The Wonders of Romagna

  • Starting location: Santarcangelo
Meal options

Bed and breakfast


Private roomThree-star accommodation

This region is effectively made up of two distinct parts, Emilia and Romagna.

In short, Emilia means ham, cheese and Ferraris; Romagna means Sangiovese wine, the Adriatic Coast and culture.
Santarcangelo is a beautiful and well preserved medieval village located on top of a hill. Its history and ancient roots go back to 1462 when a fortress was built by the reigning Malatesta dynasty. In 1863 Santarcangelo di Romagna received the title of 'city' and it is here where the painter Guido Cagnacci, poet Tonino Guerra, and actor Paolo Carlini were born. It is also where the Italian historian Gioacchino Volpe lived for many years on the estate of Spinalbeto. It is a very attractive village with shop, restaurants and several cafes to sit and observe the 'la passeggiata' (evening stroll).

We think the hotel we've chosen for this holiday is, quite simply, marvellous! It is located a few miles outside of the medieval fortress town of Santarcangelo and surrounded by fields of sunflowers and grape vines. Rated as 3* this family run hotel is pleasingly modern and built around a courtyard. The spacious en-suite bedrooms have all the comfort and modern facilities you require. There is a restaurant where you’ll have your breakfast and even a cellar for wine tasting. In this region it is a given that you will enjoy wonderful food and wine as part of your holiday and we will happily recommend our favourite nearby restaurants to you for evenings when food is not included.

Your holiday details:

  • 5 nights with bed & breakfast
  • welcome aperitivo
  • 1 traditional dinner with wine tasting
  • 1 country dinner (ham. cheese, salami, piadina and vegetables)
  • fresh pasta making cookery course
  • information pack with maps and guides to the area
  • support from our local guide

What's included:

  • 5 nights B&B
  • Welcome aperitivo
  • Pasta cookery course
  • 1 traditional dinner & wine tasting
  • 1 country dinner
  • Information pack

What's excluded:

  • Flights
  • Car hire
  • Evening meals
  • Lunches
  • Travel insurance

Important information

  • if you travel in September you can opt for our Wine Harvest Day and picnic OR
  • in October & November you can opt for our Olive Harvest Day and picnic
  • Bicycles are also available to rent from 37€ per person

We can also arrange tours for groups up to 6-8 people or more – please get in touch!

Dates and prices

Available dates

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Arrival date
Wine harvest
Olive harvest
Olive harvest

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Term explanations

Activity levels

All of our holidays have an activity level rating. They are rated on a scale of 1 - 5 and give you a good idea of the level of activity and fitness which the holiday requires.

Activity level 1: Leisurely

A holiday for those that are in good health, enjoy the outdoors and want a relaxing trip with some light exercise on their adventure.

Activity level 2: Moderate

This is a holiday for the fit and healthy, who love to get up and are prepared to do a good day's worth of exercise every day of the holiday.

Activity level 3: Tough

Only for the most experienced of holiday-makers, you have to have a wild spirit of adventure and impeccable health and fitness!

Meal options

Depending on the holiday, there will be different meal options that come standard in the price. They may change from day to day, depending on the holiday's itinerary and where you end up staying. The meal plans will be clearly marked in your itinerary.

There may also be the opportunity to upgrade your meal plans when filling in our booking form.

Bed and breakfast

After a good night's rest, there will be a free breakfast available for you to indulge in.


You will be given two free meals included with your accommodation, depending on the itinerary it could be any combination of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Which combination will be clearly marked out in your itinerary.


You will be given three free meals included with your accommodation: breakfast, lunch and dinner.


All meals, food and beverages are free and included with your accommodation.


No meals are included in your accommodation but there will be some sort of kitchen, cooking utensils and cooking apparatus available to use.


No meals are included in your accommodation and there is no cooking apparatus available. You will be expected to eat out or prepare/buy meals beforehand.

Terrain types

As we provide holidays all across the world, there are many terrain types which you will encounter. As the terrain is likely to change on a day to day basis depending on your itinerary, we aim to list the most prevalent types you will find on your holiday.


Terrain with no noticable incline.


The terrain includes multiple inclines going up and down.


Terrain with a steeper incline than hilly and is more likely to be combined with unsurfaced roads and off-road activities.


Tarmacked roads which are easy to cycle and drive down.

Unsurfaced roads

Roads which have a gravel or dirt surface.


Commonly this will involve hiking trails and other hard-to-reach places by car.


Depending on your holiday, you may be staying in one type of accommodation or you may stay in many as you travel. For each holiday we list the standard accommodation included in the holiday.

There may be opportunities to upgrade or change your accommodation, please let us know of any special requests when filling out the booking form.

Private room

Usually rooms with a double bed or twin singles for just you and/or your companion.

Shared rooms

Rooms which you will be sharing with other adventurers and new-found friends. Often these rooms will have bunk beds and sleep up to six people.

Single cabin

The same as a private room but on-board one of our cruise ships or barges.

Shared cabin

The same as a shared room but on-board one of our cruise ships.

Huts / Gîtes

These are homely places, similar to staying in a holiday cottage. They have self-catering facilities and sleeping arrangements can range from private rooms with en-suite bathrooms to shared rooms with other adventurers.

Star-rated accommodation

On many of our holidays there are places you will stay which are three- and four-star rated accommodation.

Financial Protection

At Footprint Holidays we are happy to be members of the Travel Trust Association or TTA and hold a certificate of general membership, our TTA membership number is Q5057. Guests can verify our membership status by searching our company name or membership number on the TTA website which can be found by clicking here and entering our membership number: Q5057.

Your financial protection is importance to us, hence our membership in the Travel Trust Association, ensuring your payments and any travel arrangements you make with us 100% protected in the event of any supplier failure.

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