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Reggio and via Emilia

mappa dell'itinerario di reggio emilia

 

Reggio and the via Emilia

Walking in the city

 

Reggio Emilia is a typical example of a city based on a Roman plan. Its geometry was probably also the origin of the hexagonal medieval city walls, which have almost completely disappeared today.

 

The historic centre is divided in two by the ancient Via Emilia, the main street and favourite stroll for the inhabitants as it unwinds between the squares.

In Piazza Prampolini visit the palace of the same name housing Tricolour Hall and the ancient cathedral founded in 857, a hothouse of artists for several centuries; the interior, done over at end sixteenth century, is adorned with elegant chapels and important seventeenth century paintings from the region.

 

Traditional market stalls are set up in Piazza San Prospero, overlooked by the Renaissance basilica dedicated to the patron saint of the city. It houses important masterpieces: a fresco cycle, choir stalls with decorative wooden inlay dated 1546, and the octagonal bell tower designed by the famous architect and painter Giulio Romano.

 

The ancient streets that open off the square, such as Broletto, are lined with little shops where gastronomic specialties can be bought.

In Piazza Martiri del VII Luglio see the Teatro Comunale Romolo Valli (city theatre), built in Neoclassical style.

 

It is considered one of the most beautiful in Italy and is a point of reference for opera lovers. Teatro Ludovico Ariosto and Galleria Parmeggiani, a gallery with magnificent nineteenth century collections, are in the same square.

 

Piazza Gioberti, identified by its obelisk, marks the start of Corso Garibaldi with the impressive Baroque Basilica della Ghiara, built in the sixteenth and seventeenth century following miraculous events and the Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, where important exhibitions and events are held.

 

 

All companies on this route

via Grande, 49
42028 Poviglio (RE)
via Pietro Pomponazzi, 29
Reggio Emilia (Coviolo) (RE)
Ph.: 3200229600
via Alessandro Tassoni, 213
Reggio Emilia (Canali) (RE)
Ph.: 0522 569505
via Grazia Deledda, 6
Reggio Emilia (Rivalta) (RE)
Ph.: 0522280781
via Premuda, 40
Reggio Emilia (RE)
Ph.: 0522383201
via Monterampino, 7
Reggio Emilia (Canali) (RE)
Ph.: 0522599342
via Enrico Fermi, 58/D
Reggio Emilia (Fogliano) (RE)
Ph.: 0522521035
via della Resistenza, 2
Reggio Emilia (San Bartolomeo) (RE)
Ph.: 0522 371251
via Aristide Gabelli, 12
Reggio Emilia (RE)
Ph.: 0522 551540
via Fratelli Rosselli, 41/2
Reggio Emilia (Coviolo) (RE)
Ph.: 0522294655
via Anna Frank, 59
Reggio Emilia (Gavasseto) (RE)
Ph.: 328 8484964
via del Chionso, 26/F
Reggio Emilia (RE)
Ph.: 0522926335
viale Fratelli Cervi, 9
42043 Gattatico (RE)
Ph.: 0522678356
via Aldo Moro, 33
Reggio Emilia (Mancasale) (RE)
Ph.: 0522 921378

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