Bologna + Emilia-Romagna
Bologna + Emilia-Romagna Travel Guide
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).
Soak in thermal baths amid 1920's frescoes, sculptures, and bas-reliefs at this Art Deco spa.
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).
One of Italy's legendary opera houses; its season runs from January to mid-April.