While I’m writing this article, I’m flying over the city of Bologna on an airplane. From up here, I can see the little shadow of the plane drawing a trajectory over the clusters of forests, vineyards and red-bricked rooftops of the gorgeous capital of the Emilia-Romagna region. The plane’s shadow looks like the icon of the mouse on the desktop, poi...

Reading feels like the smell of books, allowed to linger for a long time under the sun’s rays, and the moss-like softness of pages when a storm bursts and the rain melts little by little into the ink of the printed letters. Reading feels like flipping through a paperback at the bookstore, deciding whether or not to leave with it under your arm. Rea...

In Italy there are many beautiful cities to discover like the magnificent Bologna in Emilia Romagna. This is an area full of beauty and artistic and cultural treasures to discover. But that’s not all, because these are places where you can find great food. Traditional Bolognese cuisine is one of the most appreciated in the world. Here you can find...

An official delegation of the City of St Louis including Michael J Cross, President of the St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities (far left), and Jack Baumann, CEO of Guidester Travel (center left) presented Deputy Mayor Anna Lisa Boni with a Resolution from the City of St Louis at the City Hall of Bologna during the celebration of the 35th anniversary o...

ARIES – The first sign of the zodiac, these rams love to be number one and aren’t afraid to dive into challenging situations, no matter how hard they may be. The same is true of MATERA, a city dug into a rocky outcrop in Basilicata whose challenges are (quite literally) as hard as stone. Annoyed by excessive details and needless nuances, Aries woul...

The cuisine is one of the main reasons to visit Bologna. Delicious pasta, homemade tortellini, mortadella, and flavourful balsamic vinegar and Parmigiano reggiano. The many traditional foods of Bologna has made it the gastronomic capital of Italy – which says quite a lot. In this post, I’ll be sharing the 10 most traditional foods in Bologna, the b...

The street food in Bologna is anything but what you would expect. Fried tortellini are on the menu – need we say more? I joined Bolognese local Tina Prestia from Tina’s Table to tour the exceedingly flavorful streets of Bologna for a full 12 hours to find the best street food we could devour. Nestled in an absolutely charming neighborhood with tiny...

The Ciclovia del Sole, a large, traffic-free, pan-European cycleway, has just inaugurated a new section in Emilia-Romagna. Stretching from Mirandola in the province of Modena to Osteria Nuova in the province of Bologna, the 45-kilometer cycleway is entirely flat and mostly paved, making it an easy ride accessible to families, couples or anyone who...

The Italian Studies program (Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) and the Film and Media Studies program (Dodge College of Film and Media Arts) joined efforts to develop a unique educational experience in Bologna, Italy, a travel course that will become a staple of both programs and Chapman University in the future. Under the...

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...