La Bonissima

Local food festival in Modena

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    Food Festival
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    Food Valley

Over the years, “La Bonissima” has become, in Italy and abroad, more and more relevant as the yearly iconic food cultural event.

In the heart of Modena, in Piazza Grande, a Unesco's site, you will find the rare food specialties from Modena, the result of tradition and rarities from our 30 local producers. 

Show cooking, tasting events and challenges among the best chefs will offer you the best emotional experience during these 3 days.

The balancing of rare local ingredients is the secret of our success, and “La Bonissima” is a unique chance to spend a weekend surrounded by a high quality food and beverage market, hubs and guided emotional tastings thanks to our food experts.

Directly from farmers, pastry chefs, and local producers, raw and rare products will give visitors the opportunity to find, taste and buy what is not commonly affordable on supermarket shelves because of the limited produced quantities.

Do not miss our “fried dumpling” the so-called “Gnocco fritto”, “borlenghi”, both simply made up with our zero kilometre ingredients, hot, served together with lard and herbs, our small savoury scones the so-called “crescentine”, the Emilian Lasagna, both vegetarian and traditional ones, “calzagatti”, fried polenta with beans, something unforgettable!

Delight your mouth with the best Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, our balsamic vinegar, Modena typical jam, salami from San Felice, tortellini, flour and potatoes from the Apennines, without forgetting for you our “forest Apennine creatures” such as mushrooms, truffles and blueberry confiture, sweet delicacies, fruit tarts, chocolate pralines and other rarities. You can also drink our valuable Lambrusco Pignoletto wine “Grasaparossa” a kind of iconic variety wine from Castelvetro's vineyards and various craft beers, and nocino, a liqueur made with walnuts, a wonder!

“La Bonissima” will welcome you to sit outdoors and eat and drink cocktails and have dinner at sunset in Piazza Grande, lovely moments in your life thanks also to our local producers giving you beautiful taste experiences.


  • Piazza Grande - Modena (Modena)
18 - 20 October 2024
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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  • Free event

Information offices

Modena Tourist Information Office
Piazza Grande, 14 - Modena (MO)
+ 39 0592032660 + 39 059 2032659 Opening: all year round
Palazzo dei Musei information point
Largo Porta S. Agostino, 337 - Modena (MO)
+ 39 059 2033125 Opening: all year round

Last update 19/01/2024

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