Five Favorite Flavors From Ferrara and Modena

To ring in the New Year, my family and I rented a farmhouse for a few days on the outskirts of Ferrara. Thinking back to the trip, the timing wasn’t ideal. Ferrara was freezing and on New Year’s Eve, the fog was so thick on our drive into town to watch the fireworks over Castello Estense that we wondered if we should even go out at all.…

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Map of Italy’s Earthquake Zones

Update: If you are looking for the latest news on the August 24, 2016 earthquake in Central Italy, please visit this post.

I just saw word on Twitter that northern Italy has suffered yet another earthquake,. A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit the Modena area in Emilia-Romagna around 9:20 p.m.…

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Gastronomic Tour of Emilia Romagna

Tamburini Prosciutti

You can eat well just about anywhere in Italy. But Italians know that Italy’s culinary heart lies in Emilia Romagna.┬áRag├║ alla Bolognese, premium balsamic vinegar from Modena, Parma ham,┬áparmigiano cheese, mortadella – all of these scrumptious items come from Emilia Romagna.…

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