Ferrara (Emilia Romagna)

Ferrara is a city in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. The town has broad streets and numerous palaces dating from the 14th and 15th centuries, when it hosted the court of the House of Este. For its beauty and cultural importance it has been qualified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The town is still surrounded by more than 9 kilometres (6 miles) of ancient walls, mainly built in the 15th and 16th-centuries. Along with those of Lucca, they are the best preserved Renaissance walls in Italy. The imposing brick Castello Estense sited in the very centre of the town is iconic of Ferrara. The castle, erected in 1385, is surrounded by a moat, with four massive bastions. The pavilions on the top of the towers date from the 16th-century refurbishment.

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Recipes From Emilia Romagna

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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.'

What others are saying about 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?

@FGan asks:

My father died intestate in Italy 30 years ago. It was his verbal request that the apartment he owned with my mother be inherited by my eldest brother, which the family (my other 3 brothers and myself) agreed to, by signing a letter stating our acceptance.

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