History, passion, creativity and food; do you need more reasons to visit Emilia Romagna?
A brief history of Emilia Romagna
Emilia Romagna, located in Northern Italy was an important region in ancient Rome. An ancient road, Via Emilia that connects provinces on its western side right up to the Adriatic sea is still in use. The capital city, Bologna boasts of one of the olden universities in the world.
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While Tuscany stands out in tourist popularity charts, this historical region is no laggard. The diverse and rich produce makes Emilia Romagna the prominent food district in Italy. There are more than 15 guided food and wine tours organised for visitors to this region. You can enjoy tasty pasta dishes such as Lasagne alla Bolognese and Stuffed Ravioli with the unique Bolognese Sauce among other popular dishes. Finish of your meals with some fine red wine Lambrusco or the white wine Albana Passita.
Emilia Romagna is known for its gastronomic delights and what better way to showcase it than through food festivals? The festivals aren’t restricted to local cuisine. The International Street Food Festival at Cesena provides locals and visitors alike with a taste of international cuisine. You will find garlic food festival, asparagus food festival and the festival of white cuisine among others. Don’t forget to check out the Gelato Museum in Bologna and the Chestnut Museum in Colognora.
Famous food products
Emilia Romagna has produced some delectable food products. Parma, a town in this region is famous for its pork product Prosciutto di Parma. Modena‘s Balsamic vinegar is an artisan food item that has been produced right from the time of the Roman empire. The world famous Parmesan Cheese or Parmigiano Reggiano is produced in Emilia Romagna alone.
Other attractions and accommodation
The awe inspiring mountains, tantalising sea and the beautiful countryside are endorsements for a relaxing holiday in Emilia Romagna. Castles, fine architecture, museums, and historical markets and shops are other exploration options. This region is home to famed artists and musicians such as Verdi, Pavarotti and Fellini, not to mention that is the manufacturing hub for cars and bikes such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Ducati.
You can choose from holiday options of villas, cottages, resorts and hotels for your stay at this enchanting and gastronomically delightful place.
Hotels in Cattolica
Vacation Rental Capitol
Average Price: €70
Average Rating: 7
Average Price: €33
Average Rating: 8
Tres Jolie B&B
Average Price: €24
Average Rating: 8.9