The Byzantine mosaics in Ravenna (Unesco treasures); Bologna with a medieval historic center and the oldest University in the world; the theatres and museums of Parma and Faenza, the capital of ceramics.
However, Emilia Romagna is also the land of motors: just a few kilometers from Bologna, it is possible to visit the Ferrari Gallery (in Maranello), the Ducati Gallery, the Lamborghini, and the Maserati Galleries.
SOME IDEAS FOR A VACATION IN EMILIA ROMAGNA
Tour of the cities of art: Bologna, Ravenna, Ferrara, Parma; Cooking lessons and cities of art; Motor museums: the Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati Galleries. Visit FICO in Bologna, the world largest agro-food park. In its 100 000 square meters, the “Fabbrica Italiana Contadina”, includes all the excellence of Italian food production chain, from the fields (up to 2 hectare of plantation and livestock), to the transformation processes (with 40 processing factories) and the gastronomy, with 25 restaurant and markets.
Bologna, the capital of the region, is considered by most the gastronomic capital of Italy. This is because it is the native land of a refined and rich cooking (tortellini, ricotta cheese tortelloni, tagliatelle and taglierini-long flat pasta). The ingredients at the base of the Bolognese cuisine are the main products that represent all Italian cooking (parmigiano reggiano, la mortadella, il prosciutto di Parma, il Culatello, balsamic vinegar).
By attending a few cooking lessons, you can learn the secrets of the most refined cooking in Italy.
The typical artisanal products: the ceramics from Faenza, tapestries printed by hand with wooden stamps made of pear tree wood dipped in rust (tapestries from Gambettola), modern mosaics, wrought iron, and naturally, all the gastronomic products.