Location and Venue

Bologna City and University


The 6th International Workshop on Food and Wine Supply Chain will be held at Bologna University, Italy, which is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world (A.D. 1088). Its history is intertwined with that of the great names of science and literature, it is a keystone and a point of reference for European culture. Nowadays, the University of Bologna is home to about 86.500 university students. It has a Multicampus structure, ensuring the opportunity to learn and promoting stable research activities throughout the region, aiming to improve the operations and quality of life for the university community.  Speaking about numbers: the University offers 219 Degree Programmes, 92 first cycle 3-year programmes, 114 second cycle programmes and 13 single cycle programmes, 69 International degree programmes, 51 of which are delivered in English. Moreover, in 2018 was the 1st University in Europe for international mobility.

The city of Bologna, from its side, offers several historical attractions and facinating spots where enjoying its beautiful atmosphere. Thanks to its many towers, beautiful buildings and the 40-km-long  porticoes, Bologna have been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the most celebrated Italian cities, Bologna is renowned by Italians as "La Dotta, La Grassa, La Rossa", which literally means: “the Erudite one , the Fat one, the Red one". The first nickname refers obviously to its famed university. The second recalls its culinary tradition. The handmade stuffed pasta (e.g. Tortellini, Tortelloni) and the famous Bolognese sauce (Ragù Bolognese) are just some of the delicious dishes offered by the local cusine. Not surprisingly, the food industry plays a large role in the economy of the whole Emilia-Romagna region. Its enough to think of the fabrication of cured pork meats such as Mortadella di Bologna, Prosciutto di Parma and Salame, the notable vineyards nearby- including Pignoletto and Cabernet Sauvignon di Bologna, Lambrusco di Modena and Sangiovese and Albana di Romagna, the production of Parmigiano Reggiano and the balsamic vinegar of Modena. Finally, "the red one" is  a reference to the red rooftops throughout the city and also evokes the distinctive color of the Ducati motorbikes and the Ferrari cars. These motor companies, togheter with Lamborghini and Maserati makes of Emilia Romagna region the "land of motors". 


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FICO Eataly World

The 6th International Conference on Food and Wine Supply Chain will be partly held at FICO Eataly World, the recently opened theme park that celebrates the Italian agri-food biodiversity. At FICO is possible to experience the traditions and craftsmanship characterizing the Italian food production, from farm to fork. The park offers tailored tours to learn about crops and factories, as well as restourants, multimedia rides and markets. 

Learn more about FICO here.