Parma, the city of the senses

22 April 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, General

Piazza Garibaldi © Carlo Ferrari

Piazza Garibaldi © Carlo Ferrari

Parma is a city in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna famous for its ham, its cheese, its architecture and the fine countryside around it. This is the home of the University of Parma, one of the oldest universities in the world. Parma is divided into two parts by the little stream with the same name. Parma’s Etruscan name was adapted by Romans to describe the round shield called Parma.   read more…

Theme Week Emilia-Romagna – Ravenna

27 October 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Garibaldi statue © flickr.com - currybet

Garibaldi statue © flickr.com – currybet

Ravenna is the capital city of the Province of Ravenna. It was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 402 until that empire collapsed in 476. It then served as the capital of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths until it was conquered in 554. Afterwards, the city formed the centre of the Byzantine Exarchate of Ravenna until the invasion of the Franks in 751, after which it became the seat of the Kingdom of the Lombards.   read more…

Theme Week Emilia-Romagna – Forlì

26 October 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Town Hall © Controllore Fiscale

Town Hall © Controllore Fiscale

Forlì is the capital of the province of Forlì-Cesena. It’s the central city of Romagna.   read more…

Theme Week Emilia-Romagna – Piacenza

25 October 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Piazza Duomo © Giovanni Dall'Orto

Piazza Duomo © Giovanni Dall’Orto

Piacenza is the capital of the province of Piacenza. Strategically the city is at a major crossroads at the intersection of Route E35/A1 between Bologna, gateway to eastern Italy, and Milan, gateway to the Alps, and Route E70/A21 between Brescia at the foot of the Alps and Tortona, where branches lead to Turin in the north, a major industrial city, and Genoa, a major coastal port. Piacenza is also at the confluence of the Trebbia, draining the northern Apennines, and the Po, the major waterway of northern Italy, draining to the east. Piacenza right from its foundation has been of vital interest to political powers who would control northern Italy, more than any other city there. In peace it is a cultural center; in war, a focus of conflict. Piacenza also host one campus of the Politecnico di Milano. Piacenza boasts a great number of historical palaces, often characterized by splendid gardens.   read more…

Theme Week Emilia-Romagna – Cesena

24 October 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Panorama of Cesena © Uomodis08

Panorama of Cesena © Uomodis08

Cesena is a city and comune south of Ravenna and west of Rimini, on the Savio River, co-chief of the Province of Forlì-Cesena. It is at the foot of the Apennines, and about 15 km from the Adriatic Sea.   read more…

Theme Week Emilia-Romagna – Reggio nell’Emilia

23 October 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Panorama of Reggio nell’Emilia © Paolo Picciati

Panorama of Reggio nell’Emilia © Paolo Picciati

Reggio Emilia is an affluent city in northern Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna region. It has about 170,000 inhabitants and is the main comune (municipality) of the Province of Reggio Emilia.   read more…

Theme Week Emilia-Romagna

22 October 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Emilia-Romagna Provinces © Rarelibra

Emilia-Romagna Provinces © Rarelibra

Emilia–Romagna is an administrative Region of Northern Italy, comprising the former regions of Emilia and Romagna. Its capital is Bologna. It has an area of 22,446 km2 (8,666 sq mi), and about 4.4 million inhabitants.   read more…

Forlimpopoli in Emilia-Romagna

3 October 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Porta © Icio747

Porta © Icio747

Forlimpopoli is a town and comune in the Province of Forlì-Cesena, northern Italy. It is located on the Via Emilia between Cesena and Forlì. Outside the town is the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie di Fornò, one of the most notable circular plan churches in Italy (late 15th century). It houses two works by Agostino di Duccio. The basilica of San Rufillo was built in the 6th century but it is now a more recent reconstruction; it houses two canvasses by Luca Longhi and Francesco Menzocchi, and the tomb of Brunoro II Zempeschi, lord of Forlimpopoli.   read more…

Overview Theme Weeks

27 December 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Theme Weeks In irregular intervals we publish Theme Weeks about cities, regions, and countries. Here you can find the complete list.   read more…

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Return to Top ▲Return to Top ▲