Mortadella Day
Entertainment, Tasting
Mortadella Day
Celebrate the pinkest day of the year

On OCTOBER 24, 2018 we celebrate the pinkest day of the year!

It was October 24, 1661 when Cardinal Farnese issued the first and historic “Notice and provision on the factory of mortadella and salami”, i.e. a document similar to the current Production Specifications of Mortadella Bologna PGI.

After 357 years, Mortadella Bologna PGI is still celebrated with #MortadellaDay: a day dedicated to the queen of cured meats with a rich program of events and celebrations in the city of Bologna.

A rich program of events that starts in Piazza Maggiore in Bologna and continues at FICO Eataly World from 1 pm.

Afternoon program

1:30 pm at the FACTORY

“The Mortadella Bologna Show” by the I Love Italian Food Association.

Welcome toast and light lunch with a menu by Marcello Ferrarini

From 10 am to 2 pmOrchard area

Live Performance of the Street Artist MR WANY, who will create a painting dedicated to Mortadella Bologna PGI.

2:30 pmFICO Arena Area

Vittorio Sgarbi will hold a Lectio Magistralis on “Food and art.”

3 / 2:30 pm – FICO Arena Area

Vittorio Sgarbi will present the painting made by the Street Artist Mr Wany during his live performance, and then will sell it in a charity auction.

The auction proceeds and a small supply of Mortadella Bologna PGI will be donated for a social cause.

4:30 pm FICO Arena Area


The event will end with a Mortadella Bologna aperitif by Alex Fantini with the “Mortadella Sour” cocktail.


The Mortadella Club

Are you a member of the MORTADELLA CLUB? Bring the coupon that you will find in the October Newsletter to receive a free cone with Mortadella Bologna PGI. If you haven't registered yet, what are you waiting for? Sign up now at:

Take a picture and taste Mortadella Bologna PGI

Come to FICO Factory, take a picture in front of our stand with the hashtag #MortadellaDay and you’ll receive a free tasting and the photo taken with the graphics of the day.

Visit the Mortadella Bologna PGI Factory for free

Stay up to date on our page. On October 24th, 10 lucky people can visit our factory and see how Mortadella Bologna PGI is produced. Instructions on how to participate will be available soon.
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