Guided tours and minimum 2 nights
EXPO, MOTORS and FLAVOURS
Day 1: Arrival in Modena by train or with your own means of transport in the early morning. Meeting with your driver who will accompany you in a comfortable car/minivan for a visit of the outstanding sites that have made this land famous.Visit to a Cheese Factory, where you will discover the art of making the famous Parmesan cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano); we will then continue with a visit to a Vinegar Cellar, where you will learn about the delicate process that leads to the birth of the famous DOP (Protected Denomination of Origin) Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, moving from the cooking of the must to its slow aging in wooden barrels to obtain the precious "black gold" in full compliance with ancient methods and practices.Before lunch you will explore a typical Emilia Romagna winery, where some of the local wines are made: Pignoletto, Lambrusco, Trebbiano. Tasting of three different qualities of wine. Typical lunch in a farmhouse restaurant (optional), where you will taste the typical dishes of Modena’s traditional cuisine.In the afternoon you will be driven to the Ferrari’s homeland, in the town of Maranello: a visit of the Ferrari Museum where you will learn about the history of the legendary car company, yesterday, today and tomorrow.There are several attractions: a Cinema room with continuous screenings of theme-oriented films, Formula 1 simulators, a large Ferrari Store. Upon request you may also take a spin in an authentic Ferrari on the streets of Maranello (not included in the package). Stop at the Selezione Modena Hub. Return to the hotel, dinner at your leisure, and overnight stay. Day 2: Breakfast in the hotel and a day entirely dedicated to visiting EXPO Milano 2015. Return train tickets Modena - Milan included. Lunch and dinner at your leisure, overnight stay in a hotel in Modena. Day 3: Breakfast in the hotel, morning dedicated to a visit to the Enzo Ferrari Museum of Modena, where Ferrari lovers will find out about the fascinating life of the man who invented the prestigious symbol of Modena. A guided visit upon request with an audio guide of the historical centre of Modena, declared to be a “World Heritage” site by Unesco.Included in the package
Two overnight stays in 3 or 4-star hotels in Modena or the surroundings with accommodation in a double room with breakfast included Visit and tasting at a Cheese Factory Transport in a private car/minivan with air conditioning for the entire day Visit and tasting at a Vinegar Cellar Visit and tasting at the Cantina Vinicola Winery Entry to the Ferrari Museum of Maranello Entry to Expo Entry to the Enzo Ferrari Museum of Modena
minimum 8 partecipants from 250 €
minimum 4 partecipants from 280 €Download the Brochure
Lunches if not specified, dinners, drinks in general, transport to and from Modena for the first and last day, tips and extras of a personal nature.
Meeting Point: Pick up at your hotel in Modena, Modena station or at 08:20 pick up at the hotel in Bologna or at the airport or at the train station in Bologna 07:45 Dates: daily Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
THE PLACES OF UNFORGETTABLE FLAVOURS
Day 1: Meeting of all of the participants with the Tour Leader, distribution of illustrative materials of the itinerary and beginning of the trip starting from the city historical centre: Piazza Roma and the Palazzo Ducale, which is now home to the prestigious Military Academy of Modena), Via Emilia, the City Hall Palace and Piazza Grand with its Duomo, (one of the masterpieces of Romanesque architecture in Europe), with a climb up the Ghirlandina Tower. Lunch in a famous “trattoria” (traditional restaurant) in the historical heart of the city with a traditional menu. In the afternoon a continuation of the trip with a guided visit to the Enzo Ferrari Museum (MEF) The trip continues to the Selezione Modena Hub: a musical welcome and meeting with local producers and farms and a presentation of the outstanding sights and products of the territory. Day 2: Breakfast in the Hotel and departure for the town of Maranello. Morning dedicated to visiting the Ferrari Museum. This is a place that is chock full of attractions, not only for Ferrari’s history but also for the Formula 1 exhibition as well as for continuous screenings of theme-oriented films, and also Formula 1 simulators, that enchant both grownups and youngsters. Lunch in a farmhouse restaurant in Formigine. In the afternoon a visit to the Winery of the area, accompanied by an AIS (Italian Sommelier Association) sommelier. Upon request a personal shopper will assist you in your shopping the city centre shops. In the evening, upon request, it will be possible to go to one of the local village festivals where you will taste Modena specialties and listen to music outdoors (for groups departures must customized and coincided with local events). Day 3:After breakfast, hotel checkout and visit to a cheese factory where the various phases of working Parmesan cheese wheels will be explained. Lunch in a farmhouse restaurant on a hillside with a specially created menu to allow you to appreciate the Modena specialties. Stop at the beautiful town of Borgo di Castelvetro and the Castle of Levizzano. The trip then continues to Vignola with a guide tour of the Fortress: one of the most interesting examples of defensive architecture in the region and will be followed by a visit to a traditional vinegar cellar with tasting of the DOP (Protected Denomination of Origin) Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. During this visit the production process involved in making the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar will be explained. Stop at the Selezione Modena Hub in Vaciglio, where there is a complete showcase of the "traditional flavours" and typical local foods and wines. Selezione Modena gifts and a farewell toast.Included in the package
Motor coach (of 20/30/40 seats-according to the request) with a multilingual Tour Leader for the Tour’s entire duration. Entry to the Enzo Ferrari Museum Entry to the Galleria Ferrari in Maranello Lunch in a traditional Modena restaurant (trattoria) in the historical centre Lunch in a hillside farmhouse restaurant Wine tasting with music at the Vaciglio Hub Visit to a Winery Visit to a Vinegar Cellar Visit to a Cheese Factory Guided tour service for the visit to Modena monuments and the fortress of Rocca di Vignola
minimum 40 partecipants from 269 €
minimum 30 partecipants from 278 €
minimum 20 partecipants from 295 €Download the Brochure
Dinners, extras in general, arrival and departure from the Tour meeting point and all that has not been listed above.
Meeting Point: Pick up at the railway station of Modena 09.30 pick up at hotel in Bologna or at the airport, at the train station in Bologna 07:45 Dates: May to October - long weekend Maximum hotel availability in July and August Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Day 1: The participants meet up at the Milano Rho meeting point; meeting with the Selezione Modena multilingual tour leader. Distribution of materials and departure by G.T. Motor Coach on the motorway to Modena – The trip is approximately 2 hours. Gathering at the Selezione Modena Hub: musical welcome and meeting with local producers. A tour to the heart of the city follows: appointment with the tour guide for the visit to the Romanesque sites protected by UNESCO. Climb up the Ghirlandina tower. Lunch in a restaurant in the city centre. In the afternoon a visit to the Enzo Ferrari Museum, where car lovers will be able to learn all about the fascinating life of Enzo Ferrari. We will continue with a visit to a winery, where you can taste various qualities of the local wines. Accommodation in the Hotel and dinner at your leisure. Day 2: Breakfast in the Hotel and departure to visit a cheese factory where Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is made. It is a pleasant experience that will guide you through the various phases of working Parmesean cheese wheels. The guided tour continues onward to the direction of Maranello, the homeland of Ferrari cars. A stop to visit the Ferrari Museum. Lunch in a farm restaurant with a menu based on typical local products. An afternoon visit to the medieval beauties of the Castle of Formigine and of another castle in the zone. On the way back it will be possible to stop in Via Emilia, for a meeting with a personal shopper, who will accompany you and give you excellent advice on your Made in Italy purchases. Alternatively it will be possible to visit the historic estate of Villa San Donnino with its attached vinegar cellar. Return to the Hotel. Dinner at your leisure and sleep overnight. Day 3: Breakfast and departure to Vignola with a guided visit to the Rocca (Castle), where you can admire the frescoed rooms and the Palazzo Barozzi with the architectural masterpiece of the Spiral Staircase. Stop and a visit to a vinegar cellar with a multilingual guide, where you can explore the delicate process that leads to the creation of the DOP (Controlled Denomination of Origin) Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, known throughout the gourmet world. Lunch at your leisure and, in the afternoon, a drive to Nonantola for a visit to the Benedictine Abbey and the Diocesan Museum. Exclusive evening organized at the Selezione Modena Hub: cooking exhibition and buffet. Bus transfer to the Hotel and overnight. Day 4: Breakfast and hotel check out. Departure by bus with a first stop at the House Museum of the Maestro Luciano Pavarotti and visit to his tomb in Montale Rangone. The trip continues to Castelvetro, the homeland of Lambrusco Grasparossa wine and walk through the village. Visit of the Castle of Levizzano. Meeting at an elegant farm restaurant with some of the sommeliers of the AIS (Italian Sommelier Association) to attend the exhibition of opening wine bottles with a "saber". Farewell lunch with a memorable menu. Stop at the Selezione Modena Hub in Vaciglio, where there is a complete showcase of the "traditional flavours" and typical local foods and wines. Delivery of the Selezione Modena gifts and a farewell toast.Included in the package
Trasport in a 4/5 Euro luxury motor coach from/to Milan and for the Tour’s entire duration. A full-time Tour Leader of Selezione Modena for 4 whole days Accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Modena 3 overnight stays and breakfasts for double-bed rooms with private bathrooms A half-day visit with a multilingual guide trough the historical centre, declared by Unesco to be a world heritage site, with a climb up the Ghirlandina Tower Entry to the Enzo Ferrari Museum Entry to the Galleria Ferrari in Maranello Visit to a vinegar cellar with tasting Visit to a cheese factory Visit to a winery Lunch in a restaurant Lunches in a farm restaurant Buffet with a cooking exhibition Some Selezione Modena surprises
minimum 45 partecipants from 400 €
minimum 25 partecipants from 425 €Download the Brochure
Dinners of the 1st and 2nd day, lunch on the 3rd day, drinks at meals, extras in general and all that has not been listed above.
Tour in a group with a guide. Complete itinerary to appreciate the territory in all its peculiarities and excellences (eno gastronomic, artistic, cultural and natural) Dates:From May to October in conjunction with turnout in Milan Duration: 4 days / 3 nights