The Emilia-Romagna region includes famous cities such as Parma and Bologna, popular seaside resorts such as Rimini, and lots of picturesque hill villages...
Emilia-Romagna - a guide and places to visit
The Emilia-Romagna region runs east to west across the northern part of central Italy.
The central part of the region includes the fine cities of Parma, Modena and Bologna. Parma and Bologna are, of course, highly prized for their gastronomic achievements. Other highlights include the interesting towns of Carpi and Corregio in this part of Emilia-Romagna.
Towards the north of the Emilia-Romagna region is the town of Ferrara, with its stunning collection of historical buildings, and also the historical town of Mirandola. Visit also the village of San Leo and its impressive castle.
Faenza, the town famous as the home of pottery (hence 'faience') is inland from Ravenna, and close to the popular village of Brisighella, famed especially for its restaurants and food markets.
At the western end of the region you should visit Piacenza with its fine historical centre, and the beautiful medieval town at Castell Arquato, with its basilica and splendid castle, the Rocca Viscontea; and visit the fine cathedral at Fidenza.
The independent principality of San Marino is on the southern border of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.
Photos & highlights
Emilia-Romagna highlights - a photo gallery
Most Beautiful Villages - Emilia-Romagna
The following Italian towns and villages in Emilia-Romagna are listed among the 'most beautiful villages in Italy': Bobbio, Brisighella, Castell'Arquato, Compiano, Dozza, Montefiore Conca, Montegridolfo, San Giovanni in Marignano, San Leo, Vigoleno
Orange Flag Tourism towns in Emilia-Romagna
The following Italian towns and villages in Emilia-Romagna are listed among the 'Orange flag towns in Italy'(a national tourist award): Bagno di Romagna, Bobbio, Brisighella, Busseto, Castell'Arquato, Castelvetro Modena, Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole, Fanano, Fiumalbo, Fontanellato, Longiano, Montefiore Conca, Monteleone, Portico e San Benedetto, Premilcuore, San Leo, Sestola, Verucchio, Vigoleno