Emilia-Romagna is set in northern Italy and the region's bustling, colourful capital of Bologna smooths out into scenic, pastoral Italian countryside of incomparable sheer beauty. The region combines rural and coastal delights and makes for a fantastic region to explore if you like to discover a whole area and have the time to do so.
When exploring the region, the best place to start out is in Bologna. Combining narrow terracota medieval streets with a distinctive cultural identity, Bologna is one of Italy’s finest cities. A great place to begin a tour of the city is the Piazza Maggiore, which is home to the impressive Basilica di San Petronio. While it has been under construction for over 300 years and has yet to be completed, it still holds superb examples of Renaissance art inside.
The Archaeological Museum is also a fine attraction, along with Santo Stefano and the Torre degli Asinelli. The night-life in Bologna is top-notch, largely attributed to the intense participation of Bologna’s heavy student population. The clubs, bars, and discos that pulse all night long are populated by everyone from seasoned party pros and holiday-makers. If partying isn't your thing, why not enjoy a glass of excellent Italian wine or other delicacies while relaxing in your Emilia-Romagna accommodation? There are a number of smaller cities lying near to Bologna, such as Ferrara
Out in the countryside, the village of Brisighella is a veritable gem. Multicoloured building façades decorate winding roads through a city rich with history dating back to the Roman and Celtic times. Emilia-Romagna holiday rentals on the Adriatic Coast is best enjoyed at Cervia, a lovely destination with a castle and nearby beaches. Like its nearby regions Veneto and Marche, Emilia-Romagna offers a multifaceted landscape including a beautiful shoreline. Why not visit the well-loved resorts of Rimini and Riccione? For a medieval flare, book one of the fine holiday homes in Castel del Rio, and explore this fascinating town with its 16th century fortress.