Emilia Romagna lies between the River Po to the north and the Apennine Mountains to the south. It is one of the most fertile and productive regions of Italy, thanks to the mitigating effect that the Adriatic Sea has on the coastal climate.
The diversity between the mountains and sea offers visitors to Emilia Romagna breathtaking views, in addition to beauty for both the eyes and spirit, with a mixture of earthy colors and aromas and the fresh sea air. Not to mention that Emilia Romagna is a hotbed for music, cinema and art appreciated nationally and internationally.
Many who love the combination of sea, sun and entertainment choose the Romagna Riviera. It possesses the longest beach in Europe, and thus is where visitors flock to enjoy its sports offerings and leisure facilities. Towns like Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica are higly-geared for touristic reception, emphasizing relaxation and fun. Further from the coast, the beautiful landscape of the Apennines, for instance, makes the region ideal for horse-riding or trekking/walking in the area between Parma and Piacenza or by visiting the splendid parks and wonderful nature reserves.
The hinterland features several wellness spas like Salsomaggiore and Bagno di Romagna, due to its many types of water springs, as well as modern facilities and technology. Both culinary and artistic methods found themselves on the fertile soil of this land, and their roots run deep.
This is the land of Verdi’s novels and Giovanni Pascoli’s poetry, as well as Fellini’s unmistakable cinema – a director who became a legend, his many masterpieces come to life in this, his native region. In Emilia Romagna, one can enjoy amazing views anywhere, and the list of places to choose from is endless.
Emilia Romagna sits on the border with the third-smallest country in Europe, the Republic of San Marino. The provinces of the region are: Bologna (the region’s capital), Ferrara, Forli-Cesena, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Ravenna, Reggio Emilia, Rimini. Emilia Romagna borders the third smallest European Country, the Republic of San Marino.