People across the world, but especially in the United States, have shown an increased interest in how their food is produced.
Along with this, new foodie-themed travel has become all the rage, and why not? What better way to learn about a new country then by tasting its food? One offshoot of foodie travel, agritourism (a trip focused specifically on agriculture-based operations such as farmor ranch) can be one of the most fun and informative ways for a food lover to learn about a new place.
Instead of staying in a formal hotel and seeing the standard tourist sights, visitors who take the agritourism travel route not only get to taste great food but also experience a little slice of real life in the food production world. They also get a real understanding of where the foods they love come from.
There is no better place for agritourism than the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. Local food is amazing all over Italy, but Emilia-Romagna is the birthplace of many of the most quintessentially Italian foods. Foodies will love learning about Italian wine, Parmigiano-Reggiano, traditional balsamic vinegar production, and the process behind the cured meats of Parma. To learn about the best of Emilia-Romagna, here are four places you can’t miss.
Note: This trip was fully paid for by Emilia Romagna Region Tourist Board. However, any opinions expressed here are my own.