A Motorcycle Weekend in Parma

A Motorcycle Weekend in Parma

Weekend in Parma on Two Wheels

Are you a motorbike enthusiast , passionate about food&wine tourism and in dire need of an escape? Whether you’re stuck in a bustling city or a quiet village, it’s time to hit the road on your motorbike and lose yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Italy. Your bike has been gathering dust in the garage for too long!

Week end a Parma in moto - Cantina Il Poggio - paesaggi mozzafiato collinare dei colli salsesi

Your partner is eager to explore an Italian city rich in art, history, and culture. You both love good food and fine wine. So, it’s time to blend art and culture with delicious cuisine and perhaps a great bottle of wine.

Italy offers so much beauty and variety that it can be overwhelming to decide where to go, especially when you have no time to plan your perfect motorbike weekend.

Just as you’re about to give up on the idea, you stumble upon an article from Cantina Il Poggio: “Weekend in Parma on a Motorbike.”

Now, all you need to do is read on, bookmark this article, and follow the steps outlined below.

But first, let me introduce myself. I’m Alessandra, the Wine Hospitality Manager at Cantina Il Poggio, a small winery located at the highest point of Cangelasio, a hamlet of Salsomaggiore Terme.

I manage our blog, where I share tips and ideas for visiting the cultural and culinary highlights of our region.

If you love on-the-road gourmet travel, you’re in the right place. Check out our blog for more detailed itineraries that will help you explore Parma and Piacenza provinces, ensuring you’ll want to return again and again.

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No matter the time of year, we have a comprehensive itinerary just for you, always with a significant focus on food and wine. Each article is regularly updated, and you can write us at info@cantinailpoggio.it for specific advice.

Let’s get back to our main topic: the perfect motorbike weekend in Parma. Ready to get your beauty out of the garage? Let’s go!

Weekend in Parma on a Motorbike – What You Need to Know Before You Go

Our suggested itinerary focuses on the north-western part of Parma province, heading towards Piacenza, known for its stunning hilly landscapes.

itinerario per Week end a Parma in moto, mettendo in risalto le diverse tappe da fare nei dintorni di Salsomaggiore Terme


For your stay:

  1. Book a room for two nights at Hotel Villa Fiorita in Salsomaggiore Terme ➡️ Call the reception or email to book and mention that Cantina Il Poggio recommended their establishment 😉
  2. Bring a notebook to write down thoughts during the Cultural Wine Tasting at Cantina Il Poggio ➡️ Don’t forget to book the tasting on our website.
  3. Reserve a table at Stella di Mare for Saturday night ➡️ Dress smart-casual

Finally, the long-awaited weekend is here!

Have you packed your bags? 🧳 Made all your reservations?

Let’s hit the road! 🏍️


🥂 Friday Evening

After work, hop in the motobyke and head to Salsomaggiore Terme, using Google Maps to find Hotel Villa Fiorita. Enjoy the parking available for guests (ask about any additional costs when you call).

Check in, take a moment to admire the hotel, and chat with the friendly staff, especially Martina, who is a gem.

If it’s not too late, take a stroll around Fidenza for a pre-dinner drink. I recommend Cantina del Bugiardo, an excellent wine bar overlooking the main square in Fidenza.

For dinner, drive to Stella di Mare (you did reserve a table, right?). Enjoy a sensational seafood menu that follows the seasons, with dishes so refined they deserve a Michelin star.


🍇 Saturday

Wake up early and get ready for an immersive experience in the surrounding nature, then head to Cantina Il Poggio on your bike. Bring your notebook for the cultural wine tasting and an open mind to discover a unique gem of Emilia. From Salsomaggiore Terme centre, it’s a 10-minute drive to Cantina Il Poggio.

Our goal is to give a full immersion into our wine-world, amaze you with the landscape and take care of your taste with wines paired with very special goods, directly from our Food Valley!
The whole experience lasts around 2 hours and is organized in three different phases:

VINEYARD – A first overlook on the vineyards narrated directly by the persons who work and take care of it.

WINERY – The next step is to disclose the secrets of winemaking between traditional and pioneering techniques.

TASTING – The final moment is the wine tasting, where wine meets the best products from the Food Valley: Prosciutto Crudo (Parma ham), Culatello, Parmigiano and our own production extra-virgin olive oil.

After the wine tasting, get back on your bike and visit a couple of castles in the hills around Salsomaggiore, towards Piacenza. I recommend the Castle of Gropparello and the Castle of Castell’Arquato.

Castelli di Piacenza - itinerario


Make sure to check out our article “The Best Castles of Piacenza” for more details.

For dinner, I suggest “Del Voltone, Ristorante ed Enoteca” in Castell’Arquato. Enjoy traditional, seasonal dishes in a charming setting, with extremely attentive staff.


🥐 Sunday

Before you go home, stop by Pasticceria Archimede in Fidenza for an outstanding breakfast. Even if breakfast is included at Hotel Villa Fiorita, trust me on this one. Their cannoli are fantastic!

After breakfast, take a stroll around Fidenza’s center and stock up on local and traditional delicacies from Latteria ’55, a historic shop full of Parmigian specialties.

For your final stop, make your wife (and yourself) happy with a pit stop to Fidenza Village, one of Italy’s most exclusive fashion outlets. Located right off the highway, it offers a wide selection of boutiques from international brands like Prada, Valentino, Zegna, and more.


I hope this motorbike weekend in Parma, exploring the hills of Salsomaggiore, has given you a taste of what our region, Emilia Romagna, has to offer, from food and wine to stunning scenery. June is an ideal time to visit, but autumn, from September to November, is also very beautiful.


Week end natalizio a Parma

Cantina Il Poggio is open year-round (except during Christmas) from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. You have to book a wine tasting (reservation required) or stop by our wine shop for a quick sample and purchase.

For more information or to book an experience, visit our website. Follow us on Instagram to stay updated with our latest news and events.

So, have I convinced you? 😎🍷 We look forward to welcoming you!