EMILIA ROMAGNA, between cultural tourism and entertainment


Emilia-Romagna, historical and artistic patrimony, is situated almost entirely along the Roman Via Emilia, an itinerary of history and culture that leads from Parma to Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna, stopping in Piacenza, Forlì, Cesena, and not forgetting such historically and culturally important cities, as Ferrara and Ravenna.

The region stretches between the Po and the Apennines, reaching up to the Adriatic Sea.
Precisely these different characteristics offer the visitors breathtaking landscapes, as well as a wide range of cultural, and food and wine activities, both historical, and fun, and relaxing.
In Emilia Romagna it is possible to choose the show you want to attend from a list of numerous possibilities.

Parma

PARMA, A CITY WITH A LONG HISTORY AND A SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE OF CURED MEATS

Parma, a city famous for its hospitality, owes this peculiar characteristic to being one of the main hubs of the ancient Via Emilia.
City of art and culture, it stands out for its gastronomy comprised of traditions of food excellence.
Museums, fountains, palaces and churches are able to satisfy the tourist looking for a unique experience.

Piacenza

PIACENZA, EVERYTHING TO DISCOVER IN ITS SPECTACULAR CORNERS

Piacenza is a discovery, to be seen and discovered in its entirety. A city where culture and food and wine tradition embrace the magic of historic villages by meeting with ancient manors.
The wines and the typical products consumed in an environment that is beyond time, perhaps near the Duomo, the Gothic Palace, the Palace Farnesesono ... an experience not to miss.

Reggio Emilia

REGGIO EMILIA, FOR THOSE WHO LOVE CULTURE AND GOURMET

The city where the tricolor was born, the flag of national pride, is worth a visit for its museums, churches and basilicas steeped in history and art, and the modern architectural structures. However, one should not neglect the villages and small towns of the province, where you can taste dishes and recipes, embraced by the whole region.

Modena

MODENA, AN UNMISSABLE STAGE ALONG THE VIA EMILIA

Modena is a historic city, like all those mentioned in Emilia-Romagna, so it is worth a visit for its artistic monuments, abbeys, monasteries, sanctuaries, for its churches, parish churches and baptisteries, for its archaeological sites, villages, castles, for fountains, loggias and historic streets.
It is important to mention that this city is a home to the museum dedicated to Enzo Ferrari, the father of the 'Super Cars'.

Bologna

MODENA, tappa irrinunciabile lungo la Via Emilia

Bologna does not need any presentation. It too, like many of the cities of Emilia Romagna, like the ones presented before, owes its fame to a collection of the most unique attractions in the world.
There is an infinite number of things to see that we mention: the two towers, Garisenza and the Asinelli, the historic center with its churches and portico, the Sanctuary of San Luca, the complex of Santo Stefano, the Basilica of San Petronio, P.zza Major, just to name a few.
A magic city enclosed within its concentric walls, it offers local delicacies for the most refined gourmets..

Forlì

FORLÌ, PEARL EVERYTHING TO DISCOVER

Forlì, also a historic city, is a testimony to its remarkable Romanesque and Renaissance heritage.
The city of art, but not only, is worth a visit for the different places of interest among which are: The Historic Center from which the four Courses that give onto P.zza Saffi waves branch off, the basilica of San Mercuriale, the original bell tower of the XII century, the Town Hall, dating back to the XIV century with the Civic Tower (or Clock), the fifteenth-century Palazzo del Podestà and Palazzo Albertini and the twentieth-century Palazzo delle Poste.
The Baroque of Forlì is also noteworthy, with the Church of Suffragio and the Church of San Filippo Neri.

Cesena

CESENA

Founded by the Umbrians around the 5th century BC, the city flourished during Roman times.
Do not miss a trip to the Rubicone river, a visit to the Malatesta Library (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Malatesta Fortress and the Salina di Cervia Nature Reserve. Furthermore, a walk along the lively streets of the center is a must. There one can admire the Piazza del Popolo with its Masini Fountain, Palazzo del Ridotto, the Cathedral of S. Giovanni Battista, with the Chapel of the Madonna del Popolo and the Cathedral Museum, in addition to the Municipal Art Gallery, the Archaeological Museum and finally the Centuriation Museum.
One should also not forget the Abbey of Santa Maria del Monte which stands on the Colle Spaziano

Ferrara

FERRARA, CITY OF THE ESTENSI

Known for the Renaissance buildings of the Estensi family, the lords of the city, one can gaze upon the Estense Castle, the Palazzo dei Diamanti with its Pinacoteca Nazionale di Ferrara, the Ferrara Cathedral with its Bell Tower and Palazzo Schifanoia. The building houses the Sala delle Virtù.
The National Archaeological Museum of Ferrara, in addition to the archeological finds of the Etruscan civilization, offers the relics from the Romanesque period. A tranquil bike ride along its historic walls is also relaxing.
And gourmets will definitely not be disappointed by local delicacies.

Ravenna

RAVENNA, CITY OF MOSAICS, LATE ROMAN CAPITALE

Ravenna is a city full of art and culture. The city of mosaics was elected capital three times: the capital of the Western Roman Empire, of the Gothic Kingdom and, lastly, of the Byzantine Empire in Europe.
The magnificence of that period has left a great legacy of monuments, eight of which have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Among the many things to see in Ravenna one should mention the following: Basilica of San Vitale, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Neonian Baptistery, Chapel of S. Andrea, Baptistery of the Arians, Basilica of S. Apollinare Nuovo, Mausoleum of Theodoric, Basilica of S. Apollinare in Class.

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