Emilia-Romagna's best dining experience awaits in truffle territory. In the small village of Savigno, a 30km detour west of Bologna, this fantastic trattoria armed with a Michelin star (but lacking any pretension) is the domain of legendary pastamaker Nonna Giuliana Vespucci (you wish she was your grandmother!), executive chef Alberto Bettini and his talented young apprentice, Giacomo Orlandi.
Together, their traditional takes and seasonal creations are the Italian dishes of your culinary dreams. Think tortelli stuffed with parmigiano reggiano and wood-fired prosciutto, gnocchi with regional truffles, Parmesan basket-cradled poached egg with regional mushrooms and shaved truffles – we could go on and on... You could drop a pay cheque on the in-house provisions at the attached gourmet shop. Book a bed, too (singles/doubles from €50/80). You'll want breakfast!