One side is a hard-working, high-tech city located in the super-rich Po valley, the other is a bolshie, politically edgy city that hosts the world’s oldest university and is famous for its graffiti-embellished piazzas filled with vivacious students swapping vintage fashion tips. Few cities in the world are able to raise the passion for taste excellence and the love for simple good things as Bologna do. Take a walk in the middle of Bologna and let yourself be inspired by smell, colors and taste of this magic city.
FICO EATALY WORLD- FABBRICA ITALIANA CONTADINA
Food-lovers of the world, reunite! All the wonders of italian biodiversity in one place, all the good of Italy illustrated in a huge and joyful place. At fico you can taste the best italian recipes prepared with fresh and simple, easy ingredients from fico’s 40 producing factories, from field to fork. the choice is yours: trattorias, starred restaurants, bistros, and street-food kiosks. Tradition and innovation, explore the park and get yourself lost in the colors, aromas, and taste of Italy’s past, present, and future.
DETOX TIME AT BOTANICA LAB CAFÈ
The plant-based restaurant – a term that the owner Anna Artesiani prefers to ‘vegan’ – has doubled with a bar in the beautiful Via dei Toschi. For breakfast there are extracts of fruit and vegetables, biscuits and veg croissants stuffed with cream of rice; for lunch you can choose between Buddha Bowl, toast or veg pizza; the snack is made with (exquisite) raw sweets and at the time of an aperitif you have fun with tea and spice-based cocktails.
I LIKE FOOD BETTER THAN PEOPLE – DELICIOUS PHOTOS
The series of works presents in Bologna by Italian photographer Marzia Gamba is a ode of photography and food; a minimal study of shapes, colors, shadows and lights, based on a very personal aesthetic. With great skill and knowledge Marzia is able to interpret in a very expressive and not just aesthetic way, the images of a simple mandarin, lemon or pomegranate, transforming the ordinary into extraordinary.
LUXURY AND TRADITION AT INDE LE PALAIS
The Inde le Palais is an extraordinary luxury retail store that perfectly combines tradition and innovation. 700 square meters located into a historic building in the center of Bologna where you can daydream. Valentino, Celine, Gucci, Vetements, Givenchy, Comme des Garçons and the list could go on in this amazing multifunctional place. And if you want the dream not to end too soon, go to the bistro for an exotic cocktail!
STREETSTYLE IN FERRAMENTA
Streetwear or Hardwear? From La Ferramenta, a retail store located in one real vintage hardware store, you will find an alternative streetwear selection, cool sneakers, sunglasses and accessories chosen by the most interesting brands in the contemporary scene. The spaces also develop on the lower floor through a spiral staircase decorated with fashion pieces. How will you go out without buying anything.