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. Here are the highlights to Romagna, Italy – a first impression.
What to do and see in Romagna, Italy
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. It is also where the famous Lamborghini factory is located at Sant’Agata Bolognese.
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. It’s one of those perfect places to put on your perfect Italy itinerary to visit in terms of a different place to visit in Romagne.
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.
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
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Exploring Bologna at night time
Romagna, Italy – first impressions
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.
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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!).
Wow! Gorgeous photos of a beautiful place. My favorite photo is of the pomegranites – I can almost picture the taste!
Great photos once again, thank you for sharing your Romagna experience. We hope to get back there some day.
Beautiful pictures as always! I love the moody feeling they give – I feel like it’s an art exhibit 🙂 Gorgeous!
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 😉
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.
I’ve never been to Romagna but now I’d like to visit. Nice images.
Superb pics. Reminds me of my trip there.
Just loved the tone of your photos from Romagna. Looks like a place we need to visit.
Amazing photos! I’ve been to Italy many times, but I’m not familiar with this area. My bags are packed…..
Bella Italia! I look forward to seeing more of your photos from Romagna, Noel!
Interesting sepia like tones to these photos. Good job.
WOW!! As always I enjoyed looking at your beautiful photos!
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!
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.
It looks so beautiful, especially with that soft light.
Beautiful. Looks like an amazing place. Love that castle.
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:)
Love the beautiful scenery , the luscious pomegranates, another different medieval castle, wonderful, thanks for sharing your photographs.
The round “towers” – they look more like round buildings to me – are magnificent – love the architectural style!
Romagna looks like the Italy that I have always dreamed about … makes me want to visit as soon as possible!