Whirlpool WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION

Worldwide Manufacturers of Home Appliances. Research and technological innovation.

Founded in 1911 in St. Joseph, Michigan by the brothers Louis, Frederick, and Emory Upton with the name Upton Machine Company, Whirlpool's first product was launched in 1950. In Italy, Whirlpool employs over 6,000 people in 5 factories and 2 operating locations. On 11 May 2017, the new Whirlpool EMEA Headquarters (Europe, Middle East, Africa) was inaugurated in Pero, on the outskirts of Milano.

The facility is located in the "Perseo" Expo District complex in an area of about 130,000 square feet, and is located near the nascent Human Technopole. There is also an area of 5,400 square feet called "The World of Whirlpool," where the products of the four major European brands are displayed: KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Hotpoint, and Indesit.

Training & Education
Event spaces
Farms & Breeding
Factories
Restaurants
Shops & Marketplace

The best way to learn is by doing. With us, you can learn with all of your senses!

FICO is a training ground for a sensorial and educational experience about food and its biodiversity.

We want to re-create a bridge between the new generations and food through a real and complete experience by recovering the direct and physical contact with what we eat and our agricultural world.

FICO Eataly World is the only place in the world where to experience the whole food production chains. We learn with our heart, our mind, and our hands. Where does bread come from? When and how do you plant seeds? What do chickens eat? How do animals live and communicate? What do they produce? Find more about food education and consumption awareness with particular reference to Italian culture. An eye-opening experience for children and adults from all over the world.

Because good eating is a lifelong teaching!

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ARE 4,000 SQM ENOUGH FOR YOUR IDEAL CONGRESS CENTRE? EVENTS, MEETINGS, TEAM BUILDINGS, COOKING SHOWS. THE BEST PLACE FOR YOUR CONFERENCES.

Unique spaces to host business meetings, events, and conferences and to experience the true soul of FICO Eataly World through themed tours, team buildings, food and wine tasting, and cooking shows.

A modular congress centre and a modern foyer for B2B and B2C events including: product launch, conferences, exhibition, live shows, and conventions.

Find your exclusive event venues in a unique location!

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Start with Nature: the zero phase of good Italian food in 20,000 sqm.

20,000 sqm of Italian biodiversity in Bologna – discover the world’s largest agri-food farm! Two whole hectares dedicated to demonstrative fields and stables with more than 200 animals and 2000 different cultivars. The best place to learn the secrets of Italian agricultural and farming traditions. A real “ark” of Italian beauty.

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DON’T MISS THE SHOW OF ITALIAN FOOD BEING MADE RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES!

Italian excellence from field to fork. Watch the whole food production process taking place inside FICO’s 40 farming factories and consortiums. Discover all the steps of food producing from raw material to final products and listen to the tales of Italy’s best food masters.

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45 TRATTORIAS, STARRED RESTAURANTS, AND STREET-FOOD KIOSKS. ONLY THE CREAM OF THE CROP!

At FICO, you can taste the best Italian traditional recipes prepared with fresh and simple, easy ingredients from FICO’s 40 producing factories, from field to fork.

The choice is yours: trattorias, starred restaurants, bistros, and street-food kiosks.

FICO’s eating offers includes all the biodiversity of traditional Italian food, from its different varieties and territories to the people involved. No request will be left unsatisfied: there is something for everyone, from children to gourmets. Nowhere else in the world you can find the whole Italian traditional food offer in only one place.

Food-lovers of the world, reunite!

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Go local. Shop at FICO’s Farmers’ Market. A 9,000 sqm market for your daily Italian groceries. We grow the same future.

Find the world’s biggest and most varied Italian farmers’ market at FICO Eataly World, Bologna. Over 9,000 sqm dedicated to Italian excellent products divided according to the different production chains. But shopping is not all there is! FICO’s market is a perfect place to meet your friends, wander around, and taste the best food on earth.

Find all the ingredients for your best recipes and surprise your friends and family with exceptional flavors.  Where else would you rather do your shopping?

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