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Arrival in Parma and check-in at hotel. Visit to a famous prosciuttificio, representing the highest level of excellence in quality and tradition in the Ducal Province, with a tasting of different types of deli meats. Lunch featuring traditional Emilian dishes in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit to a winery to discover the history of Parma vineyards and the techniques of wine production. Dinner in the city of Parma and free evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the province of Reggio Emilia to visit a farm which produces fresh milk, Parmigiano Reggiano and Lambrusco wine. Their products, healthy and organic, represent the best of the Reggio traditions, combined with the best modern techniques. Lunch featuring typical products at a local tavern. In the afternoon, visit to a historical producer of Lambrusco and traditional balsamic vinegar of Reggio Emilia. Tasting of balsamic vinegars with different aging dates. Departure.
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Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.