Emilia-Romagna, Emilia-Romagna

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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 in this part of Emilia-Romagna include the interesting towns of Carpi and Corregio, and also the fascinating wall murals in the town of Dozza, a short distance north-west of Bologna.

The cities of Rimini and Ravenna - famous above all for its mosaics - are near the Adriatic at the east of the region, with the interesting town of Cesena to discover inland between the two.

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.

On the coast to the east of Ferrara lies the Po Delta, with its many nature reserves and the National Park 'Parco Delta del Po', a fine place for nature watching - see particulary Comacchio.

Palazzo in Modena - Italian town


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.

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

Map of Emilia-Romagna sightseeing & popular sights

Suggested places to visit in Emilia-Romagna reviewed on Italy This Way

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