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Emilia Romagna

Welcome to the Destination Emilia Romagna page on blueguides.com. An e-guide to the region is available for download. The region also forms part of the forthcoming Blue Guide Northern Italy.

Blue Guide Emilia Romagna

1st ed. (2016) pp198
Emilia Romagna is a region of fine towns and exceptional cuisine, home to Parma ...
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Updated Chapter from Blue Guide Northern Italy - Emilia Romagna with Bologna, Parma, Piacenza, Modena, Ferrara, Reggio Emilia, Faenza, Fidenza, Forli, Ravenna and Rimini

Emilia Romagna


Emilia Romagna is the southermonst region of northern Italy, cutting almost all the way across the peninsula from the Adriatic in the east to the borders of Liguria in the west. It is rich in fine and historic towns: Parma, Ferrara, Modena, Piacenza and Ravenna all belong to this region. Bologna is the chief town. Many of the towns are built along the line of the ancient Roman Via Emilia, which runs in an almost straight line from Milan to the coast. Historicaly the region is rich and has been fought over by generations of great Italian families—the Farnese, the Malatesta and the Este—as well as by Napoleon Bonaparte and the Archdukes of Austria-Hungary. The region’s cuisine is exceptionally fine: balsamic vinegar, Parma ham and bolognese sauce all have their home here.

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