To admire art and nature and escape the bustle of city life, don't miss these three beautiful gardens in Emilia-Romagna.
Ten Culinary Treats from Emilia-Romagna You Must Try
A trip to Emilia-Romagna calls for the discovery of its many delicacies, so here are some of the top culinary delights you can't miss when in the area!
Convivial Bologna: A tour of the City’s Classic Osterie
The classic Bolognese osteria, often tucked away under a portico, with a simple yet charming décor oozing coziness, excellent local cuisine and affordable prices, recalls that spirit of conviviality and joviality that is so typical of Bologna.
Seduced by Bologna: Interview with Writer Mary Tolaro Noyes
“I appreciate that Bologna still allows me to imagine the world as it was then [in the Middle Ages, ed.], even if it is a somewhat romantic view. For me, this is magical and seductive”...
Pasta Fresca Emiliana: A Primer
Emilia-Romagna is fresh pasta heaven. But with all those variations on names and types, it may get a little confusing! No worries: after reading this post, you will know the region's pasta like a local!
Baroque in Bologna: The Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Vita
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Vita is the most important example of Baroque art in Bologna, with a scultptural masterpiece inside you shouldn't miss.
A Journey through Verdi’s Homeland
For the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi's birth, celebrated on October 10, 2013, here's my article for BBC Travel, exploring the strong connection the legendary opera composer felt to his homeland of Emilia his entire life.
Bologna’s Sweetest Museum: The Gelato Museum
The museum for gelato lovers: Gelato Museum Carpigiani: 1,000 square meters dedicated to the history, culture, and technology of gelato. A must-visit!
San Leo: Religion and Wizardry in the Heart of Romagna
"The most beautiful town in Italy? San Leo: a fortress and two churches." (Umberto Eco) Discover this beautiful ancient borgo of Romagna, a perfect day trip from Bologna.
The Prendiparte Tower: Sleeping with History
Wouldn't it be magical to sleep in a 900-year-old tower in the heart of a medieval town in Italy... Well, you can do it in Bologna!
Meet Bologna’s Mortadella Man
Meet Bologna native Davide Simoni, who's on a mission to make mortadella from Bologna known and appreciated all over the world.
Mortadella: Pink Delight
Learn all about the history of an ancient delicacy that has become synonymous with Bologna.
Day Trips from Bologna: Modena
Located on the south side of the Po Valley in Emilia-Romagna, Modena is a small and ancient town synonymous with balsamic vinegar, Lambrusco wine and cars, easily reached in half an hour from Bologna.
Il Mulino del Dottore: Making Organic Bread at a 17th-Century Mill
Visit a 17th century mill in the hills south-west of Bologna still in use to make all-natural delicious bread and pastry.
Bologna for Food Lovers
Bologna is renowned for its cuisine, and for good reasons! Take a tour through the medieval open-air food market for a unique foodie experience!
Top 10 Things To Do On Your First-Time Visit To Bologna
If you've never been to Bologna, use this handy guide to make sure you don't miss some of its top attractions!
History, Spirituality and Romance: Monteveglio
Evocative and brimming with history, Monteveglio is a medieval village overlooking the valley of Samoggia, the Bolognese Apennines and the Po Valley - a perfect half-day trip from Bologna.
Dozza: Medieval Buildings, Painted Walls and Great Local Wine
Charming Dozza is a 40-minute drive from Bologna, classified as one of the most beautiful historic villages in Italy. Plus, it's home to wine heaven Enoteca Regionale Emilia-Romagna!
The Wines of Emilia-Romagna
Discover the rich and important tradition of wine-making in Emilia-Romagna and learn about the many excellent regional wines.
Discover Bologna’s Gelato University
A university for gelato? That's right: Carpigiani Gelato University in Anzola dell'Emilia teaches the art and business of gelato making.
Piazza Maggiore, Bologna: the Heart of Town
Your exploration of Bologna should begin from Piazza Maggiore, the main square and heart of town. Make sure you linger to take in the atmosphere...
Parmigiano Reggiano: The King of Cheeses
Authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano is only, and can only, be produced in one area of the world, located in Emilia-Romagna. Learn how it is made and how to best savor it.