The Art & Palaces of Bologna, Ravenna, Padova & Parma

Fylde DFAS Presents our exciting new tour for 2012

Departing Sunday 27th May – Friday 1st June 2012


  • 4* Bologna hotel
  • All excursions & guided tours included
  • Direct flights from Liverpool
  • Welcome dinner included
  • Professional tour manager
  • Executive coach
What We Will See
  • Guided tour of a Parma cheese and ham producer
  • Insurance £36
  • Single room supplement £99
  • Entrance fees to places visited as part of this itinerary (State run museums free to over 65s)  Gratuities
  • Optional Excursion




The National Art Gallery of Bologna is well known for its collection of Emilian paintings from the 13-18 centuries and other works by artists who were connected to the city.



The Scrovegni Chapel is famous for its series of  frescoes by Giotto, which were completed in 1305.  The frescoes follow three main themes: episodes in the lives of Joachim and Anna (1-6); .episodes in the Virgin Mary’s life (7-13); and episodes recounting Christ’s life and death. The lower parts of the walls contain a series of frescoes illustrating vices and virtues in allegory.



The Basilica di San Vitale is one of Italy’s most important monuments of early Christian art. Built in 548, it’s famous for its Byzantine mosaics and is one of eight Ravenna structures listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.



Bologna also has plenty to offer modern art lovers. The Museo Morandi is dedicated to to local artist Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964), famous for his still life paintings. Eleven halls house Morandi’s paintings, watercolours, drawings, etchings and sculptures. At the time of our visit, the museum will also be hosting an exhibition of works by the American artist
Wayne Thiebaud.



Five nights at the 4* Golden Tulip Aemilia Hotel in Bologna.

The hotel is located within easy walking distance of the San Vitale Arch and then it’s a flat walk to the famous Two Towers. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, wine bar and a gymnasium and all rooms are ensuite and feature television, telephone, safe, mini bar and a hairdryer. A welcome dinner is served at a restaurant close to our hotel on the first evening and the remaining four nights are on bed and breakfast basis.


Below are photographs of this excursion