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Emilia

The western part of the Italian region Emilia-Romagna; look there.

The region with the capital Bologna is in the north Italy, It extends from the Adriatic Sea in the east with the Romagna area to the inland area of Emilia in the west. In the north, the Po forms the border with the region Lombardy, in the south the Apennines form the almost 300 km long border with the regions Liguria and Tuscany, The western part of Emilia was divided into the Duchies of Parma and Modena, which were a constant bone of contention between the Habsburgs and the Bourbons. The name derives from Via Aemilia, which dates back to 187 BC. It was created by the Romans to connect the two cities of Piacenza and Rimini.

The eastern part Romagna belonged to the Papal States for several centuries, but the original name Romania dates back to the Lombard period. Numerous agricultural products are produced in the extremely fertile Po Valley. Around Modena the famous Balsamic vinegar produced according to centuries-old tradition. The two provinces of Reggio Emilia and Parma are home to the equally famous Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, the genuine Parmesan cheese, which is protected from origin.

The vineyards cover 52,000 hectares. Two thirds are in the large alluvial land, but the best areas are in the hills on...

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