Bologna: FICO Eataly World
The biggest agri-food theme park in the world devoted to Italian Food
FICO Eataly World just opened at the gates of Bologna. It is the biggest agri-food theme park in the world, 100 mila square meters wide, representing the whole Italian food process, from the field to the dish.
FICO in Italian means Fabbrica Italiana Contadina (i.e. Italian farm factory) and it counts more than 150 Italian brands, from North to South, of every kind and size: big players next to small craft men and cooperatives. The park’s goal is to host visitors from all over the world interested in Italian food tradition and represent Italy with its agri-food excellences and biodiversity.
Free entrance, inside you will find 2 hectares of fields and open air barns with 200 between cattles and other animals and 2000 cultivar. 8 covered hectares with 40 firms producing live all the most famous Italian products, more than 45 place where having a taste, choosing among cafés, street food kiosks and luxury restaurants. 9.000 square meters of shops and market, areas devoted to sport, children, reading and services. 6 educational rooms and 6 themed carousels about fire, ground, sea, animals, wine and future. A theatre, a cinema, a convention centre and a foundation with 3 universities.
A place of edutainment where everyday you can attend 50 different lessons and 30 events to discover, learn and taste the wonderful Italian biodiversity, understand our agriculture and the process of food producing.
FICO is 20 minutes far from the main railway station of Bologna, you can reach the park both by car and by bus. Inside the park you can walk, rent a bike and cycle or pick a special wheel train to move from an area to the others. You can shop Italian products and send your goods directly worldwide at the Post office inside the park.