Emilia-Romagna Region

Emilia-Romagna: the crossroads of Europe

The territory of Emilia-Romagna comprises the provinces of Bologna, Ferrara, Modena, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Piacenza, Rimini, Ravenna and Forlì-Cesena.

Emilia-Romagna takes its name from the old Roman consular road – the Via Emilia or Emilian Way – that crosses the entire territory and has linked Rome to the heart of Europe for over 2,000 years. It boasts an enviable geographical position making it an ideal link between northern and southern Italy, as well as connecting the Mediterranean with northern Europe.

Emilia-Romagna is situated in central-northern Italy, in the heart of the country’s most industrialised area.

Its efficient network of infrastructure, strategic geographical position and excellent connections to the rest of Italy and the main European cities make the region a key business hub.

Crossroads map

The Port of Ravenna is the most important in Emilia-Romagna and one of the leading ports in Italy. In 2016, counting both arrivals and departures, a total of 25,962,764 tonnes of merchandise transited through the port (source: Ravenna Port Authority, 2016).

Bologna Airport recorded a significant growth in traffic in 2016, with a total of 7,680,992 passengers (75% international passenger traffic), including both commercial flights and general aviation, compared to
6,889,742 passengers in 2015.

In 2016, 19.6 m tonnes of freight were transported by rail in Emilia-Romagna.

The railway line connecting Turin, Milan, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples is served by high-speed trains.

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pubblicato il 2018/06/14 09:45:00 GMT+2 ultima modifica 2018-10-09T14:24:39+02:00

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