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Introducing Emilia Romagna
Stretching along the Via Emilia, an ancient Roman road, the region of Emilia-Romagna offers a sequence of monumental cities. Parma, with its elegant baroque churches; Modena, with its well-preserved romanesque cathedral, and Bologna, a city of red-brick and arcade-covered streets. These and other cities in the region are interesting to photographers from an artistic, architectural as well as a human viewpoint. Emilia Romagna’s cities are some of the most vibrant, youthful and dynamic in the entire country.
Emilia Romagna is renowned around the world for its gastronomy. It is impossible to resist capturing the region’s beautiful deli stores, each of them overflowing with cured ham, parmesan cheese and freshly made pasta. There are myriad opportunities to photograph some of the regional specialities being made in family-run factories, particularly around Parma.
My collection of photographs goes deep into the gastronomic and artistic culture of Emilia Romagna and includes a comprehensive record of architecture in the main cities, including the UNESCO-listed Byzantine churches in Ravenna.
List of photographs of Emilia Romagna available in my collection
BOLOGNA (May 2010, June 2013, June 2016) – All major sites of the historic centre, churches, the Archiginnasio (University), arcades, deli stores, tortellini, mortadella, university life.
PARMA (October 2016) – Historic centre, UNESCO-listed sites, cathedral, baptistry, churches, frescoes by Correggio, Antica Spezieria di San Giovanni, Teatro Regio, Verdi Festival, autumn images, Reggia di Colorno, gardens, Parmesan cheesemaking: Caseificio Parmigiano-Reggiano (Traversetolese), gastronomic shots.
PIACENZA (October 2016) – Historic centre, churches, squares, FIDENZA (December 2018) – Historic centre.
MODENA (October 2016) – Historic centre, romanesque art and architecture, cathedral, bicycles, autumn, Museo Ferrari, balsamic vinegar. CARPI (squares, historic centre), REGGIO EMILIA (historic centre, sala del tricolore, etc).
ROMAGNA (January 2022) LUGO, BAGNACAVALLO including Piazza Nuova, IMOLA, FAENZA, FORLÌ, CESENA, including the Malatestiana Library, SANTARCANGELO DI ROMAGNA (fog), RIMINI, MONTEFIORE CONCA.
RAVENNA (May 2010, January 2013, January 2022) – UNESCO-listed sites: San Vitale, Mausoleum of Gallia Placidia, Battistero Neoniano, Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Battistero degli Ariani, Mausoleum of Theodoricus, Sant’Apollinare in Classe. HISTORIC CENTRE: Dante’s Tomb, Piazza del Popolo.
FERRARA (May 2010) historic centre, before earthquake.
Events and festivals – Festival Verdiano, October 2016.
Photo Galleries of Emilia Romagna
Parma & Piacenza
Modena & Reggio
Romagna & the Po Delta