Mortadella, please


International mortadella festival

Mortadella, please
Mortadella, please

Where: town center - 40069 Zola Predosa (BO)
When: September 30 and October 1-2, 2022

Mortadella is the star of a gastronomic and cultural tour including food tastings of the famous cold cut and other local specialties accompanied by the Pignoletto DOC dei Colli Bolognesi wine.

The festival takes place in Zola Predosa, where the main mortadella producers, namely Alcisa and Felsineo, have their plants.

The city center becomes the scene of a taste itinerary that celebrates the succulent cold cut, appreciated worldwide for its typical, delicate taste and for its fragrance, intense and lightly spicy. Mortadella has also gained Protected geographical indication (IGP) status under European Union Law.

Even though this delicacy is Bologna’s most representative gastronomic product (everybody knows it as “La Bologna”), it has its world production premises in Zola Predosa - 12 km from Bologna. The area of production broadened in the years, but tasting mortadella right in the place where it was born has a special flavour.

The festival is an occasion to taste original mortadella-based recipes, combined with Pignoletto, a local wine coming from indigenous Colli bolognesi (Bologna hills) grapes. Pale yellow in colour with greenish tinges, Pignoletto has a fine, fruity noise with hints of hawthorn flowers. It's also possible to try a mortadella-tasting menu including creative and traditional recipes, like the green lasagne with mortadella ragu or the petroniana "sbagliata" cutlet, of course garnished with mortadella.

The event includes not only degustations, but also shows and cooking shows, theatre performances, guided tours and a high quality food market.

Programme to be defined.


Info sull'evento

Timetable: Saturday from 6PM, Sunday all day long

Entrance: free entry, a la carte (or fixed price) menu.
Organization: Comune Zola Predosa

Info: IAT Colli bolognesi
Ph. 0039 366 8982707

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Info on the tourist location

The UIT Colli Bolognesi (Tourist Information Office of the Bolognese Hills) is located at Villa Garagnani in Zola Predosa and it provides information about Zola Predosa and Casalecchio di Reno. It also provides information on Valsamoggia and Monte San Pietro.


UIT Colli Bolognesi c/o Villa Edvige Garagnani

Via Masini 11 - 40069 Zola Predosa
Ph. +39 366 8982707

Fax +39 051 752838


Opening times:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 14:30-19:00
Saturday 9:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00
Closed on Tuesday, Sunday and Holidays



U.R.C.A. - Sportello del cittadino [Ufficio Relazioni Cittadino Amministrazione] 
Sede Municipale – Piano terra Piazza della Repubblica,1 – 40069 Zola Predosa

Phone: 0039 051.6161610
Fax: 051.6161649/711

Opening times
Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri 7.45am-1pm

Sat 7.45am-12.30pm
Thu 7.45am-1pm, 2.30pm-6pm


Last update: 26-07-2022