Top 5 Reasons to Visit Emilia-Romagna

It’s not a secret that I fell in love with the Emilia-Romagna and Puglia regions of Italy last year. As in Puglia, in Emilia-Romagna we met many wonderful people who were friendly, helpful, and very understanding of our extremely limited Italian language skills. Now I want to highlight some of the things you can do when you visit Emilia-Romagna to make it special for you, too.

Bay Area Getaway at the Napa River Inn

… Recently, we had a two night stay at the Napa River Inn. I’d previously heard very positive reviews of the hotel and can now understand why it gets such high marks and has the honor of being the only hotel in downtown Napa to have Michelin’s highest rating of 3 stars.

The Poetry of Santarcangelo di Romagna

Just about 1.5 miles from Santarcangelo’s city center, is Collina dei Poeti, a winery and vineyard where we were to have our pasta fresca prepared by a professional local chef for our dinner that evening.

Making Pasta Fresca in Santarcangelo

By Mr. TWS — What a day in Emilia-Romagna! We started out from our temporary home in Verucchio for a tour of San Leo and then unforgettable culinary experiences in Santarcangelo.

Portico in Arte: Village of the Artists

By Mr. TWS — During our stay in Portico we also felt as though we were included as part of the village, one of the primary objectives of “albergo diffuso”. This was especially apparent during the festival to celebrate Portico in Arte.

Emilia-Romagna Funghi Feast

Here is a taste of Italy, this time in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna. The area’s rich agriculture produces many diverse foods including their abundant porcini mushrooms and famous truffles

At Home in Verucchio

Verucchio — even the name evokes thoughts of medieval villages. Before I visited, I pictured great old walls, buildings marked by the centuries, cobblestone streets and a charming piazza. Arriving there during our trip in June, I happily found all of those things to be true…