How to spend a few days in Emilia Romagna – italian countryside for the Easter holidays
“Christmas with your family, Easter with whoever you want”. According to this old italian saying, if Christmas is the time of family and staying home in front of the fireplace, Easter instead is the perfect occasion to take a trip somewhere. A one day trip or an entire weekend away, everything is fine: what really matters is going outside, enjoying yourself, maybe seeing new places, getting away from the daily routine and letting yourself relax after a long and cold winter season. If anything, between April and May the day gets longer as time goes by, and if the weather is nice, Easter can be the official start of the summer season. The region of Emilia Romagna offers you a wide selection of activities for the Easter weekend: walking by the seashore, taking trips to the local hamlets and villages, spending some relaxing time at the Spa, having lunch in typical restaurants, going to theme parks, visiting art exhibitions.
Easter on the “Riviera Romagnola”
The sea is finally ready for summer and those who enjoy staying at the beach, walking by the seashore and through the small beach bars, can decide to spent their Easter holiday at the “Riviera Romagnola”. Tasteful seafood lunches, the feeling of the sand on tour naked toes, volley beach competitions, even the first, brave dip in the Adriatic Sea – if the weather is on your side, of course. If not, going to the Spa is the perfect solution: between warm up swimming pools, steam rooms and hot tubs you’ll spent a day in the spirit of relax and tranquillity, which will make your mind and body feel brand new.
Sport, Culture, food and wine in Emilia Romagna
The sport lovers, who want to take full advantage of this holiday to make room for their favourite activity, have a lot of options ahead: they could go hiking on the mountains near by – a good choice could be the “Alta Via dei Parchi” walked through the Tosco-romagnolo Apennines – or they could take their bike to the “Ciclovie dei Parchi”, a series of cycle paths in the Region’s largest parks, suited even for the beginners. There is even the possibility of a boat ride or you could attend some workshops and special meetings in the “Delta del Po” Park.
Finally, those who want to take it easy, can enjoy a cultural kind of Easter and Easter Monday weekend far away from the crowd. Once again, the choice is not easy: small and charming medieval hamlets just outside the big cities, festivals and a great selection of local food made with traditional receipts. Happy Easter everyone!