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The Capital city of Emilia-Romagna is Bologna. This interesting city boasts excellent food, and is the centre of the political left in Italy. Bologna is very centrally located within Italy offering easy access to both Florence and Milan. There is a large and thriving university in Bologna which creates a youthful and vibrant atmosphere.
Emiglia Romagna benefits from a long history of prosperity, and is imbued with the spirit of fine living and boasts many exceptional Renaissance palaces and a particularly rich culinary heritage (lasagna, tortellini, Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar, Parma prosciutto, sangiovese wines, Lambrusco, and bolognese are just a few of many delicious regional innovations). A number of enjoyable excursions are easily undertaken whilst visiting Emiglia Romagna. Faenza, with its world-famous ceramics museum and production house, is the splendid medieval fortress at Brisighella-focus of an annual medieval festival.