When you look at the Brescia horizon, it’s easy to spot the big castle that stands on top of Cidneo Hill. Known as the Falcon of Italy, the Castle of Brescia is one of the largest and best preserved fortresses of Northern Italy and it was the first place Fotostrasse visited in Brescia during our days at Blogville Lombardy.

Author: 3 weeks ago

On this week’s episode of the With Husband In Tow food travel podcast, we talk all things Italian cured meat, and send Eric into a veritable hog heaven. This episode talks about all of the Italian cured meats we have grown to love during our travels to Italy. Emilia Romagna has the larges number of DOP and IGP products, including loads of different pork products. DOP and IGO certification is just one of the reasons why Emilia Romagna has such great food.

Author: 3 weeks ago

When you think of Italian wines, what do you think of? More often it is the Tuscan wines, like Sangiovese, Chianti (which is made from Sangiovese), Barolo, Montepulciano. Maybe you think of Prosecco, or God forbid Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio. But, do you ever think about Lambrusco?

Author: 1 month ago

Au programme, la visite de la capitale lombarde, des escapades en train dans la région mais aussi du temps pour profiter de la dolce vita italienne!

Author: 2 months ago

For a place I didn’t know much about before this trip, Emilia Romagna has been an eye opener with a little bit of everything: old stone towns, rolling countryside, vineyards, wine and local delicacies, and, of course, the sea. And its bike hotels have been a real bonus. I know I’ll be back

Author: 3 months ago

Esta pequeña ciudad a los pies de los Alpes es una de las grandes desconocidas de Italia. Eclipsada por el glamour de la capital de Lombardía, Milán, Bérgamo pasa desapercibida, aunque desde la ventanilla del avión de la aerolinea lowcost, su esbelta figura recortada contra las montañas acapara todas las miradas.

Author: 3 months ago

In 2015, Bosco Verticale, or vertical garden in English, was elected as the prettiest and most innovative skyscraper in the world. Bosco Verticale is one of the newest symbols of Milan. More than 800 other buildings were in this to win the title of most beautiful skyscraper, given by the Technology Institute of Chicago, USA.

Author: 3 months ago

Known as the birthplace of sleek Ferrari sports cars and the late, iconic Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, Italy’s wealthy Emilia Romagna region is also home to multi-generational, family-run local producers of the classic trifecta of Italian gastronomy

Author: 3 months ago

Szynka Parmeńska, Prosciutto di Parma jest znana od ponad 2000 lat. Na rozwój jej produkcji wpłynęła obecność słonych źródeł w okolicy, skąd czerpano sól do produkcji szynki. Swój niepowtarzalny smak i aromat zawdzięcza mięsu najwyższej jakości oraz unikatowemu sposobowi produkcji.

Author: 3 months ago

Poorly connected by public transport, out-of-the-way from the routes connecting the main towns of Emilia-Romagna, Comacchio is a little-known gem of northern Italy.
The cities and towns crossed by canals are charming and picturesque, aren’t they?

Author: 3 months ago

Have you ever visited or heard of the Lombardy region of Italy?

Do you know much about the area? I’m sure you’ve heard of a few places from the region…

In this post I’m going to give you some facts about Lombardy, Italy as well as highlight some places to visit in the region which is rich in culture, history and nature.

Author: 3 months ago

This past summer I was fortunate enough to spend an entire week traveling around the Lombardy region of Italy. Half of my time was focused in Milan with the other portion dedicated to visiting scenic rural places such as Chiavenna and Bergamo. In Milan, I was surprised by the diversity of activities on offer. Even more fascinating to me was how easy it was to escape the city and be fully immersed in the countryside.

Author: 3 months ago

These day trips from Rome would never have crossed my mind if I hadn’t been put in a position to have to do them. Unexpected errands had me organizing long-haul day trips, which at the end of the day, were exhausting but enjoyable.

Day trip from Rome to Bologna and Day trip from Rome to Milan

Author: 3 months ago

Unlike many cities and towns in Italy, Cervia, as we see it today, is a rather recent settlement, dating back to the late 17th Century. Well-known as a beach resort of the Emilia-Romagna region for Summer holidays, Cervia actually has a lot of charm apart from its wide beaches.

Author: 4 months ago

„Das schönste an der Lombardei sind die Seen“, schwärmte Goethe einst. Doch nicht nur die Seen versetzen unter strahlend blauem Himmel ihre Besucher in Begeisterung. Sondern auch unzählige magische Landschaften, faszinierende Metropolen und unendliche Gaumenfreuden. Ja, die Lombardei, das Piemont und das Valle d´Aosta sind verlockende Reiseziele in Norditalien.

Author: 4 months ago

Llegué a Val Seriana por casualidad. Nunca había oído hablar de este valle, de sus pueblos ni de sus maravillas naturales. Me organizó la visita a Val Seriana una amiga blogger, y no puedo estarle más que agradecido por descubrirme una de las mayores sorpresas que me ha dado Italia. Un valle pre alpino, de alta montaña, con todo el sabor de Italia, y a una hora de Bérgamo. Increíble pero cierto.

Author: 4 months ago