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1st day: Modena and surroundings
Arrival in Modena and accommodation in hotel in Modena or surroundings. Guided tour to Modena old city centre: the Cathedral, Piazza Grande and the Ghirlandina tower (UNESCO), the city hall and the Ducal Palace.
Visit of Albinelli Market The Liberty-style market hall in Via Albinelli was created in 1931, to house the stalls that had always been set up around Piazza Grande. The traders of the Mercato Albinelli proffer all types of produce and foodstuffs, including many typical of the locality, as well as certified goods.
Afternoon: visit of an acetaia where you’ll discover the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena DOP and Aceto Balsamico di Modena PGI or visit to a production of Lambrusco DOC wine with tasting. Guided tour to one of the scenic art cities in Modena surroundings (Carpi, Nonantola, Vignola, Castelvetro, Sassuolo,…). Dinner and overnight stay.
2nd day: Modena and Maranello
Morning: guided tour to a cheese dairy producing Parmigiano-Reggiano DOP. Visit of the Museo Ferrari in Maranello or Enzo Ferrari museum in Modena. Lunch in a restaurant. Visit of Luciano Pavarotti house museum.
All the producers visited during the stay belong to the Wine and Travel Italy community.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
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.