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Restaurants, museums, events…

Rich in history and monuments, but also gastronomy and art, Reggio Emilia is a beautiful pleasant city to visit in all seasons of the year. There are so many things to discover and prove that it is practically impossible to see them (and try) all in a short time. Here's to you the things you must not miss to say that “I saw really Reggio Emilia”, that is all that it is worth to see, try, eat and drink in town.

First of all, Reggio Emilia is famous in Italy and around the world for its good cuisine, reason why when you visit it you can not do without a good meal in some typical restaurant in the city. And speaking of restaurants we recommend: Channel Master in Via del Guazzatoio, a stone's throw from Piazza Fontanesi, where you feel good and the food is good also with delicious contemporary seafood dishes, such as the big Spaghetti, cream, roasted celery, clams and shrimp and croaker in red, lemon grass and salad; and Ristorante Canossa, in Via Roma, in the heart of the city, offering the best of traditional Emilian cuisine, prepared with care and dedication to satisfy even the most discerning palates.

But Reggio is not only restaurants, in fact, the city is also rich in gastronomy where you can taste the delicious Reggio Emilia typical products. One of the classic gastronomy of the city is the Antica Salumeria Pancaldi in Via Broletto, the ancient and sumptuous palace of the fifteenth century Canons, which offers its customers delicious dishes of cold meats to eat even at breakfast. Another historic address for gourmets is the Bakery Melli in Viale Umberto, where you can enjoy erbazzone, pizzas, dumplings and many other fruit delights of a process that only seems at first industry view, because the quality and taste are always those of a handmade creation. For the appetizer instead recommend the Jigger in via San Carlo, with a sparkling bar and bartenders are ready to create the cocktail of perfect fit for you to combine with some dishes of cuisine, such as tartare fassona "mojito" or grilled octopus .

As far as things to do you can not miss a visit to the Basilica of San Prospero, surely the most beautiful church in the city. Located in the heart of the old town, the basilica is an extraordinary testimony of Emilian Baroque and has a rich decorative apparatus that has its apex in the Judgement of Camillo Procaccini. Remaining in the religious theme, worth considering also the Basilica of the Blessed Virgin of Ghiara also located in the Old Town, whose peculiarity is the extraordinary cycle of frescoes and altarpieces executed by the best artists of the '600 Emilian such as Ludovico Carracci Gianfrancesco Barbieri (il Guercino), Lionello Spada, Alessandro Tiarini, Carlo Bonomi and Luca Ferrari. For lovers of classic, we suggest a visit to the Church of St. John the Baptist ( San Giovanni Battista), whose first traces date back to the twelfth century.

The city is also full of interesting museums, among them certainly the Maramotti Collection, an incredible collection of paintings and pieces of modern art from 1945 to the present, started by Achille Maramotti (who in 1951 founded the Max Mara brand). The Collection is a trip through art, especially Italian but also international, in 50 years, from the Roman Pop Art to the Transavangardia. Other museums worth visiting: the Museo del Tricolore, an exciting place that leads straight into the most glorious history of Italy, from the Napoleonic period to the Risorgimento and the Wars of Independence; and Parmeggiani Gallery, which houses an extraordinary collection of furniture, paintings and textiles, collected between the end of '800 and early' 900 by the eclectic Luigi Parmeggiani.

During the year, Reggio Emilia also hosts major events not to be missed such as: European Photography, which is held in early May, fascinating cultural festival founded in 2006 and dedicated to contemporary photography, showcasing the best of international production in the "secret places" of Reggio; Open Dairies, the days (in April and October) where the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium opens the dairies to the public to understand how comes the most famous cheese in the world.

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