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Rimini
Saturday, August 13TH, 2011 by Glauco
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...
Parma
Tuesday, July 26TH, 2011 by Glauco
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...
The Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna National Park Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona and Campigna is a beautiful area in the Apennine region of Tuscany and Romagna. Established in 1993 the park preserves over 365 square kilometers of gorgeous flora and fauna, as well as several animal species, and a great deal of human history. The park is divided between the provinces of Florence, Arezzo and Forli-Cesena and includes the best preserved and largest forest and woodland area in all of Italy. There are trails here for the outdoorsman, as well as...
Appennino Tosco-Emiliano National Park
Monday, January 18TH, 2010 by ancos
  Monte Prado - Photo courtesy of Herzi Pinki/Wikimedia If you are looking for stunning natural landscapes then visiting the Appenino Tosco-Emiliano National Park is a perfect option for your vacation. The youngest of Italy's national parks the Appenino Tosco-Emiliano was established in 2001 and encompasses two regional parks and four state nature reserves. Located in central Italy, the park's forest ridges, the Cisa and Forbici Passes, seperate Tuscany from the Emilia region. It is easy to be awed by nature's majesty in these parts, with the summits of Alpe di Succiso, Monte Prado and...
Shopping in Emilia-Romagna
Tuesday, December 29TH, 2009 by ancos
Emilia Romagna on the Italian Map Emilia-Romagna is known to be one of the major tourist destinations in Italy. The region is spread over an area of 20,124 sq km and the capital of the region is Bologna. Today, the region is considered to be one of the most developed and the richest regions in Europe. The capital of the region, Bologna is known to have a very high level of quality of life. The city is known to be quite modern and advanced. The region itself is known to be one of the most important tourist and cultural regions in Italy with several important cities like Ferrara, Parma and...
Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna
Wednesday, December 23TH, 2009 by ancos
  A 1,600-year-old ancient Roman baptismal font and altar with original mosaics and inscriptions   Ravenna is an ancient city that inspired Oscar Wilde and was once the home of Byron. Anyone who visits the city will be swept away by the romance and history that it holds. The main seat of the Roman Empire during the 5th century, and then again during the Byzantine era in the 8th century, the city has a beautiful collection of monuments and examples of Christian art that draw thousands of  visitors every year. Eight buildings in Ravenna were constructed during the 5th and the 6th centuries....
  Modena - Cathedral 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.  ...
Ferrara
Tuesday, December 22TH, 2009 by ancos
  Ferrara architectureFerrara is located in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and is located a few km away from the city of Bologna. The town grew up on a ford over the Po River and became a center for art and culture which attracted several artists and intellects to the town in the 15th and the 16th centuries. The famous House of Este in Ferrara had been decorated by well known artists like Andrea Mantegna, Jacopo Bellini and Piero della Francesca. The concept of an ideal city became a reality in Ferrara and can be seen in the neighborhoods that developed in the area from the 15th century...
Fanano
Monday, December 14TH, 2009 by Anonymous
Fanano winter night 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. Fanano had been the birthplace of Felice Pedroni, popularly known as Felix Pedro to most Americans. The economy of the town is mainly based on agriculture and now on tourism. The town is located amidst lush mountains and beautiful landscapes, which is why...
Sestola
Monday, December 14TH, 2009 by ancos
Sestola Sestola is a comune and town 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. Sestola is surrounded by the Apennine Mountains and Monte Cimone is located quite close to the town. Monte Cimone is located at an altitude of 2165 meters and is a popular destination for winter sports and skiing. Sestola is spread over an area of 52 sq km and has a population of approximately 2600. The economy of the town is dependent on agriculture, cattle breeding and on tourism based on the popularity of Monte Cimone...

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