Published on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

FAM Fall festival trips to green undiscovered Italy


Participants will enjoy festivals, food, wine, fairytale castles, cities of art, fun cooking course. All in a secret corner of paradise between Venice and Florence, the mountains and the Adriatic sea

Romagna where Gianni Versacci, Oscar Wilde, Alfred Lord Byron, Carl Jung, JRR Tolkien, Federico Fellini, TS Elliot and WB Yeats all had amazing experiences - is now rapidly coming back into fashion. Find out why!

Romagna destination experiences now open for applications from travel agents, operators, and group organisers

Applications are invited for a special FAM trip to the ancient Italian region of Romagna this fall festival-time.

Between Venice and Florence, the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea - Romagna is known as the 'Heart of Italy'. Less touristy than many other Italian destinations, Romagna is known throughout Italy for its warm hospitality, the quality of its food and wine, its stunningly beautiful countryside and its major cities of art.


Read story by noted food and wine journalist Janice Nieder HERE

FAM trip eligible participants include travel agents, tour operators, group organisers.

There are nominal charges for the FAM trips but this will be 100% refunded depending on post-FAM results.

The 6-day FAM trips to Romagna "Food: Wine: Castles: Culture" will cost: $895 per person (participants and spouses subject to space)

Departures from Bologna: 28 September/ 5,12,19,26 October / 2,9,16 November

High speed rail return transport from Rome or Milan to Bologna (about 2 hours travel) can be arranged.

There will be up to 100% post-FAM refund depending on resultant marketing results.

Further information:

See video interviews with a professional US travel agent FAM participant here:



To read what happened on 2018 Spring FAM trips CLICK HERE

Email expressions of interest as soon as possible to [email protected]

The new 2019 program of Best of Romagna experiences will be unveiled in September. It is scheduled to include:

  • Special arrangements for groups and FIT
  • Country house accommodation to 5 star heritage luxury,
  • Culinary experiences, seaside and mountain arrangements,
  • Cultural visits to Italy's historic art cities
  • Designer shopping trips,
  • Stunningly romantic vineyard weddings


Romagna has one of the most astonishing treasure chests of heritage, culture and hospitality in the world.

Once part of the Grand Tour and visited by 'Everybody who was anybody' including Gianni Versacci, Oscar Wilde, Alfred Lord Byron, Carl Jung, JRR Tolkien, Federico Fellini, TS Elliot and WB Yeats who all had amazing experiences.The World Heritage city of Ravenna itself, world famous for its mosaics, was three times capital of the Roman Empire and has no less than 8 UNESCO sites all around 1500 years old.

Within the borders of Romagna there is the ancient ceramic art city of Faenza, the historic salt-city seaside resort of Cervia, the delightful olive-oil hillside town of Brisighella, the lovely Venetian-influenced resort and fishing port of Cesenatico (surveyed by Leonardo da Vinci) and historic hillside vineyards including in wine-centres such as Bertinoro.

Major art cities include Roman Rimini (now also a glitzy resort) serene Cesena (where there is the oldest library in the world), Forli with incredibly eclectic architecture from the middle ages to Mussolini's brutalist Art Deco, festival-city Santarcangelo, and the Sforza city of Imola  where Leonardo da Vinci worked for the Borgias.The world's oldest republic - San Marino, at the top of mount Titano - towers over the area - this extraordinary world heritage site, and fiercely independent state is walkable history.

Romagna has an incredible legacy of atmospheric medieval hill and mountaintop castles, and citadels - it is said over 300 - built by the Montefeltro, Sforza, Este and the Malatesta families - and by various Popes.Romagna is arguably also the birthplace of Italian cuisine. It has the best cookery school in Italy as part of an unique foundation started by a Romagnolo man - Pellegrino Artusi . Artusi is known to Italians all over the world as the father of Italian cookery.

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