is in central Italy where it borders the Lombardia, Veneto,
Piemonte, Liguria, Marches and Toscana regions
and the Adriatic Sea. The main cities of this region
are Bologna, Parma, Ferrara and Ravenna. The Emilia-Romagna is all
about food glorious food
..thankfully the area is also known
for its spas and thermal curative waters-in which to take the plunge.
When in Italy, you just have to dine and this is one of the best regions
to take the plunge! The land here is very fertile and the area and
the people are defined by this fact.
Conversely, its also an area of industry and youll see
many factories and headquarters of large companies located here. You
have to get off the main thoroughfares to see the charming towns,
the gorgeous cathedrals and castles, the treasure-filled hamlets and
the pristine seaside villages to truly appreciate this region. Most
people make an obligatory stop in Bologna (and rightly so its
a fabulously historical town), but tourists and travelers should truly
spend more time discovering the treasures of Emilia-Romagna. The majority
of the land in this region is made up of plains, yet there are some
mountains and hills. Youll find nice leather goods, ceramics
and marble produced in the area.
The food here (as mentioned) is wonderful the area is known
all over the world for its cuisine. The food is fresh and consists
of pasta, tomatoes, rice, Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padana cheeses,
fruits, ham and prosciutto and fine wines like Albana di Romagna,
Lambrusco, Colli di Imola and Trebbiano di Romagna. Youll find
several items consistently on the menu like tortellini, lasagne and
tagliatelle alla Bolognese
this is foodie heaven.