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.

This bakery with Art Nouveau murals serves a delicious crescente (Parmesan-topped focaccia).

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.