Emilia Romagna is situated between the River Po, to its north, and the Apennine Mountains, to its south. It is one of the most fertile and productive regions of Italy.
With its wonderful territory and artistic, cultural and food and wine treasures Emilia Romagna can offer holidays, suitable for every need, taste and wallet.
Bologna, Ferrara, Ravenna and all the art cities of the region are renowned cultural destinations, but Emilia Romagna offers also breathtaking views thanks to its diversity, due to mountains, sea and green hills.
For those who love the sea, Emilia Romagna offers the longest beach in Europe, and the “Romagna Riviera”, as it is called, its composed by locations such as Rimini and Riccione.
In addition to all this, the exceptional accommodation capacity has made the Riviera one of the most important tourist centres in Europe. Riviera also means discos, pubs, bars and restaurants. With hundreds of night spots, it is like a magnet for young people and a trendsetter for fashion and music.
What to do:
Emilia Romagna is characterized by art, history and architecture, including some astonishing art cities.
First of all Bologna, with its strong personality and artistic heritage and its porticoes, covering 38 kilometres only in the centre. This great city has many things to admire, the Garisenda and Asinelli Towers, Palazzo del Podestà, erected around the year 1200 and the Basilica of San Petronio in Piazza Maggiore. In Bologna it is possible to find the oldest university in the world, University of Bologna, founded in 1088, that hosts thousands of students.
Ferrara, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is a great example of Renaissance age, while Ravenna is the “city of mosaics”. Not to be forgotten, also the little city of Faenza renowned for its ancient ceramic industry.
For those who love speed, Emilia Romagna is also known as the Motor Valley: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani and Ducati, and the great tracks of Imola and Misano are only a few of the “worlds” of this land. In Maranello it is possible to take a tour of the great Ferrari Museum, for an injection of pure emotions among motors and session of F1 driving smilutaion.
What to taste:
You can’t miss a tour to discover the tasty wine and food culture of Bologna, through the traditional flavours that made it world-famous. This region offers a wide selection of typical food, starting from the Mortadella, the Parma Ham and the well known worldwide Parmigiano cheese, to the typical piadina bread.
Other delicacies to taste are tortellini and agnolotti, typical home-made pasta.
This region offers also several quality wines: Trebbiano, Lambrusco and Sangiovese, just to name a few.