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Hotel Porta San Mamolo 28 rooms from $98Bologna
Located in a quiet location ten minutes outside Bologna's centre. Featuring spacious, elegantly decorated rooms with period wallpaper and exposed beams. Be sure to enjoy the buffet breakfast served each morning before going off exploring. An intimate and traditional city spot.Value chic - A quaint stay with a great price tagLocal markets - Head to the Mercato di Mezza to check out the wonderful array of food at their stalls and experience the lively atmosphereSights nearby - The Church San Domenico, Via Indipendenza and Palazzo Comunale are all situates less than a mile awayFull of character
Art Hotel Novecento 25 rooms from $125Bologna
Art Hotel Novecento enjoys a great location right in the centre of Bologna. Individually decorated rooms are styled in a contemporary fashion whilst some include their own private balconies. Pets are allowed to stay for free! A conveniently located and smart spot for a city stay.City Style - The hotel enjoys a wonderfully central location in Bologna so you can easily get to know the cityLocal exploring - You can request city tours upon booking or alternatively make your own way aroundSights nearby - Be sure to head to Bologna's Towers just a 5 minute walk away and the hotel's also less than a mile from Via IndipendenzaLocal markets - The Mercato di Mezza is a must see with its variety of food stalls and electric atmosphere
Agriturismo alla Cedrara 8 rooms from $42Ferrara
A sandstone farmhouse just outside Ferrara. Lovely spacious rooms, suites, and triples painted in creams with wooden beam ceilings, stone floors, and walk out terraces onto the garden. Good breakfasts, family friendly, and excellent value for local exploring.Value chic - Excellent value.Great walks - Good for walkers.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Local markets - Good for local colour.
Horti della Fasanara 4 rooms from $94Ferrara
A hotel with a wow factor. A renovated hunting lodge on a castle estate. Surrounded by beautiful parkland and slightly set back from the Renaissance city Ferrara at its gates. Luxurious rooms and suites with mezzanine levels are minimal chic with four poster beds and all the mod cons. Very romantic.Romantic Break - Beautiful surroundings and very luxurious interiors.Garden - Surrounded by 2.5 acres of stunning parkland.City StyleLuxury
Santa Maria Foris 6 rooms from $92Ravenna
Charming B&B in the heart of the Ravenna's old town. The rooms are spacious and luxurious, with elegant furnishings. Ideally located for exploring Ravenna's Roman and Byzantine rich culture with highlights such as the Galla Placidia Museum just a short stroll away.Sights nearby - Five minutes walk from the Basilica San VItale and Piazza del Popolo square.Sailing - Perfect stopping point for a sailing trip around the Adriatic coast.Romantic - Good for couples.
M Club 4 rooms from $94Ravenna
Fifteenth century edifice situated in Ravenna's pedestrian area. The rooms are elegantly and traditionally decorated with lovely pieces of antique furniture. Wake up each morning to a generous buffet breakfast before exploring the city-a quaint and charming spot that's great value for money.City Style - Located in central Ravenna this is the perfect base from which to explore the cityValue chic - Beautiful décor, a traditional stay - all at a great priceSights nearby - Visit the beautiful Basilica San Vitale or Basilica of Sant'Apollinaire Nuovo which are located less than a mile awayFull of character
Borgo Casale 16 rooms from $104Albareto Parma, Emilia Romagna
A rustic chic hotel in a rural location. Charming rooms have a cottagey feel; wooden beam ceilings, pastel colours, and adorable little balconies. Fabulous spa facilities and a traditional restaurant that serves modern cuisine. Ideal for couples on spa breaks.Spa breaks - Fantastic spa therapies a la carte and by weekend package.Romantic BreakViews - Great views from hotelRestrictions on children
Bologna, Emilia Romagna
A large farmhouse conversion in the countryside surrounded by parklands. Traditional cosy interiors, charming rooms and suites, swimming pool, highly rated Italian restaurant, and plenty of outdoor activities. The perfect spot for a country escape.Groups - It's an excellent spot for large groups as there are lots of activities on offer.Foodies - The restaurant is highly rated in Italian guides.Views - Great views from hotelGreat walks - Good for walkers.
Antico Borgo di Tabiano Castello 40 rooms from $125Salsomaggiore Terme Parma,, Emilia Romagna
A wonderful castle nestled in the hills of Parma. Traditional elegance throughout romantic bedrooms. Wooden beams, stone walls, marble floors, soft linens. Stunning valley views from terraces, Turkish spa and pool, regional cuisine, and lots countryside exploring. Romantic, rustic, and laid back.Country EscapeSights nearby - Mazzini Park, Salsomaggiore Convention Bureau, and Thermae Di Salsomaggiore.Spa - TERME DI TABIANO Spa.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Locanda Antiche Macine 8 rooms from $87Santarcangelo di Romagna, Emilia Romagna
A traditional hotel in a converted 17th century olive mill. Rooms and apartments have antique pieces, wooden floors and views of Montalbano countryside. Pool, tennis court and gardens filled with walnut and olive trees. Speciality dishes from the Emilia Romagna region. A charming spot for a family.Families - Activities for all: tennis, pool, riding, football field, cycling and theme parks nearby. Apartments have kitchens for picnicsCountry Escape - This converted olive press has gardens, pool, wine tasting, cookery classes, and miles of idllyic walking routesSights nearby - Romagna sights of Ravenna and Riccione, Cesenatico and Milano MarittimaFishing - At nearby lake “Felloniche”
Locanda Del Re Guerriero 12 rooms from $136Emilia Romagna
A chic castle hotel in the rolling countryside. Rooms are elegant and modern with wooden beams, soft drapes and chandeliers; suites split across two levels. Gardens with modern art pieces, a library, stone fireplaces, and antiques. A great choice for an escape to the countryside.Romantic Break - Walking or riding tours along the River Po, medieval castles and meadows to see, sleep under a chandelier in this castleFamilies - Bigger suites set on two levels are perfect for families, cycling, riding, and sights of the cities Cremona and PIacenzaSights nearby - Piacenza, Parma, Cremona, Verona, Bologna, VeniceRomantic - Good for couples.
i quattro passeri 6 rooms from $126Colline di Cesena, Emilia Romagna
A delightful and quiet country house. Unique rooms with original details: exposed beams, stone walls and Romagna furnishings, some with kitchen areas. Large gardens, outdoor pool and spa area to relax in. Perfectly located for exploring the area and its sights. An ideal choice for a country escape.Country Escape - Many excursions from hotel: Rubicon Sogliano; San Marino; sea of Cesenatico; Milano Marittima. Reach by car or bicycleSights nearby - Rimini, Ravenna, Forlì, Cesena, San Marino, and the beaches of Riccione, Cesenatico, Cervia and Milano Marittima.Views - Rubico ValleySwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Antica Corte Pallavicina 6 rooms from $188Emilia Romagna
Exuding elegance and charm, this 14th century castle is a special and intimate experience. Its rooms are adorned with antique furniture and its atmosphere matches the rustic Parmense surroundings. The sublime Michelin starred restaurant uses ingredients produced on the farm. A rural Italian gem.Romantic Break - This traditional farm with a contemporary twist is an idyllic setting for couples to enjoy the beauty of the Parmense lowlands.Foodies - Cooking classes with the master Massimo, tours of the cellars packed with maturing cheese, and a Michelin starred restaurant.Great walks - Wander around the lovely farm and learn about how they produce their world famous salami.Cooking classes - Traditional Italian cooking classes are offered with Massimo.Recommended by - Sawdays
Hotel Posta 38 rooms from $92Reggio nell'Emilia, Emilia Romagna
A delightful stay in the historic centre of Reggio Emilia in a five hundred year old hotel. Every room is individually furnished giving each persons stay a distinctive feel. The rich heritage of the place is exemplified by original frescos on the hotel walls. One for all the parmesan lovers.Local markets - Perfect for exploring the streets and markets of Reggio Emilia.Sights nearby - Visit the production sites of Parmigiano Reggio.
Borgo Conde Wine Resort 38 rooms from $141Emilia Romagna
An immersive experience that transports you into the culture and traditions of Emilia Romagna wine making. The resort is fitted with luxurious suites and villas surrounded by the sublime beauty of a 110 hectare vineyard. Indulge in signature homegrown wines and enjoy the lovely Forli vistas.Foodies - Treat yourself at this 110 hectare working vineyard in Fiumana with three fantastic restaurants.Romantic Break - With plenty of wine, walks and spa treatments this chic resort is an ideal escape for two.Cooking classes - Make the most of your time in this foodie region and take part in the traditional Italian cooking classes.Great walks - The beautiful rolling landscape of the surrounding wine region, is ideal for walking.
Palazzo Viviani 52 rooms from $77Emilia Romagna
Palazzo Viviani is a converted medieval hilltop village in the Valcona Valley. It features elegant, spacious rooms and boasts fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a buffet breakfast and an evening meal out on the terrace. A delightful and well-priced stay.Sights nearby - A trip to the impressive medieval fortress Gradara Castle (situated only a few miles away) is highly recommendedGreat walks - The valley has a number of beautiful hikes which are perfect for getting to know your surrounding areaSecluded setting - For escaping.Views - Great views from hotel
Design Hotel Waldorf 34 rooms from $147Emilia Romagna
Design Hotel Waldorf boasts a beachfront location in Milano Marittima. Its rooms are decorated in a modern and chic manner whilst the suites themselves are incredibly luxurious and spacious. Unwind in their extensive spa facilities or spend the afternoon by the pool bar. An upmarket seaside stay.Beach Life - Take advantage of the beachfront location to spend your days relaxing in the sun or swimming in the seaTotal relaxation - The resort's Body & Soul Spa has extensive beauty treatments and relaxation areas at your disposalViews - Great views from hotelDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.Recommended by - Johansens, Tablet
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Emilia Romagna is a region of beautiful Northern Italian countryside which runs all the way to the Adriatic in a band across Italy. This is an ideal region for a rural escape, with exceptionally good food, enriching rural views and some extremely beautiful towns and cities. Our pick of the best places to stay in Emilia Romagna cater to all tastes and budgets, whether you're here for a city break, beach break or exploring the countryside.
Once the Roman road, the Aemilia, ran through this green and gently undulating part of Italy, between the River Po and the Appennines, and that’s where the name came from. Emilia Romagna might also be known to you as the home of both Ferrari and Lamborghini, of Parma ham, Parmigiano Reggiano and balsamic vinegar, of the Adriatic Riviera, of Verdi and Pavarotti, of Italy’s largest theme park and of numerous Heritage Listed churches, abbeys, palaces and piazzas.
Obviously the food is a huge draw for Emilia Romagna, but the countryside is impossible to export, and is less well known. We all know Tuscany is beautiful, but the Tuscan Romagna region, roughly between Florence and Forli is one of the most unspoiled parts with some wonderfully peaceful hilltop villages and the Parco del Casentino, one of the most important woodland reserves in the Appennine Mountains.
If you fancy a city break then don’t discount Emilia Romagna, just because its countryside is so beautiful.
Parma with its food, fashion, beautiful old cobbled streets and dramatic architecture is a great city break option. Most of Parma's highlights are within a leisurely walking distance of the centre of town, with just a little more effort required to reach the attractions on the far side of the river. You'll find cycling is popular, so join in if you fancy. Otherwise just admire the attitude of folk who'll cycle in Prada.
Parma has real Italian style, in summer the air wafts with classical music - this is Verdi's home - and people sip brightly coloured aperitivos on Via Farini - and in winter there are numerous cosy cafes and restaurants in which to escape from the dazzling splendour of the white light and architecture.
Modena and Bologna are also good possibilities, Bologna with its artistic centre and its beautiful towers and porticoes, and Modena for its medieval and renaissance architecture and World Heritage Listed centre.
Or, if you fancy a beach break then Rimini, Italy’s Adriatic Riviera, might be ideal. This is a very Italian resort, but also a historically significant spot too, known for its Roman relics and excellent food.
The best places to stay in Emilia Romagna are broad like its attractions. And we've everything covered here from chic modern seaside glamour to rustic agriturismi and historic castles.
- Borgo Casale in the hills outside Palma, is a wonderfully rustic, but still chic, hotel with 16 charming rooms - some with lovely balconies. There are also great spa facilities and a modern restaurant. Rooms start from around £80 per night.
- Locanda Antiche Macine has been charmingly converted from a 17th Century olive mill into a traditional collection of eight rooms and apartments. You're off the coast here, with beautiful views of the Montalbano countryside, and a garden filled with walnut and olive trees. As well as being an idyllic base for walkers, this hotel also offers wine tastings and cooking classes.
For a rural escape
- i quattro passeri is just back from the coast on the eastern side of Emilia Romagna, a six room country house hotel with lovely original original features, like stone wall and floors, exposed beams and Romagna furnishings. There’s also a large garden with a pool and spa.
- The Locanda Del Re Guerriero is a chic castle hotel surrounded by rolling countryside. Inside the 12 rooms are elegant and modern. There’s a library and numerous stone fireplaces and lovely antiques and art, and outside there are spectacular views.
- The Locanda Solarola is a large farmhouse conversion surrounded by parkland. The decor is cosy and traditional, and there’s a well respected restaurant. This is a great spot for large groups as there’s plenty to do.
For something different
- The Antico Borgo di Tabiano Castello is a wonderful castle just outside Parma which has been converted into a 40 room hotel. Rooms are traditional, elegant and romantic, with marble floors, stone walls and exposed beams, and there’s a Turkish pool and spa and stunning views.
- Carducci 76 is a chic, cosmopolitan beach hotel, owned by the Ferretti fashion house. The decor is international, with a feeling of Zen minimalism and a touch of Africa. There are 38 rooms, two restaurants and an excellent spa.
For great value
- The Horti della Fasanara is a renovated hunting lodge on a beautiful castle estate just outside Ferrara. The four rooms and suites are luxurious, in a minimalist style, and very romantic, but they start from just £71 per night.
- The Agriturismo alla Cedrara is a sandstone farmhouse just outside Ferrara with lovely spacious rooms and suites, all with stone floors and wood-beamed ceilings. This is an idyllic spot for walkers or exploring the local region and there are great breakfasts!
- The Locanda del Feudo in Modena is a traditional home with high ceilings, wood-beams and elegant furnishings. The suites are large and you’ve access to all the mod. cons., plus an excellent restaurant and extensive wine cellar.