During the 10-day Artusiana Food and Wine Festival (Festa Artusiana), the Italian town of Forlimpopoli transformed into the capital of “eating well”.
It pays tribute to the town’s most famous local citizen, Pellegrino Artusi (1820 – 1911).
He is considered to be the father of modern Italian cooking.
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A wonderful mix of gastronomy, culture and entertainment takes place in the old town.
For the festival, the town’s streets, squares, and alleys are the names of the book chapters.
The main square becomes “Piazza Pellegrino Artusi.”
As well as reflecting on the importance of food and its contribution to culture.
Restaurants and tasting kiosks along the streets will provide a feast for the senses.
The festive atmosphere is complete with a range of shows, concerts, exhibitions, and other special events held throughout the ten days.
The festival is in collaboration with Casa Artusi, a gastronomic cultural centre dedicated to Italian home cooking.
Cooking classes are held in Italian but can be in English and other languages for individuals and groups of up to 20 people.
How to get there
The closest airport is Forli, around 10 km north of Forlimpopoli, although Bologna is only around an hour away.
It can also be reached by train, and the local train station is Forlimpopoli-Bertinoro.
More about Forlimpopoli
Forlimpopoli is located in the province Forli-Cesena in northeast Italy, just south of Forli, not far from the coastal town of Rimini.
It’s known as a food lover’s paradise, and it is a place where art and gastronomy blend perfectly together.
It’s a town rich in history and steeped in culture.