Emilia Villa Holidays

Located in northern Italy, the region of Emilia is a fascinating destination which combines a lush green landscape with an array of cultural experiences and historic landmarks. From visitors looking for basic family accommodation to those seeking more extravagant luxury villas in Emilia, it is possible to find a suitable property that allows you to explore all the aspects of this intriguing area. In addition to its exquisitely maintained gardens, captivating museums and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the region is also home to a variety of restaurants and clubs. This diversity of attractions allows guests in an Emilia villa to experience a broad range of activities and excursions, providing great entertainment for everyone.

The region of Emilia is administratively tied to that of Romagna, which is found to the east.  Historically they were both separate areas and have developed their own character and traditions, which those on Emilia villa holidays can easily discover.  This fantastic region is not as well-known as some of its more illustrious neighbours and is a little known gem where you can enjoy a relaxed pace of life in true Italian style.  A stay in an Emilia villa offers the perfect time to get to know the various charms of the area, from its interesting local cuisine to famous towns like Maranello.

Provinces that can be visited from an Emilia villa include Modena, Bologna, Parma, Piacenza and Reggio Emilia.  Each presents its guests with a wealth of diverse experiences and brings its own unique attractions.  Bologna holds the region’s capital, which is also known by the same name, and offers guests in an Emilia villa the chance to enjoy some of the city’s great attractions and nightlife.

Historical attractions are abundant throughout the region and an Emilia villa can be found close to a number of remarkable monuments and buildings of varying architectural styles.

Highlights include Modena’s 12th century cathedral which is designated as a World Heritage Site, the historic Via Santo Stefano Piazza in Bologna and the Castell’Arquato fortress in Piacenza.  Super cars are also an important part of the region’s history and there are many interesting facts to discover about their creation whilst staying in an Emilia villa.  As well as being the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari the region is also the home of Lamborghini’s creator, Ferruccio Lamborghini, who was born in the province of Reggio Emilia.  Guests renting an Emilia villa can find a variety of museums dedicated to the cars, as well as the renowned yearly motor show.

A setting of wide plains scattered with flourishing olive gardens and vineyards broken only by sights of the Apennine Mountains and mighty River Po, the region’s backdrop is truly spectacular.  Visitors interested in nature can find a wide variety of activities from their Emilia villa, which allow them to explore the landscape further or simply admire its beauty.  Walking, cycling and horse riding are popular for travelling around an Emilia villa, and budding photographers can find some fantastic rural landscapes filled with sleepy villages and lush vegetation.

The land is rich in agriculture, which has resulted in many of the region’s provinces becoming famous for delicious natural produce and cuisine.  Well known items can be found from an Emilia villa and some that are widely exported include Modena’s balsamic vinegar, Parmesan cheese from Parma and the pasta of Bologna. There is a multitude of local markets where guests frequenting a self-catering Emilia villa can find delicious produce, and whether you prefer savoury treats or have a sweet tooth there is a local food for you.  For experienced cooks or those wanting to give their dishes something extra special whilst cooking at an Emilia villa, try some of the rich olive oils and white truffles that can be found.

With so much to see and do in the region, Emilia has something for every visitor to enjoy.  Renting an Emilia villa is a simple process when using the search options and you can find a property which matches your requirements in minutes.  The list of accommodation produced to your specific criteria will feature extensive details of the property, such as location and facilities, so that you can make an informed decision before you book an Emilia villa.