With this quote, the famous philosopher Kierkegaard wants us to think about how important walking is in our everyday life. Also, it is the perfect solution for difficult times: this is the best way to escape your routine. So, wheter you just need some time for yourself or you need to care about your mental and phisical health, walking is what you n...

Dozza Imolese is a quaint village of about 6000, that quietly sits on the rolling pre-Apennine hills outside Bologna. One of FAI’s most beautiful borghi, its name may fail to evoke any memory of important works of art or historical events; but Dozza managed to carve a little space for itself in the book of Italy’s memorable places to see, thanks to...

Made in the south of Parma from a boneless pork thigh, the same cut used for culatello is now available in the USA thanks to Tanara company. Italy offers many types of prosciutto, from different regions and also from several cuts of pork. Culatta is one of them, new to the American market, and made from a central, most tender part of the boneless t...

From Thursday, March 25, 2021 to Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Organized by Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles with Bonobolabo/Marco Miccoli, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Houston and in collaboration with City of Ravenna. Entrance: Free Virtual tour of a collective exhibit organized in Ravenna, where the tomb of Dante...

Cento is a small town in Emilia Romagna, in the center of the Po Valley surrounded by fields cultivated as far as the eye can see and a wise vocation on the part of its citizens on how to cultivate them and trade them. This was also the case at the end of the sixteenth century when, at the beginning of 1591, Giovan Francesco Barbieri, who would bec...

Italy is truly an extraordinary country. More than 8000 municipalities, some with less than 20 inhabitants, make the Bel Paese one of the culturally richest in the world. Each town has its patron saint, its church, its specialty in the kitchen, its festival, its slang, and at least one famous artist of the past or present. It's an incredible nation...

A sparkling red wine that's practically synonymous with Reggio Emilia, Lambrusco comprises eight DOCs, a mosaic of vineyards enclosed in an area between the provinces of Modena, Reggio Emilia, and Parma, plus the Lombard city of Mantua.  Lambrusco represents the roots of Italianità, and not just for its popularity among Italians or how it's Italy's...

A few potholes distract me from my lethargy as I drive along strada statale 9, the ancient Via Emilia, on my way to Rimini, a city in Emilia Romagna on the Adriatic Sea. Orchards line the side of the road while Lana Del Rey sings in the background. I look up from Google Maps and focus on the large writing in the traffic circle: Romagna mia (my Roma...

THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGE OF DOZZA sits amidst miles of vineyards just outside Bologna. The first houses date back to the ninth century, and the wall surrounding the city to 1086, when Bolognese forces conquered the village. In 1960, Dozza established the Biennale del Muro Dipinto (Biennial of the Painted Wall). It was, and still is, a manifestation of...

They say that all roads to lead to Rome. And, as it turns out, one of the best roads is also close to Rome. I’m talking about the Via Emilia, the extraordinary ancient route that ran in almost a straight line from the coast to northern Italy, from modern-day Rimini to Piacenza. Not only did countless travellers walk along its gravel path, but they...