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Where to eat in Bologna in August: a problem to solve

Find an open restaurant in August in Bologna seems a jigsaw to solve.Most of the places are closed for the summer holidays, but I won’t leave you without good food.Here’s a list of quality restaurants open in August. TamburiniIf Bologna’s food has a sacred temple, this is Tamburini. An old salsamenteria, meat shop, that serves Continua a leggere..

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Alvar Aalto’s church in Riola: a history of light

Why Alvar Aalto, one of the most important architect and designer of the XX century, would create a church in a tiny village of 300 people on the hills of Bologna? The story is long and complex. Let’s start from the beginning. From Finland to Riola: Alvaar Alto in Bologna 1955. Cardinal Giacomo Lercaro established Continua a leggere..

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5 great Michelin starred restaurants near Bologna (that are not Osteria Francescana)

If I say Michelin starred restaurant near Bologna your first thought will go to Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana. And I can say you’re right because #1 restaurant in the world is a worth-a-plane place.But it’s not the only Michelin star that you should check out if you are in Bologna. It took me some time Continua a leggere..

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5 Food markets you should visit in Italy

From North to South, you find a food market in every dusty corner of Italy. Indoor, open air, liberty, temporary, gourmet, gentrified, dirty, harsh, noisy. Surely never boring. ​This is my selection of the 5 best food markets I’ve met during my food trips. Quadrilatero, Bologna Bologna is a market. It was in the past Continua a leggere..

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Which is and where is hidden the real street food of Bologna

Let’s say it loud and clear: Bologna is not a city of street food. We prefer to eat slowly and with our legs under the table.​But how great would it be to walk around the 2 towers with a cone of fried custard in your hands? ​Check out this list of the most popular street Continua a leggere..

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In the mood for wine? 15 places to drink with style in Bologna

Italy’s wine-world is maybe as wide and diverse as Italian cuisine itself. ​But once you’ve started, you won’t be able to stop discovering. These are my best places to drink wine in Bologna and to give your trip a sparkling twist. And you’ll never order just the house wine anymore. Tap wine board at Enoteca Continua a leggere..

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10 essential libraries you have to visit in Emilia Romagna

If there’s a place where you can find me after a food tour, this is a library. An oasis of silence in the desert of noise, to rest and recharge. ​Emilia Romagna is full of beautiful and hidden libraries. Here’s a list of my favorite ones to put on your travel list. Sala Borsa, Bologna Continua a leggere..

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6 reasons to visit Parma in 2019

I’m sure you already know Parma. You met it in the unique taste of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese or in the sweetness of culatello and Parma ham. But food, and our new Parma food tour that celebrates it, isn’t the only masterpiece there.​​Here are some reasons why you should put Parma in your travel bucket list. Continua a leggere..

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And the best restaurant in Modena is

No, it’s not THAT one you’re already thinking about. ​It’s called Ristretto Vicolo Coccapani and let me explain why I’ve been there 10 times in the last month and I can’t get enough. The counter of Ristretto Vicolo Coccapani with a great selection of Italian wines What is Ristretto Vicolo Coccapani First it was the Continua a leggere..

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A complete guide for solo travelers in Bologna

Somebody said that traveling together is all about the art of compromise. That’s why, sometimes, it’s wonderful not to.I’m a solo traveller sometimes and I enjoy my total freedom in making plans and turn them upside down.It’s fun to think about your own city as a solo traveler. But I figured out that Bologna can Continua a leggere..

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