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Location of Emilia-Romagna
Area: 22,124 km²
Population: 4.2m
Density: 189/km²
Capital: Bologna

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Bologna
    • Anzola dell'Emilia
      Argelato
      Baricella
      Bazzano
      Bentivoglio
      Bologna
      Borgo Tossignano
      Budrio
      Calderara di Reno
      Camugnano
      Casalecchio di Reno
      Casalfiumanese
      Castel d'Aiano
      Castel del Rio
      Castel di Casio
      Castel Guelfo di Bologna
      Castel Maggiore
      Castel San Pietro Terme
      Castello d'Argile
      Castello di Serravalle
      Castenaso
      Castiglione dei Pepoli
      Crespellano
      Crevalcore
      Dozza
      Fontanelice
      Gaggio Montano
      Galliera
      Granaglione
      Granarolo dell'Emilia
      Grizzana Morandi
      Imola
      Lizzano in Belvedere
      Loiano
      Malalbergo
      Marzabotto
      Medicina
      Minerbio
      Molinella
      Monghidoro
      Monte San Pietro
      Monterenzio
      Monteveglio
      Monzuno
      Mordano
      Ozzano dell'Emilia
      Pianoro
      Pieve di Cento
      Porretta Terme
      Sala Bolognese
      San Benedetto Val di Sambro
      San Giorgio di Piano
      San Giovanni in Persiceto
      San Lazzaro di Savena
      San Pietro in Casale
      Sant'Agata Bolognese
      Sasso Marconi
      Savigno
      Vergato
      Zola Predosa

  • Ferrara
    • Argenta
      Berra
      Bondeno
      Cento
      Codigoro
      Comacchio
      Copparo
      Ferrara
      Formignana
      Goro
      Jolanda di Savoia
      Lagosanto
      Masi Torello
      Massa Fiscaglia
      Mesola
      Migliarino
      Migliaro
      Mirabello
      Ostellato
      Poggio Renatico
      Portomaggiore
      Ro
      Sant'Agostino
      Tresigallo
      Vigarano Mainarda
      Voghiera

  • Forlì-Cesena
    • Bagno di Romagna
      Bertinoro
      Borghi
      Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole
      Cesena
      Cesenatico
      Civitella di Romagna
      Dovadola
      Forlì
      Forlimpopoli
      Galeata
      Gambettola
      Gatteo
      Longiano
      Meldola
      Mercato Saraceno
      Modigliana
      Montiano
      Portico e San Benedetto
      Predappio
      Premilcuore
      Rocca San Casciano
      Roncofreddo
      San Mauro Pascoli
      Santa Sofia
      Sarsina
      Savignano sul Rubicone
      Sogliano al Rubicone
      Tredozio
      Verghereto

  • Modena
    • Bastiglia
      Bomporto
      Campogalliano
      Camposanto
      Carpi
      Castelfranco Emilia
      Castelnuovo Rangone
      Castelvetro di Modena
      Cavezzo
      Concordia sulla Secchia
      Fanano
      Finale Emilia
      Fiorano Modenese
      Fiumalbo
      Formigine
      Frassinoro
      Guiglia
      Lama Mocogno
      Maranello
      Marano sul Panaro
      Medolla
      Mirandola
      Modena
      Montecreto
      Montefiorino
      Montese
      Nonantola
      Novi di Modena
      Palagano
      Pavullo nel Frignano
      Pievepelago
      Polinago
      Prignano sulla Secchia
      Ravarino
      Riolunato
      San Cesario sul Panaro
      San Felice sul Panaro
      San Possidonio
      San Prospero
      Sassuolo
      Savignano sul Panaro
      Serramazzoni
      Sestola
      Soliera
      Spilamberto
      Vignola
      Zocca

  • Parma
    • Albareto
      Bardi
      Bedonia
      Berceto
      Bore
      Borgo Val di Taro
      Busseto
      Calestano
      Collecchio
      Colorno
      Compiano
      Corniglio
      Felino
      Fidenza
      Fontanellato
      Fontevivo
      Fornovo di Taro
      Langhirano
      Lesignano de' Bagni
      Medesano
      Mezzani
      Monchio delle Corti
      Montechiarugolo
      Neviano degli Arduini
      Noceto
      Palanzano
      Parma
      Pellegrino Parmense
      Polesine Parmense
      Roccabianca
      Sala Baganza
      Salsomaggiore Terme
      San Secondo Parmense
      Sissa
      Solignano
      Soragna
      Sorbolo
      Terenzo
      Tizzano Val Parma
      Tornolo
      Torrile
      Traversetolo
      Trecasali
      Valmozzola
      Varano de' Melegari
      Varsi
      Zibello

  • Piacenza
    • Agazzano
      Alseno
      Besenzone
      Bettola
      Bobbio
      Borgonovo Val Tidone
      Cadeo
      Calendasco
      Caminata
      Caorso
      Carpaneto Piacentino
      Castel San Giovanni
      Castell'Arquato
      Castelvetro Piacentino
      Cerignale
      Coli
      Corte Brugnatella
      Cortemaggiore
      Farini
      Ferriere
      Fiorenzuola d'Arda
      Gazzola
      Gossolengo
      Gragnano Trebbiense
      Gropparello
      Lugagnano Val D'Arda
      Monticelli d'Ongina
      Morfasso
      Nibbiano
      Ottone
      Pecorara
      Piacenza
      Pianello Val Tidone
      Piozzano
      Podenzano
      Ponte dell'Olio
      Pontenure
      Rivergaro
      Rottofreno
      San Giorgio Piacentino
      San Pietro in Cerro
      Sarmato
      Travo
      Vernasca
      Vigolzone
      Villanova sull'Arda
      Zerba
      Ziano Piacentino

  • Ravenna
    • Alfonsine
      Bagnacavallo
      Bagnara di Romagna
      Brisighella
      Casola Valsenio
      Castel Bolognese
      Cervia
      Conselice
      Cotignola
      Faenza
      Fusignano
      Lugo
      Massa Lombarda
      Ravenna
      Riolo Terme
      Russi
      Sant'Agata sul Santerno
      Solarolo

  • Reggio Emilia
    • Albinea
      Bagnolo in Piano
      Baiso
      Bibbiano
      Boretto
      Brescello
      Busana
      Cadelbosco di Sopra
      Campagnola Emilia
      Campegine
      Canossa
      Carpineti
      Casalgrande
      Casina
      Castellarano
      Castelnovo di Sotto
      Castelnovo ne' Monti
      Cavriago
      Collagna
      Correggio
      Fabbrico
      Gattatico
      Gualtieri
      Guastalla
      Ligonchio
      Luzzara
      Montecchio Emilia
      Novellara
      Poviglio
      Quattro Castella
      Ramiseto
      Reggio Emilia
      Reggiolo
      Rio Saliceto
      Rolo
      Rubiera
      San Martino in Rio
      San Polo d'Enza
      Sant'Ilario d'Enza
      Scandiano
      Toano
      Vetto
      Vezzano sul Crostolo
      Viano
      Villa Minozzo

  • Rimini
    • Bellaria-Igea Marina
      Casteldelci
      Cattolica
      Coriano
      Gemmano
      Maiolo
      Misano Adriatico
      Mondaino
      Monte Colombo
      Montefiore Conca
      Montegridolfo
      Montescudo
      Morciano di Romagna
      Novafeltria
      Pennabilli
      Poggio Berni
      Riccione
      Rimini
      Saludecio
      San Clemente
      San Giovanni in Marignano
      San Leo
      Sant'Agata Feltria
      Santarcangelo di Romagna
      Talamello
      Torriana
      Verucchio

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Province of Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna
Piazza Cavalli, Piacenza
Piacenza is the most westerly of the provinces of Emilia Romagna and lying just south of the River Po it has a total area of 2,589 sq.km. It borders the province of Parma to the east and south east, the region of Liguria to the south and the region of Lombardy to the west and north.

Piacenza Province
Province of Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna

Two thirds of this province is mountainous with the remaining third being green and fertile with a network of rivers running through the plains which are backed by craggy spurs and rounded hills covered in vineyards. The small medieval villages dotted across the landscape are dominated by castles, towers, church spires and large, solid fortresses.

Piacenza
The capital city of the province is also called Piacenza and has a large number of historical palaces, most of which also have large, splendid gardens.

    The main palaces are listed below:

  • Palazzo Comunale was built in 1281 and was originally the town hall and on the front face has five arches which are made from pink marble on the lower part and bricks on the upper portion. It is mainly used now for conferences and lectures.
  • Palazzo Farnese was built in 1568 for Ottavio Farnese and his wife, Margaret of Austria.

  • Palazzo Farnese
  • Palazzo Landi was built during the middle ages but was heavily renovated in the late 15th century.
  • Palazzo Scotti which now houses the Natural History Museum.
  • Palazzo dei Mercanti, built in the 17th century and is the current town hall.
  • Palazzo Costa.
  • Palazzo Somaglia.

The central point of the city is Piazza Cavalli which is an elegant, open and pleasant place to sit and watch the world go by. Many of the more important historical structures are located within or around this square

The Duomo di Piacenza was built in the 12th century and is a very good example of Northern-Italian Romanesque architecture. The façade is made from Veronese pink marble and gilted stone and is divided by a gallery that dominates the three gates.

The church of San Francesco Church is a 12th century Romanesque/Gothic building which was a civic sanctuary during the Middle Ages.

The Basilica of Sant'Antonino is a fine example of Romanesque architecture and has a large octagonal tower. It built in the year 375 and contains the relics of Saint Antonio who was martyred near Travo.


Basilica of Sant'Antonio

Building began on the Basilica of San Savino in the year 903 but it was not actually consecrated until 1107.

Santa Maria in Campagna 1s a Renaissance church and was built between 1522–1528 to house a miraculous wooden sculpture of the Madonna. The layout was originally in a central Greek-cross plan, but later altered into a Latin cross type.

St Sixtus is a Renaissance church built in the 15th century over the top of a temple built in 874 by Empress Angilberga.

Ricci Oddi Gallery is an art-gallery dedicated to modern Italian painters.

There is also an Archaeological Museum in the city.

Calendasco
The main square of this historic little town is Piazza Bergamaschi where there are many bars and restaurants and a few shops. The main point of interest is the 12th century castle which is just behind the square.

Bobbio
Bobbio is a town right in the heart of the Val Trebba valley which was declared by Ernest Hemingway to be 'the most beautiful in the world.' The historic centre of the town is called The Castellaro and is just below the castle and park. The town centres around the pretty Piazza del Duomo which is flanked by ancient arcades and historic buildings.

The Cathedral (Duomo di Bobbio)) was built in 1075 and has two magnificent towers which are in the most part still the originals. To the right of the cathedral is the Palazzo Vescovile (Bishop's Palace) which was built in the 11th century. On the left side is the 12th century Old Seminary which houses the Bobbio Historical Archives. There are parchments and fragments of ancient codes dating back as far as the 9th century in this building.

Bobbio Abbey has recently been restored and is open to the public. It also has a museum with interesting objects from the Roman, Medieval and Renaissance ages.


Bobbio - Photo: Alessandro Vecchi

Sant Columbanus Basilica was built between the years 1456 and 1522 over the remains of a 10th century Romanesque church.

Malaspina-dal-Verme castle which was constructed in 1304 sits on top of a hill overlooking the town. From here you can get an excellent panorormic view over the whole of Bobbio.

Piazza San Franceso is very pleasant with gardens, a fountain and a war memorial.

Three more religious buildings worthy of a mention are the Monastero e Chiesa di San Francesco, the church of San Lorenzo and the Santuario della Madonna dell'Aiuto.

Castell'Arquato
The old town here is wonderful, built high on a rock the medieval centre is well preserved and is little changed from how it was in the 10th century. Because of its charming medieval structure it is a popular location for TV programmes and movies, the most notable being 'Ladyhawke'.

The castle, Rocca Viscontea, is square with square with four square towers, a keep and a moat with two entrances. Within its walls is a Medieval Musuem.

    Other points of interest are:

  • Collegiata church of St Mary dating back to the 8th century but had to be rebuilt after the devasting earthquake of 1117.
  • Torrione Farnese.
  • Palazzo del Duca built in 1292 and connected to the Torrione Farnese by a tunnel.
  • Palazzo del Podestà.
  • Porta di Sasso.
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Emilia-Romagna Information
Location of Emilia-Romagna
Area: 22,124 km²
Population: 4.2m
Density: 189/km²
Capital: Bologna

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Bologna
    • Anzola dell'Emilia
      Argelato
      Baricella
      Bazzano
      Bentivoglio
      Bologna
      Borgo Tossignano
      Budrio
      Calderara di Reno
      Camugnano
      Casalecchio di Reno
      Casalfiumanese
      Castel d'Aiano
      Castel del Rio
      Castel di Casio
      Castel Guelfo di Bologna
      Castel Maggiore
      Castel San Pietro Terme
      Castello d'Argile
      Castello di Serravalle
      Castenaso
      Castiglione dei Pepoli
      Crespellano
      Crevalcore
      Dozza
      Fontanelice
      Gaggio Montano
      Galliera
      Granaglione
      Granarolo dell'Emilia
      Grizzana Morandi
      Imola
      Lizzano in Belvedere
      Loiano
      Malalbergo
      Marzabotto
      Medicina
      Minerbio
      Molinella
      Monghidoro
      Monte San Pietro
      Monterenzio
      Monteveglio
      Monzuno
      Mordano
      Ozzano dell'Emilia
      Pianoro
      Pieve di Cento
      Porretta Terme
      Sala Bolognese
      San Benedetto Val di Sambro
      San Giorgio di Piano
      San Giovanni in Persiceto
      San Lazzaro di Savena
      San Pietro in Casale
      Sant'Agata Bolognese
      Sasso Marconi
      Savigno
      Vergato
      Zola Predosa

  • Ferrara
    • Argenta
      Berra
      Bondeno
      Cento
      Codigoro
      Comacchio
      Copparo
      Ferrara
      Formignana
      Goro
      Jolanda di Savoia
      Lagosanto
      Masi Torello
      Massa Fiscaglia
      Mesola
      Migliarino
      Migliaro
      Mirabello
      Ostellato
      Poggio Renatico
      Portomaggiore
      Ro
      Sant'Agostino
      Tresigallo
      Vigarano Mainarda
      Voghiera

  • Forlì-Cesena
    • Bagno di Romagna
      Bertinoro
      Borghi
      Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole
      Cesena
      Cesenatico
      Civitella di Romagna
      Dovadola
      Forlì
      Forlimpopoli
      Galeata
      Gambettola
      Gatteo
      Longiano
      Meldola
      Mercato Saraceno
      Modigliana
      Montiano
      Portico e San Benedetto
      Predappio
      Premilcuore
      Rocca San Casciano
      Roncofreddo
      San Mauro Pascoli
      Santa Sofia
      Sarsina
      Savignano sul Rubicone
      Sogliano al Rubicone
      Tredozio
      Verghereto

  • Modena
    • Bastiglia
      Bomporto
      Campogalliano
      Camposanto
      Carpi
      Castelfranco Emilia
      Castelnuovo Rangone
      Castelvetro di Modena
      Cavezzo
      Concordia sulla Secchia
      Fanano
      Finale Emilia
      Fiorano Modenese
      Fiumalbo
      Formigine
      Frassinoro
      Guiglia
      Lama Mocogno
      Maranello
      Marano sul Panaro
      Medolla
      Mirandola
      Modena
      Montecreto
      Montefiorino
      Montese
      Nonantola
      Novi di Modena
      Palagano
      Pavullo nel Frignano
      Pievepelago
      Polinago
      Prignano sulla Secchia
      Ravarino
      Riolunato
      San Cesario sul Panaro
      San Felice sul Panaro
      San Possidonio
      San Prospero
      Sassuolo
      Savignano sul Panaro
      Serramazzoni
      Sestola
      Soliera
      Spilamberto
      Vignola
      Zocca

  • Parma
    • Albareto
      Bardi
      Bedonia
      Berceto
      Bore
      Borgo Val di Taro
      Busseto
      Calestano
      Collecchio
      Colorno
      Compiano
      Corniglio
      Felino
      Fidenza
      Fontanellato
      Fontevivo
      Fornovo di Taro
      Langhirano
      Lesignano de' Bagni
      Medesano
      Mezzani
      Monchio delle Corti
      Montechiarugolo
      Neviano degli Arduini
      Noceto
      Palanzano
      Parma
      Pellegrino Parmense
      Polesine Parmense
      Roccabianca
      Sala Baganza
      Salsomaggiore Terme
      San Secondo Parmense
      Sissa
      Solignano
      Soragna
      Sorbolo
      Terenzo
      Tizzano Val Parma
      Tornolo
      Torrile
      Traversetolo
      Trecasali
      Valmozzola
      Varano de' Melegari
      Varsi
      Zibello

  • Piacenza
    • Agazzano
      Alseno
      Besenzone
      Bettola
      Bobbio
      Borgonovo Val Tidone
      Cadeo
      Calendasco
      Caminata
      Caorso
      Carpaneto Piacentino
      Castel San Giovanni
      Castell'Arquato
      Castelvetro Piacentino
      Cerignale
      Coli
      Corte Brugnatella
      Cortemaggiore
      Farini
      Ferriere
      Fiorenzuola d'Arda
      Gazzola
      Gossolengo
      Gragnano Trebbiense
      Gropparello
      Lugagnano Val D'Arda
      Monticelli d'Ongina
      Morfasso
      Nibbiano
      Ottone
      Pecorara
      Piacenza
      Pianello Val Tidone
      Piozzano
      Podenzano
      Ponte dell'Olio
      Pontenure
      Rivergaro
      Rottofreno
      San Giorgio Piacentino
      San Pietro in Cerro
      Sarmato
      Travo
      Vernasca
      Vigolzone
      Villanova sull'Arda
      Zerba
      Ziano Piacentino

  • Ravenna
    • Alfonsine
      Bagnacavallo
      Bagnara di Romagna
      Brisighella
      Casola Valsenio
      Castel Bolognese
      Cervia
      Conselice
      Cotignola
      Faenza
      Fusignano
      Lugo
      Massa Lombarda
      Ravenna
      Riolo Terme
      Russi
      Sant'Agata sul Santerno
      Solarolo

  • Reggio Emilia
    • Albinea
      Bagnolo in Piano
      Baiso
      Bibbiano
      Boretto
      Brescello
      Busana
      Cadelbosco di Sopra
      Campagnola Emilia
      Campegine
      Canossa
      Carpineti
      Casalgrande
      Casina
      Castellarano
      Castelnovo di Sotto
      Castelnovo ne' Monti
      Cavriago
      Collagna
      Correggio
      Fabbrico
      Gattatico
      Gualtieri
      Guastalla
      Ligonchio
      Luzzara
      Montecchio Emilia
      Novellara
      Poviglio
      Quattro Castella
      Ramiseto
      Reggio Emilia
      Reggiolo
      Rio Saliceto
      Rolo
      Rubiera
      San Martino in Rio
      San Polo d'Enza
      Sant'Ilario d'Enza
      Scandiano
      Toano
      Vetto
      Vezzano sul Crostolo
      Viano
      Villa Minozzo

  • Rimini
    • Bellaria-Igea Marina
      Casteldelci
      Cattolica
      Coriano
      Gemmano
      Maiolo
      Misano Adriatico
      Mondaino
      Monte Colombo
      Montefiore Conca
      Montegridolfo
      Montescudo
      Morciano di Romagna
      Novafeltria
      Pennabilli
      Poggio Berni
      Riccione
      Rimini
      Saludecio
      San Clemente
      San Giovanni in Marignano
      San Leo
      Sant'Agata Feltria
      Santarcangelo di Romagna
      Talamello
      Torriana
      Verucchio

Emilia-Romagna Flag
A 'stemma' (pl.stemme) is the Italian word for 'coat of arms'. In Italy, every region, every province within that region and every comune within that province has its own coat of arms.

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Emilia-Romagna Airports
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