Considered the heart of Italian gastronomy, Emilia-Romagna is also the center of luxury automotive manufacturing

Go for this: Visiting the food markets in Bologna, the Parmigiano and prosciutto factories in Parma, and tasting Balsamic vinegar at its source in Modena
But try this: Visiting FICO, Eataly’s new 80,000 square meter theme park (opens in Fall 2017)
Favorite hotels: Grand Hotel Majestic, Antica Corte Pallavicina
Favorite guest experience: Driving a Ferrari or Lamborghini in the countryside; visiting The Republic of San Marino, one of the smallest countries in the world
Foods: Lasagne, tortellini, ravioli di zucca
Wine: Trebbiano, Lambrusco
Best time to visit: April-October