In Emilia-Romagna, hospitality is sacred. Here, a genuine respect for guests, along with the desire to make others feel pampered is second-nature—and that’s your guarantee that a trip to “Motorland” will be everything you want it to be. Here, you’ll find an Italy ready to welcome you into its embrace. You’ll experience Emilia-Romagna’s excellence and authenticity, soak up its unique ambience, and thrill to its works of art and renowned culinary traditions.
Emilia-Romagna has long been recognized as the capital of Italian cuisine. Come taste fresh pasta, made by hand the way Modena’s rezdore —those undisputed matriarchs of culinary tradition—have always done. Their undiminished passion for the cuisine for which this part of Italy is justly famous infuses whatever they create, including pasta varieties such as tortellini, tortelloni, tagliatelle, maltagliati, and lasagna! Emilia-Romagna boasts of an almost infinite number of prize-winning food products and of brands that have become synonymous with quality: Lambrusco wine, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, traditional balsamic vinegar from Modena, the prosciutto of Modena and of Parma. in addition to many other products whose traditional preparation and wholesomeness have made them classics of the “Slow Food” movement: mortadella, Romagnola beef, “Bianca Modenese” cattle, Zibello culatello (a special version of cured ham), or eel from the Comacchio Valley! Take a seat in one of the area’s many traditional restaurants. Let your host offer his suggestions and sample the day’s special recipes. If you’re in the mood for a truly unique experience, treat yourself to one of the Modena area’s star-rated restaurants. First on your list might be Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana in Modena one of the best restaurant in the world!
Visit a cheese factory to discover the way Parmigiano-Reggiano is actually made. Learn how to recognize balsamic vinegar prepared as tradition demands or let yourself be intrigued by a tasting of local wines. Sign up for a cooking course and see whether you have the skill to “knot” the tortellini the way tradition demands! Emilia-Romagna is a land of culture as well, and its cities await your discovery! Follow the Via Emilia from Piacenza to the Adriatic coast (the Riviera Romagnola) and discover Italy’s most important art cities, including Piacenza, Parma, Reggio-Emilia, Modena, Bologna, Ferrara, Ravenna ... a breathtaking tour of one of Italy’s richest and most beautiful areas! Here the air is alive with art, history, and the exciting present of a spirited and welcoming land—all the ingredients you need to make your vacation a unique experience. For those who crave the peace and quiet of natural surroundings, the hillsides of Emilia-Romagna and the Apennines offer inviting alternatives to city life! There’s something for everyone in Emilia-Romagna: recreation, relaxation, culture, shopping, and wide open spaces.