Bologna & Hills valley
Incentive groups in Bologna:
Bologna is the result of a magical and alchemic mixture of art and culture combined with good hospitality solutions in a city on human scale: this is why Bologna is one of the most beloved destinations in Itay for corporate events!
Bologna is a lively and cheerful place, brought alive by the thousands of university students who have been flocking to the Alma Mater Studiorum – the oldest University in the world – every year since 1088 AD, the year of its establishment.
Artisan farms and factories which produce all those specialites that have earned Bologna and Emilia Romagna their reputation as the world’s gastronomy capital.
Bologna itself is the homeland of good homemade food like tortellini, mortadella, tagliatelle a real place to be for gourmet incentive groups!
Let’s start right from the most refined palates to suggest a Bologna Gourmet walking tour:
a couple of hours inside the Old Town Bologna to try a real gastronomic experience through the narrow and odorous lanes following the smell and the fragrances coming from the characteristic “holes” which livening up this area….
Not to forget about wine lovers ! After a business meeting, what’s better than relaxing while strolling around and breath the most typical Bologna atmosphere, stopping in the old tavernas and taste a different wine in each of them ! The tour will be accompanied by an authorized guide that will tell the story of the pubs and the story of the wines.
Not to mention a pleasant aperitif on the top terrace of a 900 hundred year old tower: the ancient tower has now become an exclusive shelter and may be the ideal scenery for countless unforgettable corporate events.
Just outside the city, on a hill in the immediate vicinity of Bologna, we can propose a pasta cooking lesson in a charming location where guests will later taste a gourmet lunch with typical local products.
For most “active” group we can organize a Bologna biking tour:: a funny team experience to explore Bologna with the freedom of a bicycle, a very appreciated activity for incentive groups.
After the biking tour, we can extend the tour up the magnificent Sanctuary of San Luca, on the top of a forested hill some 300 metres above the plain where a welcome drink will wait for the guests !
Parma gastronomic tour
Parma, known all over the world for its local products excellence, is a perfect destination for leisure activities linked to food experience. We propose clients exclusive gastronomic production visits and tasting tours, through traditional quality products of this unique territory!
Your guests will discover the art of Prosciutto di Parma making visiting one of the best cellar in the area, exploring the whole process of processing of Parma Ham from the origin to the finished product. After the theoretical part the expert staff will be pleased to amuse all participants with a prosciutto tasting.
Another must do that clients always appreciate is the visit at a Parmigiano Reggiano production site, a farm house where technical staff will show the making process, and where, of course, clients will taste the original Parmigiano, one of the most particular cheese all over the word, and a real symbol of Italian gastronomic culture.
For motor fans we can create tailor made itineraries dedicated to motoring and motorcycling including the visit to the most famous car factories like Lamborghini Factory and Museum located not far from Bologna. Engines, models and photos help provide visitors with a complete overview of the history of this automotive saga, which is continuing in the slipstream of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s first visionary idea.
Another not to be missed visit is at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello hosting and test drive in Maranello streets: more than 40 models, the most prestigious of its 70 years of history. One of the most beloved incentive activities is undoubtedly the Ferrari test drive in Maranello historical streets: the programme includes a technical briefing, early test drive, delivery of certificates to the participation and professional photos of the team!
Special events: hot air balloon flight over Bologna hills
The countryside of Bologna offers one of the most beautiful landscapes of Italy thanks to smooth green hills: this is the ideal place for a hot air balloon tours, for an unforgettable incentive team experience! The discovery of original and unusual flight in the skies of Italy is one of the most appreciated experiences for corporate events.
Team building: rafting experience on the Emilian Appennines
If you are looking for a team building activity complete your corporate event in an adventurous way, at CONSULTA DMC Italy we strongly suggest a rafting experience! Your incentive group will be instructed on the banks of a river on the basic techniques of rafting , a group activity immersed in the wilderness, ideal to enhance the group cohesion and team working toward a common purpose: dominate the rapids !