• 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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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Albergo Reggio ***

Albergo Reggio is the annexe of the Hotel Posta, a prestigious 4-star hotel in the historic center of Reggio Emilia, which is only 100 meters away from it. The Albergo Reggio’s unique central location, compared to all other 3-star hotels in Reggio Emilia allows you…

Pianderna Agriwellness

Pianderna Agriwellness stands in the foothills of Reggio Emilia at an altitude of about 300 metres, overlooking a breath-taking view of the plain. A true refuge from daily routine, the estate is located within a hunting reserve and encompasses 100 hectares of farmland, 38 hectares…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Green E(art)h

  First day – Arrival in Reggio Emilia and accommodation in agritourism. Morning at leisure while strolling through Reggio Emilia city centre. Welcome lunch in the city centre tasting local specialties. In the afternoon, half day excursion with a local guide through Matilde di Canossa…

A tasty weekend

First day – Arrival in Reggio Emilia and accommodation in the hotel. Morning at leisure while strolling through the city centre: Cathedral, Prampolini Square, Basilica of San Prospero and expecially visit the current exhibition at Palazzo Magnani. Welcome lunch tasting local specialties. Afternoon visit to…