Massimo Maracci, Director of Cultura Italiana, Italian Language School of Bologna, Italy, will lead a conversation with Mary Tolano-Noyes, author of the book Bologna Reflections: An Uncommon Guide, about the developmental elements of the Etruscan city and its influence on the Roman and Medieval city. The event will be followed by wine and refreshme...

NHL and NBA players play for their native lands in world competitions. Stefano Biasini, who has won at the World Cup of Gelato for his native Italy, is flipping this tradition. He will compete for Team USA in the next Coppa del Mondo Di Gelateria, which will be held Jan. 20-24, 2018, in Rimini, Italy. Biasini, a partner in the Center City restauran...

For travelers to Bologna, it’s understandable to confuse mortadella with its counterpart in the United States: bologna. It’s not clear how the mortadella that was eaten by Italian-American immigrants turned into American bologna. Obviously, there’s the connection that mortadella was from the city of Bologna. What’s not clear is what bologna became...

Loveria Caffe’s full sign reads: “Loveria Caffe – Taste of Italy.” Well, that’s quite an understatement, as this month-old Italian restaurant-lounge-emporium delivers more than just a mere tidbit of Italy. Rather, it stages a bountiful feast for the eyes and taste buds in one of the area’s most architecturally enthralling and culinarily authentic s...

When you think of Italy, famous cities like Rome, Venice and Florence definitely come to mind. And while these are home to wonderful landmarks such as the Trevi Fountain, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Statue of David, they are also some of the biggest tourist traps in the country. Of course visiting them should be on your travel bucket list, but if y...

The American magazine Travel + Leisure has just released the top ten of the best international cities for food. As expected, Italy is very well represented in the ranking, with Florence in the 4th position, Bologna in the 5th, and Rome in the 6th. With the top three representing three different styles of cuisines (Beirut, Lebanon, got the first pos...

An unprecedented alliance has created a new sort of school, the Motor Vehicle University of Emilia-Romagna (Muner). On one side, the automotive giants spread along Via Emilia, famous around the world such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ducati, Maserati, Dallara, Toro Rosso, Haas and Magneti Marelli. On the other, universities of the region—Bologna, Moden...

“It is all about the emotions,” begins Massimo Bottura, waving his arms about passionately. “You don’t come to Osteria to have a big plate of lasagna; you come there to experience something bigger,” says the maverick chef. He is referring, of course, to his famous three-Michelin star restaurant Osteria Francescana ranked first on the 2016 World's 5...

San Leone, together with San Marino, came here from the coast of Dalmazia to evangelize this area, the name of the village is a tribute to San Leone. The fortress of San Leo (nearly 600 feet high) overlooks the surrounding valley with the Marecchia river and a landscape of woods, between the rocks and the sea. The village is surrounded by a relaxin...

It was 12 March 1947 when Enzo Ferrari revved up the engine of the 125 S, the first car to bear his name. The history of the modern Ferrari began with that test drive on the roads around Maranello. What was then a small factory born from a dream – to create an exclusive racing car in a country that was rising from the ashes of war – has over the ye...