September 23- September 30, 2012
Gianni will be your personal guide every step of the way as we veer off the beaten track in the region that embodies more than any other Italy’s culinary spirit.
We start on the Adriatic Coast enjoying the many flavors of Romagna. We’ll stay in a restored palazzo in an intact medieval village and pick mushrooms in the Apennines foothills. We wind up in Bologna, nicknamed “La Grassa” (The Fat One), for its quintessential food appreciation. We’ll day-trip to Parma and Modena for the cheese, prosciutto and balsamic vinegar.
Your week will be filled with fantastic food opportunities and you’ll understand the importance of this authentic food culture. You’ll learn Gianni’s methods on how to get the most of your culinary travels.
This 8-day trip features:
1. Hotel Sirena, Cesenatico. A four-star family-run hotel on the Adriaic Coast, where the DellaPasqua family will welcome you as a member of their own and will show you the culinary treasures of Romagna.
2. Hotel Vecchio Convento, Portico di Romagna. In an old convent turned into a hotel, in a medieval town that will steal your heart, Signora Marisa and her family will show us the beauties of mushroom hunting and turning them in delicious dishes!
3. Hotel dei Commercianti, Bologna (to be confirmed). In the heart of Bologna, where everything is discoverable on foot, we will be staying near the culinary heart of the city, the area around Via Clavature and Via Drapperie.