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Emilia-Romagna, also known as Emelia-Rumagna in Emilian and Romagnot, is one of the administrative regions of Italy, with the capital in Bologna. Being located in the northern side of the country, it offers its inhabitants a great natural treasure. This region is comprised of the well-known, historical regions of Emilia and Romagna, which are also the richest and most evolved regions on the European continent.
This region is home to the oldest university in the world, the University of Bologna. Also, it is famous for its high standards with regards to the quality of life and its cultural and touristic centres. The tourism is extremely well developed in this region, where two of the most popular coastal resorts in Italy are located: Rimini and Riccione. Emilia-Romagna is also famous for the automobile production and the worldwide known brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, De Tomaso, Ducati or Maserati.
According to historic evidence, the territory of today’s Emilia-Romagna was once inhabited by the Romans, but long before that, this region used to be a part of the Etruscan civilization and later on, of the Gauls. Archaeological evidence points, though, that many civilizations before these existed and evolved on this territory, leaving behind a series of monuments and ruins.
The region of Emilia-Romagna is a paradise for those who are passionate about history, due to the great number of museums, old buildings, Romanesque and Renaissance cities and the distinguished architecture. Today, the most popular destinations in this region are Bologna, Rimini, Parma, Riccione, Modena, Ferrara, Ravena, Cesenatico, Regio Emilia and more. The tourists who decide to travel to Emilia-Romagna are offered a unique, coastal experience, cultural diversity, a rich, historical heritage and a lot of entertaining activities.
Bologna, the most important destination in the region, is extremely attractive and has an endless list of must-dos and must-sees. Some of the main landmarks that should not be ignored by any tourist are Basilica- Santuario di Santo Stefano, Piazza Maggiore, Santa Maria della Vita, the Towers of the Asinelli and Garisenda, Teatro Anatomico, the Museum of History of Bologna, Torre Prendiparte, Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica, Fontana del Nettuno and many more. Bologna is a city where the art and culture prime, where the music inspires and the educational sites intrigue. The music, the local cuisine and the wines are simply breath-taking and the perfect journey combines them all. The local tourism offices in Bologna are always ready to offer guided tours of the city and its surroundings such as the Italian Days Food Experience, the Amazing Italy day Tours, the sightseeing tours, the wine tours or the private tours. These activities are suitable for families, groups, youth and couples.
Even though Bologna is the capital of Emilia-Romagna and one of the wealthiest cities from a cultural, educational, historical and artistic point of view, this region is not all about visiting this city. The beaches, the thrilling holiday resorts and the water sports are extremely popular and the travellers are encouraged to spend some time on the relaxing shores of the Adriatic Sea, or at the base of the fascinating Apennine mountains.
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