Life Beyond the Room Custom Travel
Population: 4.4 million
Best time to visit: April-June/Sept.-Nov.
Suggested length of stay: 7 days
- Eat at one of Massimo Bottura’s restaurant
- Take a culinary tour: balsamic vinegar, prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano
- Visit the Ferrari Museum
- Stroll through the streets of Bologna and Modena
- Sunbathe at the beaches in Cervia
Rich flavors, fast cars, colorful towns and towering mountain peaks; the perfect blend for an authentic northern escape that will awaken all of your senses.
Emilia Romagna, a captivating region in northern Italy, is a tapestry of rich history, vibrant culture, and mouthwatering cuisine. Nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, Emilia Romagna offers a diverse landscape that ranges from rolling hills and picturesque vineyards to charming coastal towns and bustling cities.
At the heart of the region lies Bologna, its capital and a hub of architectural and artistic beauty. With its medieval towers, grand palaces, and the world’s oldest university, Bologna exudes an air of timeless elegance. Stroll through its charming streets, visit the iconic Piazza Maggiore, and indulge in the local specialty, tortellini.
Emilia Romagna is renowned as the birthplace of some of Italy’s most iconic foods. From the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese of Parma to the prosciutto di Parma and balsamic vinegar of Modena, the region tantalizes taste buds with its culinary delights. Food enthusiasts can explore the vibrant food markets, traditional trattorias, and family-owned vineyards that produce the famous Lambrusco wines.
The region’s coastline offers picturesque beaches and charming seaside towns. Ravenna, a UNESCO World Heritage site, showcases magnificent Byzantine mosaics, while Rimini beckons with its lively nightlife and historic landmarks. For nature lovers, the Po Delta Park provides a sanctuary for diverse bird species and serene boat rides through its lagoons.
Motorsports enthusiasts will find their haven in Emilia Romagna, as the region is home to iconic racetracks like Imola and Modena. Car enthusiasts can delve into the world of luxury and speed with visits to prestigious car manufacturers like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati.
Emilia Romagna’s cultural heritage extends beyond its food and architecture. Its vibrant music scene gave birth to opera composer Giuseppe Verdi, while the region also celebrates renowned cinema with the International Film Festival in Bologna.
With its warm hospitality, breathtaking landscapes, and a fusion of tradition and innovation, Emilia Romagna invites visitors to immerse themselves in its unique blend of history, art, and culinary excellence.