The Festival Verdi Parma has led a sleepy existence here for most of its 18 years. But now it demands attention. Where else in four days can you see four Verdi operas so rare the most popular one is “Attila”? Operating as part of the Teatro Regio di Parma, the festival — situated in the heart of the northern Italian region where Verdi grew up and r...

Il 22 settembre, alle 19, presso l’Academia Barilla di Parma verrà ospitato lo chef italo-americano Bruno Serato, celebre negli Stati Uniti sia per la maestria in cucina - il suo regno è il Ristorante “Anaheim White House”, nella contea di Orange, in California, che può vantare clienti come Madonna, Andrea Bocelli, David Beckham, Sylvester Stallone...

At a time when museumgoing is increasingly homogenized and the world’s large, prestigious fine-arts institutions often offer what feel like prepackaged experiences, Parma’s 500,000-square-foot Palazzo della Pilotta offers something different, with a strong sense of local identity, soulfulness, even eccentricity. This begins with physical scars on t...

Parma è città creativa Unesco per la gastronomia e la Food valley è sotto i riflettori nell'anno nazionale dedicato al cibo. Ma sarà anche capitale della cultura nel 2020 e guardando al futuro, la città guidata dal sindaco Federico Pizzarotti punta proprio sulla cultura, come leva per attrarre investitori e turisti, e per migliorare la qualità dell...

Dal 30 giugno al 2 luglio, è tempo di Summer Fancy Food Show, considerato il più importante marketplace food del Nord America dedicato alle specialità alimentari e beverage, con oltre 2.400 espositori - di cui 1.100 non americani e provenienti da ben 54 Paesi - e 34.000 visitatori professionali attesi, tra specialisti del retail, dell’horeca e del...

When planning Italy vacations for next year, travel professionals’ eyes may be looking south, thanks to the selection of Matera as a European Capital of Culture for 2019 (along with Plovdiv, Bulgaria). It is the fourth Italian city so designated and the first since Genoa in 2004. The others were Bologna (2000) and Florence, the second-ever European...

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...

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...

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...