Parma, Bologna, Ferrara,
Modena, Reggio Emilia, Ravenna, Faenza, San Marino
The diversity between the mountains…
… and sea offers visitors to Emilia Romagna breathtaking views in addition to beauty for both the eyes and spirit, with a mixture of the earthy colors, the aromas and the fresh sea air.
Then, the “roads” of wine and cuisine are a good way to discover the historical and cultural identity of the territory, with its typical products and unforgettable tastes. From the Erbazzone to the tortelloni, agnolotti and all types of homemade pasta enhanced by their delicious fillings, herbs and flavors. We can stop in Bologna to try its mortadella, perhaps inside rolled or folded piadina bread. The king of Parma, is of course Parma Ham (Prosciutto di Parma) that, together with the wonderful Grana and legendary
Parmigiano cheeses, is the pride of this land’s gourmet traditions.
Simplicity and taste is the winning combination that makes the cuisine of Emilia Romagna so special. Art, history and architecture are more aspects characterizing Emilia Romagna.
Bologna is a jewel’s box of monuments and artistic treasures, old famous universities and modern culture and artistic education centres. Ferrara, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is a marvelous example of Renaissance splendor perfectly preserved… Modena, then, boasts its Romanesque cathedral and the Ghirlandina Church Tower. With no fewer than 8 Christian monuments deemed worthy of the UNESCO World Heritage List, Ravenna is Emilia Romagna’s city of mosaics.
The masterpieces of this town, a capital of the Byzantine Empire, bear witness to the wealth acquired over its long history. Faenza is internationally-acclaimed for its ancient ceramics industry, dating back to the 13th Century. The neighbouring Republic of San Marino is the third-smallest country in Europe. Another attraction in Emilia is the legendary world of motors linked to brands like Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, De Tomaso and Ducati. A visit to one of these “dream factories” is a must for car lovers. Now, buon appetito! Just go into any restaurant or trattoria in Emilia-Romagna and you will understand what’s all about! A glass of Lambrusco or Sangiovese wine is ready for a toast…