Emilia Romagna

Emilia-Romagna is an administrative Region of Northeast Italy, comprising the historical regions of Emilia and Romagna. Its capital is Bologna. Emilia-Romagna is a cultural and tourist centre, being the home of the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world, containing Romanesque and Renaissance cities (such as Modena, Parma and Ferrara), being a centre for food and automobile production (home of automotive companies such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani, De Tomaso and Ducati) and having popular coastal resorts such as Cervia, Cesenatico, Rimini and Riccione. Emilia-Romagna is considered one of the richest regions of Italy with regards to its gastronomic and wine-making tradition. The region is known for its egg and filled pasta made with soft wheat flour. Bologna is notable for pasta dishes like tortellini, lasagne, gramigna and tagliatelle which are found also in many other parts of the region in different declinations. The celebrated balsamic vinegar is made only in the Emilian cities of Modena and Reggio Emilia, following legally binding traditional procedures. Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan Cheese) is produced in Reggio Emilia, Parma, Modena and Bologna and is much used in cooking, while Grana Padano variety is produced in the rest of the region. Although the Adriatic coast is a major fishing area (well known for its eels and clams), the region is more famous for its meat products, especially pork-based, that include: Parma's prosciutto, culatello and Felino salami, Piacenza's pancetta, coppa and salami, Bologna's mortadella and salame rosa, Modena's zampone, cotechino and cappello del prete and Ferrara's salama da sugo.

Emilia Romagna Highlights

Foodie Guide
Traditions
Events
The Curious Traveler

What you can't miss in Emilia Romagna

Where is Emilia Romagna

Top Experiences in Emilia Romagna

Best places to stay in Emilia Romagna

Properties for sale in Emilia Romagna

Villa in Meldola
690000
Country Home - To Restore in Verucchio
2800000
Apartment in Vignola
250000
Apartment in Vignola
350000
Apartment in Vignola
480000
Apartment in Vignola
300000
Semi-detached in Guiglia
220000
Semi-detached in Savignano sul Panaro
480000

Recipes From Emilia Romagna

Recipes

Our writer Cindy gives us the best recipe for homemade whole-grain 'tagliatelle,' a fresh pasta that is easier to make then it seems, from the northern and central areas of Italy 

Recipes
Our food writer Amy Gulick shares a recipe and a few legends behind the Italian drink/dessert Zabaione
Recipes
Our latest recipe is as simple as they come, using a traditional syrup dating back to Roman times to make this crostini dish a memorable affair.
Recipes
Bite into a bit of Reggio Emilia with this delicious recipe for 'Erbazzone' a savory pie and hails from 'cucina povera' or 'poor cuisine.'

What others are saying about Emilia Romagna

Ciao,

Can anyone recommend an English speaking geometra near Lugagnano Val D'arda Emilia Romagna please? 

Grazie,

Christina 

Hello everyone! We're working on the second issue of Bellissimo magazine and are taking a deep dive into the fascinating region of Emilia Romagna.

My husband and I are planning to move to Bologna within the next couple of years.  We are working on a visa which requires us to have a rental agreement in place to qualify for the visa but we need the visa to get into the country.  Any ideas as to how to solve this catch-22?