Visiting this charming, relatively little-visited region in the north is one of the best things to do in Italy. It has a wealth of attractions and activities to entertain, from majestic cathedrals and castles, to fine food and wine. Here are seven of our favourite highlights of Bologna & Emilia-Romagna:
Bologna’s restaurants: a meal out in the gastronomic capital of Italy is a rite of passage for any true food-lover.
Modena’s Duomo: one of the finest Romanesque buildings in Italy, with some magnificent decoration inside and out.
Rocca Viscontea: northern Emilia-Romagna’s most majestic castle.
Brisighella's festivals: this medieval village is known for its truffle, polenta and olive festivals in autumn.
Ravenna’s mosaics: unrivalled both in beauty and preservation, these mosaics are unmissable.
Rimini’s nightlife: the hottest, loudest, wildest and fastest-changing in the country.
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