Venice - Veneto & Emilia Romagna
Ship: Silver Whisper
Voyage Number: WH200819009 (Pre-cruise)
Sailing departure: 19 August 2020
Program departure: 15 August 2020
Nights: 4 Nights
Gateway Airport start: Milan
Embarkation Port end: Venice
● Prosecco tour with wine tasting and underground cellar
● Pasta making lesson hosted by pasta master
● Explore Bologna area
● Discover Dozzo, medieval village with paintings
● View ceramic production process in Faenza
● Experience olive oil tasting and delicacies in Brisighella
● Visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello
● Visit an "Acetaia" to taste balsamic vinegar
● View the home museum of Luciano Pavarotti
Day 1 - Arrive in Milan and start your transfer to Bologna. Romagna region is renowned for its unique tradition of Pasta and flavorful wines like Lambrusco, Sangiovese, Malvasia and many others. In the heart of the city, you will experience a Pasta making lesson. A local female pasta master (traditionally called Sfoglina) will introduce you to the secrets of the real handmade pasta and teach you how to create the best "Cappelletti" and "Tagliatelle", together with the Bolognese Sauce and the thin Italian flatbread called the Piadina; the best selection of regional wines will be served throughout the experience. In the afternoon, visit of Bologna; this is the only city in the world with 33Km of Porticoes and it hosts the oldest University in Europe. Welcome dinner at the hotel in Bologna.
Day 2 - Transfer to the borgo of Dozza to start your visit of this medieval village located on a hilltop, where you can admire paintings by Italian and foreign artists who come every two years to take part in Dozza's International Mural Competition. It's a real open-air museum, where Art becomes urban landscape through the decoration of houses' walls, streets and squares. Arrive at a local wine cellar for a guided tour, and a tasting of red and white wines accompanied by local delicacies. In the afternoon, visit of Faenza: this city of Roman origins is renowned for its production of exquisite pottery that has been exported all over Europe through the centuries. Head then to a Ceramics Workshop to observe the ceramic production process by skilled artisans and admire various handmade ceramic works. Afterward, your tour continues with a visit to Brisighella's town center, with a brief stroll through the medieval streets and an olive oil tasting accompanied by a light buffet of traditional local specialties. Dinner at a Michelin starred restaurant in Bologna center.
Day 3 - Today head to Maranello to visit the Ferrari Museum. The Museum is divided into four areas, each capable of satisfying the expectations of competition fans and those passionate about classic cars. Once the visit of the Museum is finished, head to Modena surroundings to visit an "Acetaia", to understand and taste the local world famous production of balsamic vinegar. After lunch, head to the city of Modena for a short walk in the historical center, rich in culture and history with its fantastic buildings and museums. Proceed then to the home museum of Luciano Pavarotti. With the aim of keeping alive the professional and human legacy of the world beloved Maestro, the Pavarotti Foundation created a sort of permanent monument to his memory, turning into a museum the villa where he spent the last years of his life. Dinner at a Michelin starred restaurant in Bologna center.
Day 4 - Leave Bologna and transfer northwards for the Prosecco tour in Conegliano area. Experience the spectacular beauty and flavors of the Prosecco Hills during this scenic winery excursion and tasting, with visit of a local underground cellar. After lunch, short visit of Asolo centre, a world famous borgo located close by. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Treviso surroundings.
Day 5 - After breakfast, transfer to the pier to board the ship.
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This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.
Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.
All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.