The project

I’m Monica. I’m a journalist and free researcher in Contemporary History at the Bologna University.

I live in Bologna: the new Italian food capital.
Cooking and writing food stories about people and food are my greatest passion.
I love traditional food markets and my kitchen in Bologna is full of simple and seasonal ingredients. I tell genuine and authentic Italian and Bolognese people connected with food.

What is Tortellini&CO project?

A food blog dedicated to food, people and with some Italian lifestyle and vacations.

What I do?

  • I write
  • I cook traditional and family recipes of the beautiful Italian region where I live, Emilia-Romagna.
  • I develop my own recipes.

My Italian style

Clean and simple.


Something more about me


The project

I’m founder and admin of Tortellini & CO project.
I live in Bologna with my husband and my sweet dog Emma, but I was born in a place called Romagna: a country of sea-hills-countryside that winks over at Tuscany.

I have a PhD in History, I’m journalist and I was been Editor for Il Mulino in Bologna.

Cooking, reading and writing are my passions.

For any questions or suggestions, write me: