Top Destination in Italy for Golf, Gastronomy & Art
The Via Emilia, an ancient Roman road connecting the Adriatic Sea to the northern plains spanning from Rimini to Piacenza, lends its name to the region. Nestled between the Apennines, River Po, and Adriatic, this area has safeguarded a wealth of customs, traditions, and history over the years.
Bologna, Ferrara, Ravenna, and the other artistic cities in the region are well-known cultural tourism destinations. Their history is reflected in the grand palaces and city walls that shape the urban landscape.
Emilia-Romagna is not only renowned for its cultural attractions, but also for its seaside and recreational activities. With over 100km of beaches lined with hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, cinemas, and theaters, it is often referred to as the Italian Riviera. Additionally, the region boasts a range of theme parks, water parks, and sea parks, providing entertainment options to cater to all interests.
There are over 20 spa facilities spread across the region, from the Parma hills to the seaside towns of Rimini and Riccione, where visitors can indulge in relaxation and well-being.
Nature enthusiasts can take advantage of the two national parks, 13 regional parks, 13 natural reserves, and several state reserves and wetlands. The winter months bring over 250km of groomed ski trails from Piacenza to Romagna, while the summer invites hikers, mountain bikers, and water sports enthusiasts to explore the area by foot, bike, canoe, or kayak.
Food enthusiasts can explore more than 1,000 stops at farms, wineries, cheese and ham producers, farmhouses, and artisan workshops along the 14 "Roads of Wine and Flavors."
Motorsport enthusiasts can discover the secrets of the world-renowned Motor Valley, from Ferrari and Ducati to Lamborghini and Maserati, along the Via Emilia.
Moreover, Emilia Romagna boasts 24 top-quality championship golf courses, conveniently located near each other and available for play 365 days a year, allowing golf lovers to indulge in their passion at their preferred time and day.
With just one green fee, golfers can access 24 magnificent courses, each offering a unique challenge and experience. These courses are located just a few minutes away by car, making it possible to play a new course every day and enjoy a variety of great holes.