The guidebooks will tell you that Emilia-Romagna is Tuscany without the crowds. It’s generally true, though at the moment – in the peak summer season and when all the world seems to be descending on Italy after years of Covid-imposed separation from la dolce vita – there’s really tourists everywhere in Italy. But yes, with a savvy itinerary, Emilia...

After a very challenging season, a handful of northern Italian olive oil producers struck gold at the 2022 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition. Producers demonstrated their resilience in the face of weather extremes. However, the ungenerous spring and summer led to significantly lower yields in most areas of northern Italy. “It has been a very compl...

Museum dedicated to foster respect for Italy’s diverse religious history Italy is officially a secular state with freedom of religion guaranteed under the 1947 constitution of the Italian Republic. Italy’s status as a secular state was further confirmed on Feb. 19, 1984, when Italy and the Vatican signed a concordat under which Roman Catholicism ce...

Italy has 20 different geographical regions, and Emilia-Romagna—in the north—is both wealthy and geographically diverse. Bordered by six other regions that also produce wine—Marche, Tuscany, Liguria, Piemonte, Lombardy, and Veneto—Emilia-Romagna is named after a Roman road that followed the foot of the Apennine Mountains, named Via Aemelia, as well...

Aceto Balsamico di Modena is one of the most popular Italian products around the world. When I used to live abroad, in Northern Europe, I’d find it as an ingredient in a bit of everything from salad to sandwiches, and in every supermarket. It was almost strange because, when I had left Italy, aceto balsamico wasn’t much of a thing, at least where I...

The Ciclovia del Sole, a large, traffic-free, pan-European cycleway, has just inaugurated a new section in Emilia-Romagna. Stretching from Mirandola in the province of Modena to Osteria Nuova in the province of Bologna, the 45-kilometer cycleway is entirely flat and mostly paved, making it an easy ride accessible to families, couples or anyone who...

Marzabotto is a little town 17 miles south of Bologna in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. Today, Mazabotto has a population of fewer than 7000 people. For a small town, Marzabotto records a long history starting in the Etruscan era and nearly ending with the worst massacre of civilians committed by the Waffen SS in Italy, almost 800 of them acco...

Friday July 8 2022. 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. NYC Flatiron - 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010. Buy your ticket here. Part of Eataly’s Vino Camp Series, join us this month to learn all about Lambrusco! Take part in a walk-around wine tasting focused on all things Lambrusco, a historic sparkling red wine that hails from Emilia-Romagna, one of Italy's most in...

The renaissance of Rimini. So much for the 80s stink and party remembrance. The legendary town on the Adriatic has quietly given itself a facelift. Italy's next trend destination. The whole story... A full load of glitz and glamour and the darker side of fame. Rimini has experienced everything you can experience as a holiday resort. From an exclusi...

The Italian Studies program (Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) and the Film and Media Studies program (Dodge College of Film and Media Arts) joined efforts to develop a unique educational experience in Bologna, Italy, a travel course that will become a staple of both programs and Chapman University in the future. Under the...