Academia Barilla offers four-day tours – available year-round – designed to bring a little love into your life.
Relax at the elegant Villa Eden SPA with massages and other spa treatments.
Learn to prepare a romantic Valentine’s Day meal. Academia Barilla chefs will guide you through the process step-by-step, and once dinner is ready, they will leave you to enjoy it in candlelight.
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: luxury hotel accommodations, professional spa treatments at Villa Eden Spa, a guided tour of Parma, unforgettable meals in Parma’s top restaurants, a private cooking lesson from Academia Barilla chefs. Learn to make a romantic Valentine’s Day menu, visit a local cheese-producer, and participate in the making of a wheel of real Italian Parmesan cheese, or Parmigiano-Reggiano.
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.