Academia Barilla offers 5-day gourmet tours, available year-round, of the area between Emilia-Romagna and Liguria.
Discover the artistic and gastronomic treasures of Parma, and the costal flavors of the Italian Riviera. Our kitchen experts will lead you through exclusive cooking demonstrations of Italian surf and turf cuisines.
Arrive in Parma and check into your luxury hotel room.
Visit the city. Head into the center for a traditional Italian aperitivo, or pre-dinner drink. Then, dine in one of the city’s many charming restaurants. The tour includes: luxury hotel accommodations, guided tours of Parma’s historic center and of the Cinque Terre, lunches and dinners in the area’s finest restaurants, hands-on cooking classes with Academia Barilla chefs, visits to local Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma producers, complete with tastings of the region’s most prized products.
Visit local Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma and Lambrusco wine producers. Taste the region’s most renowned products, made on the spot. Walk around the Castello di Torrechiara, a 15th-century castle located in Langhirano, just south of Parma. Hands-on cooking class with Academia Barilla chefs who will teach you the secrets of the region’s greatest recipes.
Leave for the Cinque Terre in Liguria, with stops in Manarola and Volastra. Taste the local seafood and fresh pesto. Visit local olive oil and anchovy producers. See what goes into a bottle of Olio Extravergine di Oliva DOP and what an anchovy from Monterosso really looks like. Return to Parma for an elegant dinner downtown.
Hands-on cooking class with Academia Barilla Chefs. Learn the secrets of regional Italian cuisine, then Go on a guided tour of Parma’s historic city center, with visits to the Duomo, or Cathedral, and the Baptistery of Antelami; the Royal Theater, or Teatro Regio, and Piazza Garibaldi; Palazzo della Pilotta and the birthplace of Arturo Toscanini. Lunch and dinner in the city’s finest restaurants.