PART 1 GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background Information At a glance, Geography & geology, Climate, Natural history & conservation, History, Archaeology, Government & politics, Economy, People & culture (including Religion, Language, Education), Art & architecture Chapter 2 Practical Information When to visit, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Embassies, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, Women travellers, Gay & lesbian travellers, Travelling with kids, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating & drinking, Public holidays & festivals, Shopping, Arts & entertainment, Photography, Media & communications, Business*, Buying a property, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively PART 2 THE GUIDE Chapter 3 Bologna History, Getting there, Getting around, Tourist information, Orientation, What to see, Where to stay, Where to eat, Entertainment & nightlife, Shopping, Sports & activities, Other practicalities. Around Bologna: The Northern Plains. South of Bologna: Into the Apennines Chapter 4 East of Bologna: Modena and Reggio Emilia Around Modena: Carpi and Nonantola, Maranello and Sassuolo, The Modenese Apennines, Reggio Emilia, Reggio's Province Chapter 5 Parma Parma, Colorno, the Parma Foothills and the Valley of the Taro, The Castles of Parma Chapter 6 Piacenza Cortemaggiore and Busseto, Castell'Arquato and Bobbio, Piacenza Chapter 7 West of Bologna: Ferrara and Ravenna Ferrara, The Coast: the Po Delta, Pomposa and Comacchio, Ravenna Chapter 8 The Romagna Imola, Faenza and Brisighella Cesena, The Adriatic Riviera, Rimini, Inland from Rimini, San Marino Appendices Language Glossary/Other Architectural, Artistic and Historical Terms Further info Index
Travel writers Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls are old Italy hands, who lived in Umbria for three years with their young children, while travelling and researching the country from Trieste to Lampedusa, writing numerous guides in the Cadogan series in the process. They first visited Emilia Romagna back in 1981, and in 2015 produced an Art & Culture app to Bologna and Modena. One of their prize possessions is a small well-thumbed cookery book on the region's traditional cuisine, and one of Michael's star turns as a chef is a decent rendition of tagliatelle al ragu that he makes when they aren't able to get back to eat the real McCoy.