Emilia Romagna, in Northern Italy, is one of the most fertile and productive regions of Italy. It includes the former regions of Emilia and Romagna and its capital is Bologna. History, nature, hospitality and fun: Emilia-Romagna will meet every kind of tourist’s expectations.
Bologna has a very intense cultural life, and it hosts one of the most ancient universities in Europe. It’s diverse historical heritage is the feature that makes this city a charming place for both Italian and foreign tourists. Its unique porticoes (covered galleries that link streets and palaces) will allow you to have nice walks under every kind of weather conditions. The symbols of this city are the Garisenda and Asinelli towers, as well as the Basilica of Santa Maria dei Servi and Piazza Maggiore.
If you move East towards the sea you can stop in Ravenna. This city has been the capital of the Western Roman Empire during the V and VI century. Today the city is famous for its ancient mosaics that you’ll find at the Battistero degli Ariani and at the Basilica di Sant’Apollinare Nuovo. Among the various historical monuments and buildings you’ll also find the tomb Dante Alighieri, also known as “the father of Italian language”.
If you’d like visit the world’s smallest republic you should go to San Marino, a small town on the Titano mountain, which was included in the UNESCO heritage list in 2008 as an example of a free republic that exists since the Middle Ages. From its panoramic viewpoints you”ll have a beautiful view on the area from land to sea.
During summer months it’s ideal to spend some days at one of the Riviera Romagnola cities. In Rimini, Riccione, Cattolica, and many other cities on that coast, you’ll be able to enjoy the see and take part in their thriving nightlife.
For all the foodies: there are many things you can try in this area, make sure you get some tortellini when you’re in Bologna, and have some piadina, typical and delicious streetfood of this region.