The Italian Way

Gather your friends and join us for a private culinary tour in Northern Italy’s greatest gastronomic treasure, Emilia-Romagna. We will explore this fascinating region, delightfully untouched by tourism, and known for its beauty, fast cars, rolling vineyards and culinary creations like balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano-Reggiano, prosciutto di Parma and fresh pasta. Our local family, friends and professional ties have given us unique access to the area’s best chefs, winemakers, farmers, gelato masters, and more. Whether it’s hunting for truffles, dining in castles, driving a Ferrari or cooking in professional Italian kitchens, the unexplored hills of Modena and Bologna will be sure to delight. Trips can be customized per your number of guests, dates of travel, and individual preferences. We look forward to sharing this captivating region with you!


Meet

A third-generation chef who uses his grandfather’s mattarello to create paper-thin pasta dough

A local, traditional family with a centuries-old, water-powered flourmill

A fourth-generation acetaio who will give us a tour of his balsamico tower where we’ll taste the vinegars that have been aged there

Stay

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At a part winery, part balsamic vinegar producer, part ristorante, part boutique luxury hotel—that’s entirely reserved for our trip members

In the beautiful Emilia wine country, at our 8-suite, The Opera 02

In the infinity pool or on your own private terrace, with rolling hills and picturesque vineyards as your view

Explore

The rolling countryside of Modena and Bologna as you drive a Ferrari through the Emilia hills

The magnificent Savigno woodlands as you hunt for truffles with a certified 

On your own gorgeous scenic escape—whether it’s by bicycle, Vespa, or foot

Savor

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Delicious regional wines at a private winemaker dinner and tour in a nearby 12th century castle

Your own homemade custom gelato at Bologna’s Gelato University

Local products, including Parmigiano-Reggiano, aceto balsamico, prosciutto and Lambrusco—right where they’re made


For more information, please contact Jennifer Boldrini at jennifer@unexploreditalia.com or 415.717.7491.