Spend 8 days embarking on a self journey through beautiful Northern Italy!
Spend peaceful time at the historic Bagno di Romagna. This little town is in the Apennines, in the heart of the Emilia Romagna Region, and is known for its blissful spas. Bagno di Romagna gets its names from its thermal waters, loved by the Romans and now enhanced by 3 spas, beauty farms and wellness centers.The pureness of its natural elements; the warmth of the thermal waters, the nourishment of the food, the friendliness of a small mountain community make the town the perfect place to rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. The ancients considered the thermal waters of Bagno di Romagna to come from the gods, a precious and health-giving gift from the mysterious depths of the earth.
Over one week in the region, you will discover some of the world's most ancient and beautifully-preserved sites, including century-old, remote mountain monasteries, escape into the peaceful wilderness at Casentinesi Forest National Park; enjoy pure relaxation in the hot water and beauty centers; sample fresh produce and incredible cuisine; both by world famous chefs and recipes passed through families for centuries.
Call (510) 656-6582 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13732855
- Tour Operator
- Learning Journeys
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Depart USA||USA- ITALY|
Depart from the US, beginning your unforgettable Journey to Italy!
|Day 2||Bagno di Romagna||VENEZIA APT - EMILIA ROMAGNA Region|
(Venice apt - Bagno di Romagna = Approx 3h driving distance)
Bienvenuti in Italia! Your Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you. Meet the driver and transfer you to your hotel in Bagno di Romagna (Emilia Romagna Region).
There will be time to relax and possibility to access to the Thermal Spa Centre, Health & Wellness.
Welcome dinner and overnight.
|Day 3||Bagno di Romagna||Am Trekking excursion - Afternoon free|
Meet your driver in the hotel in the morning and transfer to the National Park "Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentini".
At the arrival, meet your English speaking guide and enjoy a Trekking excursion (easy-medium level) through the National Park with "Monte Falterona and Campigna".
The trekking experience lasts approx. 4hours including return transfer
After the excursion, you will return back to the hotel to enjoy the afternoon at leisure to relax and possibility to access to the Thermal Spa Centre, Health & Wellness center.
Before dinner meet the assistant at the hotel and enoy a WINE TASTING at a local winery where you can also taste typical local products
Dinner and Overnight at the hotel
|Day 4||San Marino||SAN MARINO|
This morning after private yoga practice, you will have breakfast and meet our driver to travel to SAN MARINO: Possibly the oldest republic in the world, San Marino is set on the top of Mount Titan, and this UNESCO World Heritage Site has a fascinating history dating back to the 4th century.
Upon arrival we will take a guided walk through this stunning mountaintop citadel and see many of the fascinating sights including the fortress, the basilica and the government palace, all built using the local golden limestone. The citadel itself is a maze of small streets dotted with pretty boutiques and gives a delightful walk with amazing views over the plain of Romagna and the sea. Here will get free time for lunch and shopping.
In the afternoon back to the hotel and possibility to access to the Thermal Spa Centre, Health & Wellness
Dinner and Overnight
|Day 5||Bagno di Romagna||LA VERNA SANCTUARY and PM COOKING CLASS|
This morning after breakfast (around 8.00am) you will meet the driver at the hotel and depart to LA VERNA SANCTUARY.
From here, you will meet the guide and enjoy a visit to the sanctuary and surrounding area: La Verna Sanctuary is located in the Tuscan Apennines. The mount covered with a monumental fir and beech trees forest, is characterized by an unmistakable appearance thanks to its summit (1283 sea level) bending in sheer drop over the valley. Over the sheer cliff and wrapped around by a surrounding wood we can find the hole unit of the Sanctuary, which cherishes several art, culture and history treasures inside its massive and articulated structure.
In the summer of 1224 St. Francis withdrew on the mountain for his ordinary spiritual exercises and silence. During his stay, he asked God to be able to take part, from the very deep of his heart, of the Passion of Christ, mystery of both love and pain. The Lord paid attention to his words and appeared to him in the guise of a crucified seraph who gave him as a gift the seals of the Passion. 'Francesco' turned into a visible and concrete image of Christ, not only in his heart, mind and soul, which already were, but even in his exterior body.
The Stigmata episode together with Francis' lifestyle are the most precious things given to his friars at La Verna. St Francis' important spiritual heir not only deals with every single friar in the monastery, but it turns into the main vehicle which the community wants to convey to all those who visit la Verna.
Lunch at the hotel
Afternoon at leisure to relax and possibility to access to the Thermal Spa Centre, Health & Wellness
Around 4pm enjoy a COOKING CLASS at a local restaurant with the famous chef: "PAOLO TEVERINI" (walking distance from the Hotel): The course lasts approx. three hours - The lesson will be run by our chef and together you will prepare typical dishes and other Italian specialities, sweets and cakes. In the end of the class we will gather for our dinner with wine to celebrate the success of your Journey. Buon Appetito!
|Day 6||Bagno di Romagna||RAVENNA and its "PIADINA ROMAGNOLA"|
After private yoga practice and breakfast at the hotel you will drive to RAVENNA to meet the guide and enjoy a guided tour of the old town (2.30 hours). You will visit Basilica of San Vitale (entrance fee included), Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (entrance fee), Piazza del Popolo, St. Francis' crypt, the tomb of Dante Alighieri, Basilica of Sant'Appollinare Nuovo (entrance fees).
In the afternoon you will have fun preparing the famous and traditional dish: "PIADINA ROMAGNOLA"
After this, you will return back to the hotel, and time permitting possibly access the Thermal Spa Centre, Health & Wellness Center.
Dinner and Overnight
|Day 7||Bagno di Romagna||BAGNO DI ROMAGNA|
Today you will explore the area of Bagno di Romagna by car and foot!
This tour will show you the "PATH OF THE GNOMES"! A few steps from Piazza Ricasoli, next to the gardens along the banks of the river Savio, a small colored bridge leads to the wonderful world of the Path of the Gnomes. Young and old can be immersed in the fantastic world of the gnomes and the lush vegetation of the Armina Park.
By car you will reach a Farm producing honey since 1948 using completely natural techniques. It has roughly 1,500 beehives scattered through Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and the Marches regions that are moved in accordance with flowering periods - Enjoy a guided tour of the laboratories with possibility to purchase honey directly at the farm.
In the afternoon you will go to the LAKES PARK! For a peaceful and relaxing afternoon there is nothing better than the beautiful Lakes Park. The park consists of three beautiful lakes surrounded by unspoilt nature (Pontini Lake, Long Lake and Lake Acquapartita) and 6 lakes of Fario Reserve, nearly all of natural origin, are powered and connected to each other by a small network streams. In addition to enjoying a wonderful landscape, you will have a picnic here for lunch!
After the lunch, you will return back to the hotel for access to the Thermal Spa Centre, Health & Wellness Center.
Dinner and Overnight
|Day 8||Venice||VENEZIA APT|
After breakfast at the hotel, depart to Venice airport!