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1st day: Modena – Carpi
Arrival and check-in at the hotel or agriturismo in Modena or surroundings. Guided tour in Modena city centre focusing on gourmet places; food market, special food shops. Lunch in a trattoria with traditional menu. Afternoon: guided tour of Carpi old city centre. Visit to a production of Lambrusco DOC wine with guided tasting. Welcome dinner in a restaurant. Overnight stay.
2nd day: Spilamberto – Vignola
Morning: transfer to Spilamberto, guided tour of the city centre, of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Museum and Consorteria in Villa Fabriani. Visit of the Ordine del Nocino (walnut liqueur). Lunch in restaurant. Transfer to Vignola and guided tour of the Contrari Castle. Visit of a production of Prosciutto di Modena DOP. Dinner in restaurant with a Gnocco fritto and Crescentine menu. Overnight stay.
3rd day: Bologna – Dozza
Morning: transfer to Bologna, guided tour of the city centre focusing on food and wine sites, the market, gourmet shops. Free time for lunch. Afternoon: transfer to Dozza, guided tour to the village famous for its painted walls, an open air museum. Visit of the Regional Wine Show room of Emilia Romagna located inside the Malvezzi – Campeggi castle.
Visit of a farm producing Colli Imolesi DOC wines with tasting. Overnight stay.
4th day: Parma
Morning: visit of a cheese dairy producing Parmigiano Reggiano DOP. Transfer to Parma and guided tour of the old city centre. Visit of a production of Culatello DOP or of Prosciutto di Parma DOP. End of services.
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.