Bologna + Emilia-Romagna
Bologna + Emilia-Romagna Travel Guide
One of Italy's legendary opera houses; its season runs from January to mid-April.
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).
Parma has an embarrassment of remarkable shops selling salumi, Parmesan, and prepared foods. You’ll never see a tourist in this one.
Don't miss the museum's collection of prized Baroque paintings.
The Scene: Home-cooked meals in Italy are a holy grail for any food-obsessed traveler, and thanks to Egeria Di Nallo, a sociology professor from Bologna, that elusive culinary quest is within reach.
This bakery with Art Nouveau murals serves a delicious crescente (Parmesan-topped focaccia).