History and culinary traditions of Emilia

History and culinary traditions of Emilia


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First day: Arrival in Reggio Emilia and check-in at hotel. Welcome lunch in a typical restaurant. Guided tour through the streets of the historic centre of the Città del Tricolore. Starting at the Piazza Prampolini where the Cathedral rises near the baptistery and the town hall with the Tricolore Hall, where in 1797 the Italian flag was born, towards the Basilica of San Prospero, the Teatro Municipale Romolo Valli and much more. Dinner in the old town and overnight stay in the hotel.

Second day: Breakfast at the hotel and visit of  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 traditional specialties at farmhouse. In the afternoon, visit to a famous   Salumificio in the province of Parma, famous producer of Prosciutto di Parma. Return to Reggio Emilia, dinner and free evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Third day: Breakfast at the hotel and visit to a winery in the province of Modena, recipient of numerous international awards for its production of Lambrusco DOP. Then a visit to an Acetaia producing balsamic vinegar of Modena, to discover the production process of this prized condiment. Lunch in the restaurant. Departure.

All the producers visited during the stay belong to the Wine and Travel Italy community.

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