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Cuq-Toulza, France

Hilltop location,
stunning gardens,
peaceful atmosphere

Wish you were here?

Hotel Santa Maria
Rome, Italy

Near the river Tiber,
cheerful staff,
great breakfast

Wish you were here?

The Queen's Head
Penrith, U.K.

Village pub,
recently refurbished,
great for walkers


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Emilia-Romagna offers some interesting places to stay, especially in the regional capital, Bologna, which is famed for its food. Other important cities in the region are Parma and Modena.

The region is named after the old Roman road, Via Emilia, which runs through it, connecting Piacenza with Rimini. The region is bounded by the River Po in the north and the slopes of the Appenines in the south. It is a fertile, prosperous patchwork of fields, hills and plains, with most of its major centres strung out along the Via Emilia.

As elsewhere, our selection of places to stay in Emilia-Romagna offers an exceptionally interesting range to choose from: pensioni, alberghi, restaurants-with-rooms and small hotels. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm we seek out. Among our longstanding favourites are: Albergo Cappello and Relais Varnello. 

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Via Pignattari 11, 40124, Bologna, +39 051 7457511
Right in the heart of things, just off Bologna?s main square

Corona d'Oro

Via Oberdan 12, 40126, Bologna, +39 051 7457611
Smart, well-paced in former palazzo

Locanda del Lupo

Via Garibaldi 64, 43019, Soragno, +39 0524 587100
Timeless locanda with a grand restaurant

Torre Pratesi

Via Cavina 11, 48013, Brisighella, +39 0546 84545
Unusual country hotel in remote, spectacular location
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