Emilia Romagna stretches almost all the way from one coast to the other of the Italian peninsula, bordered by the River Po and the Apennine Mountains.
Thanks to its sea-facing location, it can benefit from the mitigating effect that the Adriatic Sea has on the coastal climate, being one of the most fertile and productive regions of Italy.
The diversity of landscapes that the region offers, creates a perfect combination of breath-taking views, history, architecture, sun, sea, entertainment and local cuisine.
Thanks to its geographic location, the region is easily accessible through all of the major roads and train lines in Italy.
Moreover, the airports of Parma , Bologna “Marconi” and Rimini “Miramare” operate scheduled and charter flights that connect the region with the most important Italian and European cities.
Bologna is the largest urban centre and main tourist draw, thanks to its maze of porticoed medieval streets, which granted the city its reputation as one of the country’s most beautiful cities. Bologna is also the house of Europe’s oldest university and known as the gastronomic capital of Italy. Not to be missed, when visiting the city, are the Basilica di San Petronio and the Asinelli Tower.
Most of the main attractions of the region are located along the Via Emilia, the old Roman road that divides the Apennine Mountains from the flat fields of the Pianura Padana. Heading west are the towns of Modena, Parma and Reggio Emilia, historic centres and gastronomic delights, while to the east lies Ravenna, once the capital of the Western Roman Empire, the traces of which are still left in the set of Byzantine mosaics.
Just 30 minutes north of Bologna lies Ferrara, listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of the finest Renaissance cities in Italy.
Car lovers and enthusiasts can visit the Ferrari Museum Maranello or the Enzo and Dino Ferrari Autodrome in Imola, while those willing to spend a fun holiday at the beach can head to the Romagna Riviera, which possesses the longest beach in Europe and offers sport and leisure facilities in towns such as Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica.