This November in Bologna foodie heaven is coming in the form of a 20 acre park devoted to Italian food. Opening in what is widely considered as the cradle of Italy's immense food and wine culture says Tiziana Pirmori, Eataly World's CEO. Bologna's prime location, she says, is ideally placed to "offer a taste of the whole country from Piedmont to Sicily."
There will be no olive shaped cable cars suspended across the air taking you to the meatball or gnocchi section of the park. Though it would be nice to be ferried across the sky high above lush landscapes while sipping on some local Italian grapes! Don't worry though you will be able to zip around the park using specially designed tricycles by Italian bicycle designer Bianchi. They come with shopping baskets you can fill to the brim with Italian food goodies.
The parks mission is to tell you the story of food from field to fork . It will take you on an sensory and educational experience about food and its biodiversity. You will be able to watch wheat being stone ground into flour and whipped into different types of pasta and gain a start to finish insight into prosciutto dry-curing. You can then purchase fresh food to make a delicious family meal at home or sit back and sample one of the 40 restaurants on site to ignite your taste buds.
Did we mention it runs on 44,000 solar panels, 30% of the 2,000 producers are small artisanal companies including the 16th century Calabrian licorice producers Amarelli and it is free for customers to enter. So where do we book our ticket? Italy here we come.
Find out more at https://www.eatalyworld.it/en/