Emilia-Romagna

Travel in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy

UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Emilia-Romagna (And San Marino)

Emilia-Romagna has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites of its own, and is also part of one multi-region, multi-country site. And it has two UNESCO Creative Cities. This is a list of all the World Heritage Sites in Emilia-Romagna (for the sake of completeness I have also included the neighbouring state of San Marino). 1. Early …

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The Portico Di San Luca, Bologna: The Longest Arcade In The World?

Bologna’s arcades (also known as porticos) are a feature of the city. These covered walkways, often dating from the Middle Ages, provided protection from the extremes of weather, whether sun, wind or rain. The most famous is the Portico di San Luca, which is possibly the longest arcade in the world. Roofed Arcade Of The …

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Byzantine Mosaics Of Ravenna

The Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna, in northern Italy, are a major tourist attraction. Spread across eight buildings from the early Christian period, these magnificent artworks are now part of one of Emilia-Romagna’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Early Christianity In Ravenna Ravenna played a crucial part in western civilisation during the 5th and 6th centuries, first …

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