“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...

Cibus, the world's oldest and most famous Italian food fair, is going annual. For 40 years Cibus has taken place every even year. But from now on there will also be an event in odd years - Cibus Connect. The new fair, organised by the Fiere di Parma trade-fair centre company and Italian food-industry federation Federalimentare, will focus primarily...

Technogym President Nerio Alessandri has a dream of making the Romagna region the number one district in the world for well-being and quality of life. Over the years, the multi-stakeholder approach has allowed Romgna to get 2,500 businesses, with 9,000 employees, involved in promoting themselves as a “Wellness Valley” tourist destination. According...

Bologna beat competition from three UK cities, Luxembourg, Finland’s Espoo and Iceland’s Akureyri to host the data center of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), an intergovernmental organisation supported by 34 states which provides medium-term weather and climate forecasts, as well as strategic information for both civi...

Mike Piazza was jet-lagged and hungry, though you wouldn’t have known it from his smile as he navigated the obstacle course of hugs, kisses and handshakes. “Hey! Ciao! Good to see you!” he said. It has been 10 years since Piazza, 48, retired from baseball as one of the best-hitting catchers in history. It is common for stars of his stature to try o...

ENIT e FICO (Fabbrica Italiana Contadina), il più grande parco agroalimentare al mondo che aprirà a Bologna a ottobre 2017, insieme per attrarre milioni di visitatori attraverso la valorizzazione della cultura enogastronomica del nostro Paese. Questo l’obiettivo dell’accordo di collaborazione sottoscritto ieri a Roma dall’Agenzia Nazionale del Turi...

The origins of the three different breeds of Vitellone Bianco dell'Appennino Centrale IGP (White Veal from the Central Apennines) are ancient and distinct. The Romagnola breed comes from the Caucasus region of the Ukraine and arrived in Italy with Agilulf’s Lombards in the fourth century A.D. However, it was the engineer Leopoldo Tosi, who created...

L’Emilia-Romagna espone un altro dei suoi gioielli nella vetrina di New York: il Festival Verdi, a Parma e Busseto dal 28 settembre al 22 ottobre prossimi, è stato presentato nel tardo pomeriggio di ieri all’Istituto Italiano di Cultura della metropoli americana dal direttore generale del Teatro Regio di Parma, Anna Maria Meo, e dal presidente dell...