Bologna stands as a pivotal travel hub in the heart of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and exquisite cuisine. This bustling city not only offers an array of attractions within its confines, including the famous Piazza Maggiore, the Two Towers, and a myriad of historical buildings, but also serves as an ex...

La rossa, la grassa, la dotta (the red, the thick, the learned one): that's how an old saying describes Bologna - for the peculiar color of its buldings, the richness of its food and the presence of the most ancient university in the world. For decades, it has been among the most beloved cities in Italy by tourists for its vitality, unmistakable ar...

The Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium, the governing body for Parmigiano Reggiano Protected Destination of Origin (PDO), marks its 90th birthday this year. Founded in 1934, the Consortium’s efforts throughout the last century include quadrupling Parmigiano Reggiano production and working to promote the Made in Italy designation globally, according to...

When we first came to Cesena, we did not know what to think. We quickly found a beautiful city with warm, friendly people who welcomed our entire family. We joked with our father that the Cesenate are the Neapolitans of the north. Although we were Americans, and new to Italian calcio, we were welcomed without hesitation. In the first full season, w...

The Culatello di Zibello PDO, a coveted delicacy hailing from the Parma region, is staging a comeback reminiscent of its pre-Covid heyday in production, sales, and exports. “This resurgence owes much to the strategic push in retail through pre-sliced product trays,” highlights Romeo Gualerzi, President of the Protection Consortium. In 2023, close t...

Located in Italy's culturally rich Emilia-Romagna region, Ravenna offers a fascinating blend of art, churches and historical landmarks. The city's main claim to fame lies in its extraordinary collection of Byzantine mosaics, which adorn its ancient churches and monuments. These intricate works of art, dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries, depic...

Bologna is one of the most renowned and fascinating cities in northern Italy. Its university (Alma Mater Studiorum) is the oldest in the Western world and has given it the nickname 'learned'. Its rich and tasty cuisine can be felt in the streets of the centre and has given it the nickname 'grassa' (fat). The red colour of its historic buildings cre...

A nine-hundred-year-old tower in the Italian city of Bologna known for its significant lean will be shored up using the same equipment that stabilised the Tower of Pisa as concerns mount that it might be on the verge of collapse. The 48m tall Garisenda tower was built in the 12th century, but just two centuries later it began to tilt. Today, it lea...

Are you looking for the right destination to visit for an alternative weekend? Don't worry, we have the ideal solution for you: Parma! This splendid and serene Emilian town, built on a human scale and far from the overly hectic logic of large metropolises, is the perfect choice for those who want to treat themselves to a short quiet trip of a coupl...

Some days we want to have lunch in Rome and dinner in Milan, for that we’re grateful for the three-hour Alta Velocità. But then there are other days we want to slow down, peel our eyes from our screens, and really just enjoy the ride. These three train lines call attention to bygone eras of travel, and they’re more about the journey than the destin...