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“Emilia for foodies, Foodies in Emilia” sounds like a tongue-twister, instead, is the name of the new Full-Day Food Tour we have designed for foodies and people curious about the food and wine culture of the Emilia-Romagna region.

The first stop is at Modena’s covered food market “Mercato Albinelli”. The market is the soul of a city, with its colours and aromas, and the typically impatient local housewives queuing up to do the shop….

We are in the historical centre of Modena, on the main avenue, the famous Via Emilia, and we stop in Piazza Grande to look at the wonderful rose window of Modena Cathedral, considered by many critics one of the most beautiful examples of the Romanesque style, listed as UNESCO world heritage site with the Ghirlandina tower, the symbol of the town.

After this short morning walk, let’s leave the city to go back to the core of our Artisanal Food Tours: local food and cuisine. We arrive at a traditional Agriturismo in the Modenese countryside to learn to roll the egg pasta by the rolling pin in the cooking class “Hands in the dough” . A Bolognese saying states that the dough should be thin enough to see San Luca therethrough – San Luca stays for the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca, which dominates Bologna from the top of Colle della Guardia as welcomes you as soon as you land at Guglielmo Marconi airport…

Finally, we can enjoy the result of our culinary efforts: tortellini, lasagne, rosette, and so on… Stuffed eggs pasta dishes, which more than any others are the symbol of the most artisanal and traditional pasta of Emilia-Romagna.

And let’s toast with a glass of Pignoletto or Lambrusco wine: two semi-sparkling (vini frizzanti) wines produced from two autochthonous grape varieties of Bologna and Modena, where in fact people typically drink semi-sparkling wines.

Typical products, local gastronomy, the cheerful and energetic character of the Emilians, the stories of these places… This is the Emilia you are going to discover with our Emilia Storyteller guide.