Following a year of postponed and virtual events, The Consortium of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena has announced its participation at the upcoming first annual Original Balsamic Weeks in New York and San Francisco, as well as New York City Wine & Food Festival. Original Balsamic Weeks This year marks the first ever Original Balsamic Weeks, kicking off...

Luxury Italian coachbuilder ARES will make its North American retail debut with the opening of its flagship showroom in the upscale Miami Design District this week, marking a pivotal step for the automotive creator. Headquartered in the heart of the European supercar community in Modena, Italy, home to legendary automotive marques Ferrari, Maserati...

STUBBORN AS A DONKEY, VIA del Borgo or Via degli Asini (The Donkey’s Road) has shuffled along since it was built in the 14th century. One of the most fetching features of medieval Brisighella is this arched passageway that was born as a plain, old road. As with many other roads in the Middle Ages, it was used as an outpost for guards. The road was...

By October 29th 2021, UNESCO’s Director-General in Paris will designate the new creative cities. 30 June is the deadline for submitting nominations for UNESCO Creative Cities to Paris. The Italian National Commission for UNESCO chose Modena and Como, as 2021 Italian candidates for the Creative Cities Network, respectively in the Media Arts and Craf...

Bologna's famed porticoes or Portici arcades have been awarded World Heritage Status by the United Nations culture organisation UNESCO. The city's colonnades, which dominate the capital of Italy's northern Emilia-Romagna region, have been added to the prestigious international list, UNESCO announced on Wednesday morning. It is the third such accola...

Bologna, Padua, and Rome's La Sapienza universities topped the rankings of major state-run Italian universities published by the CENSIS think tank on Monday. Bologna came top again with a score of 91.8 points, followed again by Padua with 88.7. La Sapienza rose from fourth last year to third this year with a score of 85.5 while Florence University...

Italy has the most UNESCO World Heritage sites of any country in the world. Not a single one of the 55 sites is found in the city of Bologna but the city’s hoping to change that very soon. Bologna has submitted an application for its famous porticoes to be considered and is eagerly awaiting the response. A decision will be made by the end of the mo...

Raffaella is no more. For everyone "la Carrà", with the accent on the last a, as she emphasized to David Letterman in an interview in 1986. On July 5, 2021 died the most important woman in the history of Italian entertainment, by far, who for decades exported the best face of our country abroad. It is no coincidence that she was particularly succes...

«O lone Ravenna! many a tale is told | Of thy great glories in the days of old: | Two thousand years have passed since thou didst see | Caesar ride forth to royal victory.» Oscar Wilde  Of a beauty that is elegant and refined, she is a city of Saints, bankers and kings: Ravenna, in Emilia Romagna, is Italy's second-largest city by extension, but pe...

As Stanley Tucci showed the world, the foods of Emilia-Romagna are some of Italy's most exquisite. The production area myriad exported goods, the region plays host to a treasure trove of palate pleasers. Here are seven essential foods of Emilia Romagna to keep an eye out for on your next trip – or to seek out at home.  1. Mortadella Bologna -Among...