Category Archives: Emilia Romagna

Back to the Bel Paese

After a long flight from Newark, NJ, with a few missed connections, we finally landed in Bologna for our first stop in Italy. Most people fly into Rome or Milan, but the Bologna airport is a less hectic option. The … Continue reading

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In the Land of Matilde

The city of Reggio nell’Emilia is located in the Pianura Padana, a huge flat valley between the Dolomites in the north and the Apennine Range to the south. As I’ve mentioned before, there are many interesting cities within easy reach … Continue reading

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A Day Trip to Bologna

Piazza Maggiore in Bologna The nice thing about renting our apartment in Reggio, is the convenience of being able to take short train trips to many interesting places nearby. One of our favorite cities is Bologna, which is about 40 … Continue reading

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Without a Map

Along the Po River Because my husband continues to resist using a GPS, we depend on our handheld paper maps that we still find at bookstores in America and Italy. But for this short adventure on our bicycles, we only … Continue reading

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Why Reggio

Reggio Nell’Emilia Whether we’re in the U.S. or Italy, we’re often faced with the question, “Why did you pick Reggio Emilia?” In America, if you aren’t a preschool teacher, you probably have never even heard of this city. However, it … Continue reading

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Searching for Calatrava

The Calatrava bridge near Reggio Emilia You don’t have to go to Europe to find the works of Santiago Calatrava, the Spanish architect known for his creative bridges and award-winning architecture. We first noticed his work in Seville, Spain where … Continue reading

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A Day Trip to Ravenna

Basilica of San Vitale For our first day trip from Reggio, we took a train to the lovely city of Ravenna. Located on the eastern edge of the Emilia Romagna region, Ravenna, was once the capital of the Holy Roman … Continue reading

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