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Albergo delle Notarie

“MATILDE DI CANOSSA” CONGRESS ROOM – The comfortable meeting Hotel facilities include the “Matilde di Canossa” congress room, which is available for congresses, conferences, meetings and banquets and can meet other guests’ needs in every moment. A smaller adjacent room can be used as a…

Ristorante delle Notarie

The Ristorante delle Notarie, well-known all over the region, is located in the same building as the Albergo delle Notarie. Within easy walking distance from the most elegant shops of Reggio Emilia, the restaurant offers guests a welcoming environment composed by three small sober and…

Albergo delle Notarie ****

The hotel has got 51 rooms, 4 of them with wheelchairs access. Rooms are divided in different categories: “standard”(14), “comfort”(20), “luxury”(14) and “apartments”(3). With all the amenities to be expected of a four-star hotel, the rooms are furnished in a style that is simple yet…

Climb Bismantova Rock

Mentioned by Dante in Purgatory, this huge “stone” is a paradise for free climbers. Pietra di Bismantova, or just “La Pietra” as locals call it, is a massive, anvil-shaped, sandstone block standing in a beautiful environment, isolated amongst the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park. At the…

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…

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…

Matilde’s Castles

The Great Countess Matilda ruled on a vast territory, including most of the northern and central part of the Italian peninsula; nevertheless, the heart of his reign, fortified and safe, was the area between the castles of Canossa, Rossena, Sarzano, Carpineti and Bianello. Here the…

Literature

The poet Matteo Maria Boiardo was born in 1441 in Scandiano, a feud of Reggio he ruled as heir of the noble Boiardo family. Taking inspiration from Petrarca he wrote the most beautiful collection of poems of the 15th century: Amorum Libri Tres, three books…

Visual Arts

The city of Reggio is quite proud of its illustrious citizens that, for one reason or another, have given great contribution to different fields: visual arts, music, performing arts, science and literature, the history and legacy of every one of them tells a lot about…

Wines

Reggio Emilia is also home of a well-known red sparkling wine: Lambrusco, D.O.C. by Presidential Decree since 1971, also produced in the provinces of Modena, Parma and a small portion of Matua’s. The Roman already knew the qualities of the grapes of Regium Lepidi (Reggio’s…

Cappelletti

Cappelletti is the Reggio Emilia version of a regional recipe, the filling is slightly different from Tortellini or other variation, and it is with full rights part of this area’s tradition. This handmade variety of pasta is very typical on Christmas table, a rich recipe…

University

Traditionally, we date the beginning of Reggio Emilia University to 1088, when Jacopo da Mandra moved in with his pupils and started teaching law. As a matter of fact the official life of the University didn’t last long: instituted in 1752, by 1772 it was…