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About Emilia Romagna in Italy

Daily Weather: Emilia Romagna
Population: 3,983,346
Area: 22,123 km
Provinces: Bologna, Ferrara, Forli-Cesena, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Ravenna, Reggio-Emilia, Rimini
Capital City: Bologna
Official web site: Emilia Romagna
Wikipedia: Emilia Romagna
Map: Emilia Romagna


About Emilia Romagna.

Half of Emilia Romagna territory is formed by the Apennines; the other half is a large plain, which reaches to the Adriatic Sea. The coastline is flat and sandy, with a typical lagoon and marshy area (the Valli of Comacchio).

Industries, especially in the food sector, are flourishing, as is also tourism along the Adriatic "Riviera", one of the most crowded and lively seaside areas in Italy, as well as to the art cities and the spa center of Salsomaggiore. The region is Italy's first producer of wheat, sugar-beet and fruit, second producer of barley and soy beans. Another important resource is the raising of pigs, cattle and poultry, with intensive and modern systems, at the basis of the production of world famous "prosciutto" and Parmesan cheese.

Inhabited since very ancient times as revealed from archeological findings, the region was occupied by the Etruscans in the 6th century BC. In the 4th century it was then invaded by the Celts, then in the third the Romans conquered it, joining its territory to Liguria. Augustus gave it the name of Aemilia, as the Octava Regio (8th region) of the Empire. With the decadence of the Roman empire, in 402 AD Emperor Onorius moved the capital from Rome to Ravenna, calling the Eastern side of the region Romania and making it into the political center of the Western Roman Empire in the last decades of its existence.

The Lombard invaders conquered only part of the region, more or less the area of Modena, Parma, Piacenza and Reggio, while Ravenna and Bologna stayed under the jurisdiction of the surviving Eastern Roman Empire, whose capital was Byzanthium. With the coming of the Franks the region was entrusted to the Pope, to be politically included in the State of the Church in the early 11th century. Italy World Club.

Bologna the Capital City.

Bologna began life as an Etruscan town, and relics of the town's early phase of development can be seen in the town's archeology museum, the Museo Civico Archeologico. Bologna is a handsome, red-brick city, packed with palazzi. One of Bologna's defining features for the last thousand years has been its university, the oldest in Europe. Many of the buildings and museums which dominate the town's historic centre are legacies of this heritage. There was a shortage of roomspace for university's many students; Bologna's solution was to build porticoes over its streets, extending the houses above to create more accommodation. These sweeping porticoes are a striking feature of the town's distinctive architecture. Today Bologna is still noticeably a student town, lively and entertaining. The town is also renowned for its left-wing politics and freedom from the Italian blight of political corruption.

Bergamo tourist attractions are centred around the town's main square, Piazza Maggiore, and the adjacent Piazza Nettuno (complete with fountain of Neptune). The large cathedral is the Basilica di San Petronio, which has impressive reliefs on the doors, and interior fifteenth-century frescoes of heaven and hell. Like so many Italian cities, medieval Bologna was the scene of inter-clan rivalry, and two of the towers resulting from the competition between the town's families are now famous tourist sights. The Due Torri of Bologna are two leaning structures, built in 1119. The shorter, Torre Garisenda, was immortalised in Dante's Inferno. The taller tower is the Torre degli Asinelli, which is over 300ft tall, and which is open to the public. It leans about 3ft, and if you're not feeling too giddy, the views are worth the climb. Bergamo's principal art gallery is the Pinacoteca Nazionale, containing works by local artists and others, including Guido Reni, Raphael, Giotto, Titian and Perugino. Italy Heaven.

Emilia Romagna skiing and tourist information.

Ski pass is the best meeting place for mountain lovers, and even more. It is the most important Italian fair on winter tourism, winter sports and freestyle and it is the where-to-be spot for all the people who want to arrange and book winter holidays -in Italy as well as abroad-, where to buy winter sportswear and where to find out brand new equipment. In Ski pass you can also have a great time looking at the demo, exhibitions and contests of a large variety of freestyle sports like snow board, ski freestyle, skateboard, inline and motocross. The visitors can climb, go on the suspension bridge, cross-country skiing, ice skating. Everybody can do all these things with the help of experts, totally safe and for free. Emilia Romagna Tourism.


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