Bologna Hills Wine Tour

One Day Experiences




6 Hours

Starting Time:

10:00 am


Tuesday to Saturday

Wishing a handful of hours far from the crowds, sipping some of the best wines of Emilia in the hills between Bologna and Imola? Here’s a top treat for you!

  • Guided visits and tastings at two wineries in the hills around Bologna (English)
  • Full tasting lunch at one of two wineries
  • Visit to the Medieval village of Dozza (on own, optional)
  • Everything not mentioned in inclusions

10:00 am – Meet the guide directly at the first stop of our Bologna wine tasting tour: a young and industrious family-run wine estate at about 45 min from Bologna, and learn about their peculiar product range, including Chardonnay, Pignoletto and Albana, the first Italian white wine to win the official DOCG recognition in 1987 (Top denomination of Origin).

11:30 am – Head-on to the second wine estate.

12:00 pm – At this incredibly competitive family-run company, long established in the area and known for combining a traditional and innovative method at the same time, you will get stunned at how noticeable the level of the Bologna hills wines can be: 3 individual and distinctive interpretations of Sangiovese di Romagna, revealed through a guided tour of the winery, will be paired to top quality, locally-produced gourmet foods such as mortadella, salame, caciotta (soft cheese) and/or pecorino, thus making an unforgettable tasting lunch!

02:30 pm – Head on to visit Dozza, a charming medieval village where art becomes urban landscape through the decoration of house walls, streets and squares: a real open-air museum with more than 100 works by several prestigious contemporary artists. Visiting the Fortress of Dozza (on own), you will have the opportunity to have a last wine tasting in the ancient cellars that host Enoteca Regionale dell’Emilia Romagna (at your charge).

04:00 pm – End of activities and back to your hotel / head on to your next destination.

Please Note:

  • Program: the described program may undergo minor changes in the timings and in the selection among the wine makers according to availability.
  • Pick-ups: If you add the car+driver supplement from a specific town, you will be picked up at your hotel downtown. If out of town, you could be asked to pay a further supplement.
  • Guide: this tour does not include any private guide following you up along the itinerary: the visit is run directly by the producer at fixed times and there could be other guests attending.
  • Live production: being artisanal and not industrial products, the working cycle is not
    repeated every day at the same time, so it is not guaranteed to see craftsmen at work
    at each site (for example: Wine and Vinegar making, Prosciutto di Parma, Culatello).
  • Our drivers are NOT driver-guides, since this kind of professional profile is forbidden by the Italian law.

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.


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