For the first time in history, the production of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena has exceeded its goal of 100 million liters certified in a single year. “It is a historic moment because never before has our industry managed to exceed the threshold of 100 million liters,” stated Mariangela Grosoli, President of the Consortium for the Protection of Balsam...

Carnevale is one of the most colorful celebrations in the world. In Italy, we are serious about it. In the end, this is where it was born. We are all familiar with the Carnevale of Venice and that of Viareggio, as well as famous international renditions such as the Carnival in New Orleans, that in Rio and that in Notting Hill (London).  In Italy, t...

In 2021 production and sales of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena PDO (Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena) increased (+17%). Bottled quantities also increased (by +30%), reaching volumes higher than the pre-pandemic period. The data were released by the Consortium for the Protection of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO, which is p...

Among gastronomic delights and unmissable places, the town of Voghiera in Ferrara stands out not only for the production of the Voghiera DOP garlic but for the beauty left behind from the Estensi, like the well-know Estensi’s Versailles.  In the province of Ferrara, we find a small town full of history but known to most because of a local gastronom...

The beauty of the Italian landscape is revealed not just in its art cities, seaside resorts and wondrous mountains, but also, and maybe especially, in its gentle rolling hills where life flows quietly, immersed in a bucolic setting. Let’s discover five Italian hilly landscapes not to be missed, perfect for a road trip amid ancient villages and food...

Latteruolo is a nutritious milk-based Italian dessert typical from Emilia Romagna, Marche and Tuscany regions. Latteruolo is also known as lattaciolo or casadello and basically is a pudding cake made with milk, eggs, sugar, a little bit of flour and variously flavored with vanilla pod or lemon peel or ground nutmeg. Another simple and delicious rec...

Bologna is the capital of arguably Italy’s most important food region, Emilia-Romagna, a storied territory whose kitchens have given birth to a long list of specialities famous the world over. Lasagne, ragù, tortellini, mortadella, parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar all hail from here. At Pasta Fresca Naldi, a tiny shop/cafe west of the historic...

Wander between ancient forests and hermitages, explore hilltop villages with views stretching all the way to the coast, surround yourself with history and spirituality – this is just part of what you’ll experience along the Cammino di San Vicinio, one of the most unique and offbeat long-distance paths in our region. The Cammino di San Vicinio is 32...

Recently crowned the Italian city with best quality of life, Parma is a pleasant medium-sized town celebrated for its artistic masterpieces just as much as it is for its culinary delights. Less than an hour by train from the regional capital of Bologna, it makes for a great day trip as its compact city center makes it easy to explore. Within a few...

Mercanteinfiera, the appointment of antiques, historical design and vintage collecting of Fiere di Parma, opens from March 12 to 20 with a look at the '900 and confirms its dates. To inaugurate the spring edition, two collateral exhibitions entitled "Partivano i bastimenti. Home sweet home America" and "Olivetti #StoriadiInnovazione". Different sto...