The Food Valley: Parma, the Parmigiano Reggiano and the products of the Apennines

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The Food Valley: Parma, the Parmigiano Reggiano and the products of the Apennines

A truly unique proposal, created to be able to travel again, get excited, discover and be amazed. A totally private experience supported by local professionals to discover the historic centre of Parma and the surrounding area in total certified safety at an unrepeatable cost.

Price: Price: Per person in a double room: € 165.00

DAY 1: TRUFFLES AND MUSHROOMS: PRECIOUS GIFTS FROM THE APENNINES
First day dedicated to the search for the precious gastronomic secrets of the Apennine forest, that is the delicious and precious IGP porcini mushrooms of Borgotaro, the many edible epigean mushrooms or the precious and rare truffles.
Along marked and protected paths and environments, immersed in centuries-old woods, with GAE guide from the Emilia-Romagna Region, expert in mycological and gastronomic fields, authorized to collect mushrooms and truffles, with a search dog. Snack in the woods, when weather conditions permit. At the end of the path, a small precious edible gift, to help us remember the pleasure of the experience.
All this in public and private forests, private reserves with exclusive collection, in the towns of Borgotaro, Albareto, Pontremoli, Tornolo, Bardi, Varsi, Salsomaggiore, Fornovo, Terenzo, Bore, Pellegrino, according to the growth (truffles and mushrooms are subject to growth spontaneous and at harvest periods, depending on the species)

Duration: 4 hours (morning or afternoon)
Difficulty: low (minimum height difference, marked routes, in maintained woods)
Clothing: sportswear, protected legs and arms, sports shoes
also suitable for children, the dog is used to the presence of children
Overnight at the prestigious Best Western Plus Farnese 4 **** (the structure has been selected following high levels of security that can be deepened by consulting the following detailed document)

DAY 2: PARMIGIANO-REGGIANO AND PARMA
Guided tour of a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory with tasting.
This is a truly unique experience that allows you to witness the creation of the most famous cheese in the world, Parmigiano Reggiano.
It starts early in the morning because the cheese is produced only once a day and only in the morning. Starting from the fresh milk poured into the shiny copper boilers you will see the transformation that leads to the typical shape that we know well.
The visit allows you to follow all the steps after the "birth" provide rest, salting and finally seasoning in large and high rooms where Parmigiano Reggiano continues its transformation.
The morning then continues with the discovery of the historic centre of Parma always accompanied by your authorized guide.
Parma is the small city you don't expect, full of surprises and curiosities.
Our tour starts from the heart of the city: Piazza Garibaldi, crossed by the Via Emilia and surrounded by buildings of different styles and eras.
The walk continues through the streets of the centre to Piazza Duomo, where you will admire two true masterpieces of the Parma period: the magnificent Cathedral and the Antelamic Baptistery.
It takes just a few steps to jump back in time and reach the sixteenth century, when the Farnese family built the Palazzo della Pilotta, a mammoth service building that today houses museums and cultural institutions of great importance for Parma.
Our tour ends in front of the Teatro Regio, because the music is still in the soul of the people today, and because the building was commissioned by Maria Luigia, Duchess beloved by the Parmesans.
In front of the Teatro Regio, the architecture of the Chiesa della Steccata stands out sinuously, a fabulous city temple which houses the remains of many of the Dukes of Parma and which was frescoed by talented local painters, the most famous of which, Parmigianino, left here his latest masterpiece
At the end of the visit there will be a typical farewell Parmesan lunch.

Children 0-3 years: Free
Children 4-11 years: 50% discount from the adult rate.

The price includes:
• 1 night in a double room at the Best Western Plus Hotel Farnese 4 **** with breakfast (possibility to add dinner on request)
• 1 GAE environmental guide available for hiking in the Apennines for 4 hours including snack and the possibility to take home what was found during the experience
• 1 licensed guide for 3 hours with visit to a dairy with tasting and to the historic centre of Parma
• 1 typical lunch in a restaurant in the historic centre with typical wine included

The fee does not include:
• Dinner at the hotel from € 25.00
• Enter the monuments
• Anything not mentioned in "The price includes"

Validity: from June to December 2020