With 37,600 tons produced, in 2021 Mortadella Bologna PGI confirmed the 2020 production volumes, with a +0.9% increase in sales. The growth is most pronounced in the pre-sliced segment, which grew +2.8% (source: IFCQ data on Srl certifications). These figures are even more significant when compared to 2019: +1.7% in value and +4.9% in pre-sliced. G...

Bologna is the capital of the Emilia Romagna region, in northern Italy, and is known as “La Dotta and la Grassa” (which means “The Educated and the Fat”) for being one of the main cultural hubs in the country and Italy’s foodie city! Bologna hosts the oldest university in the Western world Hidden as well as some of the best Italian food, but it has...

Mortadella is so soft and silky to the palate with a lovely pink color and a very good smell. For that reason it’s not possible to not love it!  But for most of Italians Mortadella sandwich is something more. It is a childhood memory, a school snack or a typical sandwich to be enjoyed during a picnic with friends. ONE REGION TWO BREEDING TRADITIONA...

If Tuscany has Chianti, the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna has “Motor Valley”, an area that boasts one of the highest concentrations of luxury sports cars and motorbikes in the world. The so-called Land of Motors, covering around 1,000 square kilometres of prime agricultural land roughly between Bologna and Modena, is home to Lamborghini and Ferr...

Extraordinary destinations for travelers are added every year to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. In 2021, three of the new sites selected were in Italy, bringing Italy’s World Heritage Site total to 58—the most of any country in the world.  While many of Italy’s UNESCO sites from the past are packed with tourists, such as the Historical Center of Flo...

When it comes to Bologna, the question isn’t so much what to do there as what to EAT! So this Bologna Italy food guide should come in pretty handy for visiting the city! Along with the surrounding Emilia-Romagna region, Bologna is considered to be the culinary capital of Italy. This is the home of some of Italy’s most famous foods, including the ci...

Ensconced on a rocky base at the foothills of the Apennines, a strikingly peculiar castle rises over the Emilia-Romagna countryside. You won’t find the usual architectural suspects adorning this eclectic castle, but instead an array of gilded onion domes, spindly rows of minarets, and an assemblage of European, Eastern, Moorish, and medieval styles...

If you know us a little bit, you will already know that we are great lovers of Italian cuisine. In every city we travel to, one of our priorities is to taste some of its typical dishes. We think it’s an essential part of a trip, and we love it! We once lived in Bergamo, and when it came to food, we were very lucky! From one side, Bergamo is not amo...

Few Italian cities have such a distinct character as Bologna. City of culture, books and cinema. But also an elegant market city, madly in love with its food. The Bolognese people, those who remained in the city and those who moved to the hills, are now used to the cheerful hordes of university students. The fusion of the local traditions and the e...

Spring in Italy smells of freshly bloomed flowers and trees that are colored with new light, the climate becomes mild, the squares of the cities come back to life and the sun reappears to make the landscapes shine. In short, for many this is the best time of year to travel and to enjoy landscapes and locations without the confusion of summer or the...