Territory  

Guastalla

Warstall in Lombard, Guardistallum in Latin, the city’s original role is very clear: a place of guard, a strategic point of control of the Po River. But Guastalla owes its beauty and glory to Ferrante I of Gonzaga, amongst the best captains at the service…

Gualtieri

This is a small jewel of Reggio’s low land, a town that reached the highest point of its evolution under the Bentivoglio family rule, from 1567 to 1634. the family entrusted G.B. Aleotti, better known as “Argenta”, with the construction of a great square, with…

Novellara

Novellara played a central role in the powerful Gonzaga family’s state and this most definately left a trace in the modern city: the Gonzaga stronghold is a beautiful 14th century example of it, showing still today remarkable friezes, painted wooden ceilings and sculptured fireplaces; in…

Correggio

As a town of medieval origins, former home of powerful lords and birthplace of artists, Correggio is certainly worth a visit. During Renaissance, the town hosted a small but refined and elegant court under the Da Correggio family rule, rivals of the Este and Visconti…

Scandiano

The ideals of Renaissance Humanism spread with incredible rapidity in this region together with a proper urge for renovation. This longing for change was not only showing in big cities such as Ferrara, Reggio and Parma, but also into smaller towns, dignified by the importance…

Sarzano

Amongst the cultivated valleys and the wooded hills of Casina, the castle of Sarzano stands evoking the time when it was one of the linchpins of the Canossa defense system, guarding the passage between Tuscany and the Po Valley. The castle’s first trace in history…

Wildlife & vegetation

The territory of Reggio Emilia has a rich natural heritage that, although uncontaminated, is often “organized” in parks, natural oases and equipped paths. This protected wilderness areas are of particular interest both for the plants and the animals that inhabit them: wolves have been sighted…

Territory & Clime

The province of Reggio Emilia extends over a surface of 2291 km2 , a stripe-shaped land that offers many different landscapes: from the top of Mount Cusna (2120 mt) to the flat horizon of the plain, often cultivated in what looks like a colorful patchwork….

About Reggio Emilia

With almost 170.000 inhabitants, Reggio Emilia is a welcoming, lively city; both modern and traditional, it mixes the surprising beauty of its architectures and the richness of its culture with the delicious flavors of its gastronomy! Reggio Emilia’s old city center is shaped on the…