• Welcome to Reggio Emilia


      The citizens of Reggio Emilia are known for their cordiality and hospitality. It is always a pleasure to visit the city and the surrounding countryside and towns, which still show clear signs of the passage of history, wars, conquests and dominions. If you are…

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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…

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…

Economy

Reggio Emilia is a city with a practical and generous soul, its roots embedded in the peasant tradition, where people work hard and have managed, through times, to stand out in many different economic fields. Between them we find textile production, which dates back to…

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…

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…

Renaissance to Unification of Italy

After the death of Matilda da Canossa and the experience of the Commune of Reggio, the territory was divided into different counties ruled by independent powerful families. At the beginning of the 15th century though, the district of Reggio was occupied by the Este Family…

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…

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…

Collezione Maramotti

Collezione Maramotti is a private contemporary art collection which opened to visitors in 2007: it is located in the historical headquarters of Max Mara company, in Reggio Emilia. The permanent collection can be visited with free admission and upon booking, according to the wishes of…