Emilia Romagna is a region situated in the north-east of Italy, with Bologna as regional capital. Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Emilia Romagna borders Veneto and Lombardy to the north, Piedmont and Liguria to the West, Tuscany, Marches and the Republic of San Marino to the South.
Emilia Romagna has many beautiful natural and archaeological sites in Ravenna, Modena and Ferrara and are declared World Heritage Sites.
Ravenna was the capital of the Byzantine Empire in Italy, and enjoyed a period of splendor and wealth until the eighth century. This region is dotted with monuments, statues and mosaics recalling the old Christian iconography, featuring breathtaking gold decorations.
The region is known for its hospitality and boasts a unique and imaginative cuisine, which is home to many popular dishes and specialties such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Tortellini, pasta Bolognese, Lasagna, Cappelletti and Tagliatelle.
The Adriatic coast has the most beautiful and famous beaches in Italy, such as Bellaria Igea Marina, Cattolica, Misano Adriatico, Riccione and Rimini. They also have bicycle paths and vast green areas meant specifically for children. The beautiful beaches with kilometers of golden sand offer innovative solutions such as pools built on the beach, water slides and parks, sports and fitness activities such as beach volleyball, table tennis, windsurfing, fully equipped fitness centres, rent pedal boats, rowboats, motorboats, jet skiing and canoeing.
Among these beaches is the well known beach of Pinarella, which is considered to be the natural pearl of the Italian Riviera.
The Adriatic coast is mainly known for its nightlife, shops, fancy restaurants, clubs and bars where people meet and dance all night, drink and have fun.
Every summer, boys and girls from all over Italy go to Rimini and Riccione to spend the day at the fantastic Emilian sea and during the night go to the many night clubs the region has.
Due to the large influx of tourists to which it is subject, Emilia Romagna knows that its economy relies mainly on tourism and is equipped to accommodate a large number of visitors.