Bologna Regional Discovery Tour

6 Days | Ormina Tours

Discover the best of Bologna and the Emilia-Romagna region over 6 days. Indulge in the gastronomy delights of the region, visit the medieval towers, Renaissance buildings, and UNESCO listed monuments in Ravenna, and be amazed by the famous automotive factories and museums.

Foodies will have enough leisure time to explore the newly opened Eataly World, the largest agri-food amusement park in the world. The tour also includes a full day gastronomy excursion where guests will visit Parma’s world-famous Prosciutto and Parmesan cheese factories, as well as a Balsamic vinegar factory tour in Modena. Car buffs will be fortunate enough to visit the famous automotive factories/museums of the World’s most prestigious brands, including Ferrrari (Maranello), Lamborghini (Sant’Agata) and Ducati (Bologna).

Featured hotels include the 5-star Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni, set in an 18th Century palazzo, and the antique 4-star Hotel Corona D’oro. As some of the oldest and most prestigious properties in Bologna, guests will be delighted to find original designs mixed with enchanting details during their stay.


“Bologna has something for everyone. It offers a fusion of elegance and culture, with bustling food markets, and impressive contemporary and traditional art, architecture, and entertainment,” - Ross Ioppolo, CEO of Ormina Tours.


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Discover Bologna in 6 days from $4,800 PP Twin Share

Highlights and Inclusions

  • 5 nights in exquisite 4 or 5 star hotels.

  • 5 breakfasts (B).

  • Sightseeing tour of Bologna with private guide.

  • Full day excursion and tastings at a Parma cheese, prosciutto and Modena balsamic vinegar factories with private driver.

  • Full day excursion to Ferrara, Ravenna and Rimini with private guide and driver.

  • Visit a factory and museum of Ferrari, Lamborghini and/or Ducati.

  • Airport or train transfer on arrival.


DAY: 1 BOLOGNA

Welcome to Emilia-Romagna, famous for Via Aemilia, the Roman path from Rimini to Piacenza that links one of Italy's richest agricultural and gastronomy regions. The region is also home to Parma ham, Parmesan cheese, Balsamic vinegar and automotive factories of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Ducati. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the day at leisure to perhaps visit FICO World Eataly, the world's largest agri-food park to learn, taste and discover all the good Italy has to offer.

Overnight:Italy, Bologna - Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni,Italy, Bologna - Hotel Corona D'oro  or similar


DAY: 2 BOLOGNA

Enjoy a morning guided walking tour of Bologna, famed for its towers, churches, UNESCO listed porticoes and the world's oldest University. The afternoon is free to stroll around before an evening home cooking experience to learn the art of making the region's famous Tortellini pasta.

Overnight:Italy, Bologna - Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni,Italy, Bologna - Hotel Corona D'oro  or similar


DAY: 3 BOLOGNA – PARMA – MODENA – BOLOGNA

Enjoy a full day gastronomy excursion. Visit Parma's world famous Prosciutto and Parmesan cheese factories. Continue to Modena with time for lunch and a stroll around its delightful centre before continuing to a Balsamic vinegar factory for a guided tour.

Overnight:Italy, Bologna - Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni,Italy, Bologna - Hotel Corona D'oro  or similar

DAY: 4 BOLOGNA – FERRARA – RAVENNA – RIMINI – BOLOGNA

Discover 3 amazing cities with a guide and driver. Visit Ferrara, the UNESCO listed town famed as an intellectual and artistic centre during the Italian Renaissance. Continue to Ravenna, the capital of the Western Roman Empire boasting 8 UNESCO listed monuments. Afterward continue to Rimini, one of Europe's most famous seaside resorts.

Overnight:Italy, Bologna - Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni,Italy, Bologna - Hotel Corona D'oro  or similar


DAY: 5 BOLOGNA – MARANELLO – SANT'AGATA – BOLOGNA

The region surrounding Bologna is blessed with automotive factory and museums including Ferrrari (Maranello), Lamborghini (Sant'Agata) and Ducati (Bologna). You choose and enjoy an inspired day with some of the World's most prestigious brands.

Overnight:Italy, Bologna - Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni,Italy, Bologna - Hotel Corona D'oro  or similar

DAY: 6 BOLOGNA

After breakfast, depart for your ongoing journey.


Join us at a date of your choosing, pre or post the Lake Como Conference