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Emilia Romagna Food Experiences That You Should Not Miss

In Food Travel, Italy, San Marino by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch9 Comments

Headed to Bologna to check out Eataly World? Be sure to check out eleven other Emilia Romagna food experiences that you should not miss.

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We knew we would pass through Emilia Romagna eventually on our epic world food journey. When we first visited Bologna in late 2010, we had already been to two of the ‘first time you visit Italy’ cornerstones – Rome and Florence. On that initial trip, we could have chugged toward Venice but didn’t. (Unbelievably, we still haven’t graced the canals of Venice. Please don’t think less of us. It’s on our list, and we’ll get there eventually.) But, as hardcore food lovers, we placed Bologna ahead of Venice on our itinerary. While in Bologna, we munched on proscuitto, mortadella and lasagne verdi al forno. We traipsed through a late autumn chocolate festival and crept through the cloisters of Santo Stephano. Daryl even tickled the ivories in a post-dinner rendition of Heartbreak Hotel but we digress.

Fast forward a few years and many blog posts later, the Blogville project drew us back into Italy’s La Grassa (the fat one – Bologna’s well-earned nickname.) This time, however, we would explore a far greater snapshot of Bologna’s home region of Emilia Romagna, which is a world unto itself.

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When you get down to it, the entire peninsula of Italy is a tourist attraction. The country is filled with great hill towns and vineyards outside Tuscany, magnificent art outside Rome and brilliant architecture outside Venice. Go anywhere on the peninsula and you’ll find picturesque views, timeless sights and, most important to us, great food.

Emilia Romagna, Italy’s sixth largest region, has all those things. In western Emilian provinces like Parma and Modena, diners can sample some of Italy’s most renowned foods in one of the country’s great breadbaskets. In the eastern ‘Romagna’ provinces, travelers can enjoy legendary mountaintop views in San Marino, lovely vineyards and underrated red wines in Ravenna and golden sunsets along sand filled beaches in Rimini.

Emilia Romagna has so much to offer with great people to match. One could certainly plan a vacation itinerary without leaving the long central Italian region. In fact, we found that two weeks wasn’t even enough.

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Top Emilia Romagna Food Experiences

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Emilia Romagna food experiences run the gamut. After a full day of touring, sometimes a meal of pizza and craft beer, like this meal in San Marino, is the best option.

Travelers around the world know of Bologna, Emilia Romagna’s capital city filled with porticos and oozing with character. But Bologna Italy is just the tip of the Emilia Romagna food valley. With other cities including Modena, Parma, Ferrara, Ravenna and Rimini, the Emilia Romagna region has a wide variety of destinations, each offering different food experiences.

We spent over two weeks navigating our way through Emilia Romagna Italy and discovered a range of food experiences that food-loving visitors should not miss. Each experience showcases the local food and wine in a different way. Plus they’re all fun ways to connect with the local food culture. Here are our top eleven:

Eat Gelato in Bologna and Beyond

Gelato at Cremeria Santo Stephano - Emilia Romagna Food Experiences

Emilia Romagna has an inordinate number of gelaterias for its size. When you’re in Emilia Romagna, you’re never far away from your next cone of gelato.

Gelato wasn’t invented in Emilia Romagna, but the creamy, dreamy Italian ice cream is better in the rich Italian region than anywhere else in the world. Yes, we said it. Emilia Romagna has the best gelato in the world. You can eat gelato at more than a dozen excellent gelaterias in bustling Bologna or gobble down cones further afield at Gelateria Bloom in Modena, Cremeria Capolinea in Reggio Emilia and Ciacco in Parma. Check out our picks for the best Bologna gelato as well as a bonus nearby pick.

True ice cream lovers can visit the Carpigiani facility right outside Bologna for an even fuller gelato experience. Carpigiani, the premier gelato machine manufacturer, has an interactive Gelato Museum that traces gelato’s roots back to Mesopotamia, Rome and Greece. Visitors of the Gelato Museum can participate in the company’s Discovering Gelato experience which includes a guided tour of the museum, a gelato-making lesson and, most important, a gelato tasting.

Pro Tip:  Click here to book the Discovering Gelato experience at Carpigiani. The entertaining experience takes 1.5 hours and costs 20 euros per person.

Follow the Master of None Food Trail in Modena

Trattoria Pomposa Pasta - Emilia Romagna Food Experiences

The pasta making game is strong in Modena, as shown in the Master of None television series.

Ironically, we had not yet watched the Netflix cult favorite Master of None when we visited Modena. This irony is two-fold. First, the show is totally awesome as we discovered while binge-watching the first two seasons soon after our Modena visit. Second, we unintentionally visited four of the places where Dev Shah (as played by Aziz Ansari) ate and drank on the show during our Modena day trip.

Menomoka Coffee - Emilia Romagna Food Experiences

We drank cappuccinos at third wave coffee house Menomoka without realizing that the artistically decorated Modena cafe is featured in Aziz Ansari’s Netflix series Master of None.

Here are the key Modena food stops to make on a self-guided Master of None tour:

  • Hosteria Giusti – timeless, intimate Osteria located over a legendary butchery, where Dev magically scores a table for an impromptu date
  • Archer – classic library-like, neon-lit wine bar with great seating inside and a sidewalk for people watching outside
  • Bar Schiavoni –  shop next to the Mercato Albinelli, perfect for a quick sandwich (and maybe another glass of wine)
  • Mercato Albinelli – classic central market with fresh produce, cheese, meat and fish
  • Osteria Francescana – one of the world’s greatest restaurants and most difficult reservations
  • Menomoka  – modern 3rd wave coffee shop with a quiet cave-like room for enjoying a quiet moment along with an expertly crafted cappuccino
Archer Modena - Emilia Romagna Food Experiences

We drank wine and sparkling water at Archer, another spot featured in the Aziz Ansari’s Netflix series Master of None.

Not a Master of None fan? Go to Modena anyway. Just a short train ride from Bologna, the charming Emilia Romagna city has much to offer with its historic city square, the Luciano Pavarotti Museum, the Ferrari Museum and great food. Modena is the home to traditional balsamic vinegar producers, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese dairies, Lambrusco wine producers and fresh pasta makers. You won’t go hungry when you visit Modena!

Trattoria Pomposa Dinner - Emilia Romagna Food Experiences

The calzagatti was the highlight of our meal at Trattoria Pomposa. Chef Luca Marchini prepares this dish with polenta, borlotti beans and cottage cheese.

Taking an unofficial Master of None tour in Modena works up an appetite, or at least it did for us. We ended our Modena day trip with dinner at Trattoria Pomposa. Chef Luca Marchini’s Pomposa is one of Modena’s two chef-driven traditional restaurants (Mossimo Bottura’s Osteria Franceschetta being the other) serving Emilian classics like Lasagne Verdi al Forno in a modern setting. Recommended dishes include their mixed charcuterie plate, lasagna and calzagatti (fried polenta and borlotti beans) served over cottage cheese.

Pro Tip:  Plan ahead if you want to dine at Osteria Francescana. Advance reservations are mandatory at this highly rated three-star Michelin restaurant. Don’t despair if you don’t score a reservation. Modena has many other great restaurants like Trattoria Pomposa where we ate our dinner.

Eat High in the Sky in San Marino

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We couldn’t stop gazing at the views of San Marino from the fortress tower’s vista. We made an exception to take this selfie with the view behind us.

The third smallest country in Europe and the fifth smallest on earth, the Republic of San Marino is a sovereign state located within Emilio Romagna. The views of and from the fortress towers are spectacular, making a day trip to this country within a country worth it for the epic views alone. However, why not take the bus from nearby Rimini and stay overnight? An overnight visit will allow you to explore the three towers and the basilica during the day and eat great food after the day trippers have departed.

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San Marino is beautiful at all times of day but perhaps most of all when the sun starts to set.

After the sun sets, San Marino offers a different experience where visitors can take romantic strolls on winding cobblestone roads and eat local food without throngs of tourists searching for the best photo ops and souvenirs. Not surprising considering its geographic location within Emilia Romagna, San Marino’s food options include Italian favorites like pizza, pasta and piadina, but San Marino cuisine doesn’t stop there. Righi La Taverna, a one starred Michelin restaurant helmed by Chef Luigi Sartini, offers a luxury dining experience on Piazza Libertà. Sartini’s dishes elevate local products like snails and lamb to magical levels in a truly gastronomic environment.

Ristorante Righi Starter - Emilia Romagna Food Experiences

At Righi La Taverna, Chef Luigi Sartini serves gastronomic cuisine like this tomato soup starter served inside a hollowed out egg shell.

Pro Tip:  Get your passport stamped at the tourist office in San Marino. Although a stamp is not necessary for entry into the sovereign state, it makes for a wonderful souvenir as well as a badge of honor among travelers.

Learn how to Make Pasta

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Both an art and a skill, making pasta by hand is more difficult than it looks.

Emilia Romagna locals grow up making pasta with their grandmothers (nonnas), many learning how to form noodles before they can even walk. In the not-so-distant past, making hand rolled pasta at home was a daily ritual in many homes throughout the region, providing a bridge between the generations. However, due to today’s busy lifestyle, most people don’t have time to make fresh pasta every day, opting instead to buy pasta at specialty shops and markets except for holidays and family events. Luckily for the rest of us, it’s possible to take classes in Emilia Romagna and learn about the art of pasta making. These hands-on experiences are both fun and educational, not to mention tasty.

Le Sfogline Pasta Making Demo - Emilia Romagna Food Experiences

Monica Venturi expertly forms tortellini at Le Sfogline in Bologna.

One option is to attend a pasta making demo at the popular Le Sfogline pasta shop adjacent to Mercato delle Herbe. In the demo, sisters Daniella and Monica Venturi demonstrate their enviable pasta making skills while sharing colorful stories and secrets. Along with their employee Rosa, the Venturi sisters make the shop’s pasta by hand, only using machines for stretching the dough.

Le Sfogline Pasta Makers- Emilia Romagna Food Experiences

The triple threat (Rosa, Monica and Daniella) at La Sfogline brings decades of experience to the shop’s handmade pasta efforts.

Another option for learning how to make pasta is to take a private class from a Bologna local like Davide Labanti, an accomplished filmmaker who learned the pasta making craft from his nonna. Labanti patiently tried to teach us how to form tortellini, a process that is easier than it looks, before cooking up a meal that we enjoyed with wine and conversation. Labante even brought in gelato from Stefino, one of our favorite Bologna gelaterias. During our class, Labanti’s apartment was funky, cramped, hot, initmate and magical. We ate great food, talked politics, drank wine and connected in a unique way that makes international travel a truly special experience.

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Davide Labonti leaned how to make pasta from his nonna. He now hosts a class where he shares this knowledge with hungry students.

Pro Tip:  Book your pasta demo or class in advance. Click here to inquire about the demo at La Sfogline. You can email Labanti at 14pollici@gmail.com to set up a pasta class.

Attend the Al Mèni Festival in Rimini

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Rimini is a popular beach getaway that attracts sun worshipers from all over Europe.

A sunny resort town on the picturesque Adriatic coast, Rimini shines the brightest during its annual Al Mèni food festival. Set in a circus tent, the premier Emilia Romagna festival provides a rollicking atmosphere both for the array of international chefs who cook the food and the food-loving guests who devour it. Host Massimo Bottura, the acclaimed chef at Modena’s world famous Osteria Francescana, hosts the event and infuses a jovial sense of community along with a high standard of culinary excellence. The festival continues outside the tent with locally sourced gourmet street food, Amarcord craft beer and Carpigiani gelato.

Chef Massimo Bottura at Al Meni Festival - Emilia Romagna Food Experiences

Chef Massimo Bottura hosts the Al Mèni festival and sets a high bar for the participating chefs.

We loved strolling among the food stalls, tasting wine and chatting with various Emilia Romagna producers. However, we had two special highlights from attending the festival. Our first highlight was reconnecting with Chef Arnaud Laverdin from Le Bijouterie, one of the best restaurants in Lyon France. We were delighted when the talented chef remembered us from our Lyon visit, and even more delighted when we tasted his culinary contribution to the festival.

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The Grand Hotel brunch feast was filled with a variety of food like local pastries and prosciutto made from local Romagna producers.

Our second highlight was attending the picnic brunch at the Grand Hotel, the five-star hotel that inspired filmmaker Federico Fellini throughout his illustrious film career. Not only did the Grand Hotel live up to its name, but the brunch was even grander with a gelato bar, chefs carving Bistec a la Fiorentina, a cornucopia of sweet and savory buffet items and a range of local wines.

Rimini has worthy food experiences outside of the annual Al Mèni festival. Eating a piadina in Rimini is a must. The piadina, otherwise known as a flatbread sandwich stuffed with local ingredients like prosciutto and stracchinio cheese, is a ubiquitous Rimini food option that you can find all over town including the excellent version at local piadaneria Lella Piada e Cassoni. During our visit to Rimini, we also enjoyed great pizza at Osteria de Borg and crafted cocktails at Moméntino.

Pro Tip: Take a ride on the town’s big ferris wheel at sunset. The views from the top of the wheel are extraordinary.

Take a Parmigiana Reggiano Dairy Tour

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Daryl is in cheese heaven at the Parmigiano Reggiano dairy.

Any trip to Emilia Romagna would be incomplete without a visit to a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese dairy. Dating back to the 13th century, Parmigiano Reggiano, a cooked and pressed cheese, is a DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) food product that can only be produced with specific methods from special dairy cows that only exist in Emilia Romagna.

As we learned during our tour at Caseificio Nuovo Martignana Societa’ Agricola Cooperativa, the process for producing Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is both intense and precise. The passionate cheesemakers follow an exact process for each certified wheel of cheese, starting with milking the cows, cooking the milk to a specific temperature and aging the finished cheese wheels for 12, 24 or 36 months. We watched the family of cheesemakers cook the cheese in large cauldrons, each with 1,000 liters of milk, before cutting and molding the cheese. Quality rules over quantity when it comes to this dairy’s Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, with production capped at 18 wheels per day.

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Parmigiano Reggiano cheese producers remove formed curds from a bath as part of the precise cheese production process. The curd is then cut in half and formed into the cheese’s distinctive wheels.

As fascinating as it is to watch the production of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, the best part of a Parmigiano Reggiano dairy tour is the opportunity to taste the cheese in the dairy’s aging cellar. The tasting experience reveals how the color gets more intense over time as does crystallization. Plus, let’s face it, Parmigiano Reggiano doesn’t get any fresher or better than at the source.

Pro Tip: Click here to explore taking a Parmigiano Reggiano tour in Emilia Romagna.

Taste Traditional Balsamic Vinegar

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Davide Lonardi produces tradtional balsamic vinegar at Acetaia Villa San Donnino in Modena.

If you think that you know traditional balsamic vinegar based on the balsamic vinegar that you’ve purchased at the grocery store – think again. Authentic balsamic vinegar is a Denominazione di Origine Protetta (DOP) product that can only be produced in Emilia Romagna. And, unlike the grocery store version made with vinegar, sugar and additives, traditional balsamic vinegar has just one ingredient – grape juice.

Davide Lonardi provides an excellent tour at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, his third-generation farm, sharing the process that starts in the vineyard and continues while the balsamic vinegar ages in the attic for at least 12 years, but preferably for at least 25 years. Lonardi patiently walks visitors through the fermentation and maturation processes, showing the different sized barrels and telling stories that span three generations.

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Traditional balsamic vinegar pairs well with ice cream. We first tasted the combination during a tasting at Acetaia Villa San Donnino in Modena.

As with a Parmigiano Reggiano tour, the highlight of a balsamic vinegar tour is the tasting. Flavors explode with each taste, especially when the balsamic vinegar is paired with ice cream. If you don’t believe that ice cream and traditional balsamic vinegar are a match made in heaven – taste it for yourself. You can thank us later.

Pro Tip:  Click here to schedule a tour at Acetaia Villa San Donnino. When you go for the tour, buy a bottle of balsamic vinegar to enjoy later at home. Since you only need to add a few drops at a time, the price is relatively high but the value is favorable.

Picnic in the Bologna Hills

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Visiting the Church of San Michele in Bosco was a highlight of our Vespa tour of the Bologna hills. In addition to its interesting interior and fascinating past dating back to the 16th century, the historic church offers panoramic views of the city below.

Though not as famous as the Tuscan hills, the Bologna hills provide endless vistas with stunning views as well as numerous spots ideal for picnics and cultural exploration. The best way to access these hills is by Vespa, the hip Italian scooter, which visitors can rent in the city for individual adventures. Alternatively, visitors can take Vespa tours like the one that we enjoyed with Travelhoo. Our Vespa tour took us to must-see spots that we couldn’t access on foot – San Michele in Bosco, Sanctuary of San Luca, Casaglia Church, Sabbiuno War Memorial, Ponte di Vizzano and Palazzo de Rossi.

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Mindi enjoys our picnic with a view in the Bologna hills.

Beyond experiencing epic sites and beautiful landscape, the best part of touring the Bologna hills is the food. We loved eating local food picnic style. We also loved stopping for aperitivos at Fienile Fluò, a restaurant and farmhouse nestled in the Bologna hills. In the grand scheme of things, there isn’t much better in life than enjoying Emilia Romagna food and wine while gazing at views of the undulating, green patchwork countryside.

Travelhoo Vespa Tour Aperitvos - Emilia Romagna Food Experiences

Fienile Fluò serves Emilia Romagna food products and local wine in the Bologna hills.

Pro Tip:  Driving a Vespa in the Bologna Hills requires skill. Unless you have prior motorbike experience or have time to practice, plan to be a passenger instead of a driver.

Eat Lunch at an Agriturismo

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DonnaLivia is a family run agriturismo. Armed with a culinary degree, daughter Giulia runs the kitchen where she prepares a variety of food including the pasta pictured here.

Staying at an agriturismo in Emilia Romagna can be a great experience since many independently owned farms provide wonderful food in addition to luxury accommodations. Even if you don’t stay at an agriturismo, it’s still possible to dine at one like we did with our lunch at DonnaLivia Farm House in Brisighella. Our lunch started with scrambled eggs served with nettles, tomatoes and mint and continued with tagliatelle with zuchinni cabanera and olive oil before finishing with yogurt topped with peeled peaches and fresh mint. We washed the locally sourced food down with a red wine made with Merlot and Sangiovese grapes grown on the farm’s property.

Donnalivia Olive Oil Tasting - Emilia Romagna Food Experiences

We tasted three different olive oils at Donnalivia Farm House.

The beauty of dining at an agriturismo is the opportunity to experience the farm’s bounty. The ancient town of Brisighella is known for its olive oil, and DonnaLivia Farm House follows the local tradition by producing olive oil from old trees on the property. After ritualistically tasting three olive oils – Centenario, Viridum and Metodo, we checked out the olive mill during our tour of the property and its vineyard, though the tour of the highlight was eating sweet cherries right from the trees.

Pro Tip: Visit Framboise in downtown Brisighella. The charming restaurant is a perfect lunch spot when you visit Brisighella.

Dine at Bologna Restaurants

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Tagliatelle al Ragu, otherwise known as Tagliatelle Bolognese, is a classic pasta dish in Bologna.

Nicknamed the City of Food and La Grassa (the fat one), Bologna has an abundance of food restaurants at all price points – and most of them are outstanding. Busy from morning until night, restaurants in Bologna come alive at the end of the day when locals flock in the city center for pre-dinner aperitivos and the buzz continues until the last plates of pasta hit the tables in Bologna’s neighborhood osterias.

Trattoria del Rosso Pasta - Emilia Romagna Food Experiences

Tortellini in Brodo in another classic Bologna pasta dish. In this dish, meat filled pasta swims in a savory broth.

The best places to eat in Bologna are not fancy establishments but are instead classic family-run establishments that eschew gastronomic tricks for hearty pasta dishes. Diners inhale big plates topped with gramigna and bowls filled with tortellini in brodo while sipping on Emilia Romagna wine varietals like Sangiovese and Lambrusco. Could life get any better than this?

Pro Tip:  Order an Aperol Spritz with your aperitivos. Though Emilia Romagna wine never disappoints, the Aperol Spritz is an immensely popular beverage choice in Bologna these days.

Shop at Local Markets

Cherries at Mercato delle Herbe - Emilia Romagna Food Experiences

Mercato delle Erbe, the largest Bologna food market, sells a variety of seasonal produce including local cherries in June.

Shopping for produce in Emilia Romagna is a joy whether or not if you have a kitchen. Local markets display fresh fruits and vegetables in jumbled piles and sell them by the bagful. As in the case in much of Europe, shoppers enjoy the best selection when they shop with the season. We’re talking about insanely delicious Vignola cherries in June and earthy porcini mushrooms and white truffles in the autumn months.

Mercato delle Herbe Vendors - Emilia Romagna Food Experiences

The vendors at Mercato delle Erbe welcomed us with friendly smiles and local products.

Visitors can graze through a market, easily turning a shopping expedition into a meal. However, the true local experience is to shop at a market and then cook a meal at home. Such an activity was a pipe dream for culinary travelers in the past, but the availability of short-term apartment rentals has turned this dream into a reality. Shopping and cooking may be chores at home, but doing both in Emilia Romagna is utterly satisfying, with the true reward being a homemade lunch or dinner.

Bologna Cooking at Home - Emilia Romagna Food Experiences

We loved cooking at our Bologna apartments, both during Blogville and when we were on our own. Renting one of the many available holiday apartments in Bologna provides tourists with the invaluable opportunity to shop at local markets and then cook at home.

Pro Tip:  When you buy fresh pasta at a shop like La Sfogline, buy a side of Bolognese sauce. Why spend hours at the stove when you can buy sauce made by an Italian grandmother?


Hungry for more? Check back soon for our Bologna Food Guide with tips on where to eat some of the best food in Bologna.


Book Your Emilia Romagna Accommodations

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Having a good place to sleep is important when the sun sets in Emilia Romagna.

Have we convinced you to visit Emilia Romagna and have your own food experiences? Click here to research hotels in the area. We recommend the following hotels where we stayed in Emilia Romagna:

Hotel Luxor in Rimini
Hotel Cesare in San Marino

We also recommend staying at a Halldis apartment in Bologna.

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We thank Emilia Romagna Tourism for providing many of these food experiences as part of our participation in the iAmbassodor program Blogville. We also thank Bologna Welcome and Haldis for facilitating the pasta demo and class.

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Comments

  1. Everything looks so delicious and fun! I swear that I eat my weight in pasta and gelato when we go to Italy! I’ve never tried a cooking class there, but would love to. I’ll have to add that to my list. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I left Italy, my home country, 6 years ago. I only go back for short holidays, to see family and friends. I am happy with my choice to live abroad, very happy. And I skype my mom every other day, so it’s as if I was just living in another city, not half Europe away. I am generally never homesick, and that’s because I’m really happy to be where I am.

    And then I come across posts like this one, and it hits me.

    I’m happy to be where I am, but I miss the culinary variety and food culture of Italy every day. That is the one thing that makes me feel homesick. Food like a religion. Yeah, I do miss that.

    Thanks for taking me home with this post 🙂

  3. Your photos are so stunning, I can almost taste the food I’m looking at! Everything looks so delicious, and – being a little cheese obsessed –I’d absolutely love to take a Parmigiano Reggiano tour 🙂

  4. Italian food is totally my favorite. I have eaten a good amount of gelato in my life, but I could go for more. I’d also love to learn how to handmake pasta from scratch!

  5. Italy is, without doubt, the most amazing place in the world for foodie adventures. We love Italian food and while you can find pizza and pasta everywhere in the world, nowhere does it quite like Italy. Viva Italia.

  6. OMG You made me sooooo hungry! I love Italian food so much <3
    I would like to try all! Everything is so yummy 🙂

  7. Eating while traveling is just one way to immerse yourself in a destination. Local food offers us a window into the culture and people. Next to time I make it to Italy, I really want to learn how to learn pasta!

  8. The gelato looks so good guys; definitely looks like the best in the world. This sweet dessert has grown on me over the years. I was a bit annoyed with the small serving size when new to gelato nearly a decade ago. Then when I actually savored the dish I found out that a few scoops does the trick, filling you up and tickling your taste buds.

    Ryan

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