Eataly World Bologna – Italy’s first food theme park
When you hear the word ‘theme park’ the things you probably think about are roller coasters, merry-go-rounds, whitewater rides and ghost trains. Things that may come to your mind when hearing the word ‘Italy’ are probably historic centres, beautiful weather and… DELICIOUS FOOD!
Love food and enjoy visiting theme parks? Then you will certainly be delighted to learn that the Italian city of Bologna will be home to a theme park entirely dedicated to Italian food: Eataly World!
The innovative concept of this theme park not only provides you with excellent food. It will also give you an insight into the preparation of typically Italian specialities. Oh, and it’ll also be free to enter!
Eataly World’s market and restaurants
The theme park will take up a total of 100,000 square metres. It will have its own farms, factories, restaurants and a huge marketplace with over 100+ shops. Stroll along countless market stalls whilst being completely immersed and impressed by a wide selection of regional products! These will all serve very well as ingredients for your next home-made delicious pasta, pizza, or maybe a risotto?
Don’t worry if you don’t trust your own cooking skills. You won’t miss out on a delightful Italian meal! You will find what you are looking for here. Eataly World will offer around 25 restaurants and more than 40 different places to eat in total. Different regions of Italy will be well represented and you will see traditional Italian trattorias, starred restaurants, bistros, and street-food kiosks.
After eating your favourite fresh Italian pasta dish you might want to learn how to prepare it like a true Italian. When exploring Eataly World you will find answers to all your questions about pasta, pizza, pastries and more!
Learn about the food on your plate
The theme park’s slogan is “From field to fork”, which means that at Eataly World you will have the chance to learn something about every step of preparation of your Italian dish. The park, which opens on 15th November 2017, will provide a large agricultural area. You will be able to see, first-hand, how the grains used for making pasta are cultivated.
You will also meet cows that produce the milk for the Parmesan cheese you put on top of your pasta! After discovering where the ingredients come from you can join other food lovers and participate in a cookery course.
Even if you are not a great cook, after this educational experience there will no longer be a need to order pizza when spending a nice evening with your friends. You will be able to prepare it yourself!
Still need more entertainment to be convinced? Then you may be happy to learn that at Eataly World there will be several ‘educational rides’. These interactive multimedia experiences will not only provide you with loads of information about Italian food and farming. They will also allow you to travel through time to see how the relationship between man and nature has developed throughout the years.
A theme park dedicated to sustainability
What I find very impressive is that while offering us such a great and interesting experience the founders also want to set a standard for environmental protection. They will install a massive energy system consisting of 44,000 solar panels. These will cover a large proportion of the theme park’s energy consumption.
Bologna is the capital of the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, which is the birthplace of many Italian delicacies. These include world-famous delicacies such as Parma ham, Parmesan cheese, mortadella, Bolognese sauce and balsamic vinegar. Eataly World will certainly offer you an insight into the true local cuisine.
To get an even better impression of this fascinating theme park you can watch the official YouTube video here:
Surrounding yourself by mouthwatering pizza and pasta sounds extremely tempting to me! So when taking your next language course at our Italian school in Bologna your activity programme should definitely include a visit to Eataly World. You can learn Italian whilst totally immersing yourself in Italian gastronomy. Expand your Italian food vocabulary, but be careful of your waistline!