The season for white truffles is only three months long, hunting them is arduous, and the financial stakes are high, so a real truffle hunter needs to be unencumbered. Real truffle hunting isn’t glamorous. It happens in dirt, darkness, and secrecy.

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In a small town outside Modena, there is an acetaia called Aceaia Pedroni. Here they make balsamic vinegar, the real balsamic vinegar, and the Pedroni family have been making it in this location since 1862. Now run by Italo, 80 and his wife Franca (who still cooks in the family taverna), they make balsamic vinegar and some wines, including lambrusco and pignoletto (local sparkling wines).

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The Nini prosciutto factory was founded in 1910 by Valeria’s grandfather in a time before refrigeration when salt was the best means of long-term food preservation. In fact, salt had been used to cure meat in this region since Roman times.

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Чтобы добраться до озера, нужно сесть на поезд Милан — Венеция. Ох какой был соблазн доехать до конечной станции icon smile Монте Изола на озере Изео , но, последовав первоначальному маршруту, я была вознаграждена, потому что реальность превзошла ожидания. Итак, выходим в городе Брешиа, садимся на региональный поезд до города Изео, потом на катер — и мы на острове Монте-Изола.

Author: 1 week ago

I spent a couple of days exploring outside the city of Milan, visiting Cremona, Mantua and Lake Garda. I’ll be telling you about those first two in an upcoming post. Today I’m going to tell you about Lake Garda, and specifically the town of Sirmione.

Author: 2 weeks ago

A região não se compara em beleza natural com outros cenários europeus para trilha, mas pega pesado pelo estômago e torna o conjunto atividades ao ar livre, mais conforto somado à gastronomia da Emilia Romagna em uma experiência deliciosa.

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While basing myself in Milan to explore Northern Italy by train, I’d heard rumors of a strange Catholic church hidden away in the center of the city, completely decorated with human remains. It’s called San Bernardino alle Ossa, aka “The Bone Church”.

Author: 3 weeks ago

Alrededor de la Plaza Mayor de Bolonia, una de las más bellas de Italia, se encuentran los principales monumentos de la capital de la Emilia-Romaña que se han de visitar en una ruta turística por la ciudad.

Author: 1 month ago

Einmal im Jahr verwandelt sich der kleine Ort Forlimpopoli im Herzen der Emilia Romagna in ein Mekka für Liebhaber der Cucina Italiana. Neun Tage lang wird hier gekocht, gebacken und gefeiert. Das alles im Namen des berühmtesten Sohnes der Stadt, Pellegrino Artusi.

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Overall though, we revered the calm. We did not miss shuffling among hundreds and hearing English more often than not. Here, we felt like we were cherishing a real slice of Italy.

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Ein kleines Städtchen im Herzen der Poebene, das seine Bekanntheit den Geigen verdankt – willkommen in Cremona. Der Mythos rund um die wertvollen Stradivari Geigen dauert bis heute an.

Author: 1 month ago

In our pantry at home, we have this bottle of Italian balsamic vinegar that we bought on sale from our local supermarket. The bottle features the face of TV personality Tony Tantillo (a.k.a. “The Fresh Grocer”), along with the number 8, which I had assumed was the vinegar’s age. But I learned a lot of things on our recent trip to Italy–including not to trust Tony Tantillo!

Author: 1 month ago

Rimini, located in the Emilia Romagna region, was established where two of the most important ancient Roman roads crossed, the Via Flaminia, that used to connect Rome to this area; and the Via Emilia, that reached Piacenza.

Author: 1 month ago

Bologna holds many secrets: From the unexpected river that suddenly appears in some parts of the city, to mysterious sayings and strange images drawn under its iconic porticos, to gastronomic delicacies unique to the region.

Author: 1 month ago

When Kevin dragged me to the famous Enzo Ferrari museum in Modena, Italy I expected to be bored. Sports cars? Meh. To my surprise, I was really impressed! Each of the cars in the exhibit was a true work of art–colorful, shiny, shapely, and sleek.

Author: 1 month ago

Bolonia kojarzy się przede wszystkim z uniwersytetem, podcieniami, dwoma wieżami i znakomitą kuchnią. Mało kto odwiedzając ją myśli o street arcie. Jednak już spacerując po centrum miasta widzimy na ścianach liczne graffiti, niewiele z nich zresztą zasługuje na uwagę.

Author: 1 month ago

That’s right, I flew to back to Bologna after a year of painful separation for the sole purpose of eating as much as possible, at as many local producers as possible, while trying the biggest variety of foods possible in one week’s time.

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Es gibt sie noch, diese gut gehüteten Reisegeheimnisse. Anders kann ich es mir nicht erklären, wie ich an einem sonnigen Donnerstag mutterseelenallein durch die Gassen Mantuas gestreift bin.

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On my first day, I took the train from Milan to the popular city of Bergamo Italy. A large city, it’s the old town that attracts most visitors and thanks to a series of historical quirks it has remained little changed over the centuries.

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