Emilia Romagna, Northern Italy, borders on the Adriatic Sea in the east.
Bologna is the capital of the region and is divided into eight provinces named for their capitals. Bologna, Modena, Ferrara, Piacenza, Parma, and Reggio nell’ Emilia provinces are in Emilia. On the other hand, Ravenna and Forlì provinces are in Romagna. The region is divided into two geographic zones, low-lying plains in the east and north. This area has access to the Po, Panaro, Secchia and Reno rivers, and the Apennine Mts. in the south and west. These mountains start at the Alps and taper down the center of the country. They are referred to as the backbone of Italy.
The region is famous for its food and is economically fertile, with agriculture as the main occupation. Farming is very successful and is watered by the Po, the longest stream of water on the peninsula. Cereals, vegetables, rice, sugar beets, and dairy goods like Parmesan cheese and Grana Padano are the main products. Emilia-Romagna has quarries with beautiful stone used throughout the country which is also shipped overseas. The region is known for its car production, such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Ducati, to name a few. Balsamic vinegar, Parma Ham (known as Prosciutto to the locals), Porcini mushrooms and Truffles are prestigious treasures found in the area. There are universities in Bologna, Ferrara, Modena, and Parma. The University of Bologna is the oldest university in the world and was founded in 1088. The architecture embraces Romanesque and Renaissance styles which escorts you along your visit.
Emilia Romagna is a territory not yet discovered. It offers beaches, mountains, cities, food and culture. We are waiting for you. Come experience this part of Italy today!