The land of great food and fast cars, this is Emilia Romagna for you. Famous Italians such as the composer Giuseppe Verdi, the opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, the car maker Enzo Ferrari, Pope Benedict the XVth and others come from this region of Italy, with its capital Bologna. San Marino, which is an independent republic, is contained entirely within Emilia-Romagna’s borders.
Bologna is the capital of this region, and the oldest university in the world is found here. This city is simply amazing, it is made of culture and history, gastronomy and art... it is really “made in Italy”. The Basilica di San Petronio is one of the most beautiful churches in the country that you can visit from a last minute holiday home in Emilia-Romagna, and if you climb in Bologna the 498 steps of the Asinelli Tower, the view you get from the top is simply astounding. The Castello Estense in Ferrara is not only a World Heritage Site, but a most astounding example of architectural beauty. In Modena you can get to see on a holiday in Emilia-Romagna the Romanesque cathedral here and the Ghirlandina Church Tower as well. Faenza is known for its ancient ceramics industry, and Ravenna is said to be a city of mosaics. The entire region bears the mark of Italian quality in its all.
One of the most appealing industries for tourists in Emilia-Romagna is the car industry. This region is very well known for being the home of car makers Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Pagani, and also the motorcycle maker Ducati is to be found here. All of these have factories here and check this out: you can visit them also. There are automobile museums as well, all in all, a most perfect place for all the boys to enjoy these fine “toys” here. Many bicycle and motorcycle events are hosted at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari Autodrome, in Imola. There are also Christmas markets everywhere throughout the province, which you will be able to visit from a holiday home for Christmas in Emilia Romagna, and get gift ideas, crafts and local produce.
The Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea are both part of the land forms of this region of Italy, and thus you can expect for a holiday in Emilia Romagna to actually offer you some most breathtaking views, along with great fun activities to enjoy. Many tourists prefer the Romagna Riviera, where the longest beach on the Old Continent can be found, and where towns such as Rimini, Cattolica and Riccione are ideal for enjoying the sun and the sea. The Apennine Mountain range is beautiful and the River Po borders the region to the north. Nature parks and reserves, a rich flora and fauna, a holiday home in Emilia Romagna cannot but be just perfect for an escape from the mundane.
A wellness and spa holiday in Emilia Romagna? You're on! And not only for pampering and spoiled senses coming from the sea and the sun, or the fresh mountain air, but also from wellness spas such as Salsomaggiore, Tabiano or Bagno di Romagna. Massages and baths, modern facilities and technologies, water springs, they all add up to the “dolce vita” that this region portrays.
The province hosts two national parks and eleven regional reserves, where hiking, cycling and even kayaking can be enjoyed at their best. From a holiday home in Emilia Romagna, you can go horseback riding on the Via Francigena, and there are also many wine routes you can enjoy. The Romagna Riviera offers sandy beaches and beautiful sea, swimming and sunbathing and water sports in famous resorts such as Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica. The Apennines are of a most serene beauty, with so many places that seem to redefine the word "relaxation" in a natural setting that is colored by pinkish hues of sunsets over the mountain peaks.
A family holiday in Emilia-Romagna? Viserba di Rimini is a key answer here. This is where you can see how the country looks like in miniature. The Italia in Miniatura amusement park will show both you and your little ones the marvels of this country and also of the continent itself, on a smaller scale, of course. You can opt for navigating a gondola here on the Canal Grande of Venice to recreating a “miniature you” at the YouMini, and the DeA Village will be just enchanting for children to play in. A family holiday in Emilia Romagna is amazing also because of all the fun you can have by the sea, in Rimini for example, where not only water sports are a blast but also there are historical and cultural attractions, such as the Tempio Malatestiano and others. A hike in the mountains, cycling and enjoying a nice family dinner... the time of your life in Emilia Romagna, Italy.
Many say that this region of Italy is actually the gastronomic heart of the country, and to this effect we must mention that some specific produce of the area such as the Parma ham, the Mortadella di Bologna, the Parmigiano Reggiano pay tribute to this. Dishes such as the Lasagna, the Tortellini, the Piselli alla pancetta, the Calamari ripieni di calamaretti, are all a must try. Tagliatelle alla Bolognese is yet another great option on a culinary holiday in Emilia Romagna. All in all, the hearty food, the friendly locals and the beauty of the region itself make for a fantastic holiday here.
Spend your holiday in Emilia-Romagna with your pet, enjoy the beautiful nature here with long walks on the beach at Bagno 81 in Rimini, or with hiking in the Apennines. Book a pet-friendly holiday home in Emilia Romagna and go hunting for truffles from here together with Fifi, or simply relax in the evening and maybe even barbecue. Enjoy your holiday with man's best friend... at its best!Points of interest, a “must see” list in Emilia-Romagna:
This region of Italy is a most spectacular one, a region of great natural, culinary, artistic, historical and cultural treasures... a holiday in Emilia-Romagna will most reveal the soul of the country itself.
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