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What to do in Emilia Romagna Italy? The top 10 experiences.

Where is Emilia Romagna

The Emilia Romagna region is found in northern Italy.  The River Po sits on the northern end whilst the magnificent Apennines mountain range borders it to the south.   The regions of Liguria and Tuscany are its western borders whilst in the west, Emilia Romagna finds the Adriatic Sea.  It also has a border with San Marino, one of the smallest countries in the world.  With rolling hills and mountain ranges, rivers and the sea, there is plenty to love about the Emilia Romagna natural landscape.  The capital of the Emilia Romagna region is the beautiful and under-rated city of Bologna.

The major cities that make up the Emilia Romagna region are: Bologna, Modena, Parma, Ferrara, Ravenna, Forlimpopoli, Bagno di Romagna, Vergato, Castenaso, Forli, San Piero in Bagno, San Piero in Casale, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, Piacenza, Cesena

What to do in Emilia Romagna

The Emilia Romagna region of Italy is one of 20 that divides up the country. Each region is unique especially when it comes to food. Emilia Romagna food is what the area is famous for.  Fittingly it is known as the food valley of Italy.  Not only is it home to some of the most incredible food in Italy, but it is also where three of the big Italian food types are made: Parma ham, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Modena vinegar.

It is also home to some of the biggest names in motorsport; Ducati, Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari and Pagani.  Museums, test tracks and hot laps are all part of the Emilia Romagna experience.

If you are planning on spending time in Emilia Romagna or in Bologna, these articles will give you heaps of tips, advice and inspiration on some of the best things to do in Bologna and the best things to do in Emilia Romagna.  Bologna is the best city to base yourself whilst visiting Emilia Romagna. 

Each of the following articles is detailed and will show quite simply why we love this region so very much.  If you are looking to spend a day, a week or even longer in this area, these are the perfect guides for you, all found in one easy to find location.

Best things to do in Emilia Romagna Italy

Travel resources

Travelling to Italy? Our favourite travel resources are listed below.  We use all of these when planning and booking our travel.

  • Skyscanner and Momondo – When searching for flight availability and price, we use these two flight websites and will often make bookings directly from here as well.  They give a good comparison of all airlines flying to your preferred destination, prices and timetables.  It’s the best way to find cheap airfares too.
  • Dollar Fight Club and Airfare Watchdog are great sites for the US, UK and Canada in particular that offer advance notice of amazing deals on airlines.  Their premium service is well worth having if you love to travel and are wanting to nab the best deal.  If your travel arrangements are flexible, the savings can be excellent.
  • I know the Pilot – Similar to the advance service above, this site is very good for Australian-based travellers. Sign up to receive a free newsletter giving you all the latest deals.
  • Omio and Trainline are great sites for booking bus and rail tickets in Europe.  We use both regularly.  They also work well on mobile and you can get etickets straight to your phone.
  • Trip Advisor and Booking.com are our go-to websites when comparing hotel prices, checking availability and booking online.  
  • We don’t leave home without travel insurance.  As Australians, we used and recommend Travel Insurance Direct.  World Nomads and Safety Wing are recommended for other nationalities here there is a strong coverage across travel all across the globe.
  • Rentalcars.com is our preferred provider when we need to have a car overseas and we also recommend France Motorhome Hire for motorhome hire in France and Europe.

Check out our Travel Resources page for further tips and information to help you plan your travel.

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