Holy fettuccine. Pasta-loving couples will rejoice (and likely get hungry) over this announcement. Eataly World, an Italian food-centric theme park, is set to open this fall in the historic food haven of Bologna, Italy.
The Fabrica Italiana Contadina (FICO) Eataly World has a planned opening date of November 15, 2017. The 20-acre park will boast of the following: dozens of food factories (each devoted to fish, pasta, sweets and more), a plethora of restaurant options along with food stalls, in addition to a 5-acre open-air marketplace. Essentially, you can get everything from Nutella pastries to fresh-made tortellini and tagliatelle.
That’s not all. The “world’s largest agri-food park” will also offer up to 50 classes and 30 events a day, so you and your significant other—or your bachelorette party for the truly devoted pasta-seekers—can walk away some knowledge about how pasta is made.
Of course, like any traditional theme park, there will be rides, but the entertainment won’t come in the form of your traditional coasters (so apologies for those who wanted to lounge on a noodle in a lazy river). Eataly’s theme park rides are intended to be educational, and Forbes reports that they will be divided by sea, earth, fire, sustainability for the future, and more.
Not that work should at all affect your honeymoons—read why here—but corporate retreats can also take place at the forthcoming hotspot, which also houses a foundation, universities, and a conference center. “FICO’s eating offers include all the biodiversity of traditional Italian food, from its different varieties and territories, to the people involved,” it says on the company’s website. “No request will be left unsatisfied: there is something for everyone, from children to gourmets. Nowhere else in the world you can find the whole Italian traditional food offer in only one place.”
Oh, and the entrance fee? It’s reportedly free. Get ready for it below.