The Italian region of Emilia-Romagna is the best place to visit in Europe for 2018, according to a prestigious travel guide. It saw off competition from destinations across Spain including Cantabria which came second, the UK, France and Greece to top Lonely Planet's Best in Europe list for 2018. And a surprising entry on the list is Scottish city o...

Kneeling before St. Sigismund, Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta looks proud and dignified, reflecting his fame as a skilled and daring condottiero: thus Piero della Francesca portrayed him in the fresco he was asked to produce for the Tempio Malatestiano in Rimini, a landmark monument of this seaside city in Emilia-Romagna and the symbol of the power...

One of the possible explanations for the vertical construction craze is that rich families used the towers as a symbol of wealth and status, as well as for defensive purposes to guard their land. Some of the smaller structures were built as dwellings. The exact number of towers built in medieval Bologna is not clear. It was suggested that up to 180...

Lambrusco’s second life. After opening the world markets to Italian wines and years of struggles at bay, we have now been witnessing the rebirth of Lambrusco for some seasons, which has become synonymous with fizzy red wine – or rosé, everywhere. It cannot go unnoticed, however, that Lambrusco has many different identities. The homelands of Lambrus...

Theodora was the wife of Roman Emperor Justinian I, who ruled the Roman Empire from Istanbul between 527 and 565. She was one of the most powerful and influential Roman empresses. Earlier in life, she may have worked on stage as an entertainer, and up until Justinian’s time, an emperor couldn’t marry an actress as their reputations were considered...

Hop on your Vespa — we're headed to Emilia-Romagna! All year long, we're taking you to some of Italy's most popular cities and regions to dine all'italiana in our pop-up restaurant and enoteca series! The next destination on our strade di sapori, or "journey of flavors," is the region of rolling hills and grassy fields: Emilia-Romagna.   From May 1...

What is Italy known for?  Among its many charming attributes, Italy is known for its cuisine. Who doesn't think of Italian food and fondly reminisce about some delicious, lovingly created dishes? Most Italians can truthfully say their mother’s and grandmother’s cooking was the best and time-honored recipes passed down from generation to generation....

From the CIBUS International Food Exhibition, Parma, Italy – When Americans think of Italian food, what comes to mind? Well, yes, pizza and spaghetti – at least that’s been the default for years. But as palates have matured and folks have become more savvy about food, I’d argue that for many, Italy means authenticity, tradition, family. Those are m...

Undisputed champion of the success of Balsamic Vinegar in the world, Italian company Ponti is the historical leader of wine vinegar. Now, the bet for 2018 is apple vinegar, and it is on this product category – of which it is the leader with over 40% market share – that the company focuses in particular on the spotlight of its participation in the C...

1.300 nuovi prodotti alimentari si affacciano sul mercato e saranno presentati a Cibus2018 (Parma, dal 7 al 10 maggio). Tra i filoni della produzione alimentare italiana in maggior crescita, i prodotti ispirati a salute e benessere e i piatti già pronti.  Nei padiglioni che ospitano tutte le merceologie (dai salumi ai formaggi, dalla pasta all’olio...