Emilia-Romagna Italy travel guide

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Basic information

The region Emilia-Romagna is located in the northern part of Italy, in the north of the Tuscany (Toscana) and in the south of Lombardy (Lombardia). The region has an surface area of 22 123 km² and more then 4 million inhabitants. The Emilia-Romagna is divided into 9 provinces, the capital city Bologna, Rimini, Oarma, Piacenza, Ferrara, Reggio nell'Emilia, Ravenna and Forlì-Cesena.

Adriatic coast

Geographically this region offers idyllic montain landscapes of the Apennines and also picturesque coastal landscapes in the eastern part of the Adriatic coast. The Emilia-Romagna is adjacent to Venice (Venezia) and to one of the smallest states of Europe, the Republic of San Marino. Approximately of the region consistsof montains and forests and are nature reserve and under protection of the conservation such the National Park of the forests Casentinesi, and the Montains Monte Falterona and Monte Campigna.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Among the special attractions and sightseeing in the region Emilia-Romagna are the Byzantine churches such Church of San Appolinare in Classe, San Vitale and San Apollinare Nuovo which are all located in the province Ravenna. Because of the unique mosaics which are situated in these three churches, this churches become 1996 UNESCO World Heritage Site and as well as the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and the Mausoleum of Theodoric.

Beach vacation

In the eastern Part of the Emilia-Romagna is a long coastline located which largely consists of sandy beaches and its center the city Rimini is. Along this coastline a lot of small towns raised in the recent decades like Riccione, Cattolica or Misano Adriatico which are based on beach tourismand have a excellent tourist infrastructure to offer.


Valleconca

As Valleconca in the region Emilia-Romagna is a part of the province Rimini known. This part has nothing to do with party or beach vacation but with several medieval towns like Montefiore Conca, Montegridolfo or Saludecio only to mention 3 of them.

Provinces of the region Emilia-Romagna
Bologna Ferrara Forli-Cesena Modena
Parma Piacenza Ravenna Reggio nell'Emilia
Rimini
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