THE NINE PROVINCES OF THE EMILIA-ROMAGNA
Each province of the Emilia-Romagna has its own characteristics and fascination, which we would like to show you.
The provinces Piacenza, Parma & Reggio Emilia
The province Piacenza lies in the western part of the region and touches the regions of Lombardy, Liguria and the Piedmont. The “land of castles” is characterized by craggy foothills, green vineyards, old church towers and impressive fortresses. The eponymous capital of the region lies near the confluence of the Po and the Trebbia in the Lombard plain and is an important industrial and trading centre.
The province Parma lies east of Piacenza and offers a large variety of nature, history and culinary tradition. It lies between the Po river in the north and the Apennines in the south and the plains are crossed by numerous lakes. A stroll through the streets of the capital Parma is like walking through a delicatessen store – a paradise for gourmets!
Going east, the province Reggio Emilia follows. It is a region full of landmarks and historical treasures and offers beautiful landscapes and hiking routes. The plains of this area are crossed by cultivated areas, woods, lakes and castles. The wines of the Reggio Emilia are very popular. The capital Reggio nell’Emilia is the home to the Italian “Tricolour!”
The provinces Modena, Bologna & Ferrara
The province Modena lies in the heart of the region. It is the home to many culinary delicacies and of the popular Italian sports cars such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati or Ducati! The hilly landscapes are full of castles, fortresses and picturesque villages, and is one of the most beautiful areas in Italy. The capital Modena is characterized by the Romanesque, the Gothic and the Renaissance period and is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The province Bologna is said to be the link between Northern Italy and the Southern Italian peninsula. The diverse landscapes offer a beautiful setting for outdoor activities and the cities and villages are full of art and history. The cuisine of the capital Bologna offers many culinary highlights – Mortadella, Tortellini and the famous Bolognese Sauce. It is home to the oldest university of Europe!
The fascinating landscapes of the province Ferrara with lagoons, valley and pine tree woods extend to the Adriatic Coast. The wide plains of the Po Delta are crossed by countless canals and rivers. The car-free old town of the capital Ferrara is perfect for abundant bike rides and is listed as UNESCO World Heritage.
Ravenna, Forli-Cesena & Rimini
The province Ravenna lies south of Ferrara and offers long sandy beaches and relaxation at the Adriatic Coast and art and history in beautiful cities. The variety of the impressive mosaics in the capital Ravenna are unique world-wide! They are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The province Forli-Cesena is not as touristy as the neighboured provinces, but it dazzles with fascinating landscapes full of picturesque villages, castles, springs and waterfalls. The capital Forli is well-known for its numerous museums. The coastline offers beautiful villages, such as the popular and famous Cesenatico.
Rimini is the most southern of the provinces and dazzles with hilly landscapes, the azure ocean, entertainment and a valuable historic heritage. The lively and vibrant capital Rimini is full of monuments and history and offers a beautiful coastline and beaches. The Vallecona in the hinterland attracts travellers with medieval fortresses and some of the most beautiful villages of Italy.
Booking and further information
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