Unsure whether to visit and/or stay in Bologna or Florence? In this post, I give you some points to ponder.
Ferrara, Unesco city of the Renaissance, makes for a delightful day trip from Bologna. Here's a comprehensive guide on what to see in a day.
An itinerary through beautiful mountain villages in the Bologna Apennines, better discovered on foot!
'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.
Venture beyond Bologna's historic city center to discover the lovely natural landscapes surrounding the city.
The ultimate beach destination in Emilia-Romagna is the ever-charming Riviera Romagnola.
"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.
Evocative and brimming with history, Monteveglio is a medieval village overlooking the valley of Samoggia, the Bolognese Apennines and the Po Valley - a perfect half-day trip 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!