Just 15 places are available to ENAJ members for this superb opportunity, organised by the Italian Guild UNAGA. Starting off with a visit to the Milano Expo, the five-day tour will then go on to explore Emilia Romagna, one of the most agricultural and food-focused regions of Italy, famed for its refined cities and rich gastronomy.
The programme, which includes full board accommodation, carries a ‘low-budget’ cost of €200, and has been arranged in collaboration with the Emilia Romagna region tourist board.
Monday 21 September Milano – Expo – Piacenza
- Arrival at Milano EXPO: http://www.expo2015.org/en
- 4-5 pm Attend the presentation of the “Climate Change Emilia Romagna” Project at Expo with the Regional Agriculture Minister of Emilia Romagna
- 6 pm Transfer to the Piacenza area (1 hour drive)
- Dinner and overnight stay in a typical, rural “Agriturismo” countryhouse
Tuesday 22nd September Piacenza – Parma – Dozza
- Visit to a tomato farm in the Piacenza area
- Transfer to the Antica Corte Pallavicina nearby Parma (Polesine Parmense): http://www.acpallavicina.com/
- Tasting the typical products of the area, including the world famous Culatello ham (made from the black pigs from Parma), and a visit to the Culatello ham cellars
- Transfer to the Province of Bologna to the Regional Wine Cellar in Dozza: http://www.enotecaemiliaromagna.it/it
- Dinner with tasting of regional red and white wines
- Overnight stay in the countryside of Dozza/Province of Bologna
Wednesday 23rd September Dozza – Forlimpopoli – Cesenatico
- Transfer to Forlimpopoli to “Casa Artusi” (Cooking school, but more than that!), the place where the so-called founder of Italian cooking – Pellegrino Artusi – was born: http://www.casartusi.it/en
- Cooking lesson on hand-made pasta with a “Marietta” Lady
- In the afternoon, transfer to a famous fruit and vegetable company in the Forli-Cesena Province
- Transfer to the Adriatic Coast on the seaside
- Dinner and overnight stay in Cesenatico, a small, historical fishing village
Thursday 24th September Cesenatico – Faenza – Ravenna – Bologna
- Transfer to the Faenza area for a wine tasting at a typical winery
- Light lunch in the countryside
- Visit to a company that produces flour and other typical products (gluten-free pasta, etc)
- Transfer to the city centre of Bologna – not only the oldest university in Europe (founded in 1088) but famous too for its food products (Mortadella, Tortellini, Tagliatelle al Ragù etc)
Friday 25th September Departure
- 10 am Guided tour of Bologna
- 12 pm Light lunch in the city centre
- 2 pm End of the trip
Lisa Bellochi writes:
Please enjoy the UNAGA low-budget press tour programme. I’m sure you’ll be quite interested in visiting Expò and one of the most agricultural and foodie parts of Italy.
UNAGA is waiting for your reservations, so please complete the attached form! Registration Form The deadline to register is August 10.
The “low budget” to participate is €200, to pay by the same date, as soon as you’ll receive our confirmation that you are one of the 15 colleagues enrolled.
Don’t hesitate to contact me for any further information!
Looking forward to hearing from you,