Monday, February 27th, 2017

25 Best Food Experiences in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

The best food in Italy is in Emilia-Romagna. Period. Long known as the home of parmesan cheese, prosciutto, and traditional aged balsamic vinegar, even Italians from other regions will grudgingly admit that yes, Emilia-Romagna is home to Italy’s best food. Emilia-Romagna, a northern region consisting of the western inland region of Emilia and the eastern seaside […]

SOTM Tour: Month Five of Twelve

It’s been five months on the road for the SOTM Tour. I mentioned to Mario this morning that we were close to the halfway point — so what would his favorite places be so far? Japan, he said. And South Africa. And the Burj al Arab, and the night he proposed to me in Malta. […]

Why I Could Never Be a Secret Agent

Google Maps has never failed me until now. Mario and I are in Rimini, Italy, a resort town on the Adriatic Sea and part of the Emilia-Romagna region. After a day of sunshine and hill-climbing in San Marino and Emilia-Romagna, we’re exhausted and decide to grab a train back to Bologna. Google Maps predicts that […]

Is This the Coolest Hotel in Italy?

While visiting Emilia-Romagna, we spent two nights in Rimini at the duoMo hotel. I’ve stayed at a lot of interesting and wacky hotels in my life…but nothing tops the duoMo for the sheer coolness factor. Is this not the coolest front desk you have ever seen?!  I felt like a geek taking pictures of it…but […]

Cheap Eats in Emilia-Romagna: The Piadina!

What I loved most about my time in Emilia-Romagna is that we got to experience food on so many different levels.  From gathering chestnuts and making pasta to dining on exquisite seafood and local delicacies, we got to enjoy food in so many different ways, short of actually And part of that was eating a […]

In Italy, Even the Seafood is Hotter Than You

I never imagined that Emilia-Romagna, the land of delectable meats and cheeses, would have so much to offer in terms of seafood! But Emilia-Romagna does, in fact, have a coast — and its most famous coastal destination is Rimini, Italy’s top destination for cheap holidays on the beach.  To have the best seafood, you head […]