The ultimate culinary destination, Emilia-Romagna is the home of soul-satisfying food. Beyond its gastronomic riches, expect rolling countryside, charming Renaissance cities and Adriatic coastal towns.
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If you like good food, you’re going to like Emilia-Romagna. It’s no coincidence that its largest city Bologna, affectionately known as La Grassa (the fat one), is considered to be Italy’s culinary capital, while nearby Parma is renowned for its cheese and cured meat. The region is also culturally rich, with the cities of Modena, Ferrara and Ravenna all holding UNESCO World Heritage status.
Emilia-Romagna is famed for its cheeses, Parmigiano Reggiano being the most famous.
Prosciutto di Parma
Aperitivo isn't the same without a tray of salumi. Prosciutto di Parma is the region's favourite.
Modena is the home of balsamic vinegar with production processes dating back centuries.
Spognata di Natale
Served at Christmas, Spognata di Natale consists of nuts, dried fruit and spice in shortcrust pastry.
Tortellini en Brodo is a famous pork-stuffed pasta dish suspended in a light chicken broth.
Emilia-Romagna is renowned for its fresh pastas with tagliatelle being a regional favourite.
Bologna's leaning tower is taller than the famous tower in Pisa, standing at 61m tall.
Basilica di San Petronio
Originally constructed in 1388 through to 1479, Basilica di San Petronio has never been truly finished.
The Archiginnasio of the University of Bologna now houses the famous Anatomical Theatre.
Porticos are synonymous with Bologna. Stretching almost 40km, nowhere in the world has as many.
In the market streets of Quadrilatero you will find the best freshly made pasta and local produce in Bologna.
Castello Estense has stood as a symbol of power for Ferrara since the 14th century.
Basilica di San Vitale
The Basilica di San Vitale is one of eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ravenna.
Casa Enzo Ferrari Museum
Emilia-Romagna is home to the Motor Valley, birthplace of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati.
Located south-east of Emilia-Romagna, the tiny sovereign country of San Marino is the world's oldest republic.
"Whispering Walls" were allegedly used by lepers to confess sins in the Middle Ages in Bologna.
Bologna university was founded in 1088 and it is considered the oldest university of the Western world.
Read About Emilia-Romagna
Have we made you hungry? If you want to satisfy your inner-foodie even further, why not try one of our authentic recipes from Italy’s culinary capital, pour yourself a traditional tipple, learn about Emilia-Romagna’s wine culture and discover more about this captivating region.
Take your Italian education one step further by learning to make your own pasta at home. Our pasta making kits come complete with specialist tools and flours, and if you’re a complete newbie, don’t worry – we have a range of gift sets that cater for all abilities. Once you’ve perfected the basics, you’ll become a pasta pro in no time!