F.I.CO. theme park on Food and Agricolture
In November 2017 opened FICO, the greatest Thematic Food Park in the world located in Bologna.
FICO, Fabbrica Italiana Contadina (Italian Farmers’ Factory) spreads on a 80 thousands square meters surface, which hosts 40 eating spots (restaurants, bistros, street food kiosk, labs) as well as permanent market with high quality and locally produced food, agriculture fields and demonstrative livestocks.
The project is organized by Eataly World and the experiences are supplied by individual companies (both traditional ones and innovative startups) as well as consortia.
FICO shows to visitors the excellence of Italian agriculture and food industry sectors, the discovery of a process “from the fields to the tables” supporting a permanent nutritional education project aimed at making the most of our biodiversity.
Inside the park, there are temporary exhibitions related to Italian food traditions and some areas dedicated to non-food, nature and Italian lifestyle.
Rooms for learning sessions are also present, as well as conference halls for cultural events and training related to food industry. The opening of a hotel inside the park is also foreseen.
The Park is expected to have a very positive impact on Bologna’s tourist attractiveness.
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