The following are examples of things that could be included in your trip:

  • Fantastic accommodation at the hotel "Al Vecchio Convento" which is owned and run by the Cameli family. We guarantee a true culinary experience.
  • A guided day trip to Ravenna with its well known mosaics.
  • A visit to a local vineyard with wine tasting.
  • Cookery course at the hotel.
  • Guided day trip to Bologna.
  • Opportunity to get to know the region around Portico, an exquisite and unspoilt part of Italy, and its locality.
  • Visit the farm (agriturismo) "Montanara" (known from the Swedish TV programme "Solens mat") and demonstration cheese production.
  • Visit to Rocca San Casciano with lunch at trattoria "La Pace" (known from the Swedish TV programme "Solens mat").

Visit a Genuine part of Italy

Do you want to visit a genuine and unexploited area of Italy? If so, travel with us to Portico di Romagna. Portico lies in the Emilia-Romagna region close to Toscana. This picturesque village lies in the foothills of the Appenines. Portico is the main village in the "Portico e San Benedetto" community. We will stay at the family hotel “Al Vecchio Convento”, where father Giovanni, mother Marisa and sons Massi and Matteo, with their Danish wifes, Ulla and Camilla, will take care of us. Father and sons are all chefs and they will reveal some secrets behind their food preparation.


We shall fly to Bologna and then transfer via bus approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes to Portico and settle into the hotel.

A welcome dinner in the restaurant at “Al Vecchio Convento” then awaits us.

Day trips

Within the price, day trips to Bologna and Ravenna are included. We are going to visit a vineyard, where of course we shall have the opportunity to sample the produce! We shall explore the picturesque village of Portico and the area nearby. We will take the opportunity to visit the farm (agriturismo) "Montanara". This includes a visit to their cheese production and an enjoyable lunch consisting of Montanara's own produced food.

There are also possibilities for those of you who want, to explore the locality on your own. Nature around Portico offers all that ramblers could wish.

Language course

Those of you who wish can register to an Italian language course during three of the mornings (an extra cost). "Scuola Verde l'Olmo" offers customized tuition, no matter your language ability. The school offers professional tutors with many years of experience of teaching Italian to foreigners.

Within the price the following is included:

  • Return flight (econmy class) to Bologna.
  • All bus transfers including to and from the airport and all excursions.
  • Hotel accommodation in a double room with ensuite.
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner).
  • Lunch at "Montanara" and at trattoria "La Pace".
  • Cookery course.
  • Day trips.
  • Permanent Tour Guided – Calle Wållgren.

Not included in the price:

  • Other lunches and drinks at mealtimes.
  • Language course.

The bridge Brusia
Hiking trail in the Appenines outside Portico
The village of Portico
Basilica San Vitale in Ravenna