Are you a foodie? How about a theme park fan? Maybe you’re both? If so, do we have some great new for you!
Fico Eataly World, which says it will be, as per a press release, the “world’s largest agri-food park,” will open in Bologna, Italy on November 15, 2017. “Fico” means “cool” in Italian.
The Italian food themed park will include over 40 field-to-fork places to eat amazing food (think trattorias, starred restaurants, bistros, and street-food kiosks), the world’s largest and most varied Italian farmers’ market, six “educational rides,” plus daily classes and events, and places for training, education and special events, all in 100,000 square meters (over 20 acres) of space. And what’s more, entrance will be free of charge!
Because the space is going to be so huge (they say it will be the size of a small town), they will offer 3-wheeled Bianchi bicycles to travel around the park and they’ll also have Fico biodiversity ambassadors available. There’s also talk of a 200-room hotel, which makes sense if you want to be able to take the time to experience everything that Fico Eatlaly World will have to offer.
As per their website, these are some of the experiences you can expect Fico Eataly World to offer:
- 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.
Here’s a video that gives even more of a description:
The $106 million complex has already signed up over 2,000 companies to participate and is slated to create over 3,000 jobs. They expect to see six million visitors per year. I’m thinking I’d like to be one of them – how about you?
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