culinary tour italy, food tour bologna, wine and olive oil tasting

Borghi più Belli d’Italia

Citta Slow, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy (“Borghi più Belli d’Italia”)  – Brisighella has it all. Located one driving hour southeast of Bologna, the town still has its medieval urban structure, made up of a labyrinth of old lanes, parts of the city walls and steps being sculptured from gypsum. The hilly countryside, dotted with vineyards and olive trees makes you think you´re in Tuscany: it actually isn´t that far – only 50 km by train, with that route being one of the most scenic ones in Italy.

D.O.P. olive oil

Over the centuries, Brisighella has been notable for producing two things: cardinals (eight so far) and olive oil. Guessing you´re not interested in cardinals, I´ll focus on the olive oil, which actually was the first in Italy to be awarded the D.O.P. (Denominazione di Origine Protetta). Here the cultivation of the olive tree dates back to the Roman age and it´s one of the rarest Italian olive oils.

Where there’s great olive oil, there’s great food, and Brisighella is proof: it´s hard to decide between the restaurants! The one we picked offers not only great food but also a special location – in a cave!

Group size 2-4 pers.

Cost 100 euro (including transfer, guided visit, tastings), Lunch (not obligatory) comes extra, ca 20 euro per person