Academia Barilla takes you for a trip along via Francigena, the road traveled by Medieval pilgrims from Canterbury to Rome.
Join us for an interesting 4-day gourmet tour, available year-round.
You will have the chance to taste the authentic flavors of Parma and its surrounding area, and to visit the cultural and artistic center of the Medieval period.
Arrive in Parma and check into your luxury hotel.
Visit the city: have an drink at a picturesque café, then dine a historic restaurant. The tour includes: Deluxe hotel accommodations, a guided tour of Parma, meals in the city’s best restaurants, travel along via Francigena: stop in Fidenza, Salsomaggiore Terme, Fornovo, Pellegrino Parmense, and the Boschi di Carrega park, hands-on cooking classes with Academia Barilla chefs. Learn the secrets of Medieval recipes.
Visits to local Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma producers, complete with tastings of the region’s most prized products
Visit a local Parmigiano Reggiano producer, and learn how to make this famous cheese. A piece of your wheel will be sent to you, back at home, after it has been aged for 18 months. Stroll around the Castello di Torrechiara, a 15th-century castle located in Langhirano, just south of Parma. Exclusive, hands-on cooking class with your own private Academia Barilla Chef. Learn to prepare recipes that are guaranteed to capture your loved one’s heart. Enjoy your meal, at a private table arranged for you in the beautiful gastronomic library.
Take a relaxing walk, or bike ride, through Parma. Visit the city’s museums, markets and fantastic food and wine shops. Visit the world-renowned Villa Eden Spa: enjoy a special spa treatment that includes revitalizing grape-based extracts and taste a number of Italian sparkling wines. Lunch and dinner in elegant restaurants in downtown Parma.