Emilia-Romagna is a region known for its good taste and unforgettable flavors. The region is a major contributor to Italy’s gastronomic heritage, being the birthplace of prosciutto, Parmigiano, balsamic vinegar, and pasta like tortellini and lasagne.
Bologna, the capital of Emilia-Romagna, is home to the oldest university in Europe. Forty kilometers of porticoes stretch above the sidewalks of Bologna and give the city its distinctive look.
In addition to Bologna, the region has several well-known, mid-sized cities. Modena, Ravenna, and Ferrara all host UNESCO Heritage Sites, while Parma is known in both culinary and literary circles.
Map of Emilia-Romagna
The country of San Marino straddles the borders of Emilia-Romagna and Le Marche.
UNESCO Sites in Emilia-Romagna
- Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena
- Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna
- Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta
- Porticoes of Bologna