Emilia Romagna

Informations for your holidays in Emilia Romagna

Emilia-Romagna is one of the wealthiest and most developed regions in Europe. 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 oldest 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 popular coastal resorts such as Rimini and Riccione.

Emilia-Romagna is known for its egg and filled pasta made with soft wheat flour. Bologna is notable for pasta dishes like tortellini, lasagne, gramigna and tagliatelle which are found also in many other parts of the region in different declinations.

Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan Cheese) is produced in Reggio Emilia, Parma, Modena and Bologna and is much used in cooking, whilst Grana Padano variety is produced in Piacenza. The region is famous for its meat products, especially pork-based, that include: Parma's proscuitto, culatello and Felino salami, Piacenza's pancetta, coppa and salami, Bologna's mortadella.

Wines in the region:
Sangiovese from Romagna | Lambrusco from Reggio Emilia or Modena | Cagnina di Romagna | Colli Piacentini | Trebbiano from Piacenza

Emilia-Romagna is the main setting for Bernardo Bertolucci's epic 1900. Rimini gave birth to Federico Fellini, and Ferrara to Michelangelo Antonioni. Emilia Romagna gave birth to one of the most important composers of music history, Giuseppe Verdi. The most popular song of this region is the regional anthem "Romagna mia", written in 1954 by Secondo Casadei.


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