Ravenna is a small, historic town in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. Located close to the Adriatic Sea, the town can trace its history back more than 2,000 years. Ravenna enjoyed a prosperous period during Roman rule in the 1st century A.D. before being occupied by a succession of other powers including the Ostrogoths and the Byzantines. I was attracted to Ravenna after reading up about its UNESCO sites and stunning mosaics but during my stay there, I discovered other great reasons that warrant a stay of at least a few days. The UNESCO sites can be covered in a day or two as most of them are within walking distance of one another.

Author: 3 weeks ago

L’Emilie-Romagne, région du jambon de Parme, du Parmesan, du Vinaigre balsamique de Modène, du Grana Padano… Et de tant d’autres spécialités gastronomiques! Autant dire que c’est un petit paradis pour les gourmets (et les gourmands!).

Author: 3 weeks ago

À une heure et demie de train de Bologne, les amateurs de bronzette viennent se faire lécher les pieds par la mer Adriatique sur les plages de sable fin de Cervia. Mais derrière son apparente frivolité, cette petite bourgade balnéaire réserve de splendides découvertes aux voyageurs prêts à troquer serviette et parasol contre un brin de curiosité.

Author: 1 month ago

Today on the blog I’m going to share my favourite food experiences from that visit. The places I went to are kind of spread out across Emilia-Romagna, so this is a good itinerary for anyone planning a mini Italian road trip. The distances aren’t that long, but having a vehicle will give you the flexibility to do farm stays, enjoy dinners in countryside castles, and visit producers that are located in more rural regions. Now let’s get to it!

Author: 1 month ago

My cooking adventure began at Casa Artusi, which is named after Pellegrino Artusi, the father of modern Italian cookery. Born into a family of wealthy merchants, Artusi spent most of his life focusing on business, however, it was in his later years that he decided to follow his two passions: Italian cuisine and writing. This lead him to write the best-seller La scienza in cucina e l’arte di mangiare bene also known as The Science of Cooking and the Art of Eating Well.

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O sorvete italiano é o melhor do mundo e por isso, escolher mais incrível de todos é uma tarefa complicada. Inventado no século XVI em Florença para atender a um capricho de Caterina de Médici, que queria algo surpreendente na sua festa de casamento, hoje o gelato é um dos itens principais na lista de quem vai viajar para a Itália e quer comer bem. Por isso, fomos a Bolonha conferir alguns dos melhores gelatos italianos, já que a cidade tem fama de ter alguns dos mais deliciosos do mundo.

Author: 1 month ago

Superdeportivos. Es en lo que piensas al oír Ferrari y Lamborghini. Coches creados con la única intención de ser rápidos, muy rápidos, sin importar nada más. Bueno, quizás el diseño también entre en la ecuación, que para eso estamos en Italia. En este país no saben hacer nada feo, debe ser algo innato. Un segundo menos contra el cronómetro es la mejor recompensa tras años diseñando y creando estos vehículos que la mayoría de nosotros nunca poseeremos, y que nos tenemos que conformar con admirar las raras veces que se ven por la calle o cuando los vemos en un museo.

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The energetic, historic capital of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, Bologna is our favorite type of city. It is large enough to have lots of things to see and do but is easy to navigate and lacks the crushing crowds that can flood some of the bigger cities. Bologna has a rich heritage dating back thousands of years, with historic buildings and churches and the oldest university in the Western world. All that exists alongside fabulous markets, world-class entertainment, and some of the best food we’ve ever had. The fact that it’s slightly off the main tourist circuit makes it even better. Here’s a look at some of our favorite things to do in Bologna.

Author: 2 months ago

O Delta Po fica em uma região da Itália que nós brasileiros conhecemos pouco! O Po é o maior e um dos mais importantes rios da Itália. A parque onde fica o delta (encontro do rio com o mar) tem 540 km2, um ecossistema riquíssimo e a maior concentração de espécies de pássaros do país. Um destino muito interessante para as crianças pois tem muita natureza e aventura!
Nós tivemos oportunidade de visitar o Delta Po na nossa viagem pela Emilia Romagna, região onde fica Bolonha, Modena e Parma. Conhecer este parque foi completamente inusitado, bem diferente de tudo que eu conhecia na Itália.

Author: 2 months ago

Maranello, near Modena in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, is the home of the iconic sports car maker Ferrari.There are two Ferrari museums – the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari which is focused on the life and work of the Ferrari founder, Enzo Ferrari, and the Museo Ferrari, which we visited, concentrating on road cars and celebrating Ferrari’s Formula 1 heritage.

Author: 2 months ago

Piacenza mało komu kojarzy się z urokliwymi zamkami, a przecież jest prowincją Emilii Romanii z największą liczbą zamków. W okolicach Piacenzy jest ponad 400 zamków, fortyfikacji i wież w kilkunastu dolinach. Ogromna liczba, prawda? Dziś zabieramy Was w miejsca, o których, zupełnie nie rozumiem dlaczego, nie pisze się w wielu przewodnikach lub wspomina się niezwykle zdawkowo. Ciekawe, o ilu z nich słyszeliście. Będzie to nie tylko podróż po pięknych zamkach, ale także po lokalnych smakach, bo w Emilii-Romanii wszystko idzie w parze z jedzeniem.

Author: 2 months ago

Ham, salt and air. That is all it takes to make Parma ham, or Prosciutto di Parma to give it its proper name. Sounds easy doesn’t it? Calling it easy though would be a huge disservice to the skill and mastery of the staff at Ruliano S.P.A. in Riano di Langhirano, near Parma, in the Emilia-Romagna province of Italy.

Author: 2 months ago

Ravenna is in the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy and only a 15 minute drive from where we were staying in Marina di Ravenna. Ravenna is a beautiful small city rich in history, beautiful buildings and famous for mosaics.
So back to piadinas. They are an Italian flat bread made from flour, olive oil, salt and water and are often sold in special kiosks called piadinerie.

Author: 2 months ago

After a quick breakfast, we headed out for a short drive through the Italian countryside. Unseasonably cool for a mid-summer morning, a bit of fog hung over the wheat fields as we wound our way toward the dairy. Almost immediately after arriving at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, the reason for our early wake up call was clear—the milk was here, and it was time to make Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Author: 2 months ago

Le saviez-vous : à quelques pas de Bologne, il existe une université où des aspirants glaciers du monde entier viennent apprendre l’art délicat de la glace à l’italienne : la fameuse, la délicieuse, l’incontournable gelato. Des étoiles plein les yeux, nous avons poussé la porte de ce paradis gourmand en juin dernier, à l’occasion de notre voyage à Bologne. On vous en a rapporté plein d’images appétissantes, des anecdotes rafraîchissantes et des infos pratiques si la visite vous tente !

Author: 2 months ago

Given Italy’s love for food, perfection, and the two hand-in-hand, it’s no surprise that it’s home to the world’s only university dedicated to the study of the quintessential Italian dessert-Gelato. Located in Emilia Romagna, the food-loving heart of Italy, and with satellite campuses around the world, the Carpigiani Gelato University serves as ground zero for gelato makers and entrepreneurs who want to master their craft with the support of a comprehensive program, the latest techniques, and an international faculty.

Author: 3 months ago

When we were on the Modena leg of our food tour of Italy we jumped at the chance to visit a traditional producer and see how balsamic vinegar is made. We were amazed both by the process and the flavours we encountered. Set on an idyllic farm surrounded by 10 hectares of well tended vineyards producing Trebbiano (white grapes) and Lambrusco (red grapes), four generations of the Leonardi family have produced balsamic vinegar here since the middle of the 19th century.

Author: 3 months ago

Quer conhecer uma cidade charmosa, histórica e cheia de vida e delícias? Então considere ir à Bolonha na Itália. Capital da Emília Romana e com apenas 390 mil habitantes, ela é grande para os padrões italianos, mas pequena para quem mora no Brasil. Visitamos a cidade mais de uma vez e nos apaixonamos. Por isso, damos 12 motivos para ir a Bolonha e colocá-la na lista para aquela sonhada viagem à Itália.

Author: 3 months ago