A tour through history, traditions, looking for pleasures of the palate. Discover the squares and the roads of the quiet city center full not only of palaces, churches and monuments, but also of friendly and smiling people. Walk slowly, enjoy the hidden corners of the Italian Capital of Culture 2020…and more! Ride an e-bike on the smooth hills of the Food Valley tasting the best food products of a worldwide known area for its uniqueness of flavours.
Where: Parma, Italian Capital for Culture 2020, and its green rolling hills.
Duration: 2 days/1 night
Validity: all year round
Suggested for: people who love to travel slow and discover cultural, gastronomic and natural heritage of our territory.
Arrival in Parma and check-in at the hotel.
Day at leisure for a self-guided walking tour of the city center: the Cathedral with the dome frescoed by Correggio, the octagonal Baptistery made by pink marble, the magnificent Teatro Regio opera house, the Pilotta Palace hosting the National Gallery with Leonardo Da Vinci, Correggio and Parmigianino masterpieces and the wooden Teatro Farnese unique in its kind.
Visit of other charming places of artistic interest to discover the great cultural heritage of our city that will be the Italian Capital for Culture 2020!
Follow the suggestions to find the best bars, restaurants, osteria to end the day with a great Italian aperitivo! Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast and check-out.
After a short relaxing drive, arrival in colli di Parma, the smooth hills around Parma overlooking the beauties of Langhirano and the oriental Appenines in the province of Parma. The hills offer charming landscapes on the plain, the valley and the wondrous Castle of Torrechiara, with its slopes and vineyards.
Meeting with a licensed Guida Ambientale Escursionistica (Nature & Walking Guide) and e-bikes rental. Ride on routes and paths through fields and vineyards for an unforgettable and exciting private tour through the rolling hills of the area.
Stop in two food factories producing local products: a wine cellar of Vini dei Colli di Parma (local PDO wines) and an ham factory of Prosciutto di Parma PDO to discover its traditional production. You will even have the chance to meet the owners and know their every-day life. End of e-bike rental and of guide service. Lunch at leisure in the medieval village of Torrechiara, located on the top of a terraced hill. Thanks to its strategic position in the Middle Age, the manor dominates the valley and the plain.
Visit to the ancient Castle of Torrechiara, built between the 1448 and 1460 by “the Magnificent” Pier Maria Rossi. The Castle was a residential building, characterized by the richness of grotesque frescoes by Cesare Baglione. In the Castle you will find the extraordinary “Camera d’Oro” (Golden chamber) by Benedetto Bembo, built to celebrate the delicate love story between Pier Maria and Bianca Pellegrini. The Castle of Torrechiara is one of the most suggestive castle among the Duchy of Parma, Piacenza and Pontremoli.
The price includes
No. 1 overnight stay in hotel, breakfast included
English speaking Nature & Walking Guide at disposal for a half day e-bike tour
E-bike rental for max. 4 hours
No.1 visit to a wine cellar of “Vini dei Colli di Parma” with tasting of 3 PDO wines
No.1 visit to an ham factory with tasting of Prosciutto di Parma PDO, water, bread and breadsticks
The price does not include
Transfers, entrances fee to monuments, tips, extras and everything not expressively written under “The price includes”.
For information and bookings
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