We step away from the crowds without foregoing the pleasures of excellent wines, delicious local cuisine and fascinating history.
The region of Emilia Romagna stretches from coast to coast, across fertile soils where some of the best produce is cultivated. Foodies will delight here as this is where we find the best—meet with artisans of cured meat like mortadella and proscuitto. And of course, the cheese present on tables across the globe—parmesan. When not eating, touring the cities opens eyes to Italian history. Here, we discover opulent Renaissance palaces, medieval churches odorned with frescoes and rare Byzantine works.
We then venture to the smallest and oldest republic in the world—San Marino. Despite it being completely surrounded by Italian territory, it is a country in itself. The gem, although often overlooked by travellers, is a beautiful city sitting atop a mountain with a wealth of beauty to discover. Most of the city is made for walking, with cobblestone streets and quaint tree-lined roads. We come here to break away from the crowds of the summer season, but also to see the towering city fortress, the grand gothic-style palace and beautiful basilicas.
These are a selection of lodges that we feel combine well for this journey. However we do also have a range of options to consider in each region, and can tailor them to you preference.
The Grand Hotel Majestic "già Baglioni", the oldest and most prestigious hotel in Bologna, with rooms blending antique furniture with modern amenities—a perfect blend of classic Italian style, elegance and hospitality. The hotel is also famous for its I Carracci Restaurant with its frescoes, which is rightly regarded as among the most sophisticated and elegant in Bologna.
The Titano Suites is set in a 17th century building, characterised by a unique cloister and a forefront square with the bust of Giuseppe Garibaldi. You are at the heart of the city, only a few meters away from the Palazzo del Governo and many boutiques. All the rooms and the balconies of the hotel offer an beautiful view on the Montefeltro Valley, making this property a wonderful gateway to the city country.