• Overlooked by most tours and tourists…visits to the beautiful Northern Italian cities and culinary wonders of Bologna, Modena and Parma
  • Culinary tour and tasting of Italy’s food paradise, the Bologna market
  • Welcome reception in the exquisite private residence of acclaimed Bologna architect
  • Visits and tastings at artisanal makers of Italian food classics, parmigiano reggiano, balsamic vinegar, prosciutto and olive oil
  • Ferrari museum and factory tour followed by lunch at celebrity chef, Massimo Bottura’s restaurant, Il Cavallino
  • Private visit and dinner at renowned Italian designer’s creative and luxurious atelier in Modena. Exceptional, exquisite and enchanting, this outing takes us to the designer’s early 20th century art nouveau villa for a thoroughly entertaining evening
  • Visit to the town of Ravenna, a UNESCO World Heritage site and absolute gem in the art world famous for its exquisite mosaics
  • Lunch on the banks of beautiful Lake Garda in Italy’s idyllic Lake Region
  • Cooking class and luncheon party showcasing the classic ingredients and culinary style of the Veneto region
  • Dinner at a Michelin Starred Restaurant in Verona


Discover our fabled and fabulous fall food tour…the Northern Italian Food Celebration, where we’ll visit Italy’s most famous food centers…Bologna, Modena & Parma. Overlooked by many visitors, but long loved by native Italians, all three cities are lauded for their brilliant defining cuisine.

This tour features the best gastronomy Italy offers in quintessential Italian ingredients and local restaurants. All three cities also boast richly displayed medieval and Renaissance art, history & architecture, which we will get to revel in.

Bologna, with its picturesque miles of portico walkways in one of the best-preserved historic centers in Europe, is a gastronomical Mecca. Its iconic food market is the greatest in all of Italy. Putting our forks down just long enough to visit the revered art town of Ravenna (renowned for its mosaics) and a spin around the Ferrari factory museum in Modena, we’ll pick them up again in countryside visits to artisanal producers of prosciutto, parmigiano reggiano and balsamic vinegar. Modena is an ancient town and the area around it is where balsamic vinegar had its origins. Parma, another ancient city, is synonymous with the world’s best cheese & ham, and is also loved by Italians for its incredible stuffed pasta dishes. The tour ends with us raising our glasses and dining at a Michelin starred restaurant.

If you love food and especially Italian food, please reserve your place on this delicious DMI tour and at the table!

Northern Italian Food Celebration Tour
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Northern Italian Food Celebration


Tour Price based on double occupancy
Payable with credit card (Mastercard or Visa)

10 Days/9 Nights Culinary Tour

$ 6,900

Single Supplement

$ 1,920

All aspects of the tour will be coordinated by Giovanna Chiti of Discover my Italy