Departures from UK airports are available throughout the year. Flight schedules vary between airports and seasons so please contact us for details of flights operating from your local airport. The lead-in price from £599pp is available in the low season from November through to March. April to October prices start from £689pp. The price is based on two people sharing a twin/double room and may vary depending on choice of departure date and airport. All holidays are tailor-made with extra nights, single rooms and hotel upgrades available at a supplement.
Fly direct to Milan. On arrival join the private transfer to your hotel where you will spend 2 nights.
Milan: A starting point for any visitor to Milan must surely be its stunning Gothic cathedral, the fourth largest in the world.
Make your own way to the railway station for the journey by rail to Parma where you will spend 2 nights. (Journey time approximately 1 hour.)
Parma: The city's many historical sights include the 11th-century cathedral and its baptistry.
Make your own way to the railway station for the journey by rail to Bologna where you will spend 3 nights. (Journey time approximately 50mins.)
Bologna: Often referred to as Italy's gastronomic capital, Bologna has more to feast upon than just food. The Piazza Maggiore is a sprawling plaza lined with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures such as City Hall, the Fountain of Neptune and the Basilica di San Petronio.
Bologna: No trip is complete without a photo standing next to the bronze statue of the God Neptune in the Piazza Maggiore.
Join the private transfer to Bologna airport for the return flight to the UK.
Our opinion… A good base for visiting Milan.
Location… The hotel is located in the Piazza Repubblica within walking distance of the central station.
Accommodation… Modern and inviting, the rooms have everything you need: a comfortable bathroom, modern decor, hardwood floor, Internet and a flatscreen TV with the best international channels.
Facilities… The hotel has a restaurant and bar.
Transport… 3 minute walk to the nearest metro station (repubblica)
Our opinion… Very comfortable and modern.
Location… 10-minute walk from the city center and major sights like the cathedral.
Accommodation… Rooms are modern. Facilties include air conditioning, balcony/terrace, bathroom amenities set, desk, hairdryer, minibar, safe and soundproofing. There is free Wi-Fi.
Facilities… The hotel serves a buffet breakfast. There is a stylish restaurant serving a great selection of Italian dishes. There is also a bar.
Transport… The NH Parma is located approximately 20 meters from the train station. You can reach the hotel on foot in about 1 minute. (exit on floor -2, after sign for platform 8)
Great little hotel - highly rated by our clients. Centrally located between the church of San Domenico and Palazzo Ruini-Baciocchi the Touring is right in the historic quarter of Bologna, a short walk from Piazza Maggiore.
Rooms are medium size, very comfortable and some have air conditioning. Some rooms are located in an internal building linked with the main one by a patio area. The décor is very tasteful, in a classically modern style, and guests are assured of a warm welcome.
Hotel also has a roof top terrace (with jacuzzi!) offering panoramic views across Bologna.