Emilia-Romagna

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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.

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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…

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…

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…

Fontanellato

Fontanellato (1)
Fontanellato (1)
44° 52′ 57″ N, 10° 10′ 23″ E

Fontanellato is a small town in the province of Parma, in the plains of the Po River, about 20 km west of Parma towards Piacenza. The town was built up around the 15th century moated and fortified house of the Sanvitale family, the Rocca…

Mille Miglia

Mille Miglia (1)
Mille Miglia (1)
44° 38′ 35″ N, 10° 55′ 14″ E

The Mille Miglia was an open-road endurance race which took place in Italy twenty-four times from 1927 to 1957 (thirteen before the war, eleven from 1947). Like the older Targa Florio and later the Carrera Panamericana, the Mille Miglia made Gran…

Modena

Modena (1) Duomo
Modena (1)Duomo
44° 38′ 46″ N, 10° 55′ 32″ E

Modena, a city on the south side of the Po valley in the Emilia-Romagna, is the seat of an archbishop, but is now best known as the “capital of engines”, since the factories of the famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, De Tomaso, Lamborghini,…

Ravenna

Ravenna (1) San Vitale
Ravenna (1)San Vitale
44° 24′ 57″ N, 12° 11′ 49″ E

Ravenna, a city in the Emilia-Romagna, is inland, but connected to the Adriatic Sea by a canal. Ravenna was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 402 till 476. It was later the capital of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths and the Exarchate…

San Leo

San Leo (1)
San Leo (1)
43° 53′ 49″ N, 12° 20′ 47″ E

San Leo, a village in the region Emilia-Romagna, located about 135 km south-east of Bologna and about 35 km south of Rimini, is home to a large fortress at an altitude of 600 m above sea level. The castle is on the border of the Marche and Romagna…

Sant’Agata Feltria

Sant’Agata Feltria (1)
Sant’Agata Feltria (1)
43° 51′ 54″ N, 12° 12′ 24″ E

Sant’Agata Feltria, a village in the region Emilia-Romagna, located about 125 km south-east of Bologna and about 45 km south of Rimini, is home to a large fortress designed by Francesco di Giorgio Martini.

Vigoleno

Vigoleno (1)
Vigoleno (1)
44° 48′ 60″ N, 9° 54′ 2″ E

Vigoleno’s origins are rooted in the Roman era: the name comes from the Latin Vicus Lyaeo, a place consecrated to Bacchus because of its exquisite wines. In 1132, the name Vigoleno is cited in documents for the first time. In 1141 this small…

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