Iconic Italy Workout

Emilia, Italy

Let your taste buds run wild in the pulsating heart of Italian food culture and experience the best of some of Italy’s most iconic culinary delicacies. Emilia is all about indulging yourself and discovering a whole world of tradition and history behind every single flavor. It’s also home to some of Italy’s most outstanding restaurants and chefs. A place where incredibly hospitable people are immensely proud of their culinary heritage and excited to share it with you.

SEASON

Available all year round.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Axctivity Level 5

PRICING

EUR 2900 per person
for 3 nights. All inclusive.
Minimum 2 people.
Reduced rates for groups.

SEASON

Available all year round.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Axctivity Level 5

PRICING

EUR 2900 per person
for 3 nights. All inclusive.
Minimum 2 people.
Reduced rates for groups.

Getting there

Emilia, with its rolling hills and mountains, fertile planes and famous towns and cities, is perhaps one of the easiest areas of Italy to travel to. It’s connected by high-speed train to Milan, Florence, Rome, Naples… Also, by car it’s very simple as Bologna is very well connected whether you’re coming from North or South.

This is a perfect destination to combine with a visit to Florence or Milan before or after your workout, being en route from one to another. It will immerse you into a world of incredible food, wine, landscapes and culture, offering you something different enough to make your pre or post city visits all the more enjoyable.

Workout Highlights

Visit the incredible city of Bologna and experience one of its finest Osterias.

Eat at two Michelin-starred establishments.

Hunt for truffles with a local in the forests of the Emilian Apennine hills.

Experience the wonders of an ancient balsamic producer and taste some of the very best.

Dine with a local winemaker at the family table.

Stay in the exclusive lodgings owned by a three Michelin-star chef.

Learn to make Emilia’s world-famous tortellini.

Visit a parmesan cheese producer and see how this incredible product is made with raw cow’s milk.

The Workout

Discover the secrets of those Italian delicacies and recipes famous throughout the world. A journey for your taste buds, your mind, and your imagination as secrets to techniques and traditions of incredible artisanal products of this region of Italy are unlocked and revealed to you. It’s an immersion into the stories and heritage of people, their families, and their unique relationship to the food and wine they produce, with a changing and fascinating landscape as your theater.

What you can expect

Wine

Emilia has a long tradition of winemaking and is known for the Lambrusco wine, of which there are some outstanding examples. You will discover, however, there’s much more underneath the surface when it comes to wine and winemaking in this part of Italy. The wild and curvy hills around Bologna towards Tuscany are the prelude for a thrilling dive into a wine culture where reds like Barbera and Negretto or whites like Pignoletto, both sparkling and dry, make the perfect stage for some classical pairing to the local Emiliana cuisine.

Dine

Parmesan cheese, tortellini, balsamic vinegar, Parma ham—you will be treated to some of the very best examples of the very best of Italy’s most iconic products, and you will try them in different ways and in different settings; from one of Italy’s most renowned osterias in a tiny mountain village to the cellar of a balsamic vinegar producer to the establishment of one of Italy’s—and the world’s—most sought-after chefs.

Exercise

Emilia is a place for lovers of Italian food, and you will need a sense of adventure for eating, drinking, and experiencing so much abundance. Nevertheless, there will be room for just enough exercise to keep your metabolism working and to enjoy the outdoors and beautiful nature Emilia has to offer. Truffle hunting, strolling amongst vineyards and foraging for wild herbs and greens with a chef, and more.

Learn

You may well have tasted and even be passionate about some of Emilia’s most well-known products, such as parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar. However, by the end of this workout, you will also understand and appreciate the intricacies and experience needed to make them while deepening your knowledge of the flavors and tasting subtleties. You will also discover the depth and array of recipes born from this corner of Italy and the stories behind them.

Lodgings

You will spend three nights in three different establishments, from a historic hotel in Bologna to a family establishment in an Apennine Mountain village, to the exclusive villa of one of Italy’s and the world’s most renowned chefs.

The lodgings are quite different between one and the next, but always enchanting and comfortable, and immerse you into the atmosphere of each area we visit. Changing lodgings is easy and stimulating, we’ll take care of your luggage and all the rest—you can just sit back and revel in every new surprise.

Your local hosts

You will encounter the warm hospitality of the people in Emilia.

In this region, food and family traditions are intrinsically linked, and the locals love to share their time and the stories and flavors of their heritage.

One of Italy’s most knowledgeable food and wine artisan experts, a born-and-bred local of Emilia, will guide and introduce you to the people and places on this iconic workout.

Take the Iconic Italy Workout and enjoy the land of renowned Italian delicacies and the finest chefs in the country.

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