From Albania to Iran, from Portugal and Sicily to Bologna. These are the best foods I had in 2017 and where to find them.
A list of 5 objects that you can order online for those who love Bologna. Like for my 5 best souvenirs from Bologna these aren't payed recommendations. Just my personal suggestions to have a piece of Bologna with you for Christmas.
[Spoiler: of course there's food inside].
I'm not fond of entertainment parks (except Jurassic Park, that was great!) so when I first heard about FICO, the Eataly World food park who opens today in Bologna, I was a bit sceptical. Then I first visited it this summer while it was still in progress, met and talked with some of people behind it and my interest started to grow. Finally I've visited it and this is what I've found.
I'm not exactly into art museum. It's probably the last thing I look for when I visit a city, especially if the weather is good.
But what to do between a visit of a market and a walk to have breakfast at that lost bar in a lost neighbourhood? It can be nice to stop and learn more about an hidden artist to rediscover, daylife art almost disappeared or old photographs of the city you love.
Here are 3 exhibitions that left me speechless for different reasons. You still a few time to visit them and you really should.
Andrea, where I can have the best tortellini in Bologna? I can't remember how many times I've heard this question, but all the times I give a very vague answer.
The truth is I usually don't order tortellini at the restaurant. If you still haven't left the website I explain the reason: tortellini for me and lots of bolognesi mean winter Sunday lunch with family, Christmas dinner with gifts and Panettone etc. It's a special dish for special occasions, that takes time to be prepared, not something we have everyday and in every season. But every year there's a way to find out which is the restaurant that makes the best tortellini.
I'm always suspicious with popular restaurants on Tripadvisor. I had terrible experiences in the past and, even if it's an essential tool to make our food tours in Bologna known, I don't trust it that much. That's probably the reason why it took me so long to visit Trattoria di Via Serra, #1 restaurant in Bologna on Tripadvisor. But I have another powerful tool in Bologna: very trusted foodies friends who kept repeating me how great it was. So I went. Curious to find out if Trattoria di Via Serra is the best restaurant in Bologna?