A Sneak Peek of Eataly World, Italy's $106 Million Food Theme Park

Oct 02, 2017 2740

BY: Julia Buckley

“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 Eataly World—including Oscar Farinetti, founder of the incredibly popular Eataly chain of food stores—has so far been tight-lipped about what exactly the $106 million, 20-acre complex will hold. But with the opening date in sight, Condé Nast Traveler scored a hard-hat tour of the site, located at the former Centro AgroAlimentare Bolognese produce market outside Italy’s gastronomic capital. Here’s what you should make a beeline for once Eataly World officially opens its doors.

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SOURCE: https://www.cntraveler.com

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