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Sightseeing in Emilia-Romagna Region - what to see. Complete travel guide

Emilia-Romagna region is situated in the northern part of Italy. It is one of the largest regions of the country. Since ancient times, this area was of great strategic importance, so first major settlements there date back to ancient times. The capital of the region is the modern city of Bologna - a storehouse of priceless historical monuments. There are also hundreds of unique historical objects outside of the capital. An excursion program available to guests of the region is very ample and interesting.
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An acquaintance with historical past of the region should start with a visit to the capital. The starting point of most tour programs is the center of Piazza Maggiore . The most important historical and architectural attractions are concentrated around the square. Those include fabulous Chiesa di San Petronio , as well as the building of Palazzo Comunale that has managed to maintain its original appearance. Here there is Palazzo di Re Enzo , which is one of the most impressive architectural structures of the region.
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The most unusual buildings of Bologna are Torre-Azinelli and Garizenda ; their main feature is the original inclined shape. According to many contemporary architects, the structure of this form simply can’t survive for so long; however, the original tower house over a hundred years amazes its guests with its impeccable appearance. Among the cultural institutions of the capital we should mention Pinacoteca Nazionale , which represents the most interesting works of local artists.
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Parma city is famous to many travelers due to its exquisite deli meats. However, Parma ham is not the only symbol of this place. The city has a well-preserved historical center and a stroll there will be an unforgettable adventure. One of the most spectacular buildings is Palais des Papes built in the Gothic style. Stendhal fans will be interested in visiting the La Chartreuse de Parme , which owes its name to one of the famous novels.
Among the brightest symbols of Parma, Palazzo della Pilotta has to be noted, where Teatro Farnese is situated. It is a real pride of the locals; the opening of the theater took place in the 17th century. It was able to maintain its pristine decor: graceful columns and pilasters, sculptures of outstanding masters and artistic murals impress every visitor. In the immediate vicinity of Parma there is the picturesque town of Piacenza appealing to those fond of excursions. The beautiful Cathedral with incomparable interiors and an abundance of religious artifacts, as well as the Chiesa di Madonna di Campagna are among outstanding local attractions.
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One of the largest cities of the region is Modena; the Piazza Grande is considered its historic center. Here there is the awesome cathedral, whose age is almost a thousand years. There are numerous beautiful palaces in the city, each of which is unique. Nature lovers won’t be disappointed too, as they would have an opportunity to stroll around the lovely Estense garden. Lovely Ravenna with its priceless Byzantine monuments, artful murals and ancient palaces is noteworthy too.

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The region is famous for its outstanding gastronomic traditions. Every year, a large festival dedicated to wine and food takes place here. The event traditionally attracts numerous professional chefs and foodies from all over the world. The program of the festival includes dozens of various events and master classes dedicated to different national products. The festival starts in September and usually lasts two months. Attendees will be able to participate in various sampling sessions and enjoy Parma ham, wine made by local wineries, chestnuts, and truffles, and rare seafood that is harvested only in autumn. For instance, guests will be treated with eel – local chefs cook it in accordance with a special recipe.
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Even if you fail to visit the region during the major gastronomic event, local restaurants and cafes are always ready to offer local delicacies and traditional national dishes. Various sorts of Parma ham and locally produced cheese remain the most popular “eatable” souvenirs that tourists like to take home. The region is also famous for its excellent balsamic vinegar. Every town in the Emilia-Romagna region has wine shops that offer to sample and buy the most popular varieties of local wine.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Emilia-Romagna Region
♥   Castle 'Vignola Castle' Vignola, 10.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocchetta Mattei' Grizzana Morandi, 26.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Montecuccolo' Pavullo nel Frignano, 30.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca' Cento, 31.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Galeazza' Crevalcore, 39.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Emilia-Romagna Region
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco-Emiliano' , 67.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna' , 73 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Emilia-Romagna Region and around
♥   Art museum 'Bologna Museum of Modern Art' Bologna, 16.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo Civico Medievale' Bologna, 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna' Bologna, 17.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Galleria Estense' Modena, 27.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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