Itineraries in Emilia-Romagna
Many are the possibilities for those who want to immerse themselves in an Emilian experience, both for those who want to spend a day among the sensations of this region, and for those who are ready to experience a complete itinerary among the key cities of the Via Emilia, the famous Roman road built by the consul Marcus Aemilius Lepidus to connect Rimini straight with Piacenza, thus covering the entire region.
Rimini, Riccione and the sea of Romagna.
Rimini and Riccione, like the entire Romagna coast, are famous for their unstoppable nightlife, with their nightclubs, bars, and crowded beaches.
These two seaside resorts of the Romagna coast have now acquired an international status, and even in winter it is very easy to come across Northern European tourists and people from various Italian locations, who have arrived here to visit the Romagna coast and experience the charm and unique attractions that these locations can offer.
Rimini, and the Tiberius Bridge in particular, mark the beginning of the Via Emilia, a rich itinerary of history and art, but also good food and entertainment, combined with the famous hospitality of those living in Emilia-Romagna.
The relaxation of Castrocaro Terme.
About ten kilometers from Forlì, there is Castrocaro Terme, a renowned thermal resort that over the years has obtained the Orange Flag, a quality tourist environmental brand for the inland area.
The thermal center of this place is very ancient, dating back to the Etruscan and Roman periods. Over the centuries, it has not lost its tradition, and indeed, that of Castrocaro today is one of the most renowned wellness centers in Emilia-Romagna, active all year round. Its precious sulfurous waters, natural muds, beauty medicine center and wellness center make Castrocaro a place that, although known and frequented for more than a millennium, boasts one of the most modern thermal facilities in the Region.
Dozza, between Art and Wine.
The third stop on the journey along the Via Emilia is the medieval village of Dozza, one of the hundred Most Beautiful Villages in Italy, about 6 km from Imola, on the crest of a hill overlooking the valley of the Sellustra river, then descending towards the Via Emilia.
Dozza is famous to most for its Wall Painting Biennale, an event in which art makes the urban landscape the canvas of its paintings, furnishing the walls of houses, streets and squares, and flooding every corner of the village with different colors and styles. Dozza has been repeatedly defined as a real open-air museum, where you can admire over a hundred works by prestigious names in contemporary art.
But Dozza is not just the painted village, it can also boast of an imposing Sforza Fortress, where today the Regional Enoteca of Emilia-Romagna is located, where over 800 selected wine labels from the best productions of the Region are displayed and for sale.
Food and Motors between Modena and Fiorano Modenese.
Modena is the undisputed territory and symbol of good Emilian cuisine, but also of the blazing speed of its engines, to the point of being defined as the “Motor Valley.” If you have to choose where to start, the “beating heart” of Modena, where you can truly experience the spirit of this city, is its historic center, where you can experience its rhythms and immerse yourself in its most genuine everyday life.
Walking through the streets of the center is one of the favorite pastimes of many Modenese. In fact, there are really many porticos in Modena, with beautiful pastel colors that color the city and make it alive, and frame the Modena Cathedral and its Ghirlandina, a splendid example of Romanesque art, with beautiful sculptures and marble decorations, but also a series of other historical buildings such as the Ducal Palace, today the headquarters of the military academy of Modena, the Estensi Galleries, and the City Hall.
Among the many experiences that can be had in the area, the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena and Maranello is certainly the most famous in the Motor Valley, and is located in the heart of Modena. It is a real journey through the history of Enzo Ferrari, from when he was a driver to when he decided to build cars, with the exhibition of the extraordinary Ferrari cars. The visit to the Ferrari Museum can continue in Maranello, with the second location dedicated to Formula 1 cars.
Continuing towards the hills of Fiorano Modenese, you can immerse yourself in another series of unique experiences such as those of clay, saltwater and hydrocarbons that emerge here and there along well-marked paths in nature, that can be traveled both in summer and winter, in a landscape similar to a lunar atmosphere.
At the top of the Fiorano hill, the majestic Marian Sanctuary stands in all its majesty, on the large Pope John Paul II square that overlooks the Sanctuary, a famous place of pilgrimage from different parts of Italy and sometimes from the world.
The Fiorano Modenese Ceramics Museum deserves a visit even just for the splendid setting in which it is located, and explains the history of ceramics from A to Z. Exciting audio and video testimonies of clay miners, interactive reception, rooms reconstructed with meticulous detail to resemble a real factory. Materials to touch and real factory noises allow you to immerse yourself in a very realistic experience.
In Fiorano, a virtually compulsory stop will be on the hills of this Modenese territory, where you can stop to sleep at Executive Spa Hotel, a place far from the crowds, ideal for dedicating exclusive moments of relaxation, alone or to be shared.