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Feast Aceto Modena

Culinary discovery tour to Emilia Romagna

Emilia's Culinary Journey: Prosciutto, Fresh Pasta, Vinegar, and Parmesan

Length

7 Days

Group size

6-12 travelers

Travel style

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Emilia Romagna: Land of Slow Food - 7 days

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Trip highlights

Prosciutto di Modena DOP

Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena DOP

Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro DOP

Parmigiano Reggiano di Vacca Bianca Modenese DOP

The Feast experience

Meals and beverages included

Emilian cooking class

Truffle hunt in Savigno

Culinary City Tour of Modena

Emilia offers many products known and imitated all over the world: Prosciutto, Parmesan, Aceto Balsamico, Mortadella, Lambrusco, and fresh pasta. We would like you to get to know these products better, by talking to their makers and tasting everything on the spot. You will make pasta yourself, understand why salumi and lambrusco belong together, and learn what Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale is best used for.

Come with us to the region of slow food and fast cars.

Arrival information: By Plane: Airport Bologna / By train: Bologna Central Station or Modena Central Station. We recommend our transfer service, which can be booked depending on the place of arrival (Bologna Airport, Bologna Central Station or Modena Train Station).

Parking: Guests arriving by car can easily park it on the premises of the accommodation.

Nutritional information: gluten-free and/or vegetarian options available. Please reach out to us and let us know any dietary restrictions when you book

Why book with Feast?

✔ Experts for culinary discoveries in the Mediterranean
✔ Book with confidence: 20 years of experience VTT
✔ Small groups of 4-12 travellers
✔ All experiences, meals, guides and daily transfers included
✔ Sustainable travel, avoiding mass tourism sights
✔ Complete and flexible rescheduling without inconvenience, complexity, and stress with our Flexi option.

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SAPIO Modena Castelvetro
SAPIO Modena Lambrusco
SAPIO Modena sfogline

Map

Itinerary

Transfer Sapio

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Transfer Bologna airport - Castelvetro

Transfer by car from Bologna airport to Castelvetro. The service, which can accommodate a maximum of 4 passengers with 4 suitcases, has an approximate duration of 45 minutes.

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EUR 75

Transfer Sapio

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Transfer Bologna train station - Castelvetro

Transfer by car from Bologna train station to Castelvetro. The service, which can accommodate a maximum of 4 passengers with 4 suitcases, has an approximate duration of 50 minutes.

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EUR 83

Transfer Sapio

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Transfer Modena train station - Castelvetro

Transfer by car from Modena train station to Castelvetro. The service, which can accommodate a maximum of 4 passengers with 4 suitcases, has an approximate duration of 40 minutes.

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EUR 43

FEAST - Emilia
FEAST - Emilia
FEAST - Emilia

Welcome Dinner

Meals Included: Dinner

Your journey to the Food Valley has begun. We hope you had a pleasant journey. Your tour guide, together with host Claudio, look forward to welcoming you on the terrace with an aperitif at 19.00 pm. Afterward, you will enjoy your first dinner at your home in the agriturismo, where you can get to know your fellow travelers a little better. You have arrived in the region of slow food and fast cars.

Relax and enjoy every experience, knowing that our tour guide will assist you at every moment.

FEAST Castelvetro di Modena
FEAST Marisa sfoglina
FEAST Tenuta Pederzana

Visiting a Sfoglina

Stroll around Castelvetro

An afternoon with a Lambrusco producer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a special "apericena" with a local wine producer

Today, you will get to know the immediate surroundings of your new home. In the morning, you will meet the sfoglina Marisa in her workshop in Castelvetro. Sfoglina are mostly ladies who make the delicious fresh pasta that you find everywhere in Emilia. You are her guest to admire her handwork, but also to prove yourself. As a reward, you will have your homemade pasta for lunch.

After lunch, get to know the beautiful village of Castelvetro a little better on a guided walk before returning to your accommodation for a short break.

In the late afternoon, you will visit Francesco and his wife Laura's nearby winery. Francesco has mainly Lambrusco Grasparossa vines and will be happy to answer your questions about the myths of Lambrusco. After the tour and tasting, there will be salumi, tigelle, gnocco fritto, and Lambrusco—a match made in heaven.

Relax and enjoy every experience, knowing that our tour guide will assist you at every moment.

FEAST cow bianca Modenese
FEAST Rosola parmigiano
FEAST Emilia hiking

Vignola Cherry or Blonde Chestnut

Hiking at the foot of the Appennines

Visit to small Parmesan cheese producer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Discover all the secrets of Parmesan production using milk from traditional white Modena cows

Early in the morning, you will head towards the Apennines to a Parmesan cheese producer who uses only the milk from his white Modena cows. You will learn how much milk is needed for a block of Parmesan, which milk is used, how the taste differs, and what you should look out for when buying Parmesan in the future.

Afterwards, we will go on a short culinary hike in the surrounding area. Depending on the season, you will find the famous Vignola cherry IGP or the blond chestnut here, as well as porcini mushrooms and many wild herbs. In the midst of these stunning natural surrounding, you will enjoy a lunch picnic from the cheese dairy.

The afternoon is yours to relax before we make our way to Castelvetro for dinner.

FEAST Modena piazza Grande
FEAST Modena mercato Albinelli
FEAST Modena mercato Albinelli

Mercato Albinelli Modena

Acetaia visit

Culinary city visit Modena

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Learn the art of food pairing with "Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale"

Today, you will travel to the dynamic and harming city of Modena, famous for the singer Pavarotti and its impressive churches. Modena Cathedral is one of the most important Romanesque buildings in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, our interest lies in the gastronomic and cultural riches of the city, and so you will meet with a local guide who will take you on a culinary walking tour of Modena. The walk ends at Modena's Mercato Albinelli, a historic covered weekly market, where you will all have lunch together.

In the afternoon, you will have time to stroll around Modena at your leisure. We will be happy to give you tips, but you can also just settle down in Piazza Grande square and people-watch, window-shop, or eat mortadella.

Back at the accommodation, enjoy a short rest before we visit the family's Acetificio. Claudio will tell you a lot about the Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena DOP and let you taste it. The thick and sweet-spicy vinegar speciality made from pure grape is stored in wooden barrels for more than 100 years. You will learn about the entire production process and see a variety of barrels of different types of wood that are refilled annually according to a special procedure.

Afterwards, Claudio will show you how different types of vinegar are used, and will also let you experiment for yourself. Dinner will then be served at the agriturismo.

FEAST Rocca Vignola
FEAST Savigno truffle
FEAST - Truffle

Pro Loco village festival

Visit of the Rocca Vignola

Truffle hunting in Savigno

Visit of Savigno village

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a special dinner in a Trattoria with Michelin star menu

Embark on a journey through history as you explore the Rocca di Vignola. Majestically situated on a sandstone spur overlooking the enchanting Panaro Valley, this fortress stands as a testament to the rich architectural heritage of Emilia.

We then continue to Savigno, the most famous truffle village in Emilia. You will fortify yourself with lunch before going into the woods with a local truffle hunter and his dog. Depending on the season, there are black or white truffles here, so you will always find something. At the beginning of November, the annual Pro Loco village festival takes place, which is of course a special highlight.

In the evening, linger in the charming atmosphere of Savigno and enjoy a wonderful truffle dinner at the Trattoria Amerigo.

FEAST - Tagliatelle Emilia
FEAST cooking class
FEAST salumificio

Cooking class with local chefs

Farewell dinner

Visit a family meat producer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Immerse yourself in home cooking for an authentic experience with the locals

Today promises an immersive journey into the world of prosciutto, lardo, and ham. Under the guidance of Gary and his family, you'll delve into the intricate process of prosciutto production, step by step. Gary's expertise ensures that no question goes unanswered, shedding light on why prosciutto stands distinct from ham. With anticipation building, prepare your taste buds for a treat, as the family extends their hospitality "alla emiliana", inviting you to savor a variety of flavors.

After indulging in this culinary adventure, return to your accommodation for a well-deserved rest.

As night falls, prepare for the culinary finale of your Emilian experience: the final cooking class. Having explored the depths of Emilian cuisine throughout the week, tonight offers a chance to absorb the finer techniques and nuances from your hosts, while relishing in the company of newfound friends.

Ferrari
FEAST Ferrari museum
FEAST - Verdi Theater

Meals Included: Breakfast

A trip to Emilia is a culinary experience of the leisurely kind. But this area also boasts fast cars: the famous Ferrari is made less than 15 minutes from your accommodation, and Pagani or Lamborghini are also close by. However, you might prefer something a little more sound-friendly, in which case Pavarotti or Verdi could certainly excite you more. In any case, the area has a lot to offer and we are at your disposal with suggestions if you would like to extend your trip.

Transfer Sapio

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Transfer Castelvetro - Modena train station

Transfer by car from Castelvetro to Modena train station. The service, which can accommodate a maximum of 4 passengers with 4 suitcases, has an approximate duration of 40 minutes.

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EUR 43

Transfer Sapio

0 Days

Transfer Castelvetro - Bologna train station

Transfer by car from Castelvetro to Bologna train station. The service, which can accommodate a maximum of 4 passengers with 4 suitcases, has an approximate duration of 50 minutes.

From

EUR 83

Transfer Sapio

0 Days

Transfer Castelvetro - Bologna airport

Transfer by car from Castelvetro to Bologna airport. The service, which can accommodate a maximum of 4 passengers with 4 suitcases, has an approximate duration of 40 minutes.

From

EUR 75

Dates & Prices

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1

Oct

2024

7

Oct

2024

Full

From

EUR 2,398

Info

English speaking tour: This trip is being conducted in English.

Your guide for this tour

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The tour guide for this trip will be announced shortly. Our guides are culinary specialists of the Mediterranean area, and are at least bilingual. Each of our guides is unique and brings their own personal touch to the trips, so you can discover the region as if you were travelling with a friend!

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.

1

Oct

2024

7

Oct

2024

English speaking tour

FEAST logo no TC photo
Full

From

EUR 2,398

9

Oct

2024

15

Oct

2024

Full

From

EUR 2,398

Info

German speaking tour: This trip will be held in German.

Your guide for this tour

FEAST logo no TC photo

The tour guide for this trip will be announced shortly. Our guides are culinary specialists of the Mediterranean area, and are at least bilingual. Each of our guides is unique and brings their own personal touch to the trips, so you can discover the region as if you were travelling with a friend!

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.

9

Oct

2024

15

Oct

2024

German speaking tour

FEAST logo no TC photo
Full

From

EUR 2,398

27

Oct

2024

2

Nov

2024

Available

From

EUR 2,399

Info

Trüffelsuche in Savigno: Je nach Jahreszeit gibt es in Savigno schwarzen oder weißen Trüffel, Sie werden also immer etwas finden.

German speaking tour: This trip will be held in German.

Guide

FEAST TC Adriana Cattaneo

Adriana

Your guide for this tour

Adriana Cattaneo can truly be considered a citizen of the world! Of Italian origins, she was born in Colombia and, due to her father's job, grew up and studied in different places all over the world approaching cultures that combine Latin culture with East and West: Germany, England, Ghana, Malaysia and the Philippines, are just some of the places where Adriana has lived. An imprinting like this cannot leave you untouched! Every moment of Adriana's life has been immersed in the culture, language and customs of the countries in which she has lived. About 20 years ago, she returned to her father's origins, settling down in Turin, Italy, which she affectionately considers her ultimate home. Here she works as an English teacher and interpreter for various international fairs and training institutions. Her love for Italian traditions and food culture, and her kind and giving nature made Adriana decide to join our team as a tour guide, wanting to take explorers, like herself, by the hand and show them the local culinary wonders.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.


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27

Oct

2024

2

Nov

2024

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Trüffelsuche in Savigno

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German speaking tour

FEAST TC Adriana Cattaneo
Available

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Preferred date unavailable? You'd like to book further ahead in the future? Contact us

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Single Room Supplement

When booking online, you can choose the option "share room (if possible)". If no other participant chooses this option, you will be accommodated in a single room. The cost of the single room is EUR 350 and Feast will in that case pay 50% of the single room supplement, the rest will need to be covered by you. We will notify you approximately one month before the start of the tour.

What's included

6 Nights at Agriturismo La Vedetta

Daily homemade Breakfast

No hotel change

5 Lunches (water, coffee, and 1/2 bottle of wine included): 1 during the pasta workshop, 1 picnic, 2 in a typical restaurant, 1 at the ham family production

4 Dinners (water, coffee, and 1/2 bottle of wine included): 2 at the Agriturismo, 1 Apericena light dinner by the winery

1 Gourmet dinner in a star restaurant (water, coffee, and 1/2 bottle of wine included)

1 Pasta course with Sfoglina Marisa

1 Truffle search in Savigno

1 Visit and tasting at a Parmigiano Reggiano di Vacca Bianca di Modena producer

1 Visit, tasting at a Lambrusco Grasparossa producer

1 Visit, tasting at a producer of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale

1 Visit of a Prosciutto di Modena producer

1 Culinary walk at the foot of the Apennines

1 Cooking course, Emilia cuisine

1 Culinary guided tour of Modena

1 Visit to Castelvetro di Modena and Rocca Vignola

All transfers during the trip

Qualified, multilingual Feast tour guide on site

Entrance tickets for all services included in the tour program

Daily small extras: the Feast+

Travel documents, detailed information, and packing tips

Your trip supports the Ventura TRAVEL project for holistic environmental protection

10 EUR donation to the VSocial Foundation to support community projects https://www.vsocialfoundation.org/

What's not included

Transportation to and from the destination

Additional drinks

Tips

Reviews

Emilia

Birgit F

Emilia Romagna: Land of Slow Food - 7 days

Insider

Diesse Reise war angenehm und informativ in einer netten Gesellschaft.

Emilia Romagna

Ralf N

Emilia Romagna: Land of Slow Food - 7 days

Insider

Die Reise war gut vorbereitet, organisiert und durchgeführt. Die persönliche Information durch den Reiseleiter im Vorfeld der Reise hat mich besonders gefreut, dadurch entsteht ein unmittelbares Gefühl, gut aufgehoben zu sein. Das Programm selbst ist abwechslungsreich, interessant und lehrreich. Ich habe viel Neues erlebt und erfahren und kann vieles davon in meinem "kulinarischen Alltag" einsetzen. Teilnehmer sollten sich bewusst sein, dass solch eine Reise durchaus anstrengend ist und relativ wenig Zeit zur Muße oder freien Verfügung bleibt - das ist aber auch nicht der Sinn der Sache. Lobend zu erwähnen bleibt das menschliche Miteinander in der Gruppe, zwischen Gruppe und Reiseleiter und auch mit den Gastgebern. Ganz besonders hervorzuheben ist hier Massimo Spigaroli, aber alle anderen stehen dem nicht nach.

SAPIO Modena sfogline

Gisela P

Emilia Romagna: Land of Slow Food - 7 days

Insider

Die Reise führt zu besonderen Orten und regionalen Produkten in der Emilia. Einblicke in die Produktion von Essig, Käse, Pasta, Wein und Schinken runden das Bild der Kulinarik ab. Organisation, Unterkunft und Reiseleitung waren perfekt.

FAQs

If the traveller withdraws before the start of the trip or does not start the trip, Ventura loses the right to the travel price. Instead, Ventura may demand reasonable compensation from the traveller. This shall not apply if Ventura is responsible for the cancellation or if unavoidable, extraordinary circumstances occur at the destination or in its immediate vicinity, which significantly impair the performance of the package tour or the transport of persons to the destination; circumstances are unavoidable and extraordinary if they are beyond the control of the party invoking them and their consequences could not have been avoided even if all reasonable precautions had been taken.

Ventura has defined this claim for compensation to which it is entitled in the following cancellation fees. The calculation is made taking into account the time of the cancellation declared by the traveller up to the contractually agreed start of the trip, the expected saving of expenses and the expected acquisition through alternative use of the travel services. The compensation shall be calculated as follows according to the time of receipt of the declaration of cancellation by Ventura or the travel agent:

a) General cancellation fee (as a percentage of the travel price):

For bookings in the CLASSIC fare: up to 65 days before departure 20% from the 64th to 30th day before departure 25% 45% from the 29th to 15th day before departure from the 14th to 7th day before departure 60% from the 6th day before departure 80% 90% on the day of departure and in the event of a no-show

For bookings in the FLEXI fare: up to 65 days before departure 0% from the 64th to the 45th day before departure 10% from the 44th to the 30th day before departure 20% from 29 days before departure, the cancellation fees are identical to those of the CLASSIC rate

b) Special cancellation fee:

Special offers/specials, individually prepared package tours and group tours may be subject to special cancellation conditions, to which explicit reference is made in the respective service description or travel advertisement/offer and the travel confirmation in accordance with Art. 250 §§ 3, 6 EGBGB.

Ventura reserves the right to demand higher, specifically calculated compensation instead of the above cancellation flat rates, insofar as Ventura can prove the occurrence of significantly higher expenses than the applicable cancellation flat rate.

We advise you to take out travel cancellation insurance, as it can always happen that you are unable to travel shortly before the departure date due to unforeseen illness, an accident or for other reasons. Repatriation assistance insurance is strongly recommended!

If you pay for your Feast trip with your VISA credit card, you are normally insured, but please ask your bank to confirm this. If you do not wish to take out insurance, Feast cannot be held liable.

Feast's travel insurance offer:

We offer 3 types of insurance (cancellation cover/all-round cover/travel cover) when you book online through our partner HanseMerkur. Of course, you can also contact other insurance companies of your choice.

The following links will take you to the insurance booking portal. After booking, you will receive your insurance documents and invoice directly from our partner HanseMerkur.

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You can book your travel insurance at any time from the moment you book your trip up to 30 days before the start of your trip.

No, all our tours include an individual journey in order to avoid unnecessary national bundled flights and to give you the opportunity to organise your journey individually.

We are happy to help you plan and decide on flights, train connections or intermediate stages.

If you need a transfer from the airport or train station, we can organise this for you.

A deposit of 20% of the tour price is due upon receipt of the invoice. Please transfer the remaining payment no later than 21 days before departure. Bank transfers from Germany and other EU countries via IBAN and BIC are fast and inexpensive. You can also pay conveniently by credit card.

According to our terms and conditions, we can cancel the trip if the minimum number of participants is not reached up to 21 days before the start of the trip. As a rule, we will inform you one month in advance to discuss alternatives. You can then, for example, choose another date or an alternative trip. If these options are not suitable for you, we will refund the full travel costs already paid. However, it is rare that a trip cannot be realised. As soon as a trip is guaranteed to take place, we will highlight this on our "Dates & Prices" page.

You can start organising and booking your journey as soon as we have confirmed that the trip is guaranteed to take place. This happens at the latest approx. 30 days before the start of the trip. If the minimum number of participants has already been reached, you will of course be informed immediately.

Emilia Romagna: Land of Slow Food - 7 days

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