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Emilia-Romagna…what are you waiting for?

By September 29, 2022March 10th, 2023No Comments

I must confess, I am new to the Italy scene. Yes, I admit this. I’m a neo-Italophile. My first trip to Italy was only in April of 2014, however to say this trip was life changing, is an understatement. In the past 8 years, I have had the privilege of returning to this beautiful country numerous times including living there for 5 months back in 2018. Italy is truly a gift that keeps on giving. In fact, I found the best version of myself while living there.

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(this is not me – but it sums up how I felt)

When I thought of Italy, back in the day, I thought of Italy as a whole. Literally, that is it. Then maybe, Rome and Florence. But at that time, I lumped Italy into one category. Well, let me tell you something… Italy is not just Italy. The regionality of this country is its greatest gift of all. The way each region takes such pride in their culture is truly impressive. Now when I think of Italy, I think of it in terms of Lazio, Campania, Piedimonte, and oh so often, Emilia-Romagna. Oh, Emilia-Romagna, how I love you so.


Located in northern Italy spanning from the Apennine Mountains to the Po River, Emilia-Romagna is home to some of the most, if not THE most, delicious foods I have ever tasted. Two words (ish), Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Yet this is only the beginning. If you haven’t travelled to this region, I ask you, what are you waiting for? To tempt you even further, I give you my top three favorite tours in Emilia-Romagna.

Taste Parma: Parmigiano, Prosciutto & Balsamic Vinegar If you choose only one experience while visiting Emilia-Romagna, please, please, please, take this tour. This tour brings you through the beautiful countryside to learn about, and truly enjoy, the flavors of this region. This is the birthplace of of Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, and Balsamic Vinegar. I do not believe it a stretch to state that these three items are the building blocks of of true Italian cuisine. You must taste them in their home environment. I am begging you!


Welcome to Bologna Bologna is also known as La Dotta, (the learned), La Grassa, (the fat), and La Rossa (the red, for its socialist inclination); a city that has this many intriguing nicknames is worth visiting. This three-hour tour is focused on introducing you to the capital of Emilia-Romagna, Bologna and it will satiate your need for history, culture, and of course, cuisine.

Streets of Bologna

Cooking in Bologna Tortellini. Lasagna. Need I say more? Apron up!

Tortellini Filling

So let’s revisit the question, what are you waiting for? Check out our full list of offerings here. We look forward to hearing from you!

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