Made in Modena
From Parmigiano to Pavarotti, Modena‘s riches represent an array of Italian classics. This foodie town boasts the best balsamic vinegar and Parmigiano Reggiano in Italy, as well as stellar opera shows by hometown hero Luciano Pavarotti and luxe sports car experiences from Ferrari and Maserati. Learn where to stay, where to eat and how to see the city with the best tour guides.
Welcome to the Francescana Family
Chef Massimo Bottura‘s culinary empire began — and still thrives — in Modena. Bottura‘s creative twist on classic Italian dishes has earned him three Michelin stars and the title of Best Restaurant in the World, but he’s perhaps proudest of his staff, whom he calls the Francescana family.
Poggio alla Sala: An Oasis in Montepulciano
Set among Sangiovese vineyards, this newly opened Tuscan retreat was once home to the noble Bonci Casucchini family. Today, it offers historic charm, superb food and wine, and a central yet quiet environment.
Dream Day in Italy: Tasting Greco del Tufo Wine
Campania‘s sulfur-rich soil provides an ideal environment for the grapes that make the white Greco del Tufo wine, which dates back to the 17th century.
An Italian Convenience
Across the country, the Italian tabaccheria is a convenient one stop shop for transportation tickets, magazines, snacks and, yes, cigarettes.