Well-known as a beach resort of the Emilia-Romagna region for Summer holidays, Cervia actually has a lot of charm apart from its wide beaches. Originally the city stood by the salt pans and salt production.
Heaven on the hillside – A perfect spa day in Italy
Imagine the most fabulous photo you’ve ever seen of the Italian countryside. Then, add a series of pools to those hillsides where, from any point, you can gaze out across the land and lose yourself in the serenity. This place is real.
Visiting a Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Maker in Italy
Parmigiano-Reggiano is one of the specialty foods of Emilia-Romagna. In Europe, it is a protected product with clear guidelines about its origin, ingredients, and how it is made. As Champagne is to France, Parmigiano-Reggiano is to Italy.
Ham, salt and air. That is all it takes to make Prosciutto di Parma to give it its proper name. Sounds easy doesn’t it? Calling it easy though would be a huge disservice to the skill and mastery of the producers.
When we were on the Modena leg of our food tour of Italy we jumped at the chance to visit a traditional producer and see how balsamic vinegar is made. We were amazed both by the process and the flavours we encountered.
Piadinas are an Italian flat bread made from flour, olive oil, salt and water and are often sold in special kiosks called piadinerie. Served with the piadinas was Parma ham, pecorino cheese and squacquerone which is a local cottage type cheese.
There are two Ferrari museums – the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari which is focused on the life and work of Enzo Ferrari, and the Museo Ferrari, which we visited, concentrating on road cars and celebrating Ferrari’s Formula 1 heritage.