During the General Meeting of the Consortium Members, the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium presented the financial data of the first nine months of 2022 (January – September 2022). After a successful 2021, with a consumer turnover of 2.7 billion euros, the Consortium has recorded in 2022 a 2.9% increase of total sales (95,079 vs 92,366 tons) vs the f...

Ferrara, in Emilia-Romagna, with its invaluable testimonies from the Renaissance, is one of 55 Italian sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, inserted in 1995. The Po Delta Regional Park, a highly precious natural ecosystem, was inserted on the List in 1999 for being a unique cultural landscape and example of intelligent human construction within n...

Just south of Bologna, the capital of Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, lies a dreamy medieval village called Dozza. It’s one of the “Borghi piu belli d’Italia”, an association of the best-preserved and most beautiful Italian villages, yet it’s totally off the radar for most travelers. But it’s without a doubt a hidden gem! Located around 45 minutes f...

With the growth of imported volumes in 2022 (+32%), the United States consolidates its role as the top export market for Prosciutto di Parma PDO, also in terms of investments by the Consortium for the protection of the famous Italian cured meat. In fact, with the aim of intensifying penetration in the food service sale channel and reinforcing the p...

It is easy to mistake mortadella for bologna, though you wouldn't want to in Italy. It is said that some Italian mortadella makers view American bologna "the way French champagne producers view Ripple — with disgusted pity," per the Tenement Museum. Despite sharing its name with the famous Italian city, the bologna we're all familiar with is a far...

When you think of the world’s food capitals, the usual suspects from to mind. Paris and its intimate bistros. The overwhelming variety of Hong Kong’s street food. New York, with its multicultural blaze of everything and anything. According to the readers of Condé Nast Traveller, however, the best city for food right now is none of those places. A C...

Italy is populated with foreign tourists at any time of the year, but on the occasion of some holidays, even Italians tend to prefer their country as a destination for their holidays, especially during the All Saints' weekend. The bridge this year happens between Tuesday and Wednesday, which means that for those who can, it will be a long weekend f...

In the Apennine hills south of Bologna is the natural (if improbable) grotto called the Grotte di Labante. In the area nearby they used to quarry a type of sedimentary limestone called travertino, and the grotto is formed from this limestone. A spring flows from the nearby Chiesa di San Cristofano through this cave system and gathers in a small, cl...

As I walk through the gate of the 600-year-old Castel Sismondo in Rimini on Italy’s Adriatic Coast, I’m enveloped by a muttering voice. No, the voice isn’t my own internal monologue saying, “um, what is this trippy place,” though it does add to that sentiment. Instead, the voice sputters trains of thought in Italian, with notes and scripts from the...

A collective brand to tell a territory through its sub-areas, inspired and closely linked to a uniqueness admired all over the world, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia in Ravenna, is one of the most admired mosaics in the world. And it is a mosaic of Sangiovese that the Consortium Vini di Romagna, led by Ruenza Santandrea, wants to tell through the E...