Five Museums in Emilia-Romagna for Foodies

Jun 27, 2019 343

BY: Silvia Donati

Emilia-Romagna is considered the gastronomic capital of Italy, and for good reason: it’s the region that gave the world such prized products as Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma and balsamic vinegar, among others. Emilia-Romagna has 25 food and wine museums, each dedicated to one of its specialties or to the region’s gastronomic culture. Here are some of our favorites.

Gelato Museum Carpigiani – Anzola dell’Emilia (Bologna)

Just outside Bologna, in Anzola dell’Emilia, is the Gelato Museum Carpigiani: 1,000 square meters dedicated to the history, culture, and technology of artisan gelato, in the same building that houses Carpigiani Gelato University, for aspiring professional gelato chefs. The museum features an interactive itinerary highlighting three main themes: the evolution of gelato over time, the history of production technology, and the places and ways it is consumed. It includes original machines, multimedia presentations, historical images and documents, tools and accessories of the trade, and original video interviews.

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