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Colors of Emilia-Romagna Region - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Basilica di San Vitale There are a few peculiarities of the Italians’ mentality, which you have to consider if you decide to visit Emilia-Romagna. First of all, there is a totally special attitude towards the food. The eating process is a real ritual for the locals, which happens on a certain schedule. There is a coffee with pastries in the morning, and then a lunch with family, and in the evening they have a dinner at home or at a restaurant. Besides, it is better to share a meal. Then you can share your feelings about the food and make it even tastier. Any kind of fast food, food “on the go” – those are just forced actions for the Italians, which are required by the circumstances.
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 … Open
It is common to talk a lot here. Even with the people you don’t know. Besides, they don’t just cover the common topics. You can discuss whatever you want, even if it’s the influence of the Sumerians on the culture of the modern Middle East. There is no better place for making new friends and practical language learning. If you are used to punctuality, here you will have to deal with everything and everyone being late. This is not because they are disorganized or self-centered. The Italians are just sure there is enough time for anything important. Such a relaxed attitude towards all around you is something to learn from them.
It is common here to live for those small things that make you happy. It is important for them to spend time with their family, meet with friends and relatives. Hardly anyone will sacrifice those moments to go to work. They tend to pamper themselves – with delicious desserts, excellent coffee, great dinners. The family is very important for the Italians, and traditional family gatherings are an essential part of their life. Good news for parents with children: here in any place you will get maximum attention. A highchair, entertainment for a small kid in any café will definitely make your journey around the region easier. Copyright
Emilia-Romagna is one of the best places for holidays with kids in Italy. There are kilometers of fine sandy beaches, where you will find trampolines, slides, children’s playgrounds. … Open
The Italians care a lot about their looks. They always dress for the occasion. Any self-respecting Italian will never go to a restaurant, wearing the same clothes he did, while walking in a park with his family. Do you see someone wearing shorts and a T-shirt in the historical part of a city? This is most likely a tourist. By the way, it is common here to be nice to people, whether you know them or not. Say hello to everyone at a supermarket, smile, and look in the eyes. If someone pushed you, apologize first. You will get a lot of compliments in return, and the incident will be over.
La Rocca Sforzesca di Imola (XIII secolo) Keep in mind, that usually you have to pay for your order at a café or a restaurant before you get it. It is also not common to touch fruit and vegetables with your bare hands at a supermarket. You should wear special gloves, which you will find in any shop. Don’t leave tips everywhere – you will give an impression of a person, who is wasting money. Remember, shops, museums, and restaurants may be closed even if according to the schedule they should be opened. Just deal with it. By the way, if you learn some Italian phrases, the locals will understand you better. Not everyone speaks English outside the touristic area, and not everybody wants to hear it.
The combination of the two ethnic groups in Emilia-Romagna’s name is not accidental. If you look at the cuisine of the region, you will see that both these ethnic groups contributed … Open
From September until November there is an unforgettable feast for the gourmet – the Food and Wine Festival. “Open Farm” event will not only give you an opportunity to learn all the details about farming, but you can also take care of animals and plants. Every April there is a medieval parade and a festival in Grazzano. They also host a Sausage Festival. Ravenna music festival, magical Witches’ night, Alchemy, Pink night – there are a lot of feasts to any taste in Emilia-Romagna. Christmas and Easter are traditionally widely celebrated.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Emilia-Romagna Region and surroundings

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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Emilia-Romagna Region
♥   Basilica Beata Vergine di S. Luca, Bologna, 12.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Francesco, Bologna, 16 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Petronio, Bologna, 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Domenico, Bologna, 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale Metroplitana di S. Pietro Apostolo, Bologna, 16.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Ss. Bartolomeo e Gaetano, Bologna, 16.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Martino, Bologna, 16.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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
♥   Castle 'Rocca Sforzesca' Dozza, 40.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca Estense' San Felice sul Panaro, 42.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Emilia-Romagna Region and around

Basilica di San Petronio

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You can see the beautiful Basilica di San Petronio in the main square in the heart of Bologna. It is one of the largest Catholic churches in the world. Even though the church is not a cathedral, it is still considered the most important in the city due to its impressive scale. The cathedral is 132 meters long and 66 meters wide. The temple was never fully completed. But it is still one of the highest in the city. The height of the cathedral is 51 meters. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Emilia-Romagna Region

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Emilia-Romagna Region. Learn the best periods to visit Emilia-Romagna Region to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Emilia-Romagna Region. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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