Food, Wine & Cars: Experience Emilia-Romagna At Its Best

A trip to Emilia-Romagna calls for the discovery of its many delicacies, from handmade pasta such as tortellini and lasagne to salumi like mortadella and culatello, from cheese like Parmigiano Reggiano to wines like Sangiovese and Pignoletto - no wonder Forbes dedicated an article to the food delights of this region, calling it "Italy's greatest gastronomic treasure". 

And let's not forget about the region's important car and motorcycle industries: Ferrari and Lamborghini, Maserati and Ducati all have their headquarters here. 

If you visit Emilia-Romagna, we have a few recommendations for you, which include both guided and self-guided tours, starting from the capital of the region, Bologna, where you can enjoy a private tour of the city's highlights or wander on your own around the old streets of the medieval market; you should continue on to Modena, visit local producers of balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cheese, and you can't leave without test driving a Ferrari, whose headquarters are located nearby in Maranello; end in Parma, where you can do some more tasting of local products, experience some ham and cheese making and conclude with a visit to the Food Museums.