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 (and money) but here are 3 very different places that have more than a star in common.
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.
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 foods of Bologna and where to eat them well made.
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.
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.
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.