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Autumn in the ApenninesLandscape & National Parks
The National and Regional parks represent the "green heart" of Emilia Romagna and testify to the importance attributed to the protection and promotion of the natural beauty and landscapes of the region. The Casentinesi Woods, the Gigante Regional Park, the Park of the Corno alle Scale and the Delta of the River Po are the principal green oasis to be explored horse-riding, walking or skiing. The region offers all the peace and tranquility one could desire.

crocus in the Appenine region of Emilia Romagna ItalyEnvironment
Emilia Romagna (also spelt as Romana) the seasonal cycle brings colourful changes to the landscape. Green summer leaves of the deciduous forests turn russet and gold in the autumn. In winter, snow blankets the year-round foliage of the evergreens. They are evocative landscapes, home to a rich diversity of plants and wildlife. Almost a thousand species of flora can be found in the parks, Lilies and orchids thrive in the woodlands. Numbers of deer (red, roe and the more common fallow) and wild boar have all increased.

Golf in Emilia Romagna Italy
Recreation in Emilia Romagna

The region can also boast sixteen premier golf courses, canoeing, hot water spas and a world renowned observatory at Febbio and of course do not forget the 50 km of wonderful sandy beaches on the Adriatic Coast.


History & Culture
Ravenna Mosaic
Unified in 1946, the regions of Emilia and Romagna joined together to form one of Italy's wealthiest regions in art, history and culture. The region's most notable cities are Bologna, Parma, Piacenza, Modena, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, Ravenna, Ferrara and the smaller town of Busseto. Each of them has something special to offer. The cultural center of the region is Bologna, hometown of the oldest university in Europe, a visit to Bologna will entice one to explore the ornate churches, medieval piazzas, immense towers and porticos that elegantly shelter and shade one's way through the streets of this historic city. The region is renowned for beautiful Byzantine mosaics and historic paintings.

Apennines of Emilia Romagna Italy - properties in this area for sale The Apennines
The irregular Apennine peaks mark the border between Emilia and Tuscany and in the middle of these peaks sits the Bismantova, a magnificent sandstone plateau. Its structure, awesome and mysterious, is a breathtaking symbol of the whole region. More information on the Apennines

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Trekking Itineraries

In the north Apennine range you can enjoy extensive views over inaccessible valleys, extensive forests and wide hill-top grasslands. More information on Trekking

The Municipalities

There are thirteen municipalities which are situated in three main valleys created by the rivers Secchia, Enza and Dolo. More information on the municipalities of Emilia Romagna

Sports Activities
Throughout the year the Apennines are ideal for sports activities, walking trails, gastronomic excursions hunting for chestnuts or mushrooms; in winter the white mountains and the ski resorts are very popular and have contributed to the success of ski champions such as Alberto Tomba. Emilia-Romagna offers a wide variety of opportunities for cyclists. Every year a growing number of cyclists from all Europe decide to visit Emilia-Romagna, where they can experience the joy of cycling in the valleys and the hills or along the ridge of the Apennines. The area is also a favourite with mountaineers and rock climbers, especially the Pietra di Bismantova (Bismantova Stone). More information on sports in Emilia Romagna

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Property Market in Emilia Romagna
Property in Emilia Romagna offers unrivalled opportunities especially for property renovators or anyone who loves doing up beautiful old houses. More information on the property market in Emilia Romagna


cheeses of ItalyCuisine
Emilia-Romagna is undeniably the region where Italy's best food is produced. The local specialties, famous throughout the world, include Parmesan cheese, Parma ham, Lasagne, Balsamic Vinegar and Tortellini stuffed with meat, vegetables and herbs. Lambrusco is the most renowned wine produced from the local vineyards. It is common in the autumn to pick wild Porcini mushrooms and Blueberries found in the foothills of the mountains and there are many outlets for locally grown natural produce. The area has a multitude of amazing restaurants and trattorias where the warmest of welcomes await the diner. More information on the cuisine of Emilia Romagna


Camping in the Apennines is a truly total experience. An environment completely unpolluted and located in the centre of the Gigante National park. Around you are Beech and Chestnut woods, trees which have been there for hundreds of years, wild fruit is everywhere to be picked: blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and even Porcini mushrooms. Overhead the blue sky promises another wonderful day and as you sip your morning coffee you think about what is it to be today, cycling? Hiking? Visiting places of interest? You will probably begin to think of means whereby the inevitable return to work and the hustle and bustle of everyday life can be postponed for just a few more days. More information on camping

Sports cars of Emilia RomagnaThe land of the Sports Car
Emilia Romagna is the Centre of the Sports car world. With the likes of Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini all having there museums and factory's in this region there really is no better place to visit for the sports car enthusiast. More information on Italian sports cars

The Home of Ducati
Emilia Romagna is home to one of the finest motorbike producers in the world, Ducati. Its factory is located near Bologna and a trip to its fine museum makes a wonderful day out. More information on Ducati


Carpeneti Emilia RomagnaTowns & Villages
Emilia Romagna boasts some of the most beautiful towns in Italy overflowing with Byzantine art and architecture. The tranquil landscape is en lived by small villages with their traditional popular customs celebrating the different seasons with festivals and feasts. The excellent infrastructure means that you are never more than an hour from Bologna, Ravenna, Modena, Parma or the sandy beaches of the Adriactic coast. It is a region which has something for everybody. More information on the towns and villages of Emilia Romagna
Ski in the Appennines of Emilia Romagna
Skiing in the Apenines

There are 6 well-equipped and well-organised ski resorts all inside the splendid Gigante Park. More information on skiing in the Apennine region of Emilia Romagna Italy

Italy would not be Italy unless there were festivals. An excuse to relax in wonderful surroundings and indulge yourself in the food, wine, colour and pageantry to be found in the heart of Italy. This is by no means an exhaustive list of the festivals, fairs and celebrations which take place in the Apennines throughout the year, to find out more why not pay a visit yourself. More information on festivals


Emilia Romagna has something for everybody! From the Grand Prix at Imola to a journey through the lands of Queen Matilde. More information on events in Emilia Romagna

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