Verucchio (Emilia Romagna)

Verucchio is a town in the province of Rimini, region of Emilia-Romagna. The small town is also known as the “cradle of the Malatesta family” not because this is where the family originates from, but where it came to power, thanks to Giovanni della Penna dei Billi (1150-90), known as Malatesta. Structured as a mediaeval village and rich in historical buildings, Verucchio stands on two hills, once crowned by imposing fortresses, Passerello Fortress - on whose remains a monastery now stands - and Sasso Fortress, now the Rocca Malatestiana, also known as Castel del Sasso, or "Castle of the Rock"). It is one of largest and better conserved Malatestian fortifications, and was the birthplace of Malatesta da Verucchio. Other monuments include Rocca del Passerello and the Franciscan Monastery.

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Recipes From Emilia Romagna


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 

Our food writer Amy Gulick shares a recipe and a few legends behind the Italian drink/dessert Zabaione
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.
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


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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?