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Exploring Italy's Emilia-Romagna

David Cicconi A promenade in Ferrara, Italy

Photo: David Cicconi

Tours of the last supper, in Milan, are booked months in advance. In Florence, admirers of Michelangelo’s David stand cheek-by-jowl. Rome’s Sistine Chapel beckons at the end of an insufferable line. What’s an art pilgrim to do? Go to Emilia-Romagna. In the north-central region commonly associated with cattle farms and cheese, Roman, Byzantine, medieval, and Renaissance masters produced eye-popping art, and it’s blessedly crowd-free.

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Inspired by: Driving Emilia-Romagna — by Peter Weller, Published Apr. 2007

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