Take a trip to Emilia Romagna
Do you know Emilia Romagna? This region of Northern Italy is located in the heart of the fertile Po Valley. It offers a beautiful contrast between sea and mountains. Perhaps you like seaside activities? Go along the Adriatic coast and the Romagna Riviera, passing through towns such as Rimini, Riccione or Cattolica. Would you rather get away from the crowds? Go further north, to the Apennines. Here you will find beautiful parks and nature reserves. They offer a great playground for enchanting excursions. But that’s not all. Emilia-Romagna is also a paradise for good food. Don’t leave without tasting the legendary dishes like parmesan, Parma ham or Modena vinegar.
Tour guides in Emilia-Romagna
Five ideas for guided tours in Emilia Romagna
The spirit of a green vacation is felt in Cervia, also called “city of rest”. Located between Rimini and Ravenna, this city has developed in respect of its nature and environment. The municipality makes it a point of honor to preserve its exceptional pine forest that dates back to Roman times. Take a bike ride to visit the immense salt marshes. This walk in the middle of nature allows you to observe the ducks, herons, flamingos, seagulls, white stilts and other birds that live there. But the green spaces are not the only asset of Cervia. It also has a beautiful seaside with a wide beach of fine sand that extends for nine kilometers.
Ferrara is a city full of history. It is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is home to the Estense Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Italy. This imposing fortress was built in 1385. It has many rooms richly decorated with frescoes on the ceiling. The inner courtyard is equally interesting to admire. While in Ferrara, follow the charming historical itineraries that the city offers. You will be amazed by its religious buildings, but also by its palaces such as the Palazzodei Diamanti and the colorful arcaded streets. Pay particular attention to via dell Volte, the oldest street in the city.
The medieval village of Saludecio is located on the hill of the valley of the Conca river. This very special place is a real open-air museum. Every year in August, the Ottocento festival is held where artists come to paint their works on the walls. The whole city is worth a visit. Take a walk through the streets and let your eyes wander, because each wall is a surprise. The church, which dates from 1640, is a masterpiece with its 18th century paintings and its finely carved wooden altar.
Come and visit Bologna, the capital of Emilia Romagna. The city will seduce you with its rich architecture. Start with one of the most beautiful squares in Italy: Piazza Magiore. Its many palaces, its splendid fountain of Neptune and the Basilica of San Petronio with its pink and white marble are pure marvels. In Piazza San Stefano, discover the hidden gems of the Romanesque chapels inside the abbey. Bologna is a very lively city with many bars and restaurants. It is home to the oldest university in Europe with its splendid buildings, galleries, and gardens.
Modena, located only 40 km from Bologna, is a very attractive city. It is famous for its gastronomy. Its local specialties like tortellini pasta, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese or the famous balsamic vinegar are internationally known. Did you know that the restaurant Osteria Francescana, named in 2016 and 2018 best restaurant in the world, is in Modena?
The city center of Modena is quite small, but very pleasant with streets lined with arcades and a large network of covered passages. Here you can admire the Piazza Grande, the heart of the city. Next to it stands the cathedral, a masterpiece of Romanesque art, and its bell tower, the Ghirlandina Tower, 87 meters high. The city is also home to the flagship of the Italian automobile industry. Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari and Pagani have built their factories here. Finally, the area around Modena offers a wide range of nature walks. You will discover ancient farms, old villages and castles along the trails.