Top 5 Must Do's in EmiliEdit This
Consider these Emilia-Romagna must do’s when visiting this region in Northern Italy. Emilia-Romagna is popular mainly with its historical sights, but there are other things that worth being seen too. Here are some of the must-do's:
1. Admire the Early Christian Monuments
Ravenna has preserved a rich heritage of early Christian monuments, dating from the 5th and 6th centuries. They are all declared places of special cultural significance by UNESCO. These are the Baptistery of Neon, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Archiepiscopal Chapel, the Mausoleum of Theodoric, the Arian Baptistery, the Basilicas of San Vitale and San’t Apollinare Nuovo and the Basilica of San’t Apollinare in Classe. There, you can admire numerous beautiful late Roman and Byzantine mosaics.
2. View the Sights in Ferrara
Ferrara was formed way back in the Middle Ages. The town contains numerous interesting sights, most of them protected by UNESCO as well. More obvious are the Estense Castle and the gorgeous Romanesque Cathedral. Ferrara is also home to many Renaissance palaces (with the most notable Palazzo dei Diamanti) and many historical churches. It is still surrounded by medieval walls and in general, a very exciting place to visit.
3. Visit the Supercar Factories
Emilia-Romagna is home to some of the best automobile factories in the world. The good news is that all the factories are close to each other and offer guided tours. You can start with the Ducati museum in Bologna and then proceed to Modena, where you will find the new Maserati factory. A few kilometers away from Modena is the Lamborghini factory and museum in Sant’ Ana, and the Ferrari factory and exhibition gallery in Maranello. Make sure to visit them all.
4. Enjoy a Seaside Holiday in Rimini
Just like any other town in the region, Rimini has a rich historical past and contains many interesting sights, but what’s more special about it is that the town is one of the best seaside resorts on the Adriatic Sea. It has more than 1000 hotels and restaurants, offering some of the best Italian food, which makes it a popular destination among tourists from all over the world.
5. View Historical Sights
For more historical sights, you may want to visit Parma, Piacenza, Forli or Reggio nell’ Emilia - beautiful towns, where you can see even more cathedrals, palaces, churches and museums. The restored fortress and citadel in Forli deserve special attention. Take your time and enjoy your stay in Emilia-Romagna.