FICO Fabbrica Italiana Contadina



imprenditoria privata | private enterprise

Project typology

attività innovativa | innovative activity

Area of action

dal campo alla tavola | field to table


economico | economic


pubblico | general public

Reference scale

globale | global


"The ""Italian Farmer Factory"" (FICO Eataly World) aspire to become the referement structure for the disclosure and the learning of agri-food, a meeting place for food lovers and for sharing the secrets and the tradition, researching unique information and experiences. It consist of an agricultural park of 80 000 squared meters, in Bologna, within the site of the CAAB fruit and vegetable Market. FICO is a learning park, a fruit and vegetable market, a place for gastronomy and restaurants and a site for entreprise's events with polifunctional spaces for hosting meetings around food."


innovative fruit and vegetable market


The project is created by CAAB (Agri-Food Centre of Bologna) and Eataly Group and is supported by COOP Alleanza 3.0 and many other investors, reunited by the Prelios SGR society.


It is probably the biggest place dedicated to food at 360°, from production to sell. It is a consistent investment that points to innovation and to food as an object of investigation and entertainment.


food culture diffusion, strengthening of the idea of Italian food quality

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