Long rows of colourful parasols along the beaches and a multitude of historical treasures: that is Emilia-Romagna.
History and Culture
In the Emilia-Romagna province, one of Italy’s wealthiest regions, important historical monuments and artistic masterworks are to be found, as well as old and famous universities and modern institutions for art and education. In the capital Bologna, seat of the oldest Italian university (from the 11th century), wonderful works of art and architecture can still be admired today.
Land and People
The Emilia-Romagna province borders the river Po in the north, the Adriatic Sea in the east, and the Appenines as well as the Republic of San Marino in the south. The region has an area of 22,123 km2 and a population of around 4.17 million. The capital of the Emilia-Romagna province is Bologna. It is often said that one’s way of cooking and eating refl ects one’s own character. According to this principle, the people of Emilia-Romagna are easygoing, cheerful and a little playful.
Food and Drink
In admirable fashion a cuisine was created that puts anyone in a good mood who dedicates a little time to discovering it. If they could, the Emilians would wrap all their belongings, their houses and towns in egg pasta, because stuffed egg pasta is the region‘s proudest landmark. The Romagna cuisine distinguishes itself from the Emilia cuisine mainly through its clever usage of the ocean – its fi sh soups, for example, are among Italy‘s best. Last but not least, mention has to be made of the world-famous Parma ham from Parma. And part of each meal is of course the appropriate Italian wine.
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