The Wine and Dine route Strada della Romagna offers numerous itineraries between the hills, the plains and the sea. Through the hills of Faenza and the coast of Cervia you can choose three main routes.
The route of Sangiovese
Along the Route of Sangiovese there are places of particular historical, cultural and gastronomic attraction. The Renaissance and Neoclassical Faenza with its artistic ceramics. The fifteenth-century charming Tower of Oriolo dei Fichi. The suggestive medieval village of Brisighella at the foot of the chalky rocks of its three hills. Riolo Terme close around its ancient fortress and Casola Valsenio with precious forest treasures. And again Castel Bolognese and Solarolo, two important agricultural center along the Via Emilia. Among historic sites, ancient watch towers and Romanesque churches, vines, olive trees, pines, cypresses and brooms, you reach the area of the “Vena dei gessi romagnoli” with an area rich in natural caves. Element of union of the territory are the flavors and its enogastronomy: the DOCG, PDO and PGI wines of Romagna and the fine local products, such as the extra virgin olive oil of Brisighella PDO and the Scalogno di Romagna PGI.
La Via delle Pievi
Along the southern part of the Po Valley, from the Via Emilia to Ravenna and the sea, winds the Route of Roman Parish Churches. In the lands that belonged to Byzantium until the conquest of the Longobards (751 AD), the parish churches documented the rootedness of early Christianity in the territory with their architecture and their history. They punctuate the plain and are part of a wider itinerary of historical and artistic visit, which includes towns, rural landscape and products of the countryside. In these lands the traces of the civilization of the valleys and the marsh grasses are still visible.
La Via del Sale
The Route of Salt is dedicated to an element that has always had great importance since ancient times. The salt pans of Cervia date back to the time of the Umbrians or Greeks who founded Ficocle, the ancient mother of Cervia. The sweet salt of Cervia, Slow Food presidium, is an integral sea salt produced, harvested and packaged according to the traditional method. The Saltpan of Cervia is south gateway to the of Po Delta Regional Park, an area of great naturalistic and landscape interest, populated by rare species such as Flamingos, Italian Knights, Avocets and other protected species. An oasis of wellness, fun and relaxation for those who love living in contact with nature.
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