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Welcome to Italian Country Escapes

Authentic experiences of the real Italy


Italian Country Escapes provides small group tours (max. 6 persons) on a journey of discovery of places in the region of Emilia Romagna and nearby cities and towns.

Based in the small town of Polinago, an hour and a half from the regional capital Bologna, and close to the elegant provincial capital of Modena, you will travel daily to visit places rarely seen by tour groups. Accommodation for the duration of the tour is in a beautifully restored 17th century stone villa, Antica Corte Casa Marini, where the emphasis is on providing top quality service, facilities and food.

Throughout the tour, you will be accompanied by Winnifred Rosser who moved five years ago, from Australia to live in Polinago. She is delighted to be able to take you to the places she has discovered off the regular tourist paths. You will taste and learn about many local and regional foods and wines and have a taste of life in Italy.

Your tour will provide you with opportunities to join in and meet the local inhabitants and to experience life in a small Italian town, as well as some larger city excursions. In general, we seek to avoid crowds and large cities.

Tours for 2019

Join us on one of our tours, each one of which is designed to give you every opportunity to see, enjoy and be part of living an Italian experience. Please keep in mind that we may change our itinerary due to weather conditions or, if we become aware of a special or unique occasion which we believe you may enjoy.