Ravenna is a small, historic town in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. Located close to the Adriatic Sea, the town can trace its history back more than 2,000 years. Ravenna enjoyed a prosperous period during Roman rule in the 1st century A.D. before being occupied by a succession of other powers including the Ostrogoths and the Byzantines. I was attracted to Ravenna after reading up about its UNESCO sites and stunning mosaics but during my stay there, I discovered other great reasons that warrant a stay of at least a few days. The UNESCO sites can be covered in a day or two as most of them are within walking distance of one another.
One reason why I love to travel: the colors! Whether they’re the natural hues of the great outdoors or the vibrant paints of man-made creations, they always make for enjoyable, often awe-inspiring, moments — and photos. For inspiration on your next brilliant vacation, scroll through these bursts of color from around the world.
Dozza is a hill-top medieval village about a 30-minute drive south of Bologna. Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy (“Borghi più belli d’Italia”), Dozza is dominated by an imposing fortress, Rocca Sforzesca, and consists of a main street that circles the village in an elongated form.
I suggest kicking off your stay with a meal that starts with delicious Modena ham, followed by a plate of tortellini..
Gosh, where do I start? There are so many things I love about Bologna, one of my favourite cities in Italy…
I have to admit… I’m a nitwit when it comes to cars. Twenty-odd years later, I found myself in what many would consider automobile heaven: the Motor Valley in the Italian region of Emilia Romagna. I set out to explore the home of Ferrari, Ducati, Maserati and Lamborghini.
A trip to Ferrara wouldn’t be complete without a visit to its most famous monument, the Castello Estense.
What I discovered during my day in San Marino was a country steeped in history, with fiercely-independent people who take great pride in their culture and heritage.
I had a brilliant time in Emilia Romagna. I’ll say this to anyone visiting Italy: “Don’t miss this amazing region!“
[Video] The @velvetescape’s experience of Emilia-Romagna in 35”
I was attracted to Ravenna after reading up about its UNESCO sites and stunning mosaics but during my stay there, I discovered other great reasons that warrant a stay of at least a few days.
Today, I fly to Bologna, the capital of the Italian region of Emilia Romagna. Using the #Blogville apartment in the heart of Bologna as my base, I’ll set out to explore the region’s many cultural, historical and natural attractions… and I’m sure there’ll be lots of awesome foodie experiences in between!
The latest iambassador project, the second edition of #Blogville Emilia Romagna, dedicated to travel bloggers from all the world was launched in Bologna on Tuesday, 30th April 2013. Blogville Part 2 promises to be the largest travel blogging project in Italy… ever!