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Best food city in ER – Parma, Bologna, Modena, other?

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Best food city in ER – Parma, Bologna, Modena, other?

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AshleyMarie | | Mar 1, 2013 05:17 AM

My husband and I will be spending a week in the ER in May (a semi honeymoon, since we stayed local in Minnesota for our initial honeymoon) and I’m trying to pick a city for home base (we prefer to pick one location to stay in, rather than moving each night, etc). From browsing through the forums regarding ER restaurants, it seems like the best options are in the countryside, which is fine be me, because I love to get out and explore (we are planning on renting a car anyway).
 
But I’m having a tough time picking which city to actually stay in. So I’m looking for advice on which city people think has better restaurants and farmers markets to offer (we’re planning on renting an apartment as well, as we also enjoy cooking). Personally, I picked ER as a food destination, so the other tourist sites are not as important to me, though they are a nice bonus. I want to experience the cheese, ham, pasta, etc of the region as best we can.
 
We are flying into Bologna on a Saturday, and heading to Milan to catch an overnight train to Paris the following Thursday or Friday.
 
Recommendations/ Opinions would be greatly appreciated!

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