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The wine harvest is a joyful time! With this group tour you will have a chance to participate in grape collecting and learn all the stages of wine processing and then enjoy the village wine festival meanwhile discovering one by one the food delicacies of this area.
Itinerary: Bologna airport - Santrcangelo di Romagna - San Giovanni in Marignano - Mondaino - Montegridolfo - San Marino - Bertinoro - Bologna airport
Thursday 22nd September
Arrival at Bologna Airport. Meeting with your english speaking buddy and transfer to a winery for a light tasting lunch accompanied by some of the wines produced from the estate. Your journey will then continue towards Santarcangelo di Romagna and The Collina dei Poeti Winery. Check in and at 8.00pm traditional Welcome Dinner.
Friday 23rd September
Buffet style breakfast. Today will be grape harvest and wine making day. Accompanied and supervised by the wine-maker you will be harvesting the grapes, loading them onto the trailer, taking them to the cellar, helping during the pressing stage and as tradition dictates ending with the wine harvest celebratory lunch. After the celebration you will have the rest of the day at your disposal.
Saturday 24th September
Buffet style breakfast. Day at your disposal to discover the old town of Santarcangelo and to take part in the traditional village fair of San Michele with its street food stalls, the local artisan and craft stalls or we recommend a visit to the beautiful old town, with the San Michele cathedral, the Button Museum, the XVI century fabric printing workshop. Return to the farmhouse (agriturismo) at your discretion.
Sunday 25th September
Buffet style breakfast. At 10.00am departure towards the picturesque medieval village of San Giovanni in Marignano, visit the historical centre where the New Year’s Wine Festival takes place in the afternoon. At 12.30pm light lunch at beautiful nearby agriturismo and in the afternoon back to the square for the festival, craft market, old fashioned grape pressing competition, 8 different local wine producer will present their new wines and of course plenty of street food stalls. Early evening you will return to Collina dei Poeti.
Monday 26th September
Buffet style breakfast. At 9.00am departure to medieval village of Mondaino and guided tour of its architectural & historical treasures including the famous Pecorino di Fossa Della Porta Di Sotto, a sheep milk cheese with a particular history and tradition behind it. You will then continue your journey towards the beautiful picturesque village of Montegridolfo where you will meet a local DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil producer who will guide you through an olive oil tasting to improve your understanding of the differences between a good and poor quality olive oil. Lunch in agriturismo will follow. Mid-afternoon you will return to Collina dei Poeti and rest of the day at your disposal.
Tuesday 27th September
Buffet style breakfast. At 9.30pm departure towards San Marino, the oldest Republic in the World. Walk along the cobbled streets or along the walls of the fortress, enjoy the stunning panoramic views over the Adriatic Coast, visit the most important historical and cultural sites and at 1.30pm lunch at a local traditional restaurant with panoramic views. Mid-afternoon you will return to Collina dei Poeti and rest of the day at your disposal.
Wednesday 28th September
Buffet style breakfast. At 10.00 am departure to the nearby Bertinoro, short walk in the cobbled street in the old town, and transfer to a historical winery whose wines have delighted the tables of American Presidents and Pope John Paul the Second. Visit the vineyards, cellars and enjoy a wine tasting with a light lunch. Afternoon you will return to Collina dei Poeti and the rest of the day at your disposal. Evening good bye dinner at the agriturismo.
Thursday 29th September
Buffet style breakfast. Departure towards the airport in time to check in for your scheduled departure return flight.
This itinerary is available also as individual tour (3 or 7 nights version).
It's also possibile to add food day tours from Bologna (visiting Parmigiano Reggiano, Aceto balsamico di Modena and Prosciutto di Parma factories). Ask us more information!
The package includes:
- Transfers to and from Bologna and all the transfers as specified in the itinerary
- English speaking assistant with you all the time
- 7 overnight stays with breakfast at a winery countryhouse
- Visit to a winery along the way to Romagna with light tasting
- Welcome dinner at agriturismo
- Visit to the hamlet of Mondaino with fossa cheese tasting
- Visit to olive oil producer with lunch in farmhouse (agriturismo)
- Lunch in agriturismo near San Giovanni
- Cooking class in the winery with final dinner with barbecue
- Excursion to San Marino
- Lunch in a local restaurant in San Marino
- Visit to a historical winery with light lunch
- Goodbye dinner at agriturismo
The package doesn't include:
- International flights
- Italian Visa, if applicable
- Travel insurance
- Portage service
- Entrance fees to monuments or museums, unless otherwise specified under 'guided visit'
- Drinks and meals not specified in the program or drinks from minibar at the hotel
- City taxes, to be paid onsite at the hotel before checking out, according to each city council rules
- Anything that is not mentioned in “The package includes”