Experience Emilia

Explore below all kinds of experience to indulge yourselves and create fun memories.

Food & Wine

Not by chance called Italy’s Food Valley, Emilia is known for one of the best cuisines in the world – and home to the most famous Italian food produce. Indulge in the amazing food and wine that Emilia is world-renown by experiencing our “farm-to-table” philosophy in action. Learn to make fresh pasta with our estate chef. Get close up to our Lambrusco grapes while touring our 32 hectares of organic vineyards followed by a sommelier guided wine-tasting session. Enter the hidden world of Aceto Balsamico in Roncolo’s very own Acetaia di Canossa and explore all the amazing flavours of Emilia firsthand visiting local producers of Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma Ham.

Wine Tasting

In the crisp cool wine cellar of Roncolo’s seventeenth-century Dimora Ancini, hosted by our expert sommeliers, our wine tastings take participants through the award-winning range of Venturini Baldini wines, paired with local specialities.

Minimum of 2 people; individually tailored group tours with lunch or dinner option.

Balsamico Tasting

Enter the wondrous world of the Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia in Roncolo’s historic Acetaia di Canossa, where our team lets you discover the traditions and secrets of balsamico making, followed by a tasting paired with aged parmesan cheeses.

Minimum of 2 people; individually tailored group tours with lunch or dinner option.

Cooking Courses

Learn the culinary secrets of the Food Valley in the country kitchen of our Dimora Ancini, where our estate chef will show you how to create the famous fresh pasta dishes of Emilia and transform the best of our local produce into delicious Italian meals.


Gourmet Picnic

Relaxation in nature plays a big part here at Roncolo 1888. Turn the day into a romantic gourmet picnic event with one of our seasonal picnic hampers and choose a private spot to relax within the grounds of our estate.

Visit to Local Producers

Discover the typical specialities of our area in a visit to local parmesan or prosciutto producers.

Sports & Wellness

Roncolo 1888 provides a green sanctuary from modern hectic life, offering the chance to switch off and fall back into a slower way of being. Refocus and recenter with private yoga lessons, trekking or biking in the surrounding Parco di Roncolo. For sportier activities we offer private training sessions in our gym, as well as off-site sports activities like tennis, horseback-riding or golf.

Trekking & Biking

Our 130 hectare estate is surrounded by a natural preservation area, the “Parco di Roncolo” and offers many kilometers of trails to discover the natural beauty of the Apennine mountain range. For lovers of trekking and hiking, guided tours are available. Mountain bikes and electric bikes are available for rent to explore the Apennine countryside.

Golf

The 18-hole golf course “Matilde di Canossa” is only 10 minutes from the estate and invites you to a challenging round of golf. Alternatively, in a short 40 minute drive you can reach the “Modena Golf & Country Club”. Our team can arrange for the green fee and book your tee time.

Tennis & Horseback Riding

For our avid sports fans we are happy to arrange for tennis or horseback riding lessons in short driving distance from the estate. Please enquire with our team for details.

Arts & Culture

The cities of Emilia-Romagna are art and culture. From Piacenza, Parma, to Ferrara, Modena and Ravenna, to Reggio Emilia, and to Bologna, the cities of the ancient Via Emilia are the beating heart of this region.

Guided City Tour

Explore the ancient cities of the Via Emilia with a tested local tour guide.

Guided Museum Visit

Indulge in a day of culture and discover the amazing collections of Collezione Maramotti, Palazzo Magnani, the Labirinto della Masone or the Pilotta Palace through a guided visit.

Motors

Emilia is slow food and fast cars. The Motor Valley is a paradise for racing and motor enthusiasts, home to the most iconic automotive brands, such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Ducati and many more. Dive into the world of luxury supercars and become a racing driver for a day or learn all about your favorite brand through a private factory visit, or simply enjoy a vintage car tour through the Apennine mountain range.

Ferrari

Enter the fascinating world of Enzo Ferrari visiting the world-famous museum at his birthplace in Maranello. Top your experience by driving a Ferrari on Modena’s racetrack, followed by lunch at Massimo Bottura’s Cavallino restaurant.

Maserati

Discover the making of one of Italy’s most iconic fast cars in their factory and enhance your experience by visiting a unique private Maserati collection in Modena.

Vintage Dream

Explore the Emilian countryside on board a classic Italian car or a FIAT Abarth.

Fast Cars

Make your visit to Emilia unforgettable driving the car of your dreams in the countryside or on the racetrack. Become a race car driver for a day on the track, driving a real race car on a real racetrack, or explore the beautiful landscape of our hills on board your dream car.

Discover Emilia

Experience Roncolo & Beyond

Discover Emilia, La Terra dello Slow Mix – a region of the authentic, the unexpected, the unexplored. Enjoy Italian Dolce Vita at its finest: taste the Food Valley and race the Motor Valley. Enjoy the outdoors in one of the greenest regions of Italy: explore the countryside of the Apennine hills for holiday dedicated to sport and nature.

Plan a Tour tailored to you

Discover Emilia

Experience Roncolo & Beyond

Discover Emilia, La Terra dello Slow Mix – a region of the authentic, the unexpected, the unexplored. Enjoy Italian Dolce Vita at its finest: taste the Food Valley and race the Motor Valley. Enjoy the outdoors in one of the greenest regions of Italy: explore the countryside of the Apennine hills for holiday dedicated to sport and nature.

Plan a Tour tailored to you