Places to Visit REGGIO EMILIA

After jumping at BFU DROPZONE you can also spend some of your free time visiting around.

Reggio Emilia is situated in Northern Italy, in the Po Valley, at about 50 km from Bologna, on the Via Emilia.

Reggio is also known as the Tricolour town, because it was here that the future Italian flag was adopted for the first time in 1797.

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Sala del Tricolore
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Sala del Tricolore

Nowadays, famous for its gastronomy, lifestyle quality and, internationally, the “best kindergartens in the world”, Reggio is also a city of art, whose symbols are the seventeenth-century Basilica della Ghiara and the famous Teatro Municipale.

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Teatro Municipale

Contemporary signs are visible, for whose driving along the A1 motorway, in the bridges designed by architect Santiago Calatrava and for the Alta Velocità (High Speed) station.

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Calatrava Bridge

The best seasons are spring and autumn because of the weather and the many events held in the town.

The visit itinerary may start from the Sala del Tricolore (Tricolour Hall) and its Museum, which goes over the historical events with Napoleonic memorabilia and relics of the Risorgimento.

The visit may continue in the nearby Piazza Prampolini or Piazza Grande, with its statue of the Torrent Crostolo and, by crossing the Broletto arcades, reach the small Piazza San Prospero, seat of the traditional market and, then, Piazza Fontanesi, a sort of open sitting room surrounded by trees.

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San Prospero
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Piazza Prampolini
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Piazza del Duomo

The Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Town Hall overlook Piazza Grande, while Piazza San Prospero is dominated by the Basilica dedicated to the Patron Saint.

A must to see are the Basilica della Madonna della Ghiara, a vestige of the Emilian Baroque that contains precious masterworks such as the celebrated Guercino’s “Crucifixion”, as well as the Galleria Parmeggiani; the Synagogue; the neoclassical and stately Teatro Municipale and the nearby Piazza Martiri del 7 Luglio, with its new fountain.

On the table:
Do not leave the town without tasting and buying the excellent delicacies of its gastronomy: the cappelletti or caplètt, the Parmesan cheese and the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. In the town bakeries, it is possible to find the erbazzone and the chizze, in the pastry shops, the spongata, the traditional rice cake and the biscione.

Taste the typical wine Lambrusco.

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Capeletti
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Parmigiano Reggiano

 

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