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Emilia-Romagna places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Emilia-Romagna region. See also our Emilia-Romagna travel guide.

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Archbishop's Chapel in Ravenna

The Archbishop's Chapel in Ravenna is a tiny 6th century chapel decorated with byzantine mosaics
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Basilica of Saints Bartholomew and Gaetano in Bologna

The basilica of saint bartholomew and saint gaetano is a renaissance style minor basilica in the historic centre of Bologna
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Basilica of San Francesco in Ravenna

The Basilica of San Francesco in Ravenna is a 10th century church where the funeral of Dante took place
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Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna

The Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna is an imposing monument with the best byzantine mosaics in Europe
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Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe in Ravenna

The Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe in Ravenna is an imposing 6th century basilica with extensive byzantine mosaics in the apse and presbytery
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Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna

The Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo is a christian-byzantine monuments in Ravenna built in the 6th century and with impressive mosaics from this period
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Bologna

The fascinating medieval centre of Bologna is one of the largest to be found in Italy
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Carpi

The large town of Carpi has retained a good number of historic buildings and churches of interest
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Castell'Arquato

The picturesque village of Castell'Arquato has an interesting medieval village centre and extensive views
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Cesena

The historic centre of Cesena has kept a good number of its interesting buildings and also the famous 15th century Malatesta Library
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Comacchio

The 17th and 18th century palazzos in Comacchio are separated by numerous canals and bridges
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Correggio

In Correggio there are lots of historic buildings and an important museum containing artworks by the Renaissance artist of the same name
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Dante's Tomb in Ravenna

The Tomb of Dznte is the final resting place of the great 13th century poet, Dante Alighieri
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Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra

Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra is a floor of mosaics from a roman villa, in the centre of Ravenna
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Dozza

The highlight in Dozza is the fortress, restored in Renaissance style in the 16th century
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Faenza

Well known for the International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza town is also interesting to visit
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Ferrara

The historic centre of Ferrara is important enough that it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Fidenza

Fidenza is visited for both its substantial historic centre and for the very popular Fidenza shopping village
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Mirandola

Although the historic centre of Mirandola has lost many of its original treasures a visit is still rewarding
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Modena

Modena has a remarkable centre around Piazza Grande and the cathedral, now protected as a world heritage site
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Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio

The Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio has a remarkable anatomical theatre and a 16th century library to see
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Parma

Famous for Parmesan cheese and Parma ham, Parma has a fascinating medieval centre and outstanding frescoes in the cathedral
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Piacenza

Both the Renaissance and medieval periods are well represented in the architecture of Piacenza
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Po Delta

The Po Valley is a large natural area that attracts a wide range of birdlife to its waterways and marshes
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Rasponi Crypt and gardens in Ravenna

The Rasponi crypt is the underground chapel of an 18th century palace, next to a large courtyard garden
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Ravenna

Ravenna is world famous because of the exceptional mosaics and several 6th century churches in the city
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Ravenna Arian Baptistery

The Arian baptistery in Ravenna was built in the 5th century and retains its original mosaic ceiling in the dome
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Ravenna Baptistery of Neon

Ravenna Baptistery of Neon is one of the most ancient Christian baptisteries, built in the 5th century and decorated with mosaics
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Ravenna Mausoleum of Galla Placidia

The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia is a remarkable example of an early Christian building with christian-byzantine mosaics from the 5th century
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Rimini

Rimini is a lively and popular seaside resort on the Adriatic Sea in western Italy
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San Leo

The beautiful village of San Leo is overlooked by an ancient castle high on a rocky outpost
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photo of Two Towers, Bologna

Two Towers, Bologna

The Two Towers in Bologna are two of the most imposing medieval towers remaining in the city
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