Tag Archives | Emilia Romagna

Ice Cream, Rimini

Emilia Romagna

Bologna, Parma, Modena… just some of the fabulous foodie places to visit in Emilia Romagna. One of the best food festivals of the year is Forlimpopoli’s Festa Artusiana. The festival is a celebration of the life and works of Pellegrino Artusi, the ‘Father of Italian cuisine’. In Artusi’s La Scienza in Cucina e l’Arte di Mangier Bene (Cooking […]

Continue Reading 0
Estense Castle, Ferrara


The exquisite UNESCO World Heritage site, once home to the d’Este family, is easy to walk/cycle around, and is rich with Renaissance art and architecture. But there’s plenty more to capture the imagination: ‘In Italy in the 16th century, food was considered as much an art form as music or theatre, and in 1529 a […]

Continue Reading
timthumb (3)


  On 31 October 2013, Rimini celebrated the anniversary of the death of one of its most famous sons, Federico Fellini. Film director Fellini created such masterpieces as La Dolce Vita (winner of the Palme d’Or in 1960), and 8½ (listed by Sight & Sound as the 10th-greatest film of all time). In 2012 I visited Rimini […]

Continue Reading
Mille Miglia, Bologna

Bologna . Mille Miglia . Blogville Project . Morandi

In 2012 I visited Bologna as part of the Blogville Project. The idea, developed by the Tourist Board, was to give bloggers a base from which to explore Emilia Romagna. I visited the Ducati Museum, made pasta with the Casa Artusi mariette in Forlimpopoli. I even took part in the world-famous Mille Miglia vintage car race. My […]

Continue Reading
Ferrari Museum, Modena


Balsamic, Bottura and beautiful cars… In The Italians, Luigi Barzini offered a consummate portrait of the national character of his compatriots. He cheekily suggested that the art of appearing rich was perfected in places like Modena. The tiny principality boasted ‘immense princely palaces, castles, vast churches, and stately opera houses’ wildly disproportionate to its size. It […]

Continue Reading