Cycle Byzantine Ravenna with a local
Explore UNESCO World heritage sites. and view mosaics dating back to the 5th & 6th centuries
Travel by boat into Cervia’s ancient salt marshes
Visit an ancient warehouse, from the original producers of salt.
Dine at a Michelin starred seafood restaurant.
Taste Squacquerone, the most delectable cheese, I love it with Caramalised fig. !!
Taste local truffle and olive oil produce.
Add an additional 2 days to your tour of the Emilia Romagna region. Each subregion we have chosen, offers something different .
Prices start at €1540 per person , based on twin share, travelling as a couple privately.
For two couples travelling together, there are significant savings.
Prices for the 2 day/night tour € 985 per person, twin share when travelling as 2 couples.
This module can be added to the 4 night Bologna & Surrounds tour, you choose the dates that work for you, and if you are combining another of our Emilia Romagna tours such as Forli-Cesena- Brisighella, add them on to this tour, (or choose another region to go with Bologna.
The price includes:
2 nights accommodation in a beautiful relais hotel in San Pancazio , a stunning hotel
English speaking guide, driver and vehicle as per itinerary
Cruise into the marshes of Cervia
All tours and entry to estates as per itinerary.
Meals and tasting as per itinerary. Wines with all meals, unless otherwise stated in the itinerary.
All Transfers from Ferrara until return into Bologna at the completion of the tour. (unless you have joined another part of our tour series)
Individual items purchased as momento’s.
Tips and Extras
City tax at hotels
All that has not been clearly indicated in “The price includes”
Single supplement (on request)
At time of booking we request 20% of the total value of the booking as deposit guarantee.Balance 30 days before tour date.
The cancellation policy is applicable to journey price, single supplements, extensions and other
tour related arrangements.
Up to 30 days before departure the booking can be cancelled, with full refund, if restrictions around travel are altered due to Covid .
The tour can also be postponed or amended free of charge, if travel restrictions are imposed.
Travel insurance: highly recommended.
Ravenna Italy is a treasure trove of art, history and culture of the first order, it is a city of ancient origins with a glorious past. From the beginning of the 5th century AD it was designated capital three times: in the last phases of the Western Roman Empire (402-403), during the reign of the Goths under Theodoric (493-526) and finally, under the dominion Byzantine (553 – 751).As evidence of this extraordinary period of greatness remain the precious mosaics kept in its ancient early Christian and Byzantine buildings. Eight of these monuments have been included in the Unesco World Heritage List for their universal value and for the uniqueness and mastery of their mosaic art: the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia , the Baptistery of the Orthodox , the Baptistery of the Arians , the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo , the Chapel of Sant’Andrea , the Mausoleum of Theodoric , the Basilica of San Vitale and the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe. Alongside them, other sites of artistic and archaeological interest contribute to the reconstruction of the ancient history of the city, such as the Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra , the Antico Porto di Classe and Classis Ravenna – Museum of the City and the Territory .While distinguishing itself in a particular way for its splendid cultural and landscape heritage, Ravenna is also a hospitable city with an ancient culinary tradition. Our Ravenna wine and food tour is packed with culture as well as our always delicious Italian tastings.
The dry and broth soups occupy a prominent position in the typical local menus: among the best known specialties are tagliatelle, lasagna, strozzapreti seasoned with the rich traditional meat sauce, golden-colored passatelli, scented with parmesan and nutmeg and cappelletti with an exquisite cheese filling, with meat sauce .To these are added pork, mainly grilled on wood embers, often accompanied by “pinzimonio” a mixture of raw and fresh vegetables.
In the coastal centres the risotto alla marinara, the tagliolini allo scoglio, the spaghetti with clams precede tasty grills from the many varieties of shellfish and fish of the Adriatic.
The local cheese is the delicious & unforgettable soft Squacquerone di Romagna. To taste this cheese with caramelised figs is a taste sensation !
All these dishes are perfect when combined with local wines (Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Pagadèbit) and traditional sweets, such as the local dry biscuits, tortelli filled with jams, donuts and tarts, dipped in sweet wines such as Albana white. or the red Cagnina.
For some more research on this region try this link to my Regions of Italy page.
Why I love Bologna, try this link for Postcards from Bologna