Emilia Romagna is situtaed in the north-central area of Italy. The region extends from the Adriatic Sea in the east and lies between the River Po to the north and the Apennine Mountains to the south. Emilia Romagna is one of the most fertile and productive regions of Italy. Bologna is the chief city and regional capital.
Emilia Romagna offers glorious countryside, plenty of historic architecture and local cuisine renowned across the rest of Italy. Some of the major towns of Emilia Romagna are the wealthy towns of Modena, Parma, Ferrara and Reggio Emilia, to the east is Ravenna and on the Adriatic coast are the lively towns of Rimini and Riccione, while the main tourist attraction is the gastronomic and beautiful, university city of Bologna, actually the world’s oldest university. The region is split into two with the flat plains of the north being agricultural and to the south are the Apennines.
The church standing today was built by Carlo Francesco Dotti between 1723 and 1757, as a replacement for the previous 15th century church. The two outside tribunes were completed by his son Giovanni Giacomo in 1774. In accordance with Bolognese tradition, the outside structure looks devoid of any emphatic or vigorous decorations and is characterised by the simplicity of the curved profile supporting the dome. The indoor elliptical structure broadens into a Greek cross ending with the main altar standing before the chapel of the Virgin. Among the artists whose works decorate the church are Guido Reni, Donato Creti, Giuseppe Mazza(S. Antonio da Padova’s chapel), and Guercino(high sacristy
Bologna has been for centuries a town full of large vegetable gardens and secret gardens among the buildings, with walking spaces in the Montagnola Park and in San Michele in Bosco. Later on, in the early 19th century, Napoleon decided that the Montagnola Park would become the ﬁrst public park in Bologna. After the uniﬁcation of Italy the ﬁrst large park outside the city walls was established: the Margherita Gardens
Modena Cathedral is one of the most important monuments of Roman culture in Europe, recognized in 1997 by UNESCO World Heritage Site , along with his Ghirlandina Tower and adjacent Piazza Grande.It is dedicated to S. Maria Assunta
The Piazza Duomo is where you’ll find the city’s cathedral and the baptistry, both built in the late 12th century. The baptistry was designed by Benedetto Antelami and is constructed from a pink marble called rosso di Verona. The marble appears to change color depending on how the sun hits it. It is one of the most recognized medieval structures in the country. The frescoes inside the building are very moving, as well as the relief sculptures on the interior stone.
Trofeo – Bobbio-Passo Penice
There is excitement during the summer when the free-kit classic car rally takes place amid breathtaking scenery and sees the cars climb from Bobbio, in the Val Trabbia, up to the highest pass in the provence of Piacenza. This was conceived as the historical re-enactment of the pioneering Bobbio-Passo Penice from the late 1920s
The rich soil of the Po Valley produces great amounts of wheat also the animals that graze on the green pastures produce quality veal, pork and ham as well as dairy products, butter, cheese and cream, all of which feature in the cuisine of Emilia-Romagna. The region also has a wonderful reputation for cherries, pears and peaches.
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