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Treasures of Tuscany & Gourmet Delights of Emilia Romagna Educational Trip October 9 - 16, 2019 Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-01200
  • Type : Private
  • Duration : 8 days
  • Departs from : Rome City Centre
  • Meeting Place : Ludovisi Palace Hotel


This is an educational tour for travel agents, travel writers and travel professionals which explores a very unique area in Tuscany known as Maremma and the region of Emilia Romagna, a region renowned for some of Italy's finest gastronomic delights . In addition to the lesser-well known places in Tuscany, we also explore the incredible coastline there as well as Livorno, Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Bologna and the incredible republic of San Marino.

You can read the full itinerary for this tour below and hopefully have a look at our video about Emilia Romagan here;





Day 1 - Benvenuti in Italia !!! ...Meeting at the Ludovisi Palace hotel in Rome at 10 AM and Proceeding on to La Perrina in the Maremma region of Tuscany

Where we visit : Rome City Centre, Tuscany
Meeting Location : Ludovisi Palace Hotel

Benvenuti in Italia !!!  We are meeting with you in Rome at the Ludovisi Palace Hotel at 9 AM.

From here We are going to head northwest up the coast of Italy into the Maremma area in the region of Tuscany.  We will be staying at a very unique property here in this estate place known as La Parrina . This is a property unique in all of Italy and the Tuscan region because they are producing not only some of the best wines in the region, but also their own very unique cheese, olive oil, meat, jams and jellies, pastries, fruits and vegetables of all varieties - which is beautifully paired with the wines produced here.

Needless to say, this makes a great place to experience tasting some local prosciutto, cheese and some few different kind of wine and then be taken by Massimiliano on tour of the estate in the afternoon today.

Welcome dinner and overnight at La Parrina estate this evening. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner, Wine Tasting

Day 2 - The Incredible Tuscan Coast - Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole

Where we visit : Tuscany, Tuscany

Today is dedicated to experiencing one of the most incredible coast lines in Tuscany which very few people know about.

Much like the Italian riviera, this part of the Tuscan coast is kept relatively hidden from the rest of the world, but it is a true treasure to behold.

Many beautiful towns dot the coast and today will be a day filled with wonderful photo opportunities and an hotel inspection.

Return to the Parrina estate to relax a while and later dinner on your own with overnight there. 


Meals : Breakfast

Day 3 - Saturnia Spa Resort site inspection and hot spring water with waterfall

Where we visit : Tuscany

After a leisurely breakfast this morning we are going to start our journey with stopping at the "Giardino dei Tarocchi" which is a fascinating garden.  From here, we will be continuing to the Saturnia natural hot-spring famous and known all over the world for the beautiful kool-aid blue waters that create an incredible naturally warm hot-spring and waterfall.

There will be time today to do a site inspection and learn various treatments at the Saturnia resort one of Italy's finest spa facilities.

Dinner this evening in a beautiful Tuscan town.

Overnight at La Parrina.  

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Saturnia - Livorno - Pisa with arrival in Borgo Giusto

Where we visit : Swimming Pool, Pisa, Hot tubs

After buffet breakfast this morning we will depart Saturnia to go visiting the water-fall which is located close by the hotel and then head up Italy's coast to the town of Livorno which is a very popular port located in Tuscany where many of the major cruise ships come into and it is interesting to see this town as it has an interesting jewish history which we will get a chance to learn about before heading to Pisa to see the leaning tower.

In the early afternoon we will head to the beautiful town of Lucca.

This evening we will have a welcome dinner in Borgo a Mozzano at the village of Borgo Giusto to enjoy this beautiful historic place by foot. 

Overnight in Borgo Giusto. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - The Gorgeous Villas of Lucca & Down Town with Cooking Class

Where we visit : Lucca

Today we will experience some of the most beautiful villas with gardens in Tuscany that surround Lucca.

Prior to lunch we will enjoy a cooking class at a property that is known for some tremendous culinary traditions and in the afternoon you will have a walking tour of down town Lucca.

Dinner this evening is recommended to two of the most well-known restaurants in Lucca "La Buca di Sant' Antonio" and "L' Ulivo".

Return to Borgo Giusto for an overnight there.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Cooking Class

Day 6 - Bologna & Emilia Romagna's Finest Hot Springs

Where we visit : Bologna, Forlimpopoli


Today we will head from Lucca into the region of Emilia Romagna stopping en-route in Bologna. 

In Bologna we will have time to explore the city and stop for lunch.

From here, we will proceed en-route to the Terme della Fratta spa resort.

Enjoy the afternoon here at leisure and experience the spa facilities.

In the evening dinner at the hotel and some piano bar with the Pop star Giò Patti singing.

Overnight at the hotel Grand Hotel Terme Della Fratta in Forlimpopoli.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - San Marino - A Country within a Country

Where we visit : Republic of San Marino

This morning after an exquisite breakfast we head to the beautiful town of San Marino to experience this very unique republic located by the east coast of Italy. Here you will have a chance to purchase items for a very good deal. After lunch we will head to the other hotel of the same hotel chain to enjoy the surroundings and the indoor pool at the Terme Roseo...... Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Roseo.
Surprise !!!

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - On the way to Rome - stop in Bagno di Romagna for a pieceful time before Time to say Arrivaderci to Italy

Where we visit : Emilia-Romagna, Rome

Today on the way back to Rome we will experience walking the town of Bagno di Romagna with its own unique thermal springs and the magical forest populated by the gnomes.

After lunch we will begin our journey back to Rome airport, train station and hotels.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch




Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. 4 star hotels in great locations
  2. Daily Buffet Breakfast
  3. English speaking tour escort for the duration of the tour

What's Not Included

  1. Airport departure taxes
  2. Alcoholic Beverages During Meals
  3. Domestic flights
  4. Everything not clearly specified under “rates include”.
  5. Food and beverages not mentioned in the program
  6. Gratuities of any type
  7. Inter-Italy Flights
  8. International fights
  9. Italy hotel tourist tax (must be paid locally at hotel)
  10. Luggage Handling at Airport
  11. Meals not mentioned in the program
  12. Optional excursions during your tour
  13. Personal Expenses or Extras at hotels
  14. Travel Insurance

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