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Emilia Romagna

Associazione Italiana Alberghi per La Gioventu' Comitato Regionale Emilia Romagna

One of the richest regions of Italy, Emilia Romagna is a gigantic treasure house filled with architectural gems and artistic materpieces, with ancient and famous universities, and modern centres of artistic and cultural learning.

In Bologna, the home of the oldest University in Europe (eleventh century),the monuments of great artistic value are truly countless. Here we shall mention just the two ancient spectacular towers of the Asinelli and the Garisenda, both leaning, and Piazza Maggiore, with its great medieval buildings, and the gothic duomo of San Petronio (where Charles V was crowned Emperor in 1530). It is sure that the beauty of this town is in its urban complex: its homogeneous unit consists in one single monument. Streets, towers, places and churches, all linked by the "portico", a 40 km long binding ribbon.

Outside Bologna, you should not miss the Bizantine masterpieces of Ravenna (eight of the many historic buildings of Ravenna, the golden town, shimmering with the gold of its inique mosaics, are included in Unesco's World Heritage List); the medieval baptistery of Benedetto Antelami in Parma; the Tempio Malatestiano in Rimini, the seventeenth-century Sanctuary of the Madonna della Ghiara (in which the hostel is situated) in Reggio Emilia - it is the city of the Tricolour where, in 1797 Italians in search of an identity gave birth to the flag which still today flies over Italy from the Alps to Sicily; in Modena the splendid Romanesque cathedral, the adjoining Piazza Grande and the Ghirlandina tower are also included in Unesco's World Heritage List. Do not miss the Ferrari Gallery in Maranello, close to Modena. And Ferrara, pearl of the Renaissance, is universally recognized as the first modern city in Europe. The town centre was declared as a world heritage site by Unesco.

How to get to Emilia Romagna from Romania:
By plane: from Bucarest and Cluj Napoca to Bologna with Club Air; from Timisoara to Bologna with Carpatair.
By bus: from Bucarest, Ploiesti, Brasov, Fagaras, Sibiu, Sebes, Alba Iulia, Turda, Cluj Napoca, Huedin and Oradea to Bologna with Eurolines.

For further information, please contact:
Via Viadagola, 5 - 40127 BOLOGNA- ITALY

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