Emilia Romagna is famous throughout the world because of the great Parmigiano Reggiano, the parmesan cheese made in Parma, the balsamic vinegar of Modena, Ferrari cars of Modena and also because of its fabulous salamis and prosciutto ham. Parma has a saying: “The pig is like Verdi’s music, there’s nothing to throw away.”

This region is the place to eat to your heart’s content where the assortment of prosciutto and salamis is never ending. The cheese is to die for and in Parma you can visit the factory to see the cheese making process. Parma is also the home of Verdi the famous classical music composer. Every year there is the Verdi Festival with many operas performed.

Bologna, the capital is a city rich in its associations with all that is great in Italian cooking. Try the original Spaghetti Bolognese which probably tastes different in Bologna to your own home recipe. It is also renowned for fabulous Tortellini. Bologna is also home to many trade fairs. A large one is the hairdressors trade fair. View all trade fairs on http://www.bolognafiere.it

The region named for the Via Emilia, the Roman road built in the 2nd century BC by the Marcus Emilius Lepidus. The term Romagna, which indicates the southeast part of the Region, was only officially added to the name Emilia in 1947.

In Emilia Romagna We Recommend

Visit the foodie capitals of Parma – to eat fresh the famous Parmigiano Reggiano and prosciuto , Bologna the foodie capital and Modena the center of Balsamic Vinegar and Ferrari Cars. If you are a car lover, the Bologna Motor Show is on in December. You can race a Ferrari car around the racetrack and visit the Enzo Ferrari Museum just outside Modena. Contact Passion for Italy for these tours.

Verdi Opera Festival Parma

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Verdi Opera Festival, Parma, Emilia Romagna
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For lovers of Verdi’s operas this festival in Parma and Busseto, Emilia Romagna is a classical music delight. There are many concerts to choose from see […]

Bologna Motor Show

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Ideal for the car lover on your trip to Italy – the Bologna Motor Show Italy is exhibited for a week in December every year in Bologna the capital of the region of Emilia Romagna. […]

Emilia Romagna

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Emilia Romagna is famous throughout the world because of the great Parmigiano Reggiano, the parmesan cheese made in Parma, the balsamic vinegar of Modena, Ferrari cars of Modena and also because of its fabulous […]

Bologna, Emilia Romagna

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Bologna is the capital of Emilia Romagna region, located in the centre of Italy. No word can do more to excite the interests of Italian epicures than the name Bologna a city rich in […]