It’s no Baloney in Bologna: Notes from Italy’s ‘Food Valley’

A trip to the capital of Emilia-Romagna offers some of the country’s greatest delicacies.

Lifting the lockdown lid: rediscovering Italy’s finest attractions

As the country opens its door to tourists, we take a look at some of Italy’s lesser-known wonders.

The best castles in Emilia‑Romagna

Those with a penchant for history will not be short of places to visit in this part of Italy.

Along the Via Emilia: exploring Italy’s most beautiful art towns

Discover some of the country’s finest architecture along this Roman road.

Brisighella

Taste the olive oil of this medieval village set in the beautiful landscape of ‘Tuscan Romagna’. Brisighella, 12km south of Faenza in the Lamone…

The Trebbia

Take a dip in one of Italy’s most pristine rivers. ‘Today I have gone through the most beautiful valley in the world,’ wrote war…

Ferrara

Seek out the early Renaissance at its most exquisite, in the magic frescoes of Palazzo Schifanoia. There’s been a certain mystique attached to Ferrara…

Ravenna

Immerse yourself in glittering green-gold beauty, with the greatest collection of Byzantine mosaics anywhere. Tucked away among the art towns of Emilia-Romagna there is…

Rimini

Sunbathe and dance the night away, but don’t miss Rimini’s enigmatic Renaissance jewel: the Malatesta Temple. Seen by the aliens from their spaceships, the…

Po Delta Park

Bring a zoom lens for the flamingos at one of Italy’s most important wetlands, and for the medieval art in majestic Pomposa Abbey. The…

Museo Ferrari

Go vroom! in an F1 simulator at one of the highlights of ‘Motor Valley’. There are two Ferrari museums. One is in Modena, the…

Bologna

Climb up the tallest of the Two Towers, Bologna’s leaning landmarks, to gaze down on Italy’s most serious and progressive city. ‘You must write…

Parma

Puzzle over the enigmas of the Camera di Correggio, painted by the city’s master of lightness and grace. One of Italy’s great art cities,…

Modena

Marvel at the spectacular feast of art inside and out in Modena’s Romanesque cathedral. Modena puts on a class act – ‘Mink City’ they…

Emilia-Romagna: a foodie paradise

Even within a country that is itself known worldwide for its popular cuisine, the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy is famed for its delectable food.