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.

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Business in Mondaino
240000
Apartment in Finale Emilia
210000
Town - City Home in Monchio delle Corti
320000
Apartment in Sant'Ilario d'Enza
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Country Home - To Restore in Alfonsine
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Villa in Riccione
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Apartment in Comacchio
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Country Home - Restored in Toano
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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 

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Our food writer Amy Gulick shares a recipe and a few legends behind the Italian drink/dessert Zabaione
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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.
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Bite into a bit of Reggio Emilia with this delicious recipe for 'Erbazzone' a savory pie and hails from 'cucina povera' or 'poor cuisine.'

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I love Italy - the music, culture, food and language. Would love to move there.I'm self-employed and run my own business in the UK in a technical field and one where Italy appears to be seeking people to fill.

Hi Everyone, I am looking at buying a very old property in Italy that currently does not have power or water connected to the site. I am wondering if anyone has any experience around the cost or process for connect power to a property in a situation like this?  Thanks!Laura