A Famous Monastery and once important Benedictine centre. This Roman site includes the bell tower, refectory, dormitory, Palazzo della Ragione and Museum.
A renaissance town of uncertain origin, Ferrara’s urban structure dates back to the 15TH century when it was ruled by the Este family. Biagio Rosetti’ s town plan made it the fist modern town in Europe, this is the main reason why the town is designated as a world heritage site.
Comacchio is the most unique town on the Po Delta. It is the gastronomical home to recipies with eel. It is built on thirteen little islands and the houses and palaces are surrounded by water. Its architecture dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Following the Romea state road, you can reach the town of Comacchio, the so-called Little Venice. Its streets, bridges, canals and houses give it the appearance of a true lagoon town.
An ancient city situated on the Via Emilia. It was conquered by the Romans 2000 years ago. In 1300, at the time of the Manfredi family, it became a centre of Art and Culture thanks to the exchanges made with the Medici family of Florence. In 1500 the artistic “majolica” ceramics of Faenza became famous all over Europe It is home to the “International Museum for Ceramics”. During the month of June the different areas of the town compete in the famous Palio named the “ Palio del Niballo”.
Ancient medieval town and spa town famous for its three chalk hills on which were built the: Rocca manfrediana, dating back to 1300, the Clock tower and the Sanctuary of Monticino. The town is made up of a maze of small streets, walls and stairways sculptured in chalk. It is dominated by the ancient and unique “Via degli Asini” a street with porticos that was once refuge for the donkeys. Medieval festivals are held at the end of June and beginning of July.
A pointed boulder, surrounded by overhanging cliffs on a slope of the landscape from the Apennines to the sea, an overlap of old houses between a magnificent fortress and a striking bell tower; a link between history and legend, between the sacred and the profane, between terrible prisons and parish churches.
A few kilometers from the Romagnola Riviera, in the enchanting medieval landscape of Gradara, the village and the castle tell through their walls the past centuries, which are rich in ancient deeds and unforgettable passions. Their story is invariably rich and convincing and it is worth investigating.