Time spent in Valli di Comacchio, a place of exceptional natural beauty within the Po Delta Park, will ensure a holiday with a difference.
Literally translated as 'fish basins of Comacchio', the wetlands area is one of the largest lagoon systems in Italy. They are home not only to rare flora and fauna, but also to many waterfowl.
To appreciate the tranquillity of the area, book a birdwatching excursion into the wetlands, a boat tour along the valleys or, between July and September, a trip to the flamingo nesting sites.
The marshlands are not the only attraction in Emilia Romagna. The cities of Bologna, Modena and Ravenna are all part of the region and each holds its own special attraction. It's the home of Italy's most famous car designers, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Ducati - you can visit the Farrari race track, factory and museum just outside of Modena. Bologna is home to Europe's oldest university, together with many picturesque Renaissance buildings.
Some of the most spectacular (and most important) mosaics of Italy are preserved in the churches and buildings of Ravenna. And if you are an opera fan, no holiday will be complete without a visit to Busetto, birthplace of the great composer Verdi. The National Museum of Guiseppe Verdi is housed in an elegant palazzo.
The regional food of Emilia Romagna is some of the finest cuisine in Italy. Prosciutto di Parma, parmesan cheese and the balsamic vinegar of Modena are just some of the foods which originated here. And don't miss local specialities like tortellini and lasagna.