Commissioned by the Duchess of Parma Marie Louise, the Gallery delle Fontane was built in 1841. It replaced the pre-existing section of the aqueduct built under Ottavio Farnese in 1570 and made it easier to inspect the aqueduct pipes in the urban stretch of the city, so that officials could monitor and repair any leaks. This initiative is considere...

The tour of the Castles of Emilia Romagna will allow you to discover is an Italian region where you can find many fortresses and castles that will allow you to make a wonderful journey through time. You should know that every province in the area has a rich heritage of fortresses, fortifications and ancient noble houses. These testimonies of the pa...

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...

Maranello Italy should be a bucket list item for every car enthusiast with a love for Italian supercars. Why? Maranello Italy is not only where every single Ferrari in the world is manufactured at the Maranello Ferrari factory but also the home of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One racing team. Moreover, visitors can even take a Maranello Ferrari tes...

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...

Considering that Emilia-Romagna is the birthplace, and current production home, of signature Italian delicacies including Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Parma, and Modena balsamic vinegar, it was surprising to learn at a recent tourism event in NYC that this compact, centrally-located region is less visited than other Italian regions. Ro...

Prosciutto di Parma. Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Traditional balsamic vinegar. Lambrusco. In addition to their utter deliciousness, these delicacies have another common quality. They all originate in the north of Italy in Emilia, known as Italy’s ‘Food Valley.’ The provinces of Reggio Emilia, Parma and Modena are home to a wealth of traditional cu...