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Area: 22,124 km²
Population: 4.2m
Density: 189/km²
Capital: Bologna

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  • Bologna
    • Anzola dell'Emilia
      Argelato
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      Calderara di Reno
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      Dozza
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      Pieve di Cento
      Porretta Terme
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      San Giorgio di Piano
      San Giovanni in Persiceto
      San Lazzaro di Savena
      San Pietro in Casale
      Sant'Agata Bolognese
      Sasso Marconi
      Savigno
      Vergato
      Zola Predosa

  • Ferrara
    • Argenta
      Berra
      Bondeno
      Cento
      Codigoro
      Comacchio
      Copparo
      Ferrara
      Formignana
      Goro
      Jolanda di Savoia
      Lagosanto
      Masi Torello
      Massa Fiscaglia
      Mesola
      Migliarino
      Migliaro
      Mirabello
      Ostellato
      Poggio Renatico
      Portomaggiore
      Ro
      Sant'Agostino
      Tresigallo
      Vigarano Mainarda
      Voghiera

  • Forlì-Cesena
    • Bagno di Romagna
      Bertinoro
      Borghi
      Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole
      Cesena
      Cesenatico
      Civitella di Romagna
      Dovadola
      Forlì
      Forlimpopoli
      Galeata
      Gambettola
      Gatteo
      Longiano
      Meldola
      Mercato Saraceno
      Modigliana
      Montiano
      Portico e San Benedetto
      Predappio
      Premilcuore
      Rocca San Casciano
      Roncofreddo
      San Mauro Pascoli
      Santa Sofia
      Sarsina
      Savignano sul Rubicone
      Sogliano al Rubicone
      Tredozio
      Verghereto

  • Modena
    • Bastiglia
      Bomporto
      Campogalliano
      Camposanto
      Carpi
      Castelfranco Emilia
      Castelnuovo Rangone
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      Cavezzo
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      Fiorano Modenese
      Fiumalbo
      Formigine
      Frassinoro
      Guiglia
      Lama Mocogno
      Maranello
      Marano sul Panaro
      Medolla
      Mirandola
      Modena
      Montecreto
      Montefiorino
      Montese
      Nonantola
      Novi di Modena
      Palagano
      Pavullo nel Frignano
      Pievepelago
      Polinago
      Prignano sulla Secchia
      Ravarino
      Riolunato
      San Cesario sul Panaro
      San Felice sul Panaro
      San Possidonio
      San Prospero
      Sassuolo
      Savignano sul Panaro
      Serramazzoni
      Sestola
      Soliera
      Spilamberto
      Vignola
      Zocca

  • Parma
    • Albareto
      Bardi
      Bedonia
      Berceto
      Bore
      Borgo Val di Taro
      Busseto
      Calestano
      Collecchio
      Colorno
      Compiano
      Corniglio
      Felino
      Fidenza
      Fontanellato
      Fontevivo
      Fornovo di Taro
      Langhirano
      Lesignano de' Bagni
      Medesano
      Mezzani
      Monchio delle Corti
      Montechiarugolo
      Neviano degli Arduini
      Noceto
      Palanzano
      Parma
      Pellegrino Parmense
      Polesine Parmense
      Roccabianca
      Sala Baganza
      Salsomaggiore Terme
      San Secondo Parmense
      Sissa
      Solignano
      Soragna
      Sorbolo
      Terenzo
      Tizzano Val Parma
      Tornolo
      Torrile
      Traversetolo
      Trecasali
      Valmozzola
      Varano de' Melegari
      Varsi
      Zibello

  • Piacenza
    • Agazzano
      Alseno
      Besenzone
      Bettola
      Bobbio
      Borgonovo Val Tidone
      Cadeo
      Calendasco
      Caminata
      Caorso
      Carpaneto Piacentino
      Castel San Giovanni
      Castell'Arquato
      Castelvetro Piacentino
      Cerignale
      Coli
      Corte Brugnatella
      Cortemaggiore
      Farini
      Ferriere
      Fiorenzuola d'Arda
      Gazzola
      Gossolengo
      Gragnano Trebbiense
      Gropparello
      Lugagnano Val D'Arda
      Monticelli d'Ongina
      Morfasso
      Nibbiano
      Ottone
      Pecorara
      Piacenza
      Pianello Val Tidone
      Piozzano
      Podenzano
      Ponte dell'Olio
      Pontenure
      Rivergaro
      Rottofreno
      San Giorgio Piacentino
      San Pietro in Cerro
      Sarmato
      Travo
      Vernasca
      Vigolzone
      Villanova sull'Arda
      Zerba
      Ziano Piacentino

  • Ravenna
    • Alfonsine
      Bagnacavallo
      Bagnara di Romagna
      Brisighella
      Casola Valsenio
      Castel Bolognese
      Cervia
      Conselice
      Cotignola
      Faenza
      Fusignano
      Lugo
      Massa Lombarda
      Ravenna
      Riolo Terme
      Russi
      Sant'Agata sul Santerno
      Solarolo

  • Reggio Emilia
    • Albinea
      Bagnolo in Piano
      Baiso
      Bibbiano
      Boretto
      Brescello
      Busana
      Cadelbosco di Sopra
      Campagnola Emilia
      Campegine
      Canossa
      Carpineti
      Casalgrande
      Casina
      Castellarano
      Castelnovo di Sotto
      Castelnovo ne' Monti
      Cavriago
      Collagna
      Correggio
      Fabbrico
      Gattatico
      Gualtieri
      Guastalla
      Ligonchio
      Luzzara
      Montecchio Emilia
      Novellara
      Poviglio
      Quattro Castella
      Ramiseto
      Reggio Emilia
      Reggiolo
      Rio Saliceto
      Rolo
      Rubiera
      San Martino in Rio
      San Polo d'Enza
      Sant'Ilario d'Enza
      Scandiano
      Toano
      Vetto
      Vezzano sul Crostolo
      Viano
      Villa Minozzo

  • Rimini
    • Bellaria-Igea Marina
      Casteldelci
      Cattolica
      Coriano
      Gemmano
      Maiolo
      Misano Adriatico
      Mondaino
      Monte Colombo
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      Montegridolfo
      Montescudo
      Morciano di Romagna
      Novafeltria
      Pennabilli
      Poggio Berni
      Riccione
      Rimini
      Saludecio
      San Clemente
      San Giovanni in Marignano
      San Leo
      Sant'Agata Feltria
      Santarcangelo di Romagna
      Talamello
      Torriana
      Verucchio

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Province of Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna
Piazza Municipale, Ferrara
The Province of Ferrara has an area of 2,632 square kilometres and borders the provinces of Ravenna and Bologna to the south, the province of Modena to the west, the region of Veneto to the north and the Adriatic sea to the east.
Ferrara Province
Province of Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna

Ferrara is quite flat compared to the other provinces of Emilia Romagna but has some beautiful scenery including charming coastal resorts, valleys, lagoons, forests and magnificent towns and villages. It is criss-crossed by rivers and a large amount of canals from which extensive plains sweep up to gently rolling hills.

Ferrara
The capital city of the province of Ferrara, the city is 50km north east of Bologna. It is a pleasing, light city with wide streets and has recently qualified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The city is enclosed by over nine kilometres of ancient walls which were contructed during the 15th and 16th centuries. These walls, along with the ones surrounding the town of Lucca, in Tuscany, are the best preserved walls in Italy.

In the very centre of the city is the grandiose Castello Estense which was constructed at the end of the 14th century. It is an imposing brick building with four monumental bastions and was the home of the Este family. The family lived in the historic City Hall (also in the centre of the city) before the castle was built.


Castello Estense

There are many early Renassance palaces in the city of Ferrara including the Palazzo dei Diamanti, which now houses the National Picture Gallery, and the Palazzo Schifanoia which has some interesting frescoes.

There are also many other beautiful Renaissance buildings in Ferrara but the best preserved of them all is the The Casa Romei. It was once the home of Giovanni Romei and his wife Polissena d'Este before being inherited by nuns of the Corpus Domini order. The nuns lived in the house, looked after it well but altered nothing which accounts for its immaculate condition today.

Nearby is the Corpus Domini Monastery containing the tombs of the House of Este and as well as other distinguished figures including Lucrezia Borgia and Eleanor of Aragon.

There is a large Jewish community in Ferrara which has been present since the middle ages and is still surviving. In the centre of the old medieval centre, very near to Castello Estense, is a Synagogue and Jewish Musuem. This area is part of the Jewish Quarter where the Jews were banished and kept away from the rest of the inhabitants of Ferrara from 1627 to 1859.

As well as the main buildings there a numerous beautiful churches, piazzas, houses gardens and a Communal theatre which are well worth visiting.

Ferrara is also a univeristy town with the excellent university having faculties of law, architecture, medicen, natural sciences and pharmacy. The university also has a library containing valuable historic manuscripts and it looks after the Ferrara Botanic Gardens which are close to the main facilities.

Every year Ferrara holds a 'Buskers Festival' which involves a parade of hundreds of the best street musicians in the world. It also holds a ten day balloon festival which is one of the largest in the Europe.

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Cento
Once a small fishing village in the marshes of the banks of the River Po, Cento is now a thriving and elegant town. There were once four 14th century gates which allowed entrance to the town but today only one, Porta Pieve, remains.


Piazza del Guercino, Cento

There is a castle which was built in 1378 by the Bishop of Bologna. It is a large square building with square towers.

The 18th century Palazzo del Monte di Pietà now houses the Civic Gallery and the Palazzo del Governatore contains the modern art gallery 'Galleria d'arte moderna Aroldo Bonzagni'.

Just outside the town, in a south easterly direction, you can find the historic fortification of Pieve di Cento.

Codigoro
Another interesting town which was reclaimed from the marshes of the Po Delta is Codigoro. Here you will find the 9th century Abbey of Pomposa, a Venetian style Bishops Palace (1732) and an 18th century tower, 'Torre della Finanza', which was built to control the trade routes.

Comacchio
Comacchio is set over thirteen small islands in a lagoon just north of the mouth of the river Reno. These islands are all joined by bridges, the most important and impressive being 'Treponti' which was constructed in 1638. The main industry of the area is fish farming and salt ponds.

Argenta
Lying halfway between the towns of Ferrara and Ravenna, Argenta is in the agricultural flat plains lying on the wetlands of the Valli di Comacchio lagoon. Most of the wetlands today have become a wildlife sanctuary and home to the Marsh Museum which specialises in, and has many facilties for, orinthology.

Two other musuems of interest in the area are the Musuem of the Valleys of Argenta and Mueso dell Bonifica (Museum of Land Reclaimation).


Pieve di San Giorgio, Argenta

On the right bank of the Reno river there is an interesting church, Pieve di San Giorgio, which is the oldest church in the province of Ferrara and one of the oldest in the whole of the region of Emilia Romagna. Built in 569 AD under the orders of the archibishop of Ravenna, this Paleo Christian church is no longer in its original form with much of it now two metres below ground level.

Poggio Renatico
The town was fortified by a disjointed line of towers and castles throughout the middle ages to protect it against neighbouring Ferrara which is only 12 km. away. Many of these towers still remain, namely, the Tower of the Uccellino, Tower of the Cocenno, The Tower of the Poggio,Tower of the Verga and the Clock Tower of Poggio Renatico. The Lambertini Castle remains as does the ancient Abbey of St. Michael the Archangel.

Roughly 5 km. outside the town is one of the Italian Air Force's biggest radar stations which was formerly used to monitor air traffic over Yugoslavia and southern Warsaw Pact countries.

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Emilia-Romagna Information
Location of Emilia-Romagna
Area: 22,124 km²
Population: 4.2m
Density: 189/km²
Capital: Bologna

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Bologna
    • Anzola dell'Emilia
      Argelato
      Baricella
      Bazzano
      Bentivoglio
      Bologna
      Borgo Tossignano
      Budrio
      Calderara di Reno
      Camugnano
      Casalecchio di Reno
      Casalfiumanese
      Castel d'Aiano
      Castel del Rio
      Castel di Casio
      Castel Guelfo di Bologna
      Castel Maggiore
      Castel San Pietro Terme
      Castello d'Argile
      Castello di Serravalle
      Castenaso
      Castiglione dei Pepoli
      Crespellano
      Crevalcore
      Dozza
      Fontanelice
      Gaggio Montano
      Galliera
      Granaglione
      Granarolo dell'Emilia
      Grizzana Morandi
      Imola
      Lizzano in Belvedere
      Loiano
      Malalbergo
      Marzabotto
      Medicina
      Minerbio
      Molinella
      Monghidoro
      Monte San Pietro
      Monterenzio
      Monteveglio
      Monzuno
      Mordano
      Ozzano dell'Emilia
      Pianoro
      Pieve di Cento
      Porretta Terme
      Sala Bolognese
      San Benedetto Val di Sambro
      San Giorgio di Piano
      San Giovanni in Persiceto
      San Lazzaro di Savena
      San Pietro in Casale
      Sant'Agata Bolognese
      Sasso Marconi
      Savigno
      Vergato
      Zola Predosa

  • Ferrara
    • Argenta
      Berra
      Bondeno
      Cento
      Codigoro
      Comacchio
      Copparo
      Ferrara
      Formignana
      Goro
      Jolanda di Savoia
      Lagosanto
      Masi Torello
      Massa Fiscaglia
      Mesola
      Migliarino
      Migliaro
      Mirabello
      Ostellato
      Poggio Renatico
      Portomaggiore
      Ro
      Sant'Agostino
      Tresigallo
      Vigarano Mainarda
      Voghiera

  • Forlì-Cesena
    • Bagno di Romagna
      Bertinoro
      Borghi
      Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole
      Cesena
      Cesenatico
      Civitella di Romagna
      Dovadola
      Forlì
      Forlimpopoli
      Galeata
      Gambettola
      Gatteo
      Longiano
      Meldola
      Mercato Saraceno
      Modigliana
      Montiano
      Portico e San Benedetto
      Predappio
      Premilcuore
      Rocca San Casciano
      Roncofreddo
      San Mauro Pascoli
      Santa Sofia
      Sarsina
      Savignano sul Rubicone
      Sogliano al Rubicone
      Tredozio
      Verghereto

  • Modena
    • Bastiglia
      Bomporto
      Campogalliano
      Camposanto
      Carpi
      Castelfranco Emilia
      Castelnuovo Rangone
      Castelvetro di Modena
      Cavezzo
      Concordia sulla Secchia
      Fanano
      Finale Emilia
      Fiorano Modenese
      Fiumalbo
      Formigine
      Frassinoro
      Guiglia
      Lama Mocogno
      Maranello
      Marano sul Panaro
      Medolla
      Mirandola
      Modena
      Montecreto
      Montefiorino
      Montese
      Nonantola
      Novi di Modena
      Palagano
      Pavullo nel Frignano
      Pievepelago
      Polinago
      Prignano sulla Secchia
      Ravarino
      Riolunato
      San Cesario sul Panaro
      San Felice sul Panaro
      San Possidonio
      San Prospero
      Sassuolo
      Savignano sul Panaro
      Serramazzoni
      Sestola
      Soliera
      Spilamberto
      Vignola
      Zocca

  • Parma
    • Albareto
      Bardi
      Bedonia
      Berceto
      Bore
      Borgo Val di Taro
      Busseto
      Calestano
      Collecchio
      Colorno
      Compiano
      Corniglio
      Felino
      Fidenza
      Fontanellato
      Fontevivo
      Fornovo di Taro
      Langhirano
      Lesignano de' Bagni
      Medesano
      Mezzani
      Monchio delle Corti
      Montechiarugolo
      Neviano degli Arduini
      Noceto
      Palanzano
      Parma
      Pellegrino Parmense
      Polesine Parmense
      Roccabianca
      Sala Baganza
      Salsomaggiore Terme
      San Secondo Parmense
      Sissa
      Solignano
      Soragna
      Sorbolo
      Terenzo
      Tizzano Val Parma
      Tornolo
      Torrile
      Traversetolo
      Trecasali
      Valmozzola
      Varano de' Melegari
      Varsi
      Zibello

  • Piacenza
    • Agazzano
      Alseno
      Besenzone
      Bettola
      Bobbio
      Borgonovo Val Tidone
      Cadeo
      Calendasco
      Caminata
      Caorso
      Carpaneto Piacentino
      Castel San Giovanni
      Castell'Arquato
      Castelvetro Piacentino
      Cerignale
      Coli
      Corte Brugnatella
      Cortemaggiore
      Farini
      Ferriere
      Fiorenzuola d'Arda
      Gazzola
      Gossolengo
      Gragnano Trebbiense
      Gropparello
      Lugagnano Val D'Arda
      Monticelli d'Ongina
      Morfasso
      Nibbiano
      Ottone
      Pecorara
      Piacenza
      Pianello Val Tidone
      Piozzano
      Podenzano
      Ponte dell'Olio
      Pontenure
      Rivergaro
      Rottofreno
      San Giorgio Piacentino
      San Pietro in Cerro
      Sarmato
      Travo
      Vernasca
      Vigolzone
      Villanova sull'Arda
      Zerba
      Ziano Piacentino

  • Ravenna
    • Alfonsine
      Bagnacavallo
      Bagnara di Romagna
      Brisighella
      Casola Valsenio
      Castel Bolognese
      Cervia
      Conselice
      Cotignola
      Faenza
      Fusignano
      Lugo
      Massa Lombarda
      Ravenna
      Riolo Terme
      Russi
      Sant'Agata sul Santerno
      Solarolo

  • Reggio Emilia
    • Albinea
      Bagnolo in Piano
      Baiso
      Bibbiano
      Boretto
      Brescello
      Busana
      Cadelbosco di Sopra
      Campagnola Emilia
      Campegine
      Canossa
      Carpineti
      Casalgrande
      Casina
      Castellarano
      Castelnovo di Sotto
      Castelnovo ne' Monti
      Cavriago
      Collagna
      Correggio
      Fabbrico
      Gattatico
      Gualtieri
      Guastalla
      Ligonchio
      Luzzara
      Montecchio Emilia
      Novellara
      Poviglio
      Quattro Castella
      Ramiseto
      Reggio Emilia
      Reggiolo
      Rio Saliceto
      Rolo
      Rubiera
      San Martino in Rio
      San Polo d'Enza
      Sant'Ilario d'Enza
      Scandiano
      Toano
      Vetto
      Vezzano sul Crostolo
      Viano
      Villa Minozzo

  • Rimini
    • Bellaria-Igea Marina
      Casteldelci
      Cattolica
      Coriano
      Gemmano
      Maiolo
      Misano Adriatico
      Mondaino
      Monte Colombo
      Montefiore Conca
      Montegridolfo
      Montescudo
      Morciano di Romagna
      Novafeltria
      Pennabilli
      Poggio Berni
      Riccione
      Rimini
      Saludecio
      San Clemente
      San Giovanni in Marignano
      San Leo
      Sant'Agata Feltria
      Santarcangelo di Romagna
      Talamello
      Torriana
      Verucchio

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