Emilia-Romagna: cities of food

Alexander James brings us the low-down on the top spots for food and drink in Emilia-Romagna… one of the best regions for enjoying Italy’s finest specialities Modena Modena is a city laden with hidden culinary treats. Many know it as the place-name that adorns balsamic vinegar bottles. But the real deal vinegar is very different […]

Emilia-Romagna: University of the Good Life

Bologna. L'antica zona del Mercato di Mezzo (Mercato Vecchio, Quadrilatero). Vie Pescherie Vecchie. Negozio di salumeria e prodotti tipici enogastronomici.

Think of Italy and its most well-known food exports, and a third of them come from one region: Emilia-Romagna. Alexander James finds out why this part of the country is such a gastronomic hot-spot… Photos by Bologna Welcome (www.bolognawelcome.com) unless otherwise stated Visit this region between the Adriatic Sea and Tuscany and you’ll find the […]

48 hours in Modena

Sara Scarpa spends a weekend in Modena, a city primarily famous for performance cars and the world’s best vinegar, but one that has much more to offer besides… After wandering along the cobbled streets in the centre of Modena, we finally reach a small, dark square with a few tables lit by a tall lamp. […]

Massimo Bottura’s restaurant: the world’s best

Who would have thought it?! Italian Resturant Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, is the first Italian restaurant ever to have won the title of world’s best restaurant! Congrats Massimo Bottura!     Recently Italian chef Massimo Bottura opened a soup kitchen called Refettorio Ambrosiano in Milan. On Monday, it was revealed that his Italian restaurant Osteria Francescana […]

Homes in Emilia-Romagna

Contented and affluent, with rolling countryside and perfect cities, Emilia-Romagna remains a little-known region to non-Italians. But for inexpensive farmhouses in central Italy, ripe for renovation, this is the place to come, as Fleur Kinson explains For anyone who’s ever been to Emilia-Romagna, the unwieldy name is synonymous with quality. Snazzy sports cars, high-quality foodstuffs […]

48 Hours in Modena

Famous for making some of the world’s best cars, Modena is also at the heart of Italy’s Food Valley and can boast one of the nation’s most beautiful cathedrals. Sarah Lane explores… The city of Modena has numerous claims to fame. It’s where the legendary Ferrari racing cars are made, it was the hometown of […]