Bologna-Culinary Wheels

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Departure Location
Malta International Airport
Return Location
Bologna Airport

Culinary Wheels

Parma to Maranello

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Bologna, Parma, Modena, Maranello, Comacchio, Ravenna, Reggio Emilia, and Ferrara


GROUP 1:            09 – 15 JULY
GROUP 2:            06 – 12 AUGUST
GROUP 3:            27 AUGUST – 02 SEPTEMBER


We will meet at the Malta airport at 6.00am for our direct Ryanair flight to Bologna departing at 8.00am arriving in Bologna at 9.50am. On arrival we proceed for a panoramic city tour of Bologna.   We make our way through the key points of the city and must-see sights. Bologna’s historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and even within just a few minutes of exploring, you will understand why. Piazza Maggiore is the heart of the city, lined with important city buildings, restaurants, and cafes, as well as the famous Fountain of Neptune keeping watch over the heart of the city. We later check into our hotel and free time to enjoy this lovely city.


After breakfast we go on an optional excursion to Parma which mainly holds its fame for being the home to Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma, but the city is also deep in stunning architecture as well as important history.  We stop by the 11th century Parma Cathedral and Baptistery, and wander around the lush and green Ducal Park. We later go to Langhirano for Parma Ham Tasting, a unique experience.


Today’s optional excursion will take us to Modena and Maranello. Modena is an incredibly vibrant city with a large array of restaurants, cafes, markets, and bars to keep us satiated and entertained during our visit. We see UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Modena Cathedral and Ghirlandina Tower located in the center of the city and easily two of the most recognisable symbols of the city of Modena. It is the home to balsamic vinegar and one of the top-rated restaurants in the world. It is a must to visit Maranello and the Enzo Ferrari Museum to go through the history of Ferrari as well as a collection of many vintage cars under the Ferrari name.


Today we discover another beautiful part of this region by going on an optional excursion to Comacchio, also known as “la piccola Venezia”. It is located in the southern Po Delta and boasts 13 isolated small islands, famous for the cultivation of eel. We walk in the center across the bridge and canals. We later proceed to Ravenna Italy’s Mosaic City as it displays the most amazing mosaics in Europe. Ravenna holds eight spectacular UNESCO World Heritage sites. Time to visit and enjoy this place before we return to our hotel in Bologna.


Today’s full day optional excursion will take us to visit a Parmigiano factory. We will have a walk around of the production area and tasting of 2 aged cheeses. We later proceed to Reggio Emilia, home for many elegant palaces, art museums and a thriving arts and culture. Many of the landmarks date back to the medieval era and are all worth a visit.


Today we go on another full day optional excursion to Ferrara, a UNESCO World Heritage site, cited as “an exceptional example of Renaissance period urban planning,” which would later influence the urban design of other Italian and European cities. The prime instance of this is the so-called ‘Erculean Addition’, an expansion of the city in the late 15th century which, for its innovative traits and rational plan, made Ferrara the first modern city in Europe. Ferrara is a remarkable city to visit! We later return to our hotel in Bologna for our last night.


After breakfast, free morning for personal sightseeing and early afternoon we make our way to the airport for our return flight to Malta departing at 4.05pm and arriving in Malta at 5.55pm.



€799/*€699       Adult in triple

€869/*€769        Adult in twin

€1099/*€999        Adult in single

€599/*€499       Child sharing with 2 adults

*Special price applies when all excursions are taken.


Ryanair flights to Bologna including 20kg checked-in luggage

6 nights in 4-star Mercure Hotel Bologna Centro in Bologna or similar

Rooms with private facilities, TV & A/C

Buffet breakfast

Return airport transfers

Services of tour leader

Airport taxes & service charge

Insolvency fund



€65/€35 Parma                                                                                                

€45/€30 Modena / Maranello

€55/€30 Comacchio / Ravenna

€45/€30 Modena / Reggio Emilia

€57/€30  Ferrara                                                                                              


City tax to be paid directly at the hotel

Factory visit and Parma ham tasting €22

Enzo Ferrari Museum €22

Cheese factory visit and Parmigiano tasting €15






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Bologna-Culinary Wheels

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