1 Bologna’s restaurants

A meal out in the gastronomic capital of Italy is a rite of passage for any true food-lover.

2 Duomo, Modena

One of the finest Romanesque buildings in Italy, with some magnificent decoration inside and out.

3 Gourmet Parma

Parma is inextricably linked to two great delicacies, Parma ham and Parmesan cheese, both of which can be sampled in the city or in the surrounding region.

4 Rocca Viscontea

Northern Emilia-Romagna’s most majestic castle.

5 Brisighella festivals

This medieval village is known for its truffle, polenta and olive festivals in autumn.

6 Ravenna’s mosaics

Unrivalled both in beauty and preservation, these mosaics are unmissable.

7 Rimini’s nightlife

The hottest, loudest and wildest in the country.

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