emilia-romagna,

Capital city:  Bologna 

Local food: Parmigiano-Reggiano, balsamic vinegar and Prosciutto di Parma. ‘Piadina, squacquerone e rucola’ but also ‘liscio’ and ‘baleras’. 

Best souvenirs: Parmigiano-Reggiano, chunks of this size you will only find in Italy. Buy them sealed, so you can add them in your lugggage.