Emilia Romagna in Northern Italy is a place worthy of interest when visiting Italy. Travelers are encouraged to stay for several days to fully appreciate its tourist attractions.
Bologna, its regional capital, is home to Europe’s oldest university. This city is also regarded as Italy’s culinary capital. The Piazzas Nettuno and Maggiore offer Romanesque and Gothic Structures. The Basilica of San Petronio built in 1390 is a fine example of a Gothic structure. It has some exquisite carvings of biblical scenes, as well as art treasures in its chapels. The towers of Asinelli and Garisenda or Two Towers offer spectacular views of Bologna.
The old provincial capital of Reggio Emilia is home of the Italian flag. The Museo del Tricolore in Piazza Prampolini displays artifacts during the Risorgimento. A visit to the Basilica di San Prospero, Beata Vergini and Quattro Castella is in order.
Visit the Settimana Estense in Modena in late June or July and join in on the Renaissance fun with banquets, jousts and trade fairs. The Palazzo dei Musei houses a medieval and modern art and history museum, an archaeological museum and an ethnological collection.
Ravenna, the Capital of Mosaics is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the churches of Sant’ Apollinare in Classe and San Apollinare Nuovo, Battistero degli Ariani, Chapel of Sant’ Andrea and Battistero Neoniano
For the beach lovers, visit Rimini and enjoy the nightly parties in the various beachside nightclubs. There are lots of hotels, around 30 clubs and a few theme parks. Rimini also has a rich historical and artistic heritage dating back to the Roman Empire such as the Ponte di Tiberio and the Arco di Augusto.
You can move around in the Northern region of Italy and also check out Emilia Romagna easily on a hired set of wheels. There are many car rentals like Car Rental Italy that offer easy car rentals to enable a safe and hassle-free commute around.