Emilia Romagna

Tony travels to Emilia Romagna, the "breadbasket of Italy," with acclaimed NYC chef Michael White. In a red Ferrari California, the 2 travel across the region, sampling the foods that make this part of Italy great.

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Emilia-Romagna
Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna

The Northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna is known for its gastronomy, and it's no surprise with towns like Parma and the capital, Bologna, which are almost synonymous with the foods that are produced there: Parmigiano-Reggiano, Bolognese sauce and half of all pastas worth eating. 960 1280

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The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal

It's featured in every postcard, painting and film for a reason -- you can't visit Venice without taking a gondola ride on the watery boulevard beneath the arches of the Rialto Bridge and centuries-old buildings. 960 1280

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Lake Como

Lake Como

When you first think of Bellagio and Lake Como, you probably think of the Vegas casino and George Clooney, respectively. The actual town of Bellagio, jetting out into this beautiful Italian lake with the Alps in the distance, is what has inspired the rich and famous to erect hillside villas there. 960 1280

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The Arena and Old City

The Arena and Old City

Fair Verona is home to one of the best-preserved first-century Roman arenas, which was built beyond the city walls in AD 30. Today, over 500,000 people see its world-famous opera performances each year. 960 1280

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The Scrovini Chapel

The Scrovini Chapel

Giotto completed one of the most imported masterpieces in Western art around the year 1305 in Padua. The fresco cycle covers the entire interior of the chapel in 3 panels and tells the story of Christ and the Virgin Mary. 960 1280

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St. Mark's Square and Basilica

St. Mark's Square and Basilica

Napoleon was said to call the Piazza San Marco "the drawing room of Europe." This principal public square in Venice, anchored by Doge's Palace, reflects the height of the Venetian Republic. 960 1280

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Strada della Dolomiti

Strada della Dolomiti

For some of the finest alpine scenery in Europe, travel along the Great Dolomite Road from Bolzano to Cortina d'Ampezzo (pictured here). Cable cars, hiking trails and winding roads lead to even higher views over the mountain passes. 960 1280

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Villa Rotunda

Villa Rotunda

The inspiration for Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, the Villa Rotunda exemplifies Andrea Palladio's revolutionary style of architecture along with the Palazzo della Ragione and Laggia del Captianiato in his hometown of Vicenza. 960 1280

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The Savoy Residences

The Savoy Residences

In the 1560s, Savoy rulers moved their capital to Turin and began building palaces in addition to the 17th-century Royal Palace. Several more ring the city -- all declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1997. 960 1280

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The Duomo

The Duomo

The fourth largest cathedral in the world, Milan centers around its gothic cathedral, with all the streets radiating from or circling it. Construction started in 1386, but the Duomo took nearly 6 centuries to complete. 960 1280

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Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore

From Stresa you can take a water taxi and tour the 3 small Borromean Islands (and 2 islets) known for their picturesque villas, palaces and gardens. 960 1280

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Tony in a Ferrari
Tony in a Ferrari

Tony in a Ferrari

"Ok, Michael. Hold on … I'm going to gun it!" -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Michael White with the camera crew in Italy

Michael White with the camera crew in Italy

"Chef Michael White considers a career in cinematography." -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Close-up picture of handmade pasta being cut

Close-up picture of handmade pasta being cut

"Hand-made pasta. A thing of beauty."-- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain enjoys a meal and wine in a vineyard

Tony Bourdain enjoys a meal and wine in a vineyard

"Wine. Sunshine. Good food. A perfect day." -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Close-up picture of a menu

Close-up picture of a menu

"Good culatello doesn't come cheap." -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

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