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Emilia Romagna

Emilia Romagna

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 landscapes but the region is also known for music, cinema and art. The beautiful landscape of the Apennines makes the region ideal for horseback riding or trekking in the area between parma and Piacenza and the natural spas of Salsomaggiore and Bagno di Romagna are very popular. The region is also famous for it's culinary delights including prosciutto di Parma and Parmesan cheese. This is also the land of Verdi's novels, Pascoli's poetry and Fellini's cinema. The regional capital of Emilia Romagna is Bologna.

  • Rubra Apartments, Parma

    Recommended by Jane Mitchell

    Centro Yoga Om, Vilanova i la Geltru Image

    Four apartments of various sizes in the heart of Parma. A beautiful old building which has been tastefully modernised.
    Strada Massimo DAzeglio 48, Parma
    Tel/fax: +39.0521.289140
    Mobile: +39.3470480416

    "We stayed in the largest of the apartments which was perfect for a family of 4. Well located in the centre of Parma, very close to Park Ducale (a bonus if you have young children) with a supermarket, pharmacy, numerous cafes and bars right outside the door. Despite being located on a main street the apartment itself and interior garden were very quiet. Max is a most friendly and helpful owner and all services (included in the price) were great: cleaning every day, wi-fi, bicycles. This is a great base for exploring the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy including cities such as Modena and Bologna"