Bologna + Emilia-Romagna

Things to do in Bologna + Emilia-Romagna

Off the SP486 highway, a small sign for the museum points left, down a long driveway to what looks like a dairy farm. Owned by retired Italian business mogul, Umberto Panini, the Maserati museum showcases these genteel sports cars.

An organic Parmigiano-Reggiano dairy (a tour finishes with a sampling of cheeses).

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.