Emilia Romagna, Italy, Travelling
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Blogville in Bologna & Emilia Romagna: An Eating, Drinking & Cooking Adventure

Bologna and Emilia Romagna await me tomorrow and I could not be more excited. Emilia Romagna is known as the bread basket of Italy, and is home to some of Italys most famous exports like parmesan cheese, parma ham and balsamic vinegar. Bologna itself is home to lasagne, tagliatelle with ragu, tortelloni and tortellini. I will be based in Bologna – and in an apartment, so I will also be able to cook – but I will also be travelling around and exploring the region.

Highlights, which you can follow by checking in on @eatlikeagirl on twitter and instagram, the Eat Like a Girl page on Facebook, and by following the hashtags #Blogville (twitter) and #InEmiliaRomagna (twitter) in all of those spaces too. I will be blogging in time, of course, but for a broader and more immediate spread, check in on social media. There will be a group of bloggers in Emilia Romagna using these hashtags, so you will get to see some quite diverse posts on the region.

Highlights are many, but I am most looking forward to a pasta cooking class in Bologna, a visit to Parma to explore parmesan cheese & parma ham, lunch at Osteria Francescana (Massimo Botturas restaurant, placed at no. 3 in the world on the San Pellegrino Worlds 50 Best Restaurants list) and the gelato university in Bologna. There is lots more planned, but I don’t want to spoil the fun by sharing it all now. It will be my first time in Bologna, so please send tips my way if you have been before. I cannot wait until I have my first bowl of pasta tomorrow.

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  1. Ooooh I’m really looking forward to this! A dream of mine to go to many places in Italy, but Bologna… A Food heaven! Can’t wait to see your tweets photos and write up

  2. That looks like an amazing trip, Niamh. We had been hoping to do Italy last year as part of our food odyssey but we broke off early and never got back to it. We’re hoping we might do it in September. I’ll be keeping a keen eye for tips on the best places to visit! Enjoy!

  3. We had a fabulous time in Bologna and have a great tour guide recommendation if you want it. Loved her knowledge & passion for the arts & architecture.

  4. You definitely need to try Al Pappagallo restaurant, a Bolgona institution that makes really great food. Also, if you like cooking, try out Bologna Cooking School for a day with Carlo, you go to his house, and he teaches you traditional Italian cooking using recipes that his family has used for generations.

  5. This is making me so excited for my trip around Northern italy in July – I am so jealous that you are going to a pasta-making class, but hopefully i’ll be able to sample some of this glorious food when I make it there!

  6. Goose says

    This is superb, all of these Bologna posts are very cool. I only visited Milan in the North, I want to visit Bologna now. More great posts.

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