Ferrara in detail

Eating

Like all Emilian cities, Ferrara has its gastronomic nuances. Don't leave town without trying cappellacci di zucca, a hat-shaped pasta pouch filled with pumpkin and herbs, and brushed with sage and butter.

Salama da sugo is a stewed pork sausage, while pasticcio di maccheroni is an oven-baked macaroni pie topped with Parmesan. Even Ferrarese bread is distinctive, shaped into a crunchy twisted knot.