Over 3,000 square meters for 50,000 pieces (accessories excluded): the Modateca Deanna, Centro Italiano di Documentazione Moda is a huge fashion archive and attracts designers and professionals from the whole world, who come here to draw inspiration and find new ideas for their collections. The structure is located in San Martino in Rio, Reggio Emi...

If you’ve ever experienced the excitement and the medieval drama and magnificence of the palios of Italy, and for those who haven’t yet experienced the exquisite display of pageantry, the excitement and merriment of medieval and renaissance Italy is coming to you. Direct from Italy, the internationally renowned and award winning GRUPPO SBANDIERATOR...

If you love cars, any trip to Italy isn’t complete without a visit to Modena, Italy’s ‘Motor City’ and home to Ferrari. Go to Modena any day of the year and the town is practically painted red from all the Ferrari flags and banners and related businesses. There are Ferrari-themed restaurants, cafés, hotels, and of course rental-car shops. You can l...

The first modern city and one of the culturally most important Italian Renaissance city states, Ferrara was one of the European capitals of culture, arts, politics, gastronomy, in addition to being a reference point for artists, poets and minstrels. The Estense dynasty was a great family of eccentric and well-educated patrons which transformed a ru...

And here we are again on our journey together around the Italian dialects and languages. This time we are going to the region called Emilia-Romagna, a region that almost crosses Italy entirely from East to West. It is the last northern region and it is known for its medieval villages and its amazing food that I am sure you have heard of, such as ra...

There’s Italian hospitality and then there’s Casa Maria Luigia. Just outside Modena—the historic town already famous for being home to Maserati, parmigiano reggiano, balsamic vinegar and lambrusco wine—also houses the former number one restaurant in the world, Massimo Bottura’s three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana. And now, there’s Casa Maria...

Today, when chefs can be as famous as movie stars and their creations in the kitchen as admired as original works of art, there are few who rival the success and celebrity of Massimo Bottura.  His restaurant, Osteria Francescana has three Michelin stars and, as we first reported last year, it ranked number one on the list of "The World's 50 Best Re...

The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia sits in the courtyard of Ravenna’s magnificent 6th-century Basilica of San Vitale, but its connection to the basilica is unclear. Its construction dates to sometime in the 5th century, during the last years of the Western Roman Empire. The signature motif of its breathtaking mosaics, described by UNESCO as “among the...

Bologna has traditionally been the region in which many tourists, visitors and even locals venture through en route to Florence, Milan, Venice or Rome. Bologna is one of the great cities that is said to have not been affected, at least in the same way of course, by mass-tourism and mass-industrialization like the other counterpart cities mentioned....

New York City hosted an exclusive event dedicated to the original Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, with acclaimed chefs engaged in spectacular show cooking and a sensorial tasting with many ideas for recipes. Sunday, June 23rd 2019, Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena (Consortium for the Protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena) in collaboration...