Tips for visiting Emilia Romagna
Spas, adventure, sea, city of art and the best food in the world: Emilia Romagna, considered among the most fertile and productive regions of Italy, is a treasure chest that collects all this, set between the Apennines to the south and the course of the river Po to the north. It is bordered by the Adriatic Sea which makes its climate mild and creates that panorama, where the horizon is lost in the distance.
Thanks to this contrast between the mountains and the sea, Emilia Romagna offers visitors breathtaking landscapes, wonders for the eyes and the spirit in a mixture of colors and scents of the earth, of joy, of music, of cinema, of art.
The Adriatic coast is one of the reference points for those who love the sea and relax with many services available for families and opportunities for fun for the youngest. With the longest beach in Europe, here you can also enjoy facilities equipped for sports and leisure. In Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica you never get bored, even at the table, between typical cuisine and street food that satisfy the palate and wallets.
For those who opt for a more cultural vacation, the itinerary leads to Bologna, Faenza, Modena and Ravenna and their artistic and architectural heritage.
The castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza are ideal destinations for a trip between nature and culture, while a relaxing break is possible along various spas, such as Salsomaggiore, Tabiano, Castrocaro and Bagno di Romagna.
In Emilia Romagna there are also several parks and nature reserves: an escape from the chaos in the countryside is guaranteed. Among the routes, not to forget those along the Via Francigena and the roads of wine and flavors, a way to discover the link between the table and the culture of this land, as also demonstrated by the many festivals and fairs that take place all year round.
The artistic culture has found fertile ground in this land and has planted its deep roots there. The works of Verdi and the poetry of Pascoli bear witness to this, up to the cinema of the unmistakable Fellini, entered into the myth thanks to his many masterpieces, whose screenplays came to life in these places. In Emilia Romagna it is possible to become a spectator in any place, all that remains is to choose the show from an endless list. Emilia Romagna is bordering on the third smallest country in Europe, the Republic of San Marino.
Emilia-Romagna is composed of the union of two historical geographical regions:
- Emilia which includes the provinces of Piacenza, Parma, Reggio Emilila, Modena and Ferrara and most of the metropolitan city of Bologna;
- Romagna, which includes the provinces of Ravenna, Forlì-Cesena, Rimini and the municipalities of the Metropolitan City of Bologna located to the east of the Sillaro stream.
Motor Valley is the land where passion runs. The place where some of the most important automotive and motorcycle brands in the world were born and continue to build the myth of speed: Dallara, Ferrari, Maserati, Pagani, Lamborghini, Ducati, Tazzari.
Packaging valley: is the strongest European concentration of industries that produce packaging machinery. It is located between Bologna and Reggio Emilia: large and small companies created by cloning. In a few tens of kilometers 200 companies specialized in automatic packaging, with a turnover of over 2 trillion, 80% from exports, and 8 thousand employees. With excellences like Sasib, GD, IMA. With these machines, which have a high content of know-how, they pack everything: from milk to ice cream, to cigarettes.
In Italy it has always been the “Lower Emilia”, but now in Italy and abroad it is increasingly defined the Food Valley of Italy. This is the territory that includes the provinces of Bologna, Modena, Reggio Emilia and above all Parma, elected as the “capital” of a territory that the whole world envies us for its gastronomic excellences from the many Dop cold cuts to Parmesan, the most popular beloved of the planet.
The city of the Duchy, which will be the Italian Capital of Culture in 2020, won the Unesco title of “Creative City for Enogastronomy” in 2015 and is an increasingly sought-after destination for taste tourists looking for local delicacies. known, loved and exported all over the world.