Reggio Emilia – an ancient town with a long fine-food tradition

REGGIO EMILIA – AN ANCIENT TOWN WITH A LONG FINE-FOOD TRADITION

The town of Reggio Emilia is a little known jewel of history, fine food and wine in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy.
A short distance from the exuberant city of Bologna, sophisticated Parma and the more famous Modena, Reggio Emilia and its province offer a host of unexpected historical and gastronomic treasures such as Boiardo Castle at Scandiano and Queen Matilda’s Castle at Canossa in the hills to the south of the city. The town also boasts a new high-speed train station and a series of futuristic bridges by architect Calatrava.
On the food and wine front, the area is famous for its prized culatello salami, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Reggio Emilia DOP Balsamic Vinegar.