Emilia (region of Italy)

The Emilia is a historical region in northern Italy, forming the modern region of Emilia -Romagna, together with the Romagna. Your name is derived from the Roman road Via Aemilia, which connects the cities of Placentia (Piacenza ) and Ariminum ( Rimini).


The limits of Emilia in the East are marked by the rivers Sillaro and Reno, which separate the region of Romagna, in the north is the border river Po, in the south of the watershed of the Apennines forms the boundary to Liguria and Tuscany.

Thus Emilia includes the provinces of Piacenza, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Ferrara and Bologna ( except the communes of Imola, Dozza and the valley of Santerno ).


The main political powers in the area until the Risorgimento were the duchies of Modena and Reggio, Parma and Piacenza and Ferrara. Bologna has long been a border town between Emilia and Romagna. Apart from short interludes, however, was almost always the Papal States the dominant power.

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