Milan is the perfect city to ride a bike. Why? First of all, Milan is totally flat. In the whole city, save for the parks, there are no hills whatsoever. I personally love cycling when it’s flat, but uphill… not so much.

Author: 1 week ago

¿Se te había pasado por la imaginación incluir una acetaia, la fábrica del aceto, en Módena en tu ruta turística por Emilia Romagna? Si la respuesta es no, verás como cambias de opinión. Visitar Módena implica, necesariamente, conocer su gastronomía y el vinagre balsámico sólo puede ser de aquí.

Author: 2 weeks ago

Il territorio modenese invita ad un turismo lento, in cui prendersi il tempo per gustare le davvero moltissime eccellenze gastronomiche che propone, e a cui è intimamente legato come tradizioni e vita di tutti i giorni.

Author: 2 weeks ago

Isola means ‘island’ in Italian. The Milan neighborhood that goes by the name of ‘Isola’ is exactly that; an urban island. Hemmed in on two sides by Garibaldi station and the rail tracks, Isola is an island in the physical sense of the word.

Author: 2 weeks ago

A Castelnuovo Rangone, provincia di Modena, esiste un museo che credo di non sbagliarmi nel definire unico nel suo genere: il museo della salumeria.

Author: 2 weeks ago

One of the things I love the most is that Italian food is so diverse. While we often think of just spaghetti or lasagna – food dramatically changes from north to south in Italy.

Author: 3 weeks ago

Итак, в продолжение повествования о поездке Бигпикчи в Ломбардию и проекте BlogVille 2014 — рассказ об «идеальном городе Ренессанса» Саббьонета.

Author: 1 month ago

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 month 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: 1 month 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.

Author: 2 months ago

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: 2 months 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: 2 months 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.

Author: 2 months ago

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.

Author: 2 months ago