Taking the Kids — Eating your way through Italy
Map of the food producing region around Parma, Italy

Taking the Kids — Eating your way through Italy

Food has become increasingly important to traveling families as kids have expanded their palates by first watching the Food Network and then trying new foods on vacation. I can’t think of a better way to experience a new culture than through food or a better place than Italy where it won’t take any coaxing to convince kids to “eat local.”

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Ham and Cheese Production in Parma – unique craftsmanship
Cheese master at work in Parma

Ham and Cheese Production in Parma – unique craftsmanship

This region of northern Italy, Emilia-Romagna, extends from the Apennine Mountains to the Po River and is especially famous for its food and food industry, including Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

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Bologna in Bologna? Street scenes from Italy’s often-overlooked food and art spot
Bologna in Bologna

Bologna in Bologna? Street scenes from Italy’s often-overlooked food and art spot

We spent a day touring Bologna, Italy's 7th largest city with a guide from Tours by Locals. Bologna is often overlooked by tourists more interested in Rome, Florence or Venice

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