“Welcome to Reggio Emilia”
“Welcome to Reggio Emilia - The Tricolour Town”
Reggio Emilia is a city in northen Italy, in the Emilia Romagna region and is the main comun of the Province of Reggio Emilia.
Situated near in the Po valley, at about 50 Km from Bologna, Reggio Emilia borders Parma’s territory to west and Modena’s territory to the east.
Reggio Emlia is known as the Tricolour city, because it was here that the future Italian flag was adopted for the first time in 1797.
Reggio has been an important figures marked its Renaissance, ranging from Boiardo to Ariosto, the great poet of The Orlando Furioso.
During the First World War Reggio had a strong resistance thanks to the partisans.
Nowadays is most famous for its gastronomy for example for the Parmigiano Reggiano, a famous cheese know all over the world: famous for lifestyle quality and, internationally, the “best kindergartens in the world”.
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Where to visit and what to see!
The most important and beautiful thing to see and visit is “La Sala del Tricolore – The Tricolour Hall” and its a Museum.
The sightseeing may continue in the nearby Piazza Prampolini or Piazza Grande where you can admire The Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Town Hall while Piazza San Prospero is dominated by the Basilica dedicated to the Patron Saint.
Reggio is a quiet city so in the evening you can go in one of the local breweries like Oktoberfest or Sherlock Holmes that are the most famous in Reggio.
In addition there are a great selection of bars.
In the centre of Reggio you can do shopping and buy souvenirs.
There are a lot of place where you can eat and try local food and local product such as “Parmigiano Reggiano” cheese and balsamic vinega; ravioli that you find it on a menu. For lunch, try “Ristorante il Pozzo”.
Walking through the streets where you’ll find countless bakeries.
There are also most coffee shops in Piazza Fontanesi; the most famous is Caffe Fontanesi.
Vally Municipal Theatre is simply breathtaking. If you have the opportunity to see a concert, ballet, or opera live, don’t miss the opportunity.
Another point of interest is The Maramotti Collection a contemporary art exhibit in the historic factory of Max Mara. Entrance to the museum is free, but you must make an appointment.
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Reggio has a beautiful climathe.
It has a hot summer and winters aren’t very cold.
The most beautiful season to visit Reggio is during The Spring.
To reach Reggio Emilia, if you come from abroad, you can get there by plane to Bologna G. Marconi airport; if you are in Italy you can move with the superfast train like fraccia bianca, frecciarossa. You can find the timetable the site of Trenitalia.it
Reggio has an excellent transport network .
If you feel like going for a ride or just a stroll around town, Reggio Emilia has the longest city bike trails in Italy.