Bikes resting against the wall of a medieval street in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna

Erudite and refined, 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 pastas like tortellini and lasagne.

Emilia-Romagna is well-known for its small cities, each more famous than the next. Modena, Mantua, Ravenna, and Ferrara all host UNESCO Heritage Sites, while Parma is known in both culinary and literary circles. Bologna, home of the oldest university in Europe, is the capital of Emilia-Romagna.

Map of Emilia-Romagna

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