OSIMO IMOLA


17 May 2018
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Thursday
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214 km
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IMOLA

Along the via Emilia, where the Appenine’s valley of the Santerno river projects into the Po Valley, Imola is the major city of Bologna’s metropolitan area by extension and the second largest by number of inhabitants, following Bologna.

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GALLERY

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FOOD

Fresh pasta (garganelli, above all), piadina (flatbread), crescente (dough with bacon and rosemary), streghette (unleavened bread with lard and salt), cheeses (casatella, squacquerone, pecorino), Val Santerno apricots, “Pesca di Romagna” peaches and Igp (protected geographical indication) chestnuts from Castel del Rio.

WINE

Colli Imola (white: Chardonnay, Pignoletto, Trebbiano; red: Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese), Alband di Romagna (white).

MAIN SIGHTS

Rocca Sforzesca (Sforza Castle, 14th century), Palazzo Vescovile (bishop’s palace, 12th century), Cattedrale di San Cassiano (12th century), Palazzo Tozzoni (home to the Civic Museum), Parco Acque Minerali, Bosco della Frattona nature reserve, Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari.

HISTORY

Population: 70,000

Foundation: 2nd century B.C.

Ancient name: Forum Cornelii

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