Emilia-Romagna[656 photos]

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Description

San Leo (012)
San Leo (012)

Emilia-Romagna is an administrative Region of Northern Italy, comprising the former regions of Emilia and Romagna. It has an area of 22,446 km², and about 4.4 million inhabitants. Emilia-Romagna is one of the richest, most developed regions in Europe, and it has the third highest GDP per capita in Italy. Bologna, its capital, has one of Italy’s highest quality of life indices and advanced social services. Emilia-Romagna is also a cultural and tourist centre, being the home of the University of Bologna, one of the first universities in the world, containing Romanesque and Renaissance cities (such as Modena, Parma and Ferrara), being a centre for food and automobile production (home of automotive companies such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani, De Tomaso and Ducati) and having lively coastal resorts such as Rimini and Riccione.

List of sights

Castell’Arquato

Castell’Arquato (1)
Castell’Arquato (1)
44° 51′ 4″ N, 9° 52′ 3″ E

Castell’Arquato, located on the first hills of Val d’Arda approximately 30 km from Piacenza and 35 km from Parma is a medieval town of traditional structure which has maintained its appearance as it was in the early 10th century. The Old Town of… [Read more]

Certosa di Paradigna

Certosa di Paradigna (001)
Certosa di Paradigna (001)
44° 51′ 23″ N, 10° 20′ 47″ E

The Abbey Valserena, better known as Certosa di Paradigna, is a former Cistercian abbey located on the northern outskirts of Parma, in the locality Paradigna. Formerly known as “Charterhouse of San Martino”, it was deconsecrated during the… [Read more]

Ferrara

Ferrara (1)
Ferrara (1)
44° 50′ 9″ N, 11° 37′ 9″ E

Ferrara is situated 50 km north-north-east of Bologna, on the Po di Volano, a branch channel of the main stream of the Po River, located 5 km north. The town has palaces dating from the 14th century and 15th century, when it hosted the court of the… [Read more]