What to see in the surrounding area between art and nature
Reggio Emilia boasts a wealth of artistic and cultural heritage, as can be seen in the numerous churches, buildings and museums in the historical centre. The territory around the city is also waiting to be discovered: from the breathtaking Apennines views to the artistic treasures of the tiny hamlets, and including the authentic flavours of local cuisine.
Agriturismo Cavazzone and its historical vinegar works
Hotel Posta guests can enjoy lunch or dinner at our Cavazzone agritourism, and they can also visit the historical vinegar works (reservation required).
A unique culinary experience to enjoy the dishes of Reggio tradition, immersed in a particularly evocative setting. It is also possible to visit the museum area in the ancient wine cellars, with collections of agricultural tools and the possibility of taking short cooking classes.
For modern art aficionados, the city offers numerous opportunities to admire precious works of art. From among the main attractions, we suggest a visit to the Maramotti Collection, with its numerous contemporary art works, Spazio Gerra, where works by emerging artists are displayed, and the permanent installations by Luciano Fabro, Robert Morris, and Sol Lewitt, all in buildings of the historical centre.
Museum lovers must not miss the Civic Museums and the Museo del Tricolore, with a section dedicated to the Italian Risorgimento. The Galleria Parmeggiani, not far away, offers three extraordinary 19th-century collections: objects, paintings, and furniture. Palazzo Magnani and St. Peter’s Cloisters are frequently home to interesting temporary exhibits.
Maranello is only a 30-minute drive away and is home to the Ferrari Museum, with some of the sports cars that made Enzo Ferrari famous. Another Ferrari Museum is located in Modena, where visitors can admire cars built since 1950 to this day. In the surroundings there are also the headquarters of Lamborghini Motori, in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Pagani Automobili, in San Felice sul Panaro, and Maserati Automobili in Modena, in addition to the house of Enzo Ferrari, also in Modena.
Reggio Emilia is famous for its 19th-century Municipal Theatre Romolo Valli, one of Italy’s most beautiful and functional theatres, with extraordinary gold stucco decorations and a radiant neoclassic façade. Nearby, another must see is Teatro Ariosto, with its late Liberty frescoes.
Reggio is in a strategic position to visit nearby cities such as Parma, Modena and Bologna. It also boasts unmissable destinations such as Cremona, famous for its violin-making tradition, Busseto, the birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi, Mantova, with its renaissance buildings, and Ferrara, with a historical centre that is a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Around Reggio Emilia there are numerous castles, such as Canossa, Rossena, Bianello, Carpineti, Rocca del Boiardo in Scandiano, and Rocca dei Gonzaga in Novellara, all easy to get to. Along the Po river visitors can discover historical hamlets and villages such as Gualtiero, Boretto, Brescello (where the famous cinema saga ‘Don Camillo e Peppone’ was created), Guastalla, and Sabbioneta.
Reggio Emilia has plenty of shopping areas.
The Max Mara outlet in Boretto, Fidenza Village and Mantova Fashion Discrict offer international fashion brands at discounted prices. There are also modern shopping malls with countless shops, restaurants and entertainment options.