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Wine Regions: Emilia Romagna

Posted 18 Apr 2019

Emilia Romagna is a beautiful region in the northeast of Italy. The region is home to several Renaissance and Romanesque cities, incredible gourmet cuisine and is considered to be one of the best ‘undiscovered’ parts of Italy. 


Emilia Romagna’s cities are considered to be amongst some of the prettiest cities in Italy and they have intricate and fascinating histories to match. The capital of the region is Bologna, here you can find wonderous historical architecture such as the iconic Due Torri and the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world.

Torrechiara Castle

Pedalling through Emilia Romagna will also take you to other marvellous cities such as Parma, Modena and Reggio Emilia; all home to architectural masterpieces. One that must be visited before you leave Parma is the breathtaking castle of Torrechiara, this magical fortress dominates the Val Parma and is a great place to stop and enjoy the view.

wine grapes

The region’s provinces produce many different types of wine. On your travels, look out for sparkling wines such as Lambrusco, excellent white wines like Albana and deep ruby-red wines such as Sangiovese, perfect with tomato-based dishes.


Emilia Romagna is famous worldwide for its cuisine and it has invented many popular dishes and foods. During your time in Bologna, try the ragù Bolognese, the famous Bolognese sauce originates from here and is served with tagliatelle, not spaghetti.

Parmigiano Reggiano

The celebrated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Balsamic vinegar are also made in the region and there are many opportunities to sample the produce in the factories around the area. Emilia Romagna is also famous for its meat products such as prosciutto, pancetta and capocollo.


Our Taste of Italy cycling tour will have you pedalling from one gastronomic city to another; sampling gourmet food and brilliant wines along the way.

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