Antique ivory and tortoiseshell coin cabinets, huge neoclassical mirrors and nineteenth-century vases from the Trapani tradition, Liberty pieces, trumeau, baccarat crystals, cavet de liqueur, English cabinets and jewels. Then he, the design.  This is Mercanteinfiera à la carte, the appointment of Fiere di Parma first announced, then postponed, susp...

The Ducal Park of Pavullo nel Frignanno in the Modena province in Emilia Romagna has an extension of 14 hectares, from  Palazzo Ducale and Via Giardini till the slopes of Monte dei Frati, till fading in the wood. Its story is connected to the one of Palazzo Ducale, built by the duke Francesco IV d’Este (1779-1846) as a vacation residence for the co...

A virtuous and more sustainable supply chain for Prosciutto di Parma PDO: this is the goal of PARSUTT – PARma ham high SUsTainability sTandard (“parsutt” means “ham” in Parmesan dialect). The project is coordinated by the Animal Production Research Centre – CRPA of Reggio Emilia and funded by the Emilia-Romagna Region. It involves the protection Co...

Warm weather is here and so is day drinking, to be done outdoors in the sun. Look to north-central Italy for inspiration. Lambrusco — gently sparkling, low alcohol and often budget friendly — has long been Emilia-Romagna’s go-to for alfresco drinking. This season, make it yours as well. While the popularity of mass-market Lambrusco in the 1970s and...

Enit apre al pubblico l’Archivio storico del turismo italiano. Da oggi sarà visibile a tutti l’inestimabile patrimonio culturale dell’Ente nazionale del Turismo italiano. Oltre 100mila tra diapositive, manifesti e foto digitalizzate e in continuo aggiornamento a mano a mano che riaffiorano i reperti. L’Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo va ora alla rice...

Maestro Riccardo Muti has once again reopened the Italian musical season in his adopted hometown of Ravenna after another — and if all goes well perhaps final — round of pandemic closures. With a purposeful nod and flick of his baton, the 79-year-old conductor on Sunday ended what has been an unexpectedly long silence in Italian theaters, enrapturi...

Around 600 noted Italian buildings and historic sites open their doors to the public free of charge on the weekend of 15-16 May as part of the annual Giornate FAI di Primavera initiative organised by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano. The sites include rarely-opened palaces, castles, abbeys, libraries, parks, nature trails and gardens, with FAI identifyi...

Whether it’s for leisure, relax or pure fun, a trip is always exciting, especially if the place is full of unusual and spooky stories. Ghost Tourism offers to the most adventurous visitors, a completely original way to admire amazing places, full of art, history and ... legends! Here are 5 places in Italy for perfect ghost tours. What is Ghost Tour...

Romagna Mia! (My Romagna) sang Raoul Casadei way back in 1974. This verse has become a patriotic hymn for every Romagnolo worthy of its name. Romagna is the southern part (if it can be defined as such) of the Emilia Romagna region. It starts from Imola in the hinterland; to Casal Borsetti on the Adriatic; and continues towards Tuscany and Le Marche...

The Northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna is a foodie’s paradise. Along with the production of some of Italy’s most prized commodities — Parmigiano-Reggiano, balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto — the food of the region presents a satisfying and seductive gastronomic persona all its own. More affordable and less crowded than other Italian regions,...