Emilia Romagna lies between the River Po to its north and the Apennine Mountains (to its south). It is one of the most fertile and productive regions of Italy, thanks to the mitigating effect that the Adriatic Sea has on the coastal climate.
Many who love the combination of sun, sea and entertainment choose the Romagna Riviera. It has the longest beaches in Europe, and is where visitors flock to enjoy the beaches and leisure facilities. Towns such as Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica are very popular with tourists of all ages and offer something for everyone.
Further from the coast, the beautiful landscape of the Apennines, makes the region ideal for horseback riding or trekking in the area between Parma and Piacenza. The regions boasts some splendid parks and wonderful nature reserves as well as natural water springs where the wellness spas are situated.
The whole region is known for the gastronomy aspect and Bologna, Parma and Modena are considered champions for wine and food. Although the food is exceptional, these cities, and adding Ferrara, Modena and Ravenna to the list,offer so much in history and art and since the dimensions are quite contained, you can really discover the feel of these cities by renting a bicycle and taking your time to discover the monuments and hidden corners.
Emilia Romagna is also the motherland of the Italian motors, as in this region are based the most famous Italian car and bike factories like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Ducati.