It all began with the union of two families in 1931: the wedding of Santina Montorsi and Celestino Sereni in the highlands of Modena brought the Aceto Balsamico production to life, which is still active today, four generations later, at Acetaia Sereni. La batteria (literally “battery”, but a term used for the set of barrels containing balsamic vine...

We’re on a food tour with Italian Culinary Adventures. At dusk, we find ourselves skittering along the rural strip of road in the Modena hinterlands in a minivan. The van doesn’t seem so mini on these narrow strips of tarmac winding serpentine around hills. Wine hills. The best hills. I’m about to continue my Lambrusco education, which started year...

Modena is a beautiful and ancient city, located near one of the most famous Roman roads, the Via Emilia. Its Historic City Center is a real gem, characterized by the soaring architecture, typical of Italian Gothic. Streets and alleys invite tourists to discover every corner and admire every glimpse. Modena holds some of the treasures of history and...

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...

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...

If Tuscany has Chianti, the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna has “Motor Valley”, an area that boasts one of the highest concentrations of luxury sports cars and motorbikes in the world. The so-called Land of Motors, covering around 1,000 square kilometres of prime agricultural land roughly between Bologna and Modena, is home to Lamborghini and Ferr...

Those who know it well call it "black gold" and the name is due to the colour, but also to its value, and above all to the care, time and patience that needed before it can finally be bottled and tasted. The balsamic vinegar of Modena It takes at least 25 years to have in your hands a bottle of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena Dop Extra Vecch...

What is it about Italian food that makes people so thrilled? Here are ten — luxurious — reasons why. Italy's food at its best: have a quick reminder of the most lavish, delectable, luxurious ingredients of Italian cuisine. As you scroll through the ingredients we have rolled up, you will come across products you probably know about but have not yet...

Baking 100,000 pizzas to offer to Ukrainian refugees on the border with Poland: this is the objective of the humanitarian convoy that left from the Italpizza plant in Modena and will take twenty volunteers to settle at the Polish first reception center in Przemyl, just 15 km from the Ukrainian border and on the road to Lviv. Ten vehicles, including...

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...