Probably one of the most famous regions for food and fun. Emilian people know how to live up! This region is formed by the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano to the west. The upper Po river tributaries flow at the foot of it and they create wonderful hilly landscapes. To the east we can find the Adriatic Coast, one of the most touristic development area of the country.
Furthermore, there are many cities. Here you are just a short introduction to some of them:
Ferrara, you may have heard about it from the literary work of Ludovico Ariosto and Torquato Tasso, it is also famous for its spectacular Estense Castle and for panpepato, a traditional typical cake.
Ravenna, well-known for its fascinating mosaics that decorate the dome of Mausoleum of Galla Placida. It is also famous for its countless paleochristian masterpieces; moreover this is the city where Dante died after his exile. His relics were disputed between Ravenna and Rimini for a long time. Ravenna is a little precious jewel inside the region.
Rimini, the birthplace of Federico Fellini; it boasts many historical glories. It was the first Etruscan centre and Gallic later. During the Imperial age it achieved great fame as a trade and travel hub. Here you can enjoy the delicious piadina, a flatbread typically prepared in the Romagna region, while strolling along the beautiful riviera or while sitting in a picturesque restaurant near the beach. Rimini will really amaze you with its evocative streets.
Modena, the motor valley area and the birthplace of Luciano Pavarotti. It also the place where the traditional balsamic vinegar PDO is produced from grape must that is fermented and/or cooked and/or concentrated. The grapes comes only from Lambrusco, Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Albana, Ancellotta, Fortana and Montuni vines.
Parma and Reggio Emilia, the delicious Parmigiano Reggiano comes from here; from Parma comes also one of the most important representative of the Mannerism art called Parmigianino and also the highest orchestra leader Arturo Toscanini. Reggio Emilia was the capital of Risorgimento. In Basilica of Ghiara Blessed Vergin there are the world-famous frescoes of Guercino and Ludovico Carracci.
Bologna, the region capital. Unesco considers its Medieval city centre one of the most well preserved ever. Its porticoes stretches for 38 kms. "Tagliatelle alla bolognese" e "tortellini in capon broth" are the food specialities of Bologna. Bologna is known as "la dotta, la grassa, la rossa": the first is due to the presence of a University that dates back to 1088, the oldest one in the Western world; the second features the best tradition of a delicious and opulent cuisine; the third comes from the colour of the bricks of its towers and palaces.
It's for sure a magic mixture of history, art, city life, traditions that live together. Emilian people have the pleasure to share this wonderful place with you!
A land embraced by the sea, touched by the wind from the North, protected by the majestic Dolomites. A magic region which, since centuries, hides old secrets and fantastic legends: through their ability, the men of this Land created one of the most fascinating cities in the world: Venice.
Where the water meets the sky, history becomes vivid; the Grand Tour by Goethe is the witness of the majesty that features this iconic city, like the painters vedutisti, skilled "photograpers" of the Lagoon during the XVIIIth century.
The wonder of Veneto is not only spread on the territory of the "Serenissima Republic of Venice", it's also on the
west, in Verona, but also in Padova and in Vicenza. Those three cities have a glorious past as true protagonists.
Padova has always been the city of “the Great Doctors”, of the Cafeteria “without doors”, of the Saint “without” a name, but with a truly welcoming soul: one of the biggest squares in Europe, Prato della Valle, is the destination for many students looking for relax under the trees.
Vicenza protects, among rolling hills, artistic and architectural treasure with a priceless value: it’s a timeless jewel, especially thanks to the contribution of Palladio and Canova.
Verona doesn’t need to be told: a vertical city, surrounded by charming hills, like a noble “Lady”. It’s the stage for one of the most famous and played masterpiece written by Sheakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, and even now it’s possible to admire the house belonging to Giulietta Capuleti.
But when you think about Veneto, you might combine art with good wine: choral vineyards raised on this fertile and generous land.
Amarone, Prosecco, Soave, Valpolicella, Lugana, anything you name is on there! Even a sober is tempted by tasting the Bacco’s
Last, but not least, the nature. A blaze of colour, from the mountains to the rivers, dazzle the gaze and fill the heart.
If you’re lucky enough to see the (free!) show of the sunset over the Dolomites, during a summer’s evening, it’s impossible not to be moved.
First of all the mountains are coloured in pink, then they turn into red and finally the sun is replaced by a shiny and starry sky.
As well as on Garda Lake and on Delta del Po, the scenario changes according to the latitude and the longitude.
The Delta, indeed, hosts thousand of birds’ species looking for a shelter along the endless road of migration.
On June, the Delta is painted in pink,thanks to the flamingos which take a rest for some weeks.
The stories to tell about this wonderful region are countless, but we’ll let you discover this land through our help...