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Wine & Art Tour

Immerse yourself in the aromas and flavours of wine thanks to a tour of the Umberto Cesari winery and visit the Medieval town of Dozza to discover its small yet charming centre and its Rocca. The tour starts from Bologna's city centre on City Red Bus. Thanks to a guided tour, you can discover the vineyards, wine-production area and main building of the company with its magnificent bottle cellar. At the end of the visit, enjoy 3 wines paired off with typical local products. The tour will continue with a free visit of the old town of Dozza on a discovery of its unique murals and Medieval Rocca home to the Enoteca Regionale. Schedule*: 2:40 pm City Red Bus stop - San Pietro (in front of Hotel Majestic)  2:45 pm  City Red Bus stop - Piazza Maggiore  2:50 pm City Red Bus stop - Piazza Malpighi  3.00 pm City Red Bus stop - Central Station (Viale Pietramellara 63/a)  3:30/3:45 pm arrival at Umberto Cesari and tour of the vineyards, wine-production area, bottle cellar and tasting of 3 wines with typical products. 5:30 pm transfer for Dozza 5:45 arrival at Dozza and visit of the Rocca Sforzesca 7:00 pm departure from Dozza 8:00 pm arrival in Bologna *Timetable may be subject to slight variations. Meeting points: 2:40 pm City Red Bus stop - San Pietro (in front of Hotel Majestic)  2:45 pm City Red Bus stop - Piazza Maggiore  2:50 pm City Red Bus stop - Piazza Malpighi  3:00 pm City Red Bus stop - Central Station (Viale Pietramellara 63/a) Included: Return transfer from Bologna to Cantina Umberto Cesari and Dozza Tour of the vineyards, wine-production area and bottle cellar at the Umberto Cesari winery Tasting session of 3 local wines and typical local products Entry ticket to the Rocca Sforzesca in Dozza Tour leader at your disposal during the visit  Not included: Anything not listed in the "Included" section. Rate: Full price: € 52,00 p/person Reduced price: € 26,00 p/person (kids 6-18 years old) Free for under 6 The sales of the services is managed by Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency Cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. Note: Other beverages will be served instead of wine to under-age participants.

Le due Torri – Book your visit to the Torre degli Asinelli

The visits to the Asinelli Tower are suspended, to rebook, click here   Visit the Asinelli Tower, the taller of the two sisters: 97.2m high, leaning a noticeable 1.3° off-centre. It was built between 1109 and 1119 as a symbol of grandeur for the family by the same name. It then passed into the hands of the municipality the following century. The tower was a lookout and defensive stronghold. Its military purpose is evidenced by the lower loggia, also called rocchetta or mini fortress, that was built around the square base in 1488 as headquarters for the tower’s sentinels. Bologna is an extraordinary city and the Tower is its beating heart. The view from atop the Torre Asinelli is breathtaking, and the journey upwards is unique and unforgettable.  Ready? Meeting point: Piazza di Porta Ravegnana - Tower entrance Included: Introductory pamphlet about the Tower visit Access to the Tower Rate: Full price: € 5,00 p/person Reduced price: € 3,00 p/person (under 12 and over 65; school trips; university students; Card Musei Metropolitani holders) Free for Bologna Welcome Card EASY and PLUS holders; disabled people and helpers; authorized touristic guides; leaders of groups of minimum 20 people; children under 4 years old Note: Unaccompanied minors (under 18) and pets are not allowed in the Tower The sales of the services is managed by Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency Cancellation policy: If you cancel or modify your booking at least 1 hour before the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour. Note:  Visitors are invited to show up at the Tower as punctually as possible with respect to the timeslot selected, so as to avoid gatherings.

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Discover the flavours of Emilia

A journey of discovery of Emilia Romagna through its famous flavours: balsamic vinegar, Modena ham, Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan cheese), wines of the Bolognese hills.  This special tour will take you to local farms, factories and vineyards, where you’ll hear the stories of the regional culinary tradition, rife with loving passion for quality and excellence. And, of course, you will taste the fruits of that tradition! Schedule: 7:00am pick-up from your accomodation in the city center or in front of the Burger King of Bologna Centrale train station (Piazza Medaglie d'Oro, 6) in a confortable air conditioned minivan. Visit of a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory + Breakfast of Champions with coffee and Parmigiano Cheese Tastings. Visit of an Aceto Balsamico di Modena D.O.P producer + tasting of 12 years old balsamic vinegar and 25 years old balsamic vinegar. Visit of a Prosciutto di Modena D.O.P. factory + tasting of prosciutto with wine. Italian family style multi course lunch with wine pairing and a LOT OF FUN!!! 5:30pm estimated time of arrival in Bologna Included: Transfer in comfortable minivan with English-speaking driver Guided tour of the farms which produce ham, Parmigiano cheese, balsamic vinegar and wine and food tasting Kit visitors and breakfast inside the Parmigiano Reggiano factory  Multi-course lunch with drinks Rate: Single price: €150 p/person The sales of the services is managed by Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency Cancellation policy: If you cancel 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.

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At home with the Cesarine: dinner and show cooking in Bologna

Enjoy a delicious three-hour experience with the Cesarine, global ambassadors of the Bologna culinary tradition. An exclusive show-cooking experience to discover the secrets of the most famous local dishes after which you will savour a menu paired with a selection of local winesto experience the warm Emilian hospitality to the fullest. Bring the official “Le Cesarine” apron and shopping bag home with you as a keepsake.   Meeting point: The complete address will be provided after booking   Included: Local tax Show cooking 4-course lunch or dinner Drinks (water, wine and coffee) Apron and shopping bag   Not included: Transfer available upon request at an extra cost    Rate: Full price: € 85,00 p/person* Reduced price: € 42,50 p/person (children 4-8 years old) Free for under 4  *2 people min. The sales of the services is managed by Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency Cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled experience, there is no cancellation fee.  If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.   INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: In order to provide a truly memorable experience, you will be asked the following after booking: - if you prefer lunch or dinner - if you have any food allergies or intolerances

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Bologna cuisine cooking lessons with the Cesarine

Improve your culinary skills with an engaging cooking lesson with the Cesarine, guardians of the Bologna culinary heritage. A journey through flavour to discover all the secrets of the local cuisine, enjoying the great traditional dishes you will be making with your own hands. Immerse yourself in a welcoming homely atmosphere and sip some excellent wine paired off with three authentic Bologna recipes. Bring the official “Le Cesarine” apron and shopping bag home with you as a keepsake.   Meeting point: The complete address will be provided after booking   Included: Local tax Cooking class Tasting of the 3 recipes prepared during the class Drinks (water and a glass of wine) Apron and shopping bag Not included: Transfer available upon request at an extra cost   Rate: Full price: € 145,00 p/person Reduced price: € 72,50 p/person (children 4-8 years old) Free for under 4  The sales of the services is managed by Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency   Cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled experience, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.   Note: In order to provide a truly memorable experience, you will be asked the following after booking: - if you prefer the morning of afternoon class - if you have any food allergies or intolerances

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Tour of Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Discover the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna on a one-hour guided tour of one of the most enchanting places of the “UNESCO Creative City of Music”. A local guide will illustrate the history of the theatre which is inextricably intertwined with that of the city. You will visit one of the oldest theatres in Italy with enchanting rooms where you can soak in the magic of the performing world such as foyer Rossini, the area below the stalls, Sala Bibiena, renowned for its perfect acoustics, and the stage, the secret place of every theatrical performance.   Meeting point: Teatro Comunale di Bologna Largo Respighi, 1 - 40126 Bologna  Included: Italian/English speaking specialised guide Entrance to the Teatro Comunale Rate: Full price: € 8,00 p/person Reduced price: €5,00 p/person (Under 30) The sales of the services is managed by Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency   Cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.

Taste tour Parmigiano Reggiano dairy, cooking class, homemade lunch, farm winery

A tasting tour to discover authentic flavors: you will see up close how Parmigiano Reggiano is made, the processing and maturing of this fine cheese, in a traditional cheese factory on the mountains; you will take part in a cooking class; you will have lunch with the excellences of the territory and you will discover the recipes of the mountain cuisine; you will watch the milling of grain in an old water mill and taste the delicacies freshly baked; you will end the day with a wine tasting experience of excellent organic wine in a local winery. A comfortable minivan, an expert tour leader will be part of your food experience, in which every dish excites your taste buds.

Marzabotto, Etruscan town and Monte Sole: between history and memory

An itinerary will allow you to discover one of the most suggestive and interesting places of the Bolognese Apennines. A visit to the Parish Church of San Lorenzo, where the perfection of Romanesque architecture can be seen in all its splendor; a walk along the Reno river, one of the most important waterways in the region; the Air Museum, where you are able to discover the remains of the ancient Etruscan city of Kainua; the Historical Park of Monte Sole, an enchanting nature reserve and a symbol of the Italian history; the solemn Memorial to the Civilian Fallen, a monument to memory.

Rocchetta Mattei and old villages

A daily itinerary will allow you to discover some of the artistic excellences of the Bolognese Apennines. A walk inside La Scola village, where time seems to have stopped; a visit to the Montovolo Sanctuary, where religion meet history; the spectacular scenery of the Sasso di Vigo; the amazing beauty of Rocchetta Mattei, a mysterious castle with an exotic style. A wonderful fling to be flung, accompanied by an expert guide, without giving up an excellent lunch with local products.