Realize an Italian dream: La Dolce Vita

a romantic getaway driving an Alfa Romeo Duetto upon the amazing hillside of the

Food Valley and sleeping at a real castle

(Parma)

AVAILABLE: Monday to Sunday (not during fair periods)

WHERE: Tabiano (30 km south-west of Parma) 

FROM: Parma, Bologna, Milano 

DURATION:  2 days – 1 night

TYPE OF TOUR: Private, slow-pace, gourmet, vintage luxury, country-chic

 

Live the Italian Dream and gratify yourself with a short-break at a charming castle in the hills of Parma! Once mounted on your valiant vintage Duetto, you’ll only have to go hit the roads of the Food Valley of Italy!

 

 Day 1

 Arrival in Tabiano and check-in at Antico Borgo di Tabiano Castello, an amazing Relais de charm created in the way of a scattered hotel inside an ancient settlement of rural houses which were once part of the feudal possessions of the castle owners. 

 Free time: Lunch (on own) and free time.

 You could relax with a spa treatment (just make sure to book it in advance!) or enjoy a private visit of the castle: built more than a thousand years ago as a military fortress, it is now a private residence and a great testimony of the major historical events between the Middle Ages and the 1800s.

 Dinner: Welcome dinner with a typical 3-course menu at the castle’s restaurant, obtained through an accurate state-of-the-art country-chic renovation from the old dairy which served the whole area. Ask for a table on the panoramic terrace: it will make you feel like prince & princess!         

Night: Overnight in Tabiano.

 

Day 2             

Breakfast: Farm-to-table breakfast at the old dairy.

 To follow: Pick-up your vintage Alfa Romeo Duetto (1985 edition) and head on to a full-day discovery tour of the renowned Food Valley of Italy with an embarrassing wealth of options: Parmigiano or Prosciutto productions, some of the numerous other castles belonging to the local network called Castelli del Ducato, wine or vinegar makers and even a VIP shopping experience at the nearby luxury outlet named Fidenza Village with a welcome drink included, hands-free service and a Guest-Card for a further 10%.

Evening: Car redelivery and end of activities.

Inclusions:

  • 1 Night at Relais de charm in the province of Parma (DBL room, B&B)
  • Typical farm to table dinner (wine not included)
  • 1-day self-drive rental of a 1985 black convertible Alfa Romeo Duetto
  • One rental day: delivery from 09:00 am and drop off until 07:00 pm at Tabiano Castle
  • 150 km shore leave (extra km cost € 1,00 per km)
  • Maps and suggested tours in the area
  • Technical assistance
  • Insurance coverage (civil liability)
  • Welcome drink at the Fidenza Village Luxury Outlet + VIP Card for an extra 10%

Exclusions

  • Local Tourism taxes
  • Petrol consumption (car must be redelivered with fuel, otherwise a € 10.00 penalty is added to the petrol refund)
  • Yolls, parking and fines
  • Delivery and pick up out of Castello di Tabiano
  • Everything not mentioned in the inclusions 

Cancellation policy: 

  • No fee up to 8 days before the starting day;
  • From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty;
  • 48 hours' notice: 70% penalty;
  • 24 hours' notice: 100% penalty.

Please note:

  • Conditions for car hiring: the vintage car can only be rented with the minimum age of 23 years old and 5 years of driving experience
  • Program: the described program may undergo minor changes in timings and schedule;
  • Pick-ups: If you choose the car+driver option the price is calculated considering a pick-up from your hotel town or immediate surroundings (max 15 Km). Pick-ups from other locations can be purchased with a surcharge to be agreed upon by email request
  • Our drivers are NOT driver-guides, since this kind of professional profile is forbidden by the Italian law
  • It is not guaranteed to see the craftsmen at work at every production: being artisanal and not industrial products, the working cycle is not repeated every day at the same time (e.g. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, wine making, Prosciutto di Parma, Culatello, olive oil)
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