Modena: the Cathedral, the Civic Tower and Piazza Grande

Modena

Modena, provincial capital of Emilia Romagna, lived its stage of greater importance during the rule of the famous Family of Este, between 1288 and 1796, which influenced the city monumental ensemble. Starting in 1598, the Duke Cesare d’Este moved the capital of his duchy from Ferrara to Modena , making the city of Modena the … Read more Modena: the Cathedral, the Civic Tower and Piazza Grande

Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna

Ravenna

Splendid city of art, Ravenna, contains a complex of religious monuments of the early Christian period of extraordinary historical and artistic importance. It was in 402 A.D. that the Emperor Honorius transferred the capital of the Western Roman Empire from Milan to Ravenna, becoming a sumptuous imperial residence. The eight exceptionally beautiful monuments are: the … Read more Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna

Tuscan Emilian Appennine National Park

Tuscan Emilian Appennine National Park

The Tuscan Emilian Appennino National Park extends between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, it includes the Apennine ridge portions of the provinces of Lucca, Massa Carrara, Parma and Reggio Emilia between the valleys of the Dolo, of the Auction, of the Secchia, of the Enza, Cedra, Bratica and Parma on the Emilia side and Tuscany between … Read more Tuscan Emilian Appennine National Park

Casentino Forest National Park

Casentino Forest National Park

Between Romagna, the Casentino area and the Mugello there is a large protected area of great interest that includes woods and forests among the largest and best preserved in Italy, as well as flora and fauna. In Romagna there is the mountain portion of the valleys of the Montone, of Rabbi, of Bidente and of Tramazzo; … Read more Casentino Forest National Park

What to drink and eat in Rimini

Emilia Romagna Rimini Piadina

The culinary tradition of Rimini is characterized by flavors typical of the region of Emilia Romagna. Even in this province, the queen of the table is the famous “piadina”, thin, served warm with ham and salami, including the famous squacquerone, soft cheese. Even among the first dishes, the homemade pasta is very good: the noodles, … Read more What to drink and eat in Rimini

Ravenna

Emilia Romagna Ravenna

The province of Ravenna extends between the Adriatic and the Apennines. The geography of the area is complex because the coastal territory of the Po Valley is the result of continuous reclamation during the centuries of what in ancient times was a huge lagoon together with those of Grado, Marano, Venice and the nearby Comacchio … Read more Ravenna

What to do and see in Ravenna

Emilia Romagna Ravenna Cripta Basilica di San Francesco

Ravenna, capital of the province, is considered one of the most interesting cities of Emilia Romagna, especially for the complex of early Christian and Byzantine monuments that characterize it. The city was for centuries the center of the world, first as the capital of the Roman Empire, with King Theodoric of the Goths, then as … Read more What to do and see in Ravenna

What to drink and eat in Ravenna

Emilia Romagna Ravenna Ravioli alle erbe

Undisputed star of the culinary tradition of this province, as in the rest of the region, is definitely the “piadina”, excellent with fresh and soft cheese, made with cow’s milk, called “squacquerone”. The homemade pasta is another distinctive feature of this province, as the tagliatelle, pappardelle, tortellacci. Not forgetting the tortellini, or the tortelloni, larger-sized … Read more What to drink and eat in Ravenna

Reggio Emilia

Emilia Romagna Reggio Emilia

The province of Reggio Emilia extends from the river Po in the north to the Tuscan Emiliano Apennines to the south, and is mainly flat, with a land full of crops and forests. The peaks of the High Apennines reach above 2000 meters, like Mount Cusna and are a natural environment of incomparable beauty. While, … Read more Reggio Emilia

What to do and see in Reggio Emilia

Emilia Romagna Reggio Emilia Taetro Municipale Valli

Reggio Emilia, capital of the province, is a city rich in art with a great artistic and historical heritage. The heart of the city is the Piazza Camillo Prampolini, home to the most important civil and religious buildings including the Cathedral in which lies the famous “Expulsion of Profane from the temple of Horace Talami”. … Read more What to do and see in Reggio Emilia

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