Fico eataly world
A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
FICO offers many fun and educational experiences along its routes and within its grounds.
Discover Italian agriculture by visiting 2 hectares of open-air fields and stables housing more than 200 animals and 2000 cultivars.
Understand food processing by visiting the 40 farming factories and observing how meat, fish, cheese, pasta, oil, beer, sweets, etc. are processed.
Taste traditional Italian food at FICO’s 40 restaurants and refreshment points.
Jump on a “ride” by exploring FICO’s 6 large educational “rides” dedicated to Fire, Earth, Sea, Animals, Bottled Goods, and the Future.
Learn and have fun by attending up to 30 events and 50 classes per day held in classrooms, theaters and learning facilities.
Plan your meetings and conferences at FICO’s fully furnished Congress Centre accommodating from 50 to 1000 people.
Inside the park, visitors can decide to walk or bike on their own or guided by FICO’s Biodiversity Ambassadors.
We aim at telling the World about the excellence of Italian food and wines.
We tell the story of Italian agri-food culture combining local tradition, high-quality food, and the expertise of those who have always been working in the agri-food chains. All of this under one roof.
FICO - Fabbrica Italiana Contadina, the Italian Farming Factory. A place where values are produced, even before produce and products. It is Italian, from the seed to its final shape. And farming, meant as hands-on, fully connected to the soil.
Because the poetry originates there, precisely, in the uniqueness of our territory and our climate, and in the skillful hands of those who know how to take care, transform and cook, better than anyone else in the world, the production of mother nature.
FICO Eataly World is a training ground for a sensorial and educational experience about food and its biodiversity, where the wonders of the Italian food and wine industry are presented and narrated from their birth inside Mother Earth to their final destination on a dish and in a glass. We welcome hundreds of small and medium-sized Italian high-quality businesses that will showcase live their manufacturing and crafting arts. We shall be the echo of their tales, crafts, passion, ingenuity.
The taste and the beauty of Italy, illustrated to all citizens of the world.
who we are
- Honorary president Oscar Farinetti
- President Francesco Farinetti
- CEO Tiziana Primori
- Adviser Elio Gasperoni
- Advise Nicola Farinetti
- Advise Piero Bagnasco
- Advise Andrea Mascherini
- President Elio Di Odoardo
- Paolo Giraudo
- Giovanni Bosticco
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, the adults from all over the globe and the food, the agricultural world and its differences. We want to achieve this goal through a real and complete consumer experience by recovering the direct and physical contact with what we eat and with the natural environment in which we live.
Education with FICO is fun, with hands-on activities and games; while at the same time, educational about the earth and animals, providing in-depth analysis and action with a freedom of undoing and patience. We want to discover Italy from its deepest roots, taking a journey of knowledge together through the entire food production chain of the Italian agri-food industry. What are the grains? Where is the bread from? When and how do you plant seeds? Why are there white breads and dark breads?
To support its educational motivation, Eataly World established the FICO Foundation for Food Education and Sustainability. Its primary aim is in food education and consumption awareness with particular reference to Italian culture. We are a foundation which will cultivate the values that are put into daily practice within the park and with the specific objective of delivering through the activity of training, promotion and research, supporting the values linked to a healthy, correct, responsible lifestyle, linked to the Mediterranean diet, and directed especially to young people, families, teachers and citizens in general.
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.
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.
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!
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?
The best way to learn is by doing. With us, you can learn with all of your senses!
There's a new way to learn! FICO offers children and youth of preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools a new range of educational and recreational activities to learn about the main food supply chains in an innovative way.
See below the new educational activities for the 2018-2019 school year. Don't miss the FICO Eataly World activities for schools! Choose the educational activities best suited to your class.
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!