• 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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Fattorie Canossa Bistrot

  The Fattorie Canossa Bistrot was opened in November 2013 in the beautiful surroundings of one of the most popular squares in the historic center of Reggio Emilia – Piazza Fontanesi. It was born from the desire and the passion of a group of young…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A tasty weekend

  First day – Arrival in Reggio Emilia and accomodation 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…