Bologna + Emilia-Romagna
Bologna + Emilia-Romagna Travel Guide
One of Italy's legendary opera houses; its season runs from January to mid-April.
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).
Don't miss the museum's collection of prized Baroque paintings.