'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.
Brisighella is a delightful medieval village about an hour from Bologna, renowned for the production of an excellent olive oil. Perfect for a day trip!
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.
Valentine’s Day is coming up, so in the spirit of romance, here's a list of some of my favorite romantic places in Bologna and Emilia-Romagna...
Bologna and Emilia-Romagna do not have famous Carnivals as those of Venice or Viareggio, but we hold our own. So if you happen to be in the area during this time, here are some of the top Carnival celebrations you should check out in the region.
If you’re spending New Year’s Eve in Bologna or around Emilia-Romagna, here are a few ideas. Buon Anno!
True Made in Italy: discover an artisan workshop from the 17th century carrying on the tradition of hand printing on fabric from Romagna.
The ultimate beach destination in Emilia-Romagna is the ever-charming Riviera Romagnola.
My tour around the peaceful countryside of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza continues with more jewels to discover.
Discovering the Duchy of Parma & Piacenza, a fascinating territory rich in history.
To admire art and nature and escape the bustle of city life, don't miss these three beautiful gardens in Emilia-Romagna.
For the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi's birth, celebrated on October 10, 2013, here's my article for BBC Travel, exploring the strong connection the legendary opera composer felt to his homeland of Emilia his entire life.
"The most beautiful town in Italy? San Leo: a fortress and two churches." (Umberto Eco) Discover this beautiful ancient borgo of Romagna, a perfect day trip from Bologna.
Located on the south side of the Po Valley in Emilia-Romagna, Modena is a small and ancient town synonymous with balsamic vinegar, Lambrusco wine and cars, easily reached in half an hour from Bologna.
Charming Dozza is a 40-minute drive from Bologna, classified as one of the most beautiful historic villages in Italy. Plus, it's home to wine heaven Enoteca Regionale Emilia-Romagna!