04 Jan Italy’s food Wonderland
The Emilia Romagna region of Italy has it all: Parma prosciutto Parmesan Reggiano cheese, salt from Cervia, mortadella from Bologna, and flatbread from Romagna. This is the land of handmade tortellini, of unmatched savoir-faire in making and growing food, Europe’s number one region for PDO and PGI products, home of Osteria Francescana, and the new project in Bologna Fico Eataly World, an absolute celebration of true excellence in Italian food, focused on teaching about the food supply chain.
UNESCO had good cause to recognize Parma as the “Creative City of Gastronomy,” a place to learn both from the present and from history. Emilia Romagna is a land of grand ideals and innovation. It is here that the Montessori and Reggio Emilia methods first started, then brought to schools worldwide; and Italy’s hottest start ups start here. Emilia Romagna’s strategic position in Italy makes it the site of some of our most innovative infrastructure and buildings: conference centers on the sea and sites tucked between the hills and the sea. Emilia Romagna has always topped the rankings in livability and investments, making it a great setting for the energy of Le Baccanti events.