Day 1: Discovering the Lowland of Parma between food, art and culture
Meeting at 8.30 am in front of Parma Tourist Office, Piazza Garibaldi, 1 (on request it is possible to have pick up from your hotel in Parma).
Transfer with private bus (max 8 people) to a diary and guided visit to know and see the different phases of the production of Parmigiano Reggiano and to the seasoning rooms. Final tasting of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Following visit to the Museum of Parmigiano Reggiano in Soragna. Transfer to Masone di Fontanellato and visit to the Labyrinth of Franco Maria Ricci, an extraordinary cultural park with the largest maze of bamboo in the world.
Light lunch at the Hosteria della Masone.
In the afternoon transfer to Polesine and guided visit to the Musem of Culatello and to the Po Forest, an open-air trail discovering the forest, the Po River floodplain and wild breeding of black pigs. Final tasting of Culatello. Transfer to Roccabianca and guided visit to the Castle, a monumental fortress built between 1450 and 1465 by Pier Maria Rossi, in honor of the beloved Bianca Pellegrini, from who it takes its name.
Transfer to the hotel. Dinner at your own in one of the restaurant, which join the Club Parma City of Gastronomy.
Day 2: Parma and Colorno
At 9.30 am meeting with the guide at the Tourit Information Office in Parma and transfer to Colorno by e-bike. Stop for coffee break at the Bistro of Certosa dei Bocci or Valserena, known as the “Certosa di Parma”, referring to the novel of Stendhal, today the headquarter of the Study Center and Communication Archive of the University of Parma. Transfer to Colorno and guided visit to the Ducal Palace, the summer residence of the dukes of Parma, and final walk in the Historic Garden.
Pic-nic in the Garden: gastronomic basket with typical products. In the afternoon, return to Parma
At 3:30 pm Parma City Tour, guided visit to discover the historic center of the city with entrance to the Cathedral and the Baptistery.