In Bologna, specifically inside the CAAB Mercato Ortofrutticolo building at Via Paolo Canali 8, is FICO Eataly World, a large shopping mall dedicated to food, as well as the world’s largest agribusiness park, which aspires to shape the consciences of young and old alike. FICO, an acronym that stands for Fabbrica Italiana Contadina, consists of 8 hectares of covered structure and 2 hectares of countryside with pastures, orchards and demonstration gardens, stores, restaurants and more. The park can be reached quickly from Reggio Emilia by high-speed train.
First of all, the park includes an area of two whole hectares dedicated to Crops and Breeding, intended for demonstration crops and educational farms, where the main cultivars of Italian agriculture and the main animal breeds are represented. Crops include Cereals, Hops, Hemp, Olives, Vegetable Garden, Aromatic Plants, Small Shrubs, Vines, Citrus and Fruit Trees. Livestock farms, on the other hand, include: Swine, Beef and Dairy Cattle, Goats, Equine-Donkeys, Geese and Sheep.
Another area is dedicated to Factories with as many as 40 companies and consortia, which tell the story of the excellence of the Italian food supply chain from field to fork. The only place in the world where it is possible to enjoy live the spectacle of food being born, from the processing of raw materials to the creation of the best typical Italian products: from dairy products such as Parmigiano Reggiano to tasty meats, fish and eggs, from products obtained from the processing of cereals to fruit and vegetables, from sweets to drinks and condiments.
For lovers of good food there is a Ristoro area with thematic and starred restaurants, osterias, bistros and street food kiosks where it is possible to eat and taste the main recipes of Italian cuisine with the fresh and genuine ingredients made on site by the 40 Peasant Factories. And that’s not all, FICO also features an area dedicated to Markets and Shops with as many as 9,000 square meters dedicated to the excellence of Made in Italy, where you can taste the freshest and best products from the gastronomic stores but also buy the best products for the home. Instead, for those who want to keep fit there is the Sport & Wellness area, a space where you can keep fit while having fun with beach volleyball courts, paddle tennis and a year-round wellness area.
For more information visit the official web site of FICO.
AGRITURISMO IL BRUGNOLO
Welcome to il Brugnolo
If you’re looking for completely independent apartments surrounded by greenery you really are in the right place here!
In fact, Brugnolo is immersed in the green nature of the Emilian countryside. For your relaxation, for that of your children, and again for the runs of your 4-legged friends, you will have 6000 square meters of park at your disposal!