The name “Cacciatore” (hunter’s style) derives etymologically from its original use in the rations that hunters carried in their knapsacks during their trips. The history of the product developed hand in hand with the evolution of the rural culture typical of the regions of the production area, which provide the raw material that is processed accor...

This month we are our covering the region of Emilia Romagna centrally located in northern Italy. This region is full of gastronomic pleasures especially known for prosciutto di parma, parmigiano reggiano and the authentic balsamic vinegar of Modena. I traveled there for my honeymoon some years back and there was plenty to indulge in.

“Do you feel fico?” say the signs at the doorway to FICO Eataly World. The acronym stands for Fabbrica Italiana Contadina, or Italian Agricultural Factory. But “fico” is also Italian slang for “cool.” And the world’s first foodie theme park—scheduled to open November 15 on the outskirts of Bologna—certainly lives up to its name. The team behind Eat...

From slogans printed in large letters on illustrated posters to commercials broadcast on the 20th century’s new media, television and radio: “Pubblicità!” (“Advertisement!”) showcases some 70 years of history in Italy’s modern communication. Until December 10th 2017, at the Magnani-Rocca Foundation’s Villa dei Capolavori in Mamiano di Traversetolo,...

Often neglected on travel itineraries in favour of Italy's more famous hotspots, Bologna nevertheless has plenty to offer tourists, from food to art to hidden secrets. Here are nine reasons you should visit at least once in your lifetime. 1. The food - Bologna is known as 'la dotta, la rossa e la grassa' - that's 'the educated' in a nod to its univ...

Somebody just bought the Ferrari-you-can’t-buy. Yes, a Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta sold for $10 million Saturday night at the RM Sotheby’s auction at Ferrari's Fiorano track in northern Italy. (By our calculations, 8.3 million Euros equals $9,989,340.50. We just rounded that up to $10 million.) Mama mia! That’s a record for a modern car. It’s also dou...

This weekend, Ferrari's 70th-anniversary celebrations are set to hit a fever pitch as the company opens its factory and museum doors to thousands of its loyal clients for presentations, parties, an auction and even a single-marque Concours d'Elegance.In recent weeks, a host of Ferrari rallies have been taking place across major European cities and...

When I started planning our vacation to Italy my teenage sons worried about being trapped for hours in museums. I promised that wouldn’t happen, since I still have flashbacks to my parents dragging my sisters and me on exhaustive and exhausting visits to museums and places like the landscape painter Frederic Church’s house at Olana in Hudson, N.Y....

It has been almost 10 years since Luciano Pavarotti’s passing on September 6, 2007, but his legacy will live on forever. He has been one of the few opera singers to win crossover fame as a popular superstar. “I would like to be remembered as the man who brought opera to the masses,” the legendary tenor said in an interview. The most beloved and cel...

If your idea of heaven is wandering around 20 acres of food stalls, demonstrations and workshops, then crack out the elastic-waisted trousers because a theme park entirely dedicated to food is opening. The Fabrica Italiana Contadina or the Italian Farming Factory's (FICO) Eataly World is opening November 5, 2017, in Bologna, Italy, and we cannot ge...