A road trip through the Reggio Emilia countryside, discovering haunted castles, learning about a very special woman, and visiting producers of local specialties like Parmigiano Reggiano, balsamic vinegar and culatello. Start planning!
Category: Countryside & Mountains
Beyond Bologna, discover beautiful natural landscapes, get active and meet local food artisans and farm owners.
My Favorite Mountain Villages of the Bologna Apennines
An itinerary through beautiful mountain villages in the Bologna Apennines, better discovered on foot!
Rocchetta Mattei: The Most Unusual Building in Emilia-Romagna
'What you see is not what you get' at the striking Rocchetta Mattei, a fortress built in the 19th century in the Apennines near Bologna.
Via degli Dei: From Bologna to Florence on Foot
How about walking from Bologna to Florence? Here's my account of the beautiful Via degli Dei trek, which I highly recommend doing if you love an active vacation!
Snowshoeing Adventures in Emilia-Romagna
Get active and explore Emilia-Romagna beyond its art cities! Here are my suggestions for snowshoeing hikes in the Corno alle Scale Regional Park, near Bologna.
In the Duchy of Parma & Piacenza (Part Two)
My tour around the peaceful countryside of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza continues with more jewels to discover.
In the Duchy of Parma & Piacenza (Part One)
Discovering the Duchy of Parma & Piacenza, a fascinating territory rich in history.