusive of all local taxes, with breakfast daily, two dinners, including a welcome dinner, and your tour manager’s drinks reception to meet your fellow travellers
  • The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout
At a Glance
3 nights in 4-star accommodation
Daily breakfast & 2 dinners
Solo traveller welcome dinner
Inclusive of all local taxes
Checked Luggage
Programme of daily tours & visits
Return flights & transfers
Expert tour manager


Sandwiched between the cultural giants of Venice and Florence is a region of northeastern Italy that’s still comparatively under the radar. Yet for the discerning traveller, Emilia-Romagna offers a treasure trove of delights just waiting to be discovered. Our base for this fascinating short break is its beautiful capital, Bologna, which is known in Italy as La Dotta, La Rossa e La Grassa: The Learned – home of the Western world’s oldest university; The Red – after its many terracotta-coloured rooftops; and The Fat – the city has been at the heart of a rich agricultural region since Etruscan times and has evolved into the capital of Italy’s well-loved culinary heritage.

Food and wine are revered throughout Italy, but take on an almost religious fervour here. Emilia-Romagna is the home of iconic culinary delights, including dark balsamic vinegar from Modena, and rich and nutty Parmigiano Reggiano. You’ll visit traditional artisan producers to see how they’re made and understand why they’re so prized.

Italian history, art, architecture and cuisine at its most authentic – this exceptionally well-balanced tour is a true recipe for success.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person based on sole occupancy of a twin/double room. The price includes three nights’ accommodation with breakfast and two dinners, including a welcome dinner and drinks on the first night, all tours as mentioned, airport departure taxes, all local accommodation taxes, transfers and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £100 per person
  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hrs
  • Language: Italian
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Italy

Hotel Information

The use of air-conditioning in hotels in Italy is at the hotel’s discretion and is normally restricted to the summer months (mid-May to mid-September), depending on the temperature.


There is no specific health advice for this tour, though it is always advisable to contact your GP six to eight weeks prior to travel.


We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport  Hotel location   Transfer time 
 Bologna Airport  Bologna 20 mins


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