If you love cars, any trip to Italy isn’t complete without a visit to Modena, Italy’s ‘Motor City’ and home to Ferrari. Go to Modena any day of the year and the town is practically painted red from all the Ferrari flags and banners and related businesses. There are Ferrari-themed restaurants, cafés, hotels, and of course rental-car shops. You can l...

There’s Italian hospitality and then there’s Casa Maria Luigia. Just outside Modena—the historic town already famous for being home to Maserati, parmigiano reggiano, balsamic vinegar and lambrusco wine—also houses the former number one restaurant in the world, Massimo Bottura’s three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana. And now, there’s Casa Maria...

Today, when chefs can be as famous as movie stars and their creations in the kitchen as admired as original works of art, there are few who rival the success and celebrity of Massimo Bottura.  His restaurant, Osteria Francescana has three Michelin stars and, as we first reported last year, it ranked number one on the list of "The World's 50 Best Re...

New York City hosted an exclusive event dedicated to the original Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, with acclaimed chefs engaged in spectacular show cooking and a sensorial tasting with many ideas for recipes. Sunday, June 23rd 2019, Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena (Consortium for the Protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena) in collaboration...

Dopo 70 anni, riparte dall'Emilia-Romagna lo storico marchio milanese Isotta-Fraschini. Nata all'ombra della Madonnina nel 1900, la casa automobilistica insedierà due nuovi stabilimenti lungo la Via Emilia, uno a Bologna e uno a Modena, per progettare e realizzare autovetture elettriche "intelligenti" ad elevatissime prestazioni. Ma nella Motor Val...

Tre caratteristiche che rendono unico lo champagne sono: vitigni, territorio e presa di spuma; i vitigni autorizzati sono il Pinot Nero, il Pinot Meunier e lo Chardonnay. Il nome lo deve alla regione della Champagne, nel nord-est della Francia, e il metodo di vinificazione è il Metodo Classico un tempo chiamato champenoise. Il disciplinare impone u...

Il sindaco Gian Carlo Muzzarelli e l’assessora alle Relazioni internazionali Debora Ferrari hanno incontrato, lunedì 1 luglio, in Municipio la delegazione di studenti e insegnanti, guidata dal professor Eric Dregni della Concordia University, giunta a Modena in rappresentanza della città statunitense di Saint Paul, capitale dello Stato del Minnesot...

Emilia-Romagna is considered the gastronomic capital of Italy, and for good reason: it’s the region that gave the world such prized products as Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma and balsamic vinegar, among others. Emilia-Romagna has 25 food and wine museums, each dedicated to one of its specialties or to the region’s gastronomic culture. Her...

Imagine being 10 years old and your after-school activities include taking notes while riding shotgun at 180km/h through the streets of Modena in a brand-new, fresh off the assembly line Maserati. Sounds implausible, but that’s exactly how Dr Adolfo Orsi Jnr spent his formative years in Italy. “I was lucky because my house was not far from the fact...

In the part of Emilia Romagna defined by its “fast cars and slow food,” Modena showcases Italian design genius as it has played out in the area for more than 1000 years. Here you can ogle Romanesque architecture as well as automotive masterpieces from such iconic marques as Maserati and Ferrari. There's always a good reason to visit Modena; five ar...