In 1450, a few decades after the spread of rice throughout the Po Valley, the first documents appeared that mention the presence of this crop in Polesine, particularly in the area of the Po delta, as this crop was closely related to reclamation and was the first stage in the agricultural use of the new land. The nature of the dried soil became cruc...

Churches have always been the guardians of exceptional works of art. And it is often by looking up into the immensity of their domes that wonderful masterpieces and frescoes by great artists of the past are revealed. This is the ideal time to discover these expressions of human genius in the most beautiful churches of Parma, Piacenza and Reggio Emi...

Those who know it well call it "black gold" and the name is due to the colour, but also to its value, and above all to the care, time and patience that needed before it can finally be bottled and tasted. The balsamic vinegar of Modena It takes at least 25 years to have in your hands a bottle of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena Dop Extra Vecch...

The undisputed star of Italian holidays, a popular destination for tourists from all over Europe and a favorite stop for kids looking for carefree and fun, Riccione has a lot to offer for those who want to spend their holidays in Romagna. For those looking for a holiday full of pure fun, the Romagna city fits perfectly in the description. In a typi...

The number of Italian seaside and lakeside resorts awarded the prestigious Blue Flag designation for cleanliness and sustainability has risen by nine to 210 this year, the international Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) said Tuesday. The number of Blue Flag tourist ports has also risen by one to 82. Liguria came top again with 32 resorts...

Life in late Byzantine Ravenna in its last 200 years, after Belisarius reconquest of Italy, lasted till 751 A. D. A governor/military commander ruled under the Byzantine emperor of Constantinople. The Greek language dominated. Byzantine Italy with its capital in Ravenna was not ruled by an incoming, ethnically distinct group. The church had more po...

The Italy of tourism starts again and looks far away. The Ministry of Tourism and Enit aim to reach the general international public, in collaboration with the Regions, with the partnerships with Eurovision and Giro d'Italia and the support of Coni, thanks to a tourism promotion campaign aimed at many nations around the world. At the center of the...

An international university of food: this is the new project of Emilia Romagna, launched by the President of the Region Stefano Bonaccini. "After having done so for the automotive sector, with the creation of Muner (Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna), we will launch the University of food together with the four regional universities: Bologn...

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...