Emilia in Emilian and Romagna in Romagnol. Two distinct historical-geographical realities but now united to give life to one of the regions of Italy with more history and tradition. The people was divided by different Duchies until Italian unification and the appointment of a single king. The entire region extends between the Po River to the North and the Apennine mountains to the South and it is considered, thanks to the influence of the Adriatic Sea that characterises the coastal climate, one of the most fertile region of Italy.
Entire region offers visitors continuous contrasts between sea and mountains for an ups and downs that definitely benefits the panorama of those who admire it. The territory is then filled by people of noble and cheerful spirit, rich in music, art and cinema .
Prevailing industry in the territory is absolutely tourism , particularly developed along the Adriatic coast, where are concentrated some of the most important and well-known seaside resorts of the peninsula, authentic capitals of entertainment, where locals and fashionable establishments anticipate and determine the trends and styles of summer. We speak about Rimini, Riccione, Cattolica, synonyms of fun, relaxation and well-being.
On the other side of the region, instead, there are mountain views of the absolute Apennines where it is possible to visit the cities of Parma, Reggio, Modena and Bologna. A mix of landscapes formed by natural parks, historical centres and protected oasis that make this territory one of the biggest green lungs of the entire country.
Emilia Romagna is a real land of warmth and genuineness, of flavours and customs rooted in tradition, which celebrate the work and a lifestyle that today, as in the past, pays close attention to the nature and the respect for the characteristic elements of the territory, a territory where they know to grow beautiful cities such as Ferrara, with the imposing bulk of the castle Estense, Ravenna, with the important testimonies of the mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the churches of San Vitale and Sant’Apollinare in Classe.
But Emilia Romagna is also Bologna, the city of arcades and one of the recent European capitals of culture, a young and active city, that combines the interest of a cultural holiday with the pleasure of strolling in the shadow of the arcades, admiring beautiful shops and discovering flavours and tastes of the tradition in local restaurants and bar. Smaller centres but equally resourceful for an alternative holiday or a weekend are Parma and Modena, which hold important testimonies of the glorious past that has seen the entire region cover a leading role.
For those wishing to spend a seaside holiday, the aforementioned coastal resorts will offer services at the highest levels of the sector, recalling that in the area of Rimini it is also located the State of San Marino, the oldest republic in the world, perched on Mount Titano, that offers visitors an evocative panorama through the observation points of the city walls and the three fortresses.