Since its opening on 15th November 2017, FICO Eataly World - the world's largest agri-food park in Bologna, Italy - has already recorded over 700,000 visitors.
FICO lives now at its full capacity, carrying forward all its promises which are so deeply rooted into the very geography of the country. Italy's traditions, values, and craftmanship, give FICO Eataly World the international appeal of an unparalleled, genuine place.
Everything starts from the land - cultivated crops show visitors more than 2000 types of Italian plants, such as vines, citrus, orchards, vegetable patches, herbs... and even a truffle ground and ancient species! Discover the fruits of the land and more than 200 farm animals such as pigs, cows, sheep and goats, horses, donkeys, rabbits, geese, and laying hens.
The journey continues inside FICO's 40 farming factories - 40 small, medium, and large excellent Italian companies which moved part of their production inside the park and process raw ingredients into those iconic Italian food so appreciated all over the world. Thus, wheat becomes flour, hops become beer, milk becomes mozzarella… right in front of your eyes.
What is more Italian than enjoying a good meal? At FICO, over 45 eating points offer the best of Italy's traditional recipes, from the northern to the southern regions. Try traditional restaurants, trattorias, pizzerias, street-food kiosks, bars and cafes, and even Michelin starred restaurants: an unrivaled offer of Italian cuisine suitable for all tastes and budgets.
But that's not all! FICO gives you several opportunities to learn and master the secrets of Italian food and wine professionals. Over 20 courses per day engage visitors into processing raw ingredients to make pasta, pizza, beer, olive oil, wine, chocolates, gelato, and so much more. But it you don't feel like kneading the dough, you can always enjoy many events and shows running ever day: traditional peasant celebrations, music, dances, themed parties, exhibitions, movies, art, and multimedia installations. You can reserve your courses and check out the event calendar online at www.eatalyworld.it.
For the year 2018, FICO's monthly schedule is dedicated to the Italian culinary expertise and professions together with the popular traditions that accompany them. January was the month of animals and animal breeders, with the celebration of Saint Anthony the Abbot on Jan. 17th. February is dedicated to carnival traditions and pastry chefs. March will be devoted to cheese makers, April to greengrocers, then florists, millers, and so on.
“The Italian food and wine excellences are well-renowned and appreciated everywhere in the world, as much as the extraordinary historical, artistic, and natural beauty of our Region. - says Tiziana Primori, CEO of FICO Eataly World - We believe that together we can build an extraordinary driving force for many more tourists visiting the Emilia-Romagna region and Italy ".
In the early days of 2018, some of the most prominent US newspapers such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and the New York Post included the Emilia-Romagna Region and FICO Eataly World among the top world destinations for the year 2018. Promoting the Emilia-Romagna territory and increasing the flow of national and international visitors and tourists in the city Bologna and the whole region is certainly one of the primary goals that FICO Eataly World shares with Bologna Welcome, APT Servizi Emilia Romagna and Emilia Romagna Welcome.
Starting from February this year, visitors from all over the world traveling to discover Bologna and FICO can purchase the first tourist package conceived by Bologna Welcome - the Convention & Visitors Bureau of the city of Bologna - in collaboration with FICO Eataly World. The "FICO & the City" tour is available on www.bolognawelcome.com and includes a guided tour of Bologna, transfer, and a visit to FICO Eataly World accompanied by FICO’s Biodiversity Ambassadors.
Discover FICO Eataly World in via Paolo Canali, 8 - Bologna (Italy). We are open every day, from 10am to midnight. The entrance is free.