Italy Food & Wine Tour || Emilia-Romagna: Bologna, Modena & Parma

From USD $4,595.00
  • Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Emilia-Romagna
  • Product code: ITALY_BOLOGNA


Join food and travel experts, With Food And Love and Salt & Wind, on an intimate boutique group trip to Bologna and Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Explore Bologna city center and visit one of Italy's largest markets, tasting exceptional the best of the "born in Bologna" food from mortadella to tortellini, and sip Lambrusco in the countryside while learning all about prosciutto making.


JUNE 10-16, 2019


This is a highly unique trip as we'll be staying in a boutique hotel in Bologna and an intimate countryside hotel. This is a sample of how the week will go:

DAY 1 - City + Street Food Tour in Bologna || Dinner In Bologna || Overnight In Bologna

DAY 2 - Prosciutto and Parmesan Artisan Visits ||  Free Time || Overnight In Bologna

DAY 3- Slow Food Tour || Overnight In Bologna

DAY 4- Balsamic Factory Visit ||  Lunch in Parma || Free Time || Overnight In Bologna

DAY 5- Hands-On Cooking Class || Overnight In Countryside

DAY 6 - Wine Tastings || Private Dinner || Overnight In Countryside

Day 7 - Head Home


Don't want to pay it all at once? Put down your deposit today and then pay the rest of your trip off month by month. Contact us at for specifics. 


Each Salt & Wind trip is highly researched and curated with Team Salt & Wind hand-picking each excursion and travel partner. We want to show you all that we love about a place and introduce you to our local friends so you get an insider's view into the region. 

Here are a few reasons people love traveling with us: 

  • Unique Experiences: Many of the experiences in our itineraries are one-of-a-kind and only accessible with Salt & Wind
  • Photographer: Each trip has a group photographer providing attendees with 10+ images daily so you can concentrate on the trip and not on your camera.
  • Concierge: There is a concierge on hand to help you with anything from extra activities to car service 24/7
  • Expert Hosts: Team Salt & Wind has deep knowledge about each area we travel and partners with local experts.
  • Planned Itinerary: Our itineraries are planned so that each day has anywhere from 4 to 8 hours of activity. 
  • Free Time: That said we always offer some optional activities if you want to do even more and we always squeeze in some downtime so you can relax.  


Trip Overview

On each food-focused trip a a small group of us will head on a 5-night, 6-day to Emilia-Romagna. Each itinerary includes expert-led food tours, cooking classes, market visits, wine tastings, boutique accommodations, a concierge, and a group photographer! 

Want some visuals? Check our Instagram and Salt & Wind coverage from prior trips.

What's Included

Here's what's included in the trip fare:

  • 6 nights boutique hotel accommodations in Emilia-Romagna with complimentary wifi

  • Meal at a Michelin star restaurant in Emilia-Romagna

  • Wine tastings at the region's best wineries

  • Classic food crawl in Bologna

  • Hands-on cooking class with host and chef, Aida Mollenkamp

  • A group photographer so you can enjoy the moment
  • Market tours, art gallery visits, and pop-up parties with local creatives

  • A group concierge to help with any extra events you may want to plan

  • At least 10 edited group photos daily

  • Group transportation to/from all events listed on the itinerary

  • Meals listed in the itinerary (including 1 alcoholic drink at each lunch and dinner)

  • Tips for all meals, hotels, drivers, and activity guides

  • A few gifts from some of our favorite food & travel brands

  • A couple surprises! (You didn’t think we’d tell you every last detail, did you?)

The following are not included in the trip fare:

  • Any incidental expenses 

  • Tips for photographer and trip hosts

  • Required travel insurance

  • Any meals not listed in the itinerary

  • Any extra excursions or events you plan with our concierge

  • Transportation from your home to/from Bologna, Italy

  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel in Bologna

  • Alcohol aside from for 1 alcoholic drink at both lunch and dinner

  • Anything from room service or the hotel minibar

Have more questions? Check our FAQs or Contact Us.


Required Trip Insurance

Please note that trip insurance is required to join us on a Salt & Wind trip. FYI most major credit cards (such as American Express, CHASE Sapphire, and Capital One) offer complimentary insurance when you purchase using their card.

Minimum Attendees

Please note only run trips with 6 or more guests. If a trip has fewer attendees at 45 days before the trip dates, we will cancel the trip. 


We have partnered with boutique hotels that meet the Salt & Wind standards of service. 

Room Options

Double Occupancy

Double occupancy pricing is the price for (1) person to stay in a shared (i.e. double) room. In other words, each person staying in that room will pay the posted double occupancy rate. If you're a couple or friends traveling together, please know that you'll each pay the double occupancy rate. 

Single Occupancy

Need some alone time? We hear you. That's why we offer single occupancy rooms. The single occupancy rate is what you will pay to have the room all to yourself. 


If you do not have a travel partner, you can purchase single occupancy room and have it all to yourself! We do not pair up trip attendees because we find there is not enough privacy in the rooms to allow strangers to room together.

For lots more info, check our detailed Itinerary and our FAQs!