Separating the north and south of Italy is the Emilia Romagna Region. The region has are many major cultural centers with their own history and traditions and has a strong economy and market base, it is ashamed it is such an overlooked region. Rich with the history of Parma, Modena, Bologna, plus the towns of the Ravenna, Forli, Cesena, and Ferrara that will stun you with the amount of art and history to see. The Emilia Romagna Region is bordered by the Veneto Region, Lombardy Region, Piedmont Region, Liguria Region, Tuscany Region, The Marche Region, and the third smallest country in Europe, the Republic of San Marino.
The Emilia Romagna is one of themost fertile and productive regions of Italy. Thanks to the rich soil deposits from the many rivers crossing the region to reach the with the Adriatic Sea and the mild coastal climate. The diversity between the mountains and sea offers visitors to Emilia Romagna breathtaking views and a vibrate sub culture of music, cinema and art appreciated nationally and internationally.
Many who love the combination of sun, sea and entertainment choose the Romagna Riviera. It possesses the longest beach in Europe, and is where visitors flock to enjoy its sport offerings and leisure facilities. Towns such as Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica are well outfitted for touristic reception, emphasizing relaxation and fun. Further from the coast, the beautiful landscape of the Apennines makes the region ideal for bike touring, off-road running, or trekking. In the area between Parma and Piacenza make a visit to the splendid parks and wonderful nature reserves.