Italy: Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia lies on the agriculture route through central Italy, full of gastritis delight – its world-famous Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is consumed and adored worldwide. Founded in Roman times as Regium, the city saw massive growth and prosperity during the 16-17th centuries agricultural boom. Lying on a flat plane, Reggio Emilia is hexagonal in shape and used to be surrounded with defensive walls. Inside the hexago, there is a jumble of cobblestone streets and spectacular churches and open squares with al fresco dining everywhere. The largest and most spectacular is the Basilica di Sam Prospero, built in 1514, packed with frescos and painting by famous Italian artists