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FICO EATALY WORLD: GRAND OPENING IN BOLOGNA ON 15 NOVEMBER 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Thanks to FICO Eataly World the city of Bologna will offer taste of all Italy in one place and reconfirms itself not only as the undisputed foodie capital of Italy but also as the ambassador of Italian biodiversity and food & wine excellence, from field to fork.  This unique food park will reveal the secrets of Italy’s culinary traditions offering a taste of the all country from the Alps to Sicily.

At FICO – Fabbrica Italiana Contadina, the Italian Farming Factory  you will find 2 hectares of open-air fields and stables housing more than 200 animals and 2000 cultivars, 40 farming factories where you will see how meat, fish, cheese, pasta, oil, beer, sweets, etc. are processed. You will discover all the steps of food producing from raw material to final products and meet Italy’s best food masters.

You can decide to walk or bike on your own or be guided by FICO’s Biodiversity Ambassadors. Like a local you can shop at the farmers’ market for your daily Italian groceries, you can taste delicious Italian food choosing between trattorias, starred restaurants, and street-food kiosks.

You will experience the best of Italy through an Amazing Food Tour like no where in the world!

TASTE BOLOGNA IN AUTUMN: WHAT YOU SHOULDN'T MISS!

TASTE BOLOGNA IN AUTUMN: WHAT YOU SHOULDN'T MISS!
Monday, October 21, 2019

Autumn in Bologna is one of my favourite seasons, maybe because I was born in October.

There are unique elements, colours and smells, which characterize this season: the warm brown of the fields, the red of the tree leaves and pomegranate, the orange of the persimmons, the particular sunset pink light, the morning white haze, and the sense of wait.

This is the time of the roasted chestnuts, the new wine, sweet polenta, Porcini mushrooms, truffle and pumpkin tortelli!

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HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE BEST ITALIAN OLIVE OIL

HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE BEST ITALIAN OLIVE OIL
Monday, September 30, 2019

Olive oil is one of the finest Italian products. Nevertheless, one can find low quality olive oils in Italy and abroad.

How can you recognize the best Italian olive oil from imitations and budget ones?

This is the season of olives harvest and pressing. Follow me and I'll take you to discover the secrets of this precious Italian food!

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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN BOLOGNA AT CHRISTMAS TIME

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN BOLOGNA AT CHRISTMAS TIME
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Bologna offers plenty of things to do at Christmas time. Here are our suggestions to live the soul of the city like a local.

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10 GOOD REASONS TO JOIN A FOOD TOUR DURING YOUR ITALIAN VACATION

10 GOOD REASONS TO JOIN A FOOD TOUR DURING YOUR ITALIAN VACATION
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A food tour is the best way to get immersed in the culture of a city. When travelling anyone should join a food tour, the best way to explore a city, eat like a local, not a tourist. Here are 10 good reasons to try a food tour on your next Italy holiday and taste the real Italian food.

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