HOMECONFERENCESTC ITALY 2008 SPONSORS EDITORS AGENDA PRE & POST TOURS
PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR IN EMILIA ROMAGNA
Bologna - Modena - Parma


For more information,
contact Maren at maren@travelclassics.com, 914-591-4503,
or Esther at nicholsoned@optonline.net
Friday April 11th
11:05PM
Departure on Eurofly flight # GJ957
JFK New York to Rome


Saturday April 12th
1:20PM
Arrival at Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, Rome
Luggage pick up and meeting with APT Servizi tour leader


2:30PM
Transfer by coach to Parma
(6 hour journey; one stop en route)


8:30PM
Arrival in Parma
Hotel check-in
(B&B basis, extras not included)
Starhotels Du Parc
Viale Piacenza, 12/C
43100 - Parma
Ph. +39 0521 292929
Fax +39 0521 292828
website

Dinner in old town center


Sunday April 13th
10:30AM
Meeting with city guide
Visit to the old town center


1:00PM
Lunch break in town

3:30-5:00PM
Free time

5:00PM
Free time

Meeting with Emilia Romagna Tourist Board Representative Barbara Candolfini
Departure to the Po River Area (Polesine Parmense)


6:00PM
Arrival at the "Antica Corte Pallavicina" and "Culatello" tasting session,
followed by dinner at the traditional restaurant "Al Cavallino Bianco",
Via Sbrisi, 2 - Polesine Parmense (PR). Tel. 0524 96.136


8:20PM
Departure toward Busseto (hometown of the Maestro Giuseppe Verdi)

9:00PM
Opera Concert (Opere Liriche Verdiane) at the "Amici di Verdi - Verdi's Friends Foundation - Sala Barezzi" in Busseto

11:00PM
Return to Parma (Starhotels Du Parc)

Monday April 14th
7:30-10:00AM
Meeting with the guide
Transfer to Parmigiano Reggiano production facility and tasting


10-10:45AM
Transfer to Soragna
Visit Parmigiano Reggiano Museum

11:30AM
Visit Soragna Castle: old noble mansion, current residence of
Prince Diofebo Melilupi di Soragna


1:00-2:45PM
Lunch break in a traditional restaurant in the area

2:45-3:30PM
Transfer to Langhirano

3:30 - 5:00PM
Visit Prosciutto di Parma production facility

8:30-9:00PM
Transfer to Lesignano Bagni for dinner

9:30PM
Farewell dinner at Castello dell'Elfo

11:59PM
Transfer to Parma
Overnight in Parma (Starhotels Du Parc)


Tuesday April 15th
9:30AM
Check out, transfer to Modena

10:30AM -12:30PM
Meet with city guide, visit old town center

12:30PM
Lunch break in the town center

2:30PM
Visit to a traditional balsamic vinegar production facility, tasting session

4:00PM
Visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello (open 9:00-6:00)

5:30-6:30PM
Transfer to Bologna
Check in at hotel
B&B basis, extras not included
Hotel Novecento
P.zza Galileo, 4/3
40123 Bologna Italy
Tel. +39 051 7457311
Fax +39 051 7457322
website


8:30PM
Dinner in the old town center

Overnight


Wednesday April 16th
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Meeting with guide

1-2:30PM
Lunch at MamBo bar & restaurant
(the cafeteria of the new Museum of Modern Art in Bologna)


3-5:30PM
Cooking course to learn how to make pasta by "matarello"

5:30PM
Departure by coach to Dozza

7:30PM
Arrival in Dozza wine tasting and dinner at
"Enoteca Regionale" in the Sforza's


10:30PM
Return to Bologna

Overnight at Hotel Novecento


Thursday April 17th
Check out formalities and departure in the morning by coach to Como Lake - Villa Serbelloni.

For further information about Emilia Romagna and the cities of the tour please visit the website.
 
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