Geographically bizarre, unique and picturesque, with grand rises, tranquil streams, underwater flows, thermal geysers and fertile pastures, Emilia-Romagna has it all. Our ideal location allows us to assist you to organize outings to a vast choice of some of Italy’s most beautiful cities and villages. Authorized guides will lead you through carefully structured itineraries, so you can view and savour their unique splendour. (A re-freshing change to the rushed bus tours so common today!) For guidance and assistance please contact us.
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Ravenna: East meets West in this unique relic of a forgotten past. Famous as the home of the largest array of East Roman mosaics outside Istanbul, Ravenna is home to no fewer than eight UNESCO World Heritage sites!
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Bologna: Home to the world’s oldest continuously operating university, Bologna has a distinguished past. Etruscans, Celts, Romans, Lombards and modern Italians have all made their mark on Emilia-Romagna’s vibrant capital. With over 38 kilometers of arcade, Bologna’s markets are legendary, all bursting with the finest produce of Northern Italy.
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Florence’s museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo’s architectural genius. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio, and experience the “newest” area of Florence, the Oltrarno. Be sure to set aside time to see the vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace. When you grow weary of museums and monuments, head outdoors. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence.
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Val Tramazzo – Modigliana and Tredozio: A wonder through the bliss of mother nature; Vulcanic rocks, a dam, a lake, coved in breath taking scenery of a national nature park decored by a wterfall and many botanical and wildlife interests are what makes the valley of Val Tramazzo so beautiful, so beautiful that even Dante Alighieri was inspired. Modigliana charming and full of tales to tell, dramaticly know for the story of the barter of what legend says to be the son of the King of France!
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Brisighella: Medieval town meets sweeping landscapes and vistas in this charming historic town. Under the gaze of Venetian castles sits a quiet yet idyllic market town, with history around every corner.
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Cesenatico & Cervia: Cesenatico was founded in 1302 as a fishing port. Seven centuries later and things haven’t changed. Renowned for its stunning canals, surveyed by none other than Leonardo Da Vinci, Cesenatico has both charm and purpose. Nearby Cervia boasts an array of towering medieval castles and churches, and gained everlasting recognition in Dante Alighieri’s Inferno.
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Commachio and the Po Delta: Sat astride the vast lagoon where the Po reaches the Adriatic, little Commachio is home to canals, medieval buildings and ecological preserves aplenty. The site of fierce struggles between the Republic of Venice and the Papal States, Commachio has weathered the storm to emerge as a curious blend of the natural and the man made.
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San Marino: One of the world’s smallest nations, it’s oldest republic, and having bowed to no foreign ruler since the Roman Emperors, San Marino can offer treasures disproportionate to its tiny size. Set in the shadow of the three imposing castles which crown the three peaks of Monte Titano, San Marino boast breathtaking views over the eastern countryside and the Adriatic.
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Ferrara: Renaissance powerhouse, and seat of the powerful Dukes of Este, Ferrara has an illustrious past. Surrounded by vast medieval walls, and home to the impressive Castle of the Este family at its heart, Ferrara has jewels at every corner, from the house of Lucretia Borgia to its stunning cathedral.
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Urbino is a picturesque Renaissance hill town and the capital of the Marche region of central Italy. Although Urbino was a Roman and medieval city, its peak came during the 15th century when Duke Federico da Montefeltro established one of Europe’s most illustrious courts. Its impressive Ducal Palace houses one of the most important collections of Renaissance paintings in Italy. Urbino has a university started in 1506 and it’s a center for maiolica ceramics, art, and culture. Urbino’s historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Palazzuolo & Riolo Terme: A sleepy village in the shadow of a towering citadel, Riolo Terme is a relaxing break, famous for its thermal spa waters, set amid the rolling vineyards of Emilia-Romagna. Sitting just inside Tuscany, Palazzuolo is a tiny countryside village high in the commanding the spectacular vistas and passes of the Apennine mountain range, in the heart of the Italian Peninsula.
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Venice: dates back to 827, when a Byzantine Duke moved its seat to what is now known as the Rialto, and for the following 970 years, prospered on trade and under the rule of a Roman-style Senate headed by the Doge. In 1797, the city was conquered by Napoleon, a blow from which it never recovered. The city was soon merged into Austria-Hungary, then ping-ponged back and forth between Austria and a nascent Italy, but Venice is still a monument to the glory days of the Renaissance, and historical culture still throbs powerfully in the old Italians’ veins.
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Bertinoro and Forlimpopoli: Set in the foothills of the Appenines. Forlimpopoli and nearby Bertinoro offer a charming blend of the medieval town and the rustic hills, offering spectacular views over the Romagna and many cultural interests. Plus importantly know for execellent local wines.
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Imola – Faenza – Dozza: Famous for the Formula One Grand Prix track where Ayrton Senna met his tragic end, Imola also boasts a substantial medieval centre, punctuated by fortified castles which bore witness to the town’s turbulent past. Nearby Faenza is famous for its production of ceramic ‘faience’, and has a long history of being a centre of art. Founded by Rome, Faenza has a long line of impressive monuments in the heart of its historic centre. Dozza a picturesque Borgo unique for its famous village wall alfresco artworks. The artistic roads will lead us its magnificent Rocca Castle (home to a museum and Regional Enoteca).
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