The area is named after Via Emilia, an ancient Roman road that connects the Adriatic Sea to the vast northern plain spanning from Rimini to Piacenza. This region is situated between the Apennine Mountains, the River Po, and the Adriatic coast, and has proudly maintained a wealth of customs, traditions, and historical heritage throughout the years.
Bologna, Ferrara, Ravenna and all of the region’s other cities of art are renowned destinations for cultural tourism, locations whose history can be experienced in the architecture of stately palaces and is depicted by the walls that define the city’s geometry. However, Emilia-Romagna is also famous for sea and fun. With more than 100km of beaches filled with hotels, restaurants, night clubs, cinemas and theatres, it is the Italian Riviera and, together with its theme parks, water parks and sea parks, it offers entertainment to suit all tastes.
For those in search of relaxation and rejuvenation, Emilia-Romagna boasts over 20 spa facilities spread across the region, from the hills of Parma to the seaside towns of Rimini and Riccione. Nature enthusiasts can explore the two national parks, 13 regional parks, 13 natural reserves, state reserves, and wetlands available in the area. Winter visitors can enjoy over 250km of groomed ski trails spanning from Piacenza to Romagna in the Apennines, while summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, and kayaking.
Emilia-Romagna offers a culinary journey along the 14 'Roads of Wine and Flavors', with over 1,000 stops encompassing farms, winemakers, cheese makers, ham producers, farmhouses, and artisan workshops, catering to food lovers. Motor enthusiasts can explore the world-renowned Motor Valley and its many stories, from Ferrari to Ducati, Lamborghini, and Maserati, along the Via Emilia. Moreover, Emilia-Romagna is also an ideal destination for golf enthusiasts, boasting 24 magnificent championship courses located close to each other, and available to welcome visitors 365 days a year, providing top-quality golf at your preferred time and day.