Are you ready for a theme park dedicated to food?

You may have visited Eataly in the US, but nothing will prepare you for the sheer size and scope of its newest outpost in Bologna, Italy.

By Jeremy Repanich 13/11/2017

A veritable theme park for foodies is set to open on November 15 in Bologna, Italy. You may have visited Eataly in the US, but nothing will prepare you for the sheer size and scope of its newest outpost.

Fico Eataly World — Fico is an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Contadina, which roughly translates to Italian Farming Factory — will be nearly 20 times as big as its downtown New York location. It’s so big that Italian bicycle maker Bianchi has crafted 500 bikes for patrons to move more easily traverse the 20-acre grounds. And, like Disneyland, there will eventually be a hotel (a 200-room property currently slated to open next year) to encourage visitors to spend multiple days experiencing everything Eataly has to offer.

Across that expanse of land will be 40 workshops to watch pasta, cheese, prosciutto and more being made. You can even watch the process of milling grains into flour. There will be 2.5 acres devoted to the growing of produce like olives, eggplants and hazelnuts. Plus, you’ll see the grazing of livestock, including cows, goats, sheep and pigs. The 25 restaurants and food stalls will have spots dedicated to pillars of Italian cuisine like pizza and pasta, as well as an Italian-focused cocktail bar serving spritzes.

Additionally, there will be guided tours of the grounds, cooking and farming classes. On the educational side, there are “rides” that explore the relationship between humans, the earth, and food. Regardless, it’ll give you something to do while your stomach digests… before going back to the restaurants for more food, that is.

ADVERTISE WITH US

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Robb Report AU - Newsletter Robb Report AU - Motors Newsletter Robb Report AU - Property Newsletter Robb Report AU - Lifestyle Newsletter Robb Report AU - Style Newsletter Robb Report AU - Business Newsletter Robb Report AU - Travel Newsletter

Stay Connected

You may also like.

Whisky Casks Are Now Outperforming Gold

It is also outpacing Bitcoin and the S&P 500 Index for good measure.

By Martin Lerma

12/10/2020

Robb Read: When Money’s Not Enough

How scarcity informs luxury beyond cost.

By Lucy Alexander

30/09/2020

Rare Botticelli Portrait Set To Break Auction Records

“Young Man Holding a Roundel” will be sold in January 2021.

By Angelica Villa

28/09/2020

How To Acquire Your Very Own T. Rex Skeleton

This is a rare example not already owned by a museum or institution.

By Martin Lerma

17/09/2020

Nomad’s Forever Home

The much-loved Sydney diner returns to its original digs this October.

By Terry Christodoulou

14/09/2020

Buy the Magazine

Subscribe to Robb Report today!

Subscribe today

Stay Connected