Bologna + Emilia-Romagna

Things to do in Bologna + Emilia-Romagna

Parma has an embarrassment of remarkable shops selling salumi, Parmesan, and prepared foods. You’ll never see a tourist in this one.

Do as the Modenese do and visit this covered market (open mornings only). Pick up lunch to go at Panini Schiavoni, a stall with unusual sandwich fillings (smoked swordfish; toasted pine nuts).

Two exquisitely frescoed rooms by Renaissance master and Emilia-Romagna native Antonio da Correggio.

Here, Carla Galli produces some of Modena's best traditional balsamic, aged for a minimum of 12 years in wooden barrels in her attic (warning: a 3.3-ounce bottle costs $58).

Don't miss the museum's collection of prized Baroque paintings.