21 Hotels in Reggio Emilia, Italy
Reggio Emilia is a beautiful town of Emilia Romagna region, set in the heart of the Padana Plain. It is always at the top of classifications as one of the most prosperous and liveable cities in Italy. In its territory there are important mechanical industries and agriculture is developed with world famous products like Parmigiano Reggiano and Lambrusco wine. Its old town, with the characteristic hexagonal shape, offers a rich variety of monuments of great historical and artistic value.
The city was founded in 175 b.C. with the name of Regium Lepidi, in honor of its founder Marco Emilio Lepidus. Reggio Emilia was born as a trade center and connecting node on the Via Emilia, the ancient Roman road that ran through the entire Po Valley. After the fall of the Roman Empire was established the Duke of Modena and Reggio, which lasted until the unification of Italy. In 1797 the city was the first seat of the parliament and the Tricolor, the future flag of Italy, was born here.
The city centre is Piazza Prampolini, on which overlook the main civil and religious monuments of Reggio Emilia. On the right side stands the Episcopal Palace and the Baptistery, dating from the Middle Ages. Next lies the Cathedral, in romanesque style, and the Municipal Palace, built in the fifteenth century. Nearby is the Basilica of San Prospero, the patron saint of the city, built in the sixteenth century in Baroque style. In the province there are also many villas, some of them visitable, which are often surrounded by beautiful parks.
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Longitude:10° 63' 0'' E (10.633333)