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Bolognese, Tortellini, Lasagne. Hello Bologna!

While the golden triangle of Milan, Turin and Genoa is known globally as Italy’s industrial beating heart, Bologna and surrounds are known for food. The region of Emilia-Romagna is without doubt, Italy’s gastronomic heartland. It’s the motherland of homemade pasta. Bologna is home to the single most internationally marketed Italian dish of all time, bolognese. And the region is home to Italy’s most exported DOP goods (DOP is the Italian

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Sombre Weekend in Italy: Bomb Attack & Earthquake

Italy’s southern and northern regions have this weekend been devastated by two separate tragic events – one man-made, one natural. From what I can tell, news of a bombing at a vocational school in Brindisi, in south Italy (region of Puglia) yesterday morning has not made many international headlines. So for those of you who may not have heard, 16 year old student Melissa Bassi was killed in an unprovoked

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