Good food, breathtaking scenery, art, history, welcoming people… and then there’s the happy atmosphere that pervades everywhere like background music and a philosophy of life: so here are the ingredients of “A day in Romagna“, the travel podcasts along the wine and dine route of Romagna which since the summer of 2021 have guided tourists and travellers through the fantastic routes and places which are impossible not to fall in love with.
The itineraries take you through towns, castles, museums, parks, hills and coastline, along Dante’s Way and San Romualdo’s Way, and should be listened to attentively more than once to discover new picturesque routes seen with new eyes through the province of Ravenna, where at every leg of the journey there is a pause to taste some typical food of the area.
The first two “A day in Romagna” travel podcasts focus on the Dantean itineraries that pass through the province and offer a tribute to the 700th anniversary of the supreme poet’s death.
“The life and works of Dante: Ravenna“ guides travellers through the city of mosaics, from places of worship and culture to natural landscapes and art treasures, without forgetting those who wish to taste the typical products of the area and stop for a few extra days to enjoy some relaxation and some time to appreciate the beauty of it all.
“The life and works of Dante: Faenza and Brisighella” helps travellers to discover the cities of ceramics and one of the most beautiful towns of Italy, introducing famous personalities of Faenza mentioned in the Divine Comedy and memorable episodes which can be re-lived by visiting ancient castles. Suggestions are also given on the typical dishes and wines for which the area is known.
The third podcast instead deals with the wonders of Cervia, apart from the sea, in a route that takes the visitor on a journey of discovery in the City of Salt through three colours, blue, white and green. Did you know that although Cervia is today a seaside resort it is the centuries-old pinewood that has to be thanked first of all for its existence?
The fourth podcast suggests a picturesque bicycle trip to explore the history, nature and food in the lowlands of Romagna between Lugo, Bagnacavallo and Russi with their ancient rural churches, unique museums, wetland scenery where water, land and sky meet… and of course a good glass of Burson (wine) to punctuate a cycling itinerary across the plain of Ravenna.
In the fifth podcast you are guided by the voice and words of poets and writers who have written down how they have lived and loved Romagna, leaving us works which can reach us across time and remain in our memory. It is a literary itinerary, but not only that as it also narrates the homes, atmospheres and landscapes that mix with unique locations and the unmistakeable flavours of this land.
Many times as children we have been transported by a tale to imaginary places inhabited by equally incredible and fascinating characters. In the shade o medieval towers, crossing drawbridges and wearing period attire in our imagination, the sixth podcast takes us on a journey of discovery in some of the most beautiful castles of Romagna to live as a king or queen, a prince or princess, for one day in a unique experience of time travel.
Listen to the podcasts of “A day in Romagna”
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