Romagna Italy, first impressions for Travel Photo Mondays

Romagna Italy, first impressions for Travel Photo Mondays

Romagna Italy, first impressions for Travel Photo Mondays

Romagna Italy, first impressions

Romagna Italy, first impressions for Travel Photo Mondays

 

 

 

This vast region of Italy was completely new for me to explore and when I was invited by Romagna Buon Vivre and coordinator  Alessandra Catania to experience it with other journalist, I jumped at opportunity. This large region that encompasses the south and eastern districts of the larger Emilia-Romagna region is bordered by the Adriatic sea, the Apennines to the southwest and two rivers: the Reno and Sillarlo to the north and west.

 

Promegranate season in Romagna ready for the picking

pomegranate season in Romagna ready for the picking

 

 

I was excited to learn that this region is well-known as the bread basket has a proud agricultural heritage that grows and produces some of the most well-regarded wines, produce and finish products that are exported throughout the country and internationally around the world.

 

The town and castle at Riolo Terme

The town and castle at Riolo Terme

 

Many of rural towns and cities contain many ancient remains starting with the Etruscan period, to Roman and then Medieval timeframes and up to the Renaissance period including the areas I visited: Riolo Terme, Faenza, Rimini and Riccione. At the picturesque town of Riolo Terme, the medieval castle in the historic center has been completely renovated and has an excellent museum along with stunning vistas of the countryside and town.

 

The castle of Riolo Terme in the central historic district

The castle of Riolo Terme in the central historic district

 

 

 

 

Riolo Terme details with statues

Riolo Terme details with statues

 

 

The small town of Riolo Terme is located on a hill with panoramic views of the entire region, on a clear day you can see all the way to the ocean and the ocean communities of Rimini and Riccione.

 

 

Exploring the quaint streets of Riolo Terme

Exploring the quaint streets of Riolo Terme

 

 

The area around Riolo Terme is filled with thermal springs that were extensively used in ancients times by the Romans up to present day. Now the thermal spas are visited for their curative waters, medical treatments and spa amenities like the historic landmark of Riolo Terme spas and hotels (sp) below

 

The spas and landmark hotel at Riolo Terme, Romagna

The spas and landmark hotel at Riolo Terme, Romagna

 

 

 

 

I’m very excited to visited some other unique attractions, medieval towns and the food and wine culture while exploring Romagna with Romagna Buon Vivre,  hope you come join me for future posts on this tour. Thanks for visiting my first impressions of Romagna for Travel Photo Mondays. Please do visit some of the other bloggers sharing travel inspiration for today’s link up, and please do share this post with any of the social media buttons located around the post, thank you.

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26 Responses to Romagna Italy, first impressions for Travel Photo Mondays

  1. Andi November 16, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    I have not been to this area of Italy yet. I have been to Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan and spent time in Tuscany – there is still so much to see (and eat!).

  2. Anita @ No Particular Place To Go November 16, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    Wow! Gorgeous photos of a beautiful place. My favorite photo is of the pomegranites – I can almost picture the taste!

  3. A Cook Not Mad (Nat) November 12, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    Great photos once again, thank you for sharing your Romagna experience. We hope to get back there some day.

  4. Lisa Chavis November 12, 2014 at 4:29 am #

    Beautiful pictures as always! I love the moody feeling they give – I feel like it’s an art exhibit 🙂 Gorgeous!

  5. Johanna November 11, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    Your pics as always make me want to hop on a plane and Go There! I love how you’ve captured the antiquity of the town, and the light. Especially the light. Yes, I shall put it on the list of places to visit in Italy 😉

  6. Betsy Wuebker | PassingThru November 11, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    As always, Noel, your photos deliver atmosphere so beautifully. The peaches and golds in this group bridge summer into fall perfectly. The misty overlay you captured is stunning. What a treat.

  7. Carole Terwilliger Meyers November 11, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    I’ve never been to Romagna but now I’d like to visit. Nice images.

  8. Indrani November 10, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

    Superb pics. Reminds me of my trip there.

  9. Sue Reddel November 10, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    Just loved the tone of your photos from Romagna. Looks like a place we need to visit.

  10. Michelle da Silva Richmond November 10, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

    Amazing photos! I’ve been to Italy many times, but I’m not familiar with this area. My bags are packed…..

  11. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti November 10, 2014 at 9:23 am #

    Bella Italia! I look forward to seeing more of your photos from Romagna, Noel!

  12. Erick Redcloud November 10, 2014 at 6:45 am #

    Interesting sepia like tones to these photos. Good job.

  13. Marilyn Jones November 10, 2014 at 3:54 am #

    WOW!! As always I enjoyed looking at your beautiful photos!

  14. Doreen Pendgracs November 10, 2014 at 3:49 am #

    Your pics always inspire me, Noel, as they are awesome. I’ve not yet been to this part of Italy but would love to go!

  15. Michele Peterson November 10, 2014 at 3:05 am #

    It will be my first trip to Italy next May and your photos have really inspired me to start planning. Romagna looks gorgeous and very peaceful.

  16. Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse November 10, 2014 at 1:37 am #

    It looks so beautiful, especially with that soft light.

  17. Rhonda Albom November 10, 2014 at 12:56 am #

    Beautiful. Looks like an amazing place. Love that castle.

  18. Alessandra November 10, 2014 at 12:22 am #

    Lovely photos that show exactly how Romagna is. Caroline, please feel free to contact me whenever you want if you have the idea to come here! More, Noel si by now another ambassador of Romagna:)

  19. lyn barden November 9, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    Love the beautiful scenery , the luscious pomegranates, another different medieval castle, wonderful, thanks for sharing your photographs.

  20. Muza-chan November 9, 2014 at 9:13 pm #

    Beautiful photos…

  21. Muza-chan November 9, 2014 at 7:46 pm #

    Beautiful place…

  22. jesh StG November 9, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    The round “towers” – they look more like round buildings to me – are magnificent – love the architectural style!

  23. Caroline November 9, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

    Romagna looks like the Italy that I have always dreamed about … makes me want to visit as soon as possible!

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