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Typical products

Throughout the province

"Curly pie" or "Tagliatelle pie"

What can we say about this delicious pie? Its taste is as special as its shape!

Bondiola salami

The "bondiola" from Poggio Renatico is a pork sausage, flavoured with various spices.

Bosco Eliceo wines - DOC

Over the centuries, wine growing in Ferrara has always meant the Uva d’Oro vine, whose origins, it has been suggested, can be traced back to the Etruscans of the flourishing city of Spina.


Cappelletti with broth are a traditional recipe of Ferrarese cuisine.


Carrots have a preference for the temperate climate and soils of the plain, and the cool temperatures.

Clams from Goro

Eating soft, tasty clams that smell of the sea at Goro is not just a gastronomic act: it's a real experience for your taste buds.

Ferrara's bread - IGP

The typical bread of Ferrara has recently received from the EU the I.G.P mark (Protected Geographical Identification).

Ferrara's fruit

Crossing the territory of the province, it is immediately apparent that this is predominantly area of countryside with abundant orchards.

Ferrarese Ciambella

A country shortbread with a lemon flavour, best served with local wines.

Ferrarese Water Melon

From the early 1300's to the mid-1500's, water melons were served as a speciality at banquets at the court of the Este family.


Frogs are really appreciated, due to their delicate meat. During the Middle Ages, in Italy and in France people used to eat frogs because they were easily captured from local fishermen.

Garlic of Voghiera - DOP

Garlic plays an important role in many typical dishes of Ferrara because it matches many different tastes, especially fish dishes in the southern part of the region, as well as to season salamis and bacon.

Mandorlini del ponte biscuits

Traditional biscuits of the Ferrarese area, they are named after Pontelagoscuro, a small town on the Po River banks, in the neighborhood of Ferrara.

Marinated "acquadelle"

"Acquadelle" is a small variety of seafish with silver scales.

Pampepato of Ferrara - IGP

Although Ferrara's Pampepato cake has a very special past, laced with a pinch of history and fragrant spices, it's not pepato (peppered) at all.

Pasticcio di maccheroni

The 'Pasticcio ferrarese di maccheroni' has noble origins dating back centuries.

Peach and Nectarine from Romagna - IGP

The areas around Ferrara that grow peaches and nectarines are as follows: Argenta, Cento, Codigoro, Massa Fiscaglia, Poggio Renatico, Portomaggiore, S. Agostino, Tresigallo, Voghiera.

Pear from Emilia-Romagna - IGP

The area of Ferrara overlooking the Po dominates pear production both in terms of quality and quantity.

PGI Cappellacci di Zucca Ferraresi

“Cappellacci di Zucca Ferraresi” were mentioned for the first time in recipe books dating back to the Renaissance period when these delicacies were prepared for members of the Este family.


Pumpkins with a bright orange-colour flesh, sweet and firm, grow in a soil with unique organoleptic characteristics granting an excellent quality.

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