Venezia è unica, there isn’t a place in the world like Venice. But some corners of Italy are blessed with similar allure, if not with the same grandeur and majesty: Comacchio is one of such corners. This town of about 23,000 is located on the Po Delta, just over a mile from the coast. In fact, if location is important to you, Comacchio is a good pl...

The Italian Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed CSQA as the inspection body for Aceto Balsamico di Modena PGI. This is one of the excellent products with international prestige from the food valley of Emilia-Romagna, a region that boasts 44 PDO/PGI food and beverage products which generate a value of €2,779 million. Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI...

The street food in Bologna is anything but what you would expect. Fried tortellini are on the menu – need we say more? I joined Bolognese local Tina Prestia from Tina’s Table to tour the exceedingly flavorful streets of Bologna for a full 12 hours to find the best street food we could devour. Nestled in an absolutely charming neighborhood with tiny...

The conversation about traveling to Italy often revolves around a few major cities and popular destinations, like Tuscany and Cinque Terre. For food-obsessed travelers, though, Northern Italy's Emilia-Romagna region should be at the top of the list. This is where some of the most beloved foods in the world come from: Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano...

We don’t want to be controversial with that title, we are just stating the results of the annual survey carried out by Italian magazine Italia Oggi, in collaboration with the Università La Sapienza, in Rome. Parma was selected as the city with the best quality of life in the country, a result that took many by surprise, considering how, on the prev...

One of Italy’s most popular street foods, piadina is unleavened flat bread that hails from the region of Romagna. Made with white wheat flour, lard (or olive oil for a lighter version), salt and water, it is typically filled with ham, creamy squacquerone or stracchino cheeses, and arugula. It is thought that piadina originated in Roman times, altho...

This summer Italy has relaunched 'Dante's Train,' a special route tracing the journey of the Father of the Italian Language from Florence to Ravenna, every weekend until 1 November. The vintage train takes visitors from the Tuscan capital of Florence to Ravenna in the Emilia Romagna region where Dante fled in 1302 to avoid the prospect of being bur...

Ciao from Rome!   Dear friends, during our first gala last June 20, we announced two partnerships. The one with the Transatlantic Investment Committee (TIC) is particularly dear to us: this is an excellent project that will concretely improve economic and financial relations between Italy and the United States. A few days ago we attended the first...

In just over twenty years, Italian swimming has become a world power. For more than a hundred years, beginning with the Paris 1900 Olympic Games, where the first Italian swimmer participated in the competitions by diving into the Seine, Italy's swimming participated in international competitions as a spectator. We rarely won a medal, and swimming w...

The ancient origins of the Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia, which are largely unknown, cloak this product, which has conquered emperors, princes and dukes, in mystery. The first written reference is found in the poem “Vita Mathildis”, written by the monk Donizone, biographer of Matilda of Canossa, in 1046. Henri III, Emperor of German...