Reggio Emilia, Quattro Castella, Villa Minozzo, Castelnovo Ne' Monti, Cervarezza, Boretto, Brescello
from: € 325.00
This offer is valid for a minimum of 15 people
from Friday, 18 May 2018
to Thursday, 31 January 2019
By ferry on the river Po, e-biking to the Pietra di Bismantova (the mount mentioned in Dante’s Divine Comedy), trekking, visiting the land of the Countess Matilde in Canossa, relaxing or eating at a mountain shelter: a unique experience among the beauty of nature and the fascinating ancient villages in the Emilia countryside
First day – Arrival in Reggio Emilia and accommodation in agritourism. Morning at leisure while strolling through Reggio Emilia city centre. Welcome lunch in the city centre tasting local specialties. In the afternoon, half day excursion with a local guide through Matilde di Canossa hills: the outskirts of Quattro Castella have many beautiful and fascinating sights to offer. After a pleasant trekking arrival at Bianello Castle for a guided visit, to discover the history of Matilde, who was the most representative female exponent of the European Middle Ages. Thanks to her mediation, the heir of Charles the Great begged forgiveness of the Pope. Dinner and overnight stay at the agritourism.
Second day – Breakfast at the agritourism. Between Cisa and Forbici Passes, the forest ridges separating Tuscany from Emilia gives way to a real mountain environment. Meeting at Pietra di Bismantova; trekking to the top of the rock, discovering its history and geology with an expert guide. Lunch at the rifugio with local specialties. In the afternoon, 2 hours E-bike excursion nearby the Pietra, scenic tour through surrounding streets and tracks. Dinner in the city centre of Reggio Emilia and overnight stay at the agritourism.
Third day – Breakfast at the agritourism. The Reggio Emilia section of the Po river flows through very charming landscapes and environments. A good starting point to become familiar with the area is Boretto: on a large motorboat with a panoramic view take the opportunity to observe these gems of the Po River, from an unusual and interesting point of view. Traditional specialties can be enjoyed in a delicious lunch on board. Among the various possibilities to spend an afternoon in the Po area, fans of the Don Camillo e Peppone sagas will find the tours retracing the places of their adventures highly interesting. You will end with a visit to a famous producer of Lambrusco, where he will show his cellar and his acetaia. Then testing session. Departure.