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Rimini - 143,321 inhabitants.
Every country has its party city, the place where nightclubs and restaurants become a lifestyle. Spain has Ibiza, Turkey has Bodrum, the U.S. has South Beach and Italy has Rimini. Indeed, since the 1960s this town has been one of the most populated places during the summer season. We are still talking Italy, so don't think it's an entirely modern city with modern skyscrapers and trendy clubs. Rimini is a former Roman settlement, founded almost 300 years before Christ; it originally had strategic importance for its port and the easy access to the sea, and while the the port is long gone, the sea is still there to remind us of its legacy.
Before we go into the many historical and artistic aspects of this city, we must point out what Parma represents to the modern world and economy. In 2005 it was designated the permanent home of European Food Safety Authority; this is fitting, as it is also Italy's food capital. This is an administrative challenge that put Parma in charge of the safety food matters within the Old Continent. The decision was almost automatic, considering that Parma is the home of unique products such as the Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan cheese). It is also home to some very important food companies, such as Parmalat that, despite its recent, huge financial scandal, is still a major and very active player in the food industry.
Modena is located in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy and is known for its various magnificent buildings and majestic monuments. A university town known as the "capital of engines" due to the luxury car makers based in or near the city, Modena is effortlessly mixes the modern and the antique to great effect. Most famous for it its marvelous cathedral, or duomo, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1997 along with the city's Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena is a city of beauty, architecture and culture that is sure to impress any visitor.
Fanano is a town and comune located in the province of Modena in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region. The town is spread over an area of 89 sq km and has a population of close to 3000. Fanano is located close to Modena and Bologna. Monte Cimone falls in the territory of the commune and is surrounded by the Modenese Apennines.
Portico e San Benedetto is a town and comune located in the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. The comune is located in the province of Forli-Cesena and is located close to the cities of Bologna and Forli. The comune is made up of three different settlements, Bocconi, San Benedetto in Alpe and Portico di Romagna.
San Benedetto is in fact quite a small town and has a very small population. The town is spread over an area of 60 sq km and has a population of only 829. The town is mainly an agricultural center and has retained its rural and medieval architecture for years.
Monteleone di Roncofreddo, or as it is popularly known, Roncofreddo is a small town and comune located in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy in the province of forli-Cesena. The town is located close to the cities of Forli and Bologna. Roncofreddo is quite a small town; it is spread over an area of 51 sq km and has a population of close to 3100.
Fontanellato is a comune and a small town located in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy in the province of Parma. The town is located close to the cities of Piacenza and Parma on the plains of the Po River. According to scholars the town was first founded around the 15th century and was built around the Rocca Sanvitale, the fortified home to the Sanvitale family.
Castelvetro di Modena is located in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy in the province of Modena. The town is located close to the cities of Modena and Bologna. The town is spread over an area of 49 sq km and has a population of close to 10,500.
The town is actually quite small but because of the rise in agritourism in the last few years, the number of tourists visiting Castelvetro di Modena has increased. Plenty of people visit the town to experience the laid back atmosphere of the town and its natural beauty.