Salsiccia is a traditional Italian sausage that can be found in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. This region is known for its rich culinary heritage, and salsiccia is a popular ingredient in many traditional dishes. Some specific towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna where salsiccia can be found include Bologna, Modena, and Parma.

In Bologna, you can find salsiccia at local butcher shops such as Macelleria Zivieri and Macelleria Naldi. These shops offer a variety of salsiccia flavors, including classic pork, fennel, and garlic. In Modena, you can visit Salumeria Garibaldi or Salumeria Giusti to find high-quality salsiccia. These shops also offer other traditional Italian cured meats and cheeses.

One popular recipe that features salsiccia is Salsiccia e Fagioli, which is a hearty dish made with sausage and beans. To make this dish, you will need salsiccia, cannellini beans, onion, garlic, tomato paste, and herbs such as rosemary and thyme. Another delicious recipe is Salsiccia e Peperoni, which combines salsiccia with bell peppers, onion, and tomato sauce.

Salsiccia has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition in Emilia-Romagna. This recognition ensures that the production of salsiccia follows traditional methods and uses local ingredients. Some specifications of PAT-recognized salsiccia include the use of high-quality pork, natural casings, and the absence of artificial additives or preservatives.

– “Traditional Italian Sausages: Salsiccia” – Emilia-Romagna Tourism (
– “Salsiccia” – Prodotti Tipici (