The Food Valley: Parma, the Castle of Torrechiara and the DOC wines of the hills

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    starting from 145,00 €


Food Valley Travel

A truly unique proposal, created to be able to travel again, get excited, discover and be amazed. A totally private experience supported by local professionals to discover the historic centre of Parma and the surrounding area in total certified safety at an unrepeatable cost.


Discover the historic centre of Parma in complete safety accompanied by your authorized guide.
Parma is the small city you don't expect, full of surprises and curiosities.
Our tour starts from the heart of the city: Piazza Garibaldi, crossed by the Via Emilia and surrounded by buildings of different styles and eras.
The walk continues through the streets of the centre to Piazza Duomo, where you will admire two true masterpieces of the Parma period: the magnificent Cathedral and the Antelamic Baptistery.
It takes just a few steps to jump back in time and reach the sixteenth century, when the Farnese family built the Palazzo della Pilotta, a mammoth service building that today houses museums and cultural institutions of great importance for Parma.
Our tour ends in front of the Teatro Regio, because the music is still in the soul of the people today, and because the building was commissioned by Maria Luigia, Duchess beloved by the Parmesans.
In front of the Teatro Regio, the architecture of the Church of Steccata stands out sinuously, a fabulous city temple which houses the remains of many of the Dukes of Parma and which was frescoed by talented local painters, the most famous of which, Parmigianino, left here his latest masterpiece

Duration: 2 hours in the morning or in the afternoon
Overnight at the prestigious Best Western Plus Farnese 4 **** (the structure has been selected following high levels of security that can be deepened by consulting the following detailed document)

Discovering the hills surrounding the magnificent village of Torrechiara and its castle. An easy and pleasant route, within everyone's reach, in the surprising nature of the Parma hills, and in the vineyards from whose precious grapes the wines of the Parma hills are born.
The excursion can also be done by E-bike (extra on request)
At the end of the excursion. Guided tour and tasting / lunch of wines and local products at one of the panoramic wineries located near the castle.

Places: Hills around Torrechiara, village and Castle of Torrechiara (separate internal guided tour)
Duration: 4 hours (morning)
Difficulty: low (minimum height difference, marked routes, accessible vineyards)
Clothing: sportswear, protected legs and arms, sports shoes

Children 0-3 years: Free
Children 4-11 years: 50% discount from the adult rate.

The price includes:
• 1 night in a double room at the Best Western Plus Hotel Farnese 4 **** with breakfast (possibility to add dinner on request)
• 1 GAE environmental guide available for hiking in the hills for 4 hours
• Tasting / lunch at Hills of Parma DOC wine cellar
• 1 licensed guide for 2 hours with a visit to the historic centre of Parma

The fee does not include:
• Dinner at the hotel from 25.00 €
• Enter the monuments
• Anything not mentioned in "The price includes"

Last update 10/12/2021

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