FICO Eataly World is set to open in Bologna in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy on November 15th.
Developed by the Italian Farming Factory in collaboration with Eataly, the Italian food destination co-owned by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, the park will showcase every aspect of Italian food, from production to consumption, over twenty acres of land.
Branding itself as the world’s largest gourmet amusement park, it will focus on all aspects of Italian food, including the many growing, harvesting and processing crafts, and with much of the park dedicated to farms and factories, alongside a host of other exciting features, visitors have ample opportunity to become completely immersed in the Italian food experience, tracking its production from field to fork.
Over 2,000 companies will be represented in the park, which is set to employ around 3,000 staff and will include a large farm for demonstrations and educational breeding programmes, as well as 40 individual restaurants and cafes serving delicious Italian food.
Visitors will also be able to take part in a wide range of culinary workshops plus browse through more than 100 traditional craft stores and organic markets along with a huge convention centre hosting various food-themed events.