Emilia-Romagna is located in Northern Italy and evolved from joining of two historic regions – Emilia and Romagna. The capital of the region is Bologna. It has about 4.3 million inhabitants and an area of 22,124 square kilometers.
One of the richest regions in Europe
This is one of the wealthiest regions in Italy and is considered to be one of the richest and most developed regions in Europe with high quality of life. There is the oldest university in the Western World – University of Bologna is located in the area. It is famous cultural and tourist center containing Romanesque and Renaissance cities such as Modena, Parma and Ferrara.
The Ferrari Museum
Several world-famous supercar manufacturers are based in Emilia-Romagna. These include Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Ducati. The manufacturers have factories as well as museums with visitor hours full of their finest automobiles. The Ferrari Museum is located in Maranello where the most prestigious cars along with race trophies and photos are displayed. Enzo and Dino Ferrari Autodrome where the bicycle and motorcycle events are held is located in Imola.
Emilia-Romagna region is filled with architectural gems and artistic masterpieces with ancient and famous universities and centers of artistic and cultural learning. There are lots of gorgeous churches and art-filled museums in the area. The region remains at the forefront of education and art in Italy.
If you are a nature lover you can visit one of the numerous parks and regional reserves offering you sport and leisure activities. Several spas offer relaxation and rejuvenation through their therapeutic treatments.
The region is known for its bold and refined cuisine. By taking a culinary tour you will be able to discover the historical and cultural identity of the territory with its typical products and unforgettable tastes.
Location: Northern Italy
Capital of the region: Bologna
Sights: Basilica San Vitale, Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Teatro Farnese
Cuisine: You should try: Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Stuffed Pasta, Cappelletti, Lasagne Bolognese
Nearby hotels: i-SUITE Design Hotel, Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni, Grand Hotel Da Vinci
Shopping: The region is a famous for its many handicrafts and artifacts.