Reggio Emilia Italy, officially named Reggio nell'Emilia, but in common speech it is simply Reggio. Located in the Emily Way, Reggio Emilia is surrounded by the province of Parma in the west and Mantua is the east.
The history of Reggio Emilia Italy can be traced back to 2 nd century Roman period during which several Romanesque style religious buildings were created. The city still treasures some of the remnants of the Roman period including the Duomo Cathedral and the St Prospero Basilica, a towered building that dominates the market square, heightening its picturesque beauty. There are other 16 th century ecclesiastical buildings like the Benedictine cloister and the St Domenico's cloister. SS Girolamo and Vitale Church are the most unusual and ornate buildings in Reggio Emilia. The most important church of the town is Baroque Basilica della Ghiara which features some unique frescoes and altar pieces by some great artists of the 17 th century including Carracci and il Guercino.
Reggio Emilia Italy is also famous for its unsurpassed naturalistic environment, notable among which are the Marmirolo Oasis and the Parco del Gigante. In Reggio Emilia one can relish some lip-smacking savory dishes that has its typical Reggio flavor.
Some of the favorite cuisines include a baked pie Erbazzone, home made pasta stuffed with meat the local Parmesan cheese called Cappelletti and another variation of pasta stuffed with pumpkin and macaroons called Tortelli di zucca. The flavors are heightened if accompanied by the sparkling Lambrusco wine, produced in the neighboring regions.
Reggio Emilia Italy is conveniently accessible by car through the A1 Milan-Rome motorway that links the town with major placed of the region. One can travel to Reggio Emilia by well connected and well served railways or if one plans to fly by plane then can use the airport in Reggio Emilia or in bologna.
Last Updated on: December 4th, 2017