HOMECONFERENCESTC ITALY 2008 SPONSORS EDITORS AGENDA PRE & POST TOURS
POST-CONFERENCE TOURS IN EMILIA ROMAGNA:
> The Festival Cities: PARMA and RAVENNA
> Food & Wine Routes: PIACENZA, PARMA and MODENA
> Golf, Cars and Motorcycles: BOLOGNA and MODENA
> The Music Cities: BOLOGNA and FERRARA

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The Festival Cities: PARMA and RAVENNA:
Sunday April 20th
  • Transfer from Villa Serbelloni to Parma
  • Hotel check-in, town centre
  • Dinner in town
  • Overnight in Parma
  • To be confirmed: "La Boheme" at the Teatro Regio, or
    "Opera Concert" at the "Circolo Corale Verdi" or the "Conservatorio"
Monday April 21st
  • Meeting with the city guide; guided tour of the old town centre focused on Maestro Verdi,
    presentation of Verdi Festival 2008 programme
  • Lunch break in Parma
  • Transfer to Verdi's Land: Roncole, Busseto, Villa Verdi,
    places where Maestro Verdi was born lived
  • Dinner in the area
  • Return, overnight in Parma
Tuesday April 22nd
  • Transfer to Ravenna
  • Hotel check-in
  • Meeting with city guide
  • Lunch break in the town centre
  • Guided tour to the old town centre to see Byzantine mosaics (UNESCO Heritage site)
    and presentation of Ravenna Festival 2008 programme
  • Dinner in the old town centre
  • Overnight in Ravenna
Wednesday April 23rd
  • Transfer to Rome, Leonardo da Vinci Airport
Food & Wine Routes: PIACENZA, PARMA and MODENA:
Sunday April 20th
  • Transfer from Villa Serbelloni to Piacenza
  • Hotel check-in
  • Dinner in the area
Monday April 21st
  • Visit to a wine producer and tasting session
  • Transfer to Langhirano; lunch break in town or surrounding area
  • Visit to Prosciutto di Parma production plant and tasting
  • Transfer to Parma; hotel check-in
  • Dinner in the town centre
  • Overnight in Parma
Tuesday April 22nd
  • Visit to a Parmigiano Reggiano plant
  • Transfer to Modena
  • Visit traditional balsamic vinegar production facility and tasting
  • Lunch break
  • Hotel check-in
  • Cooking course with traditional balsamic vingar
  • Dinner in the town centre
  • Overnight in Modena
Wednesday April 23rd
  • Transfer to Rome, Leonardo da Vinci Airport
Golf, Cars and Motorcycles: BOLOGNA and MODENA:
Sunday April 20th
  • Transfer from Villa Serbelloni to Modena
  • Hotel check-in
  • Dinner in town
  • Overnight in Modena
Monday April 21st
  • Visit to Modena Golf & Country Club, golf session
  • Lunch break at club house
  • Visit to Motorvalley sites: Galleria Ferrari, Lamborghini Museum and private car collections
  • Dinner in a local Modena-area restaurant
  • Overnight in Modena
Tuesday April 22nd
  • Transfer to Golf Club Bologna, golf session
  • Lunch break at club house
  • Transfer to Bologna; stop en route at the Ducati Museum and factory
  • Hotel check-in (old town centre)
  • Dinner, overnight in Bologna
Wednesday April 23rd
  • Transfer to Rome, Leonardo da Vinci Airport
The Music Cities: BOLOGNA and FERRARA:
Sunday April 20th
  • Transfer from Villa Serbelloni to Bologna
  • Hotel check-in
  • Dinner in town
  • Overnight in Bologna
Monday April 21st
  • Guided tour of Bologna old town centre, focused on Music and Musicians, and presentation of the Emilia Romagna Opera project
  • Lunch break in town
  • Afternoon free, or escorted walking tour "Discover the waterways of Bologna"
  • Dinner, overnight in Bologna
Tuesday April 22nd
  • Transfer to Ferrara
  • Hotel check-in (old town centre)
  • Guided tour of Ferrara old town centre, including the Town Theatre
  • Lunch break in town
  • Afternoon free, or escorted bike tour along the city walls to Palazzo Schifanoia
  • Dinner, overnight in Ferrara
  • To be confirmed:
    Concert from Ferrara Musica Programme at Teatro Comunale: György Kurtág Kafka-Fragmente - ULIANE BANSE (soprano) and ANDRÁS KELLER (violin)
Wednesday April 23rd
  • Transfer to Rome, Leonardo da Vinci Airport
 
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