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Someone call them the ladies of Sangiovese: women who grew up with the culture of wine in their blood and took the heritage of this centennial history of Romagna from their grandfather and fathers. But this is not the case of Noelia Ricci: a lovely lady, daughter of Mr. Giuseppe Ricci, a local entrepreneur in love with…

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Have you ever asked yourself what you are really eating and what is behind the food that is in your dish? You might find it interesting especially when you have the chance to experience it directly with people working on that. Romagna has a very long coast: sandy beaches full of “ombrelloni” and children…

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Chestnuts, mushrooms and truffles: delicious fruits of Romagna I already spoke about my first adventures in Portico di Romagna, so you may ask why I am still writing about it. Do you have a special heart spot in the world? A place where you feel like home and where you would like to settle your nest? Mine is Portico di…

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“Ehi Gino, what have you found this morning? Nothing, the ground was poor”. This may be the typical conversation you can hear in the bar of one of the small villages in the Tuscan Romagna, a very huge bordering area that includes the National Park of Foreste Casentinesi and Monte Falterona. Ask a truffle hunter and…

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People of Romagna have the sense of the past times! Generation to generation, children learn their first things from grandparents. The wrinkles that open in a smile on their faces tell that they lived a tough life, but still they want to transfer this storybook to their children. Still nowadays, grannies are the center…

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It’s 8,30 in the morning and Marco, his brother Mario and a couple of assistants are already at work from one hour. Marco yearns “Good morning” from the bottom of the Fossa, one of the two his family owns since the 50’s. He is concentrated and very careful; a mistake in settling the cheeses, can waste all the…

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While I’m going around to see the grapes blooming, as well as, the cherry trees, enjoying the sweet colors of spring in Romagna, I have already done the hard job of tasting the wines coming from the last harvest. Winter is not exactly the season to visit cellars or going to wine events, but I had the chance to go to…

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Faenza: a nice little town with a lot of trendy fashion shops, a wonderful theater, many very good restaurants and the only and unique International Museum of Pottery. Yes, this is really a “must see” not only of this town, but of Emilia Romagna. Born in 1908, is the oldest museum gathering an amazing pottery…

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One of the things I like most in being a blogger is that I always receive some nice invitation in places I could have never imagined to be so amazing. Here’s the surprise that came from my friend Francesco of the Consorzio Vino Burson in Bagnacavallo, who invited me to discover this wine and the surrounding area.…