Soul Searching in Emilia-Romagna with #BlogVille.
Mind-blowing mosaics, signature food (think: prosciutto, Parmigiano-Reggiano, balsamic vinegar, tortellini), medieval castles and whitewater rafting, there’s a lot of reasons to go to the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and we are going to indulge in each during the next week.
We already got a sneak peek of Bologna last week before our local living trip in Tuscany, and I got to say we both really dug it, despite only being in town for a jet lagged 20 some hours. Bologna felt different than any other place we had been in Italy, but honestly in my sleep deprived state I could put my finger on why; I just knew I really liked the vibe.
Now that we’ve been in the country for a week, I’m happy to say that Beth and I have finally kicked our jet lag and we’re ready to take on Bologna again as well as the Emilia-Region. This time, however, we are going to have a little help from our friends and fellow travel bloggers: Peter Parkorr of Travel Unmasked, Erin De Santiago of No Checked Bags, and Norbert Figueroa of Globo Treks. We will all be the first group of bloggers to hit the region to kick off this year’s Blog Ville with the Emilia-Romagna Tourism Board. The four of us will be rooming together for the next week in the official Blog Ville house in the heart of Bologna, and using that as a base to explore, taste and suck-in Emilia-Romagna. Additionally, this will be Beth and I’s first journey with iAmbassador and we are really excited to be the first bloggers from the team to break in the house.
We have some really cool things lined up for this week, including a cooking class, Italian TV interview, day trips to Modena, Parma and Ravenna as well as an overnight excursion to Piacenza-Bobbio, where we will explore Gothic architecture, see a bit of Botticelli’s work and dabble in some good old fashion river rafting.
All in all it sounds like one amazing adventure and we hope you can follow along with us as we discover Emilia-Romagna and see why it is so affectionately called the “land with a soul.”
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