Among the finest Renaissance lordships of Gonzaga, Este and Bentivoglio, unwinds the Strada dei Vini e dei Sapori delle Corti Reggiane. Parmesan cheese with the traditional balsamic vinegar of Reggio Emilia and l'erbazzone, bakery product-based pastry filled with vegetables and cheese, are to be tasted along the way. Typical and tasty are the fried dumplings, to be served with the typical Reggio Emilia meats, including guancialino (lard) and Canusina bacon, a spicy salami typical of mountain tradition. You must stop off in the
municipalities of Villa Minozzo and Succiso, where you can find the best pecorino of this area of the Apennines.
Birthplace of the Italian flag, to be exact, the Tricolour. It was designed by Ludovico Bolognini a native of Reggio Emilia. The model was adopted by the Cispadana Republic in 1797. At the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy it became the national flag. Today, that first specimen of the Italian flag is preserved at the Tricolour Museum, in Piazza Prampolini.
Reggio Emilia is rich in art works, squares, churches and contemporary art attractions, like the famous sail-shaped bridge over the motorway and the futuristic High speed station, designed by Calatrava.
Tour of the castles of Matilde from Canossa
A boat ride along the Po river
Le Vele Bridge and the Mediopadana Station by Santiago Calatrava