A tasty trip to Emilia Romagna to discover the flavours of this region, starting from Piacenza and landing in Rimini. An entire holiday could be built around places of production of Parma ham or Parmigiano reggiano cheese, for anyone who wishes to taste the flavours of this marvellous land and experience its emotions.
A veritable “food valley” of worldwide known delicatessen. Wherever you stop this land offers extraordinary food and local products of amazing quality.
For over half a century, the “COPPA” Festival, dedicated to the delicious PDO salami of Piacenza, marks the end of the summer with a flourish. In Carpaneto Piacentino near Piacenza where the festival takes places (2-5 September 2011), there will also be food stalls with typical local products and dishes, kiosks, music and fireworks.
Parma and all the towns of Parma ham production area (Langhirano, Lesignano, Felino, Sala Baganza, Montechiarugolo, Corniglio, Collecchio, Corniglio, Varano Melegari, Traversetolo, Neviano, Tizzano) will host between 9th and 18th of September the 14th PARMA HAM festival.
In a calendar full of things to do, the main event will be, as usual, the “Finestre Aperte” (Open Windows): ham factories will open wide their gates to the public and offer the opportunity to watch the production process and to participate in free wine tastings. A showcase for Italian quality which led involving 164 companies, 5,000 employees and 3,000 pig farms for a total turnover of 1.7 billion euros.
Last but not least Bibbiano near Reggio Emilia will host (17-20 September 2011) the 143edition of the trade fair and market featuring artisan, industrial and dairy produce of PARMIGIANO REGGIANO CHEESE. An enjoyable weekend dedicated to the discovery of the territory as well as gastronomic products and local culture. Bibbiano presents a series of performances, exhibitions and marvellous markets with renowned typical wine-and-food stands, all featuring traditional local products. The cooking of Parmigiano Reggiano Bibbiano La Culla (“The Cradle”) is an event you should not miss.