I'm not exactly a skilled cook, but I've finally learned how to make tortelloni, a typical fresh pasta dish from Bologna, thanks to Le Cesarine.
Author: Silvia Donati
Where to Get the Best Panoramic Views of Bologna
The best lookouts over Bologna, all in this handy list!
Visiting the Museum of the History of Bologna
The Museum of the History of Bologna gives a great overview of 3,000 years of Bologna history and could be the starting point of a visit to the city. Plus, there's a really cool temporary exhibit which you shouldn't miss!
Rocchetta Mattei: The Most Unusual Building in Emilia-Romagna
'What you see is not what you get' at the striking Rocchetta Mattei, a fortress built in the 19th century in the Apennines near Bologna.
Brisighella: Medieval Charm in the Heart of Romagna
Brisighella is a delightful medieval village about an hour from Bologna, renowned for the production of an excellent olive oil. Perfect for a day trip!
Via degli Dei: From Bologna to Florence on Foot
How about walking from Bologna to Florence? Here's my account of the beautiful Via degli Dei trek, which I highly recommend doing if you love an active vacation!
Formaggio di Fossa: The Cheese from Romagna You Must Try
Ever heard of Formaggio di Fossa? It's quite the delicacy and it hails from Romagna. Plus, its method of production is quite unique...
Snowshoeing Adventures in Emilia-Romagna
Get active and explore Emilia-Romagna beyond its art cities! Here are my suggestions for snowshoeing hikes in the Corno alle Scale Regional Park, near Bologna.
Three Notable Women Artists from Bologna
In honor of upcoming International Women’s Day, learn about three remarkable Bolognese women who made a name for themselves as talented artists at a time when it was very difficult for a woman to emerge.
The Foodie Guide to Carnival in Emilia-Romagna
Carnival is a time to indulge...here are the most popular treats to feast on in Emilia-Romagna!
Top Romantic Places in Bologna & Emilia-Romagna
Valentine’s Day is coming up, so in the spirit of romance, here's a list of some of my favorite romantic places in Bologna and Emilia-Romagna...
Politics and Power: Visiting Bologna’s Palazzo D’Accursio
Here's what to look out for when visiting Palazzo D'Accursio, the seat and symbol of Bologna's political power since medieval times.
Carnival in Emilia-Romagna: Where to Go (Updated for 2018)
Bologna and Emilia-Romagna do not have famous Carnivals as those of Venice or Viareggio, but we hold our own. So if you happen to be in the area during this time, here are some of the top Carnival celebrations you should check out in the region.
The Story Behind Bologna’s Fountain of Neptune
Bologna's Fountain of Neptune is a must-see. Learn about its history and why the Bolognesi love it so much.
Tortellini Recipe (And a Bit of Tortellino History)
Discover the history and get the official recipe of tortellini, a cherished dish that has become a symbol of Bolognese cuisine.
Bologna’s Christmas Market: Fiera di Santa Lucia
If you're in town for the holidays, don't miss 'la Fiera di Santa Lucia', Bologna's Christmas market.
The Christmas Lunch Menu in Bologna
Spend Christmas at the home of any Bolognese family and this is the food you'll be sure to find...
Bologna Celebrates Chocolate At Cioccoshow Festival
The Cioccoshow festival is a celebration of chocolate and the artisans who make it - the five-day event takes place November 16-20 in Bologna's historic center.
8 Things to Know about Bologna’s Basilica of San Petronio
What you need to know before you visit San Petronio Basilica, the Bolognesi's most beloved church.
Hiking near Bologna: Prati di Mugnano and Monte Mario
Venture beyond Bologna's historic city center to discover the lovely natural landscapes surrounding the city.
Stamperia Marchi: Keeping Alive the Tradition of Textile Hand Printing from Romagna
True Made in Italy: discover an artisan workshop from the 17th century carrying on the tradition of hand printing on fabric from Romagna.
Piadina from Romagna: Not Just “Street Food”
Here's to piada from Romagna, a delicious flatbread you must try (with recipe).
‘Bologna Local’ for Ryanair Thanks to Bologna Uncovered
A Local’s Guide to Bologna - my tips on the best sights/food/attractions for Ryanair magazine.
Where to Go to the Beach in Emilia-Romagna: the Riviera Romagnola
The ultimate beach destination in Emilia-Romagna is the ever-charming Riviera Romagnola.
Foodie Must-See: Inside the Historic Atti Bakery
Let's head inside the historic Atti store, an institution in Bologna when it comes to fresh pasta, bread and pastry making of the Bolognese tradition.
Three Things You Never Knew About Bologna
Dig deeper into Bologna's history with these intriguing little-known facts.
“La Turrita”: Explore Bologna through its Ancient Towers
Follow this itinerary to discover Bologna through one of its most distinctive features: "le torri" (medieval towers).
In the Duchy of Parma & Piacenza (Part Two)
My tour around the peaceful countryside of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza continues with more jewels to discover.
In the Duchy of Parma & Piacenza (Part One)
Discovering the Duchy of Parma & Piacenza, a fascinating territory rich in history.
Yum! Parma’s Food Valley: A Foodie’s Paradise
If you love Italian food and wine, you should definitely head to the Parma area, home to some of Italy’s most famous food products, including Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Culatello di Zibello, and much more!