The Emilia-Romagna region is found between the Po River, the Adriatic Sea and the Appennino chain of mountains that forms Italy's backbone. Emilia-Romagna is bordered by the Veneto and Lombardy regions to the north, Piedmont and Liguria on the west, Tuscany directly south, and the Marche and independent state San Marino on the southeast.
The regional capital is Bologna. Other important cities are Parma, Ferrara, Modena, Piacenza, Ravenna, Forlì, Reggio Emilia, Rimini.
Between the Po River and the Appennino mountain range south of Parma and Piacenza lie a series of wonderfully preserved castles.
Did you know that it is possible to visit all of Italy from just one location? In the heart of the Adriatic Riviera, we can go from one end of Italy to another in the matter of seconds, thanks to Italy in Miniature. A park with 273 small-scale reproductions of the most important Italian and European monuments.
For nature lovers, 2 national parks, 14 regional parks and 11 regional reserves.
And thinking about wellness: several spas offer relaxation and rejuvenation through their therapeutic and regenerating treatments. Salsomaggiore, Tabiano, Bagno di Romagna, Castrocaro, and Porretta are only some of the places that are best-known for their spas, another integral aspect of the region.
The climate is characterized by warm and sultry summers and rigid winters with abundant precipitation and frequent days of fog and cold. Along the Adriatic coast the climate is milder; on the mountains abundant rains and snowfalls are frequent.
We suggest the summer season for the beach and night life along the Coast – all year around for visiting the main cities.