While we were staying near Florence Italy, for the upcoming week we had scheduled a tour to see some Pagani supercars as well as the Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Dairy in Modena. We were looking for some last-minute accommodation near Modena, Italy to ensure we had easy access to the tour locations. We found the most adorable apartment in Reggio Emilia and the owners were very accommodating.
Our “home” for 4 nights in Reggio Emilia. We could walk everywhere and loved going to the local bakery and supermarket. There was a park at the end of the street too. It was ideal and the owners were so very nice!
We didn’t think of our little town of 4 nights in Reggio Emilia as a “tourist” location, to be honest we didn’t know much about it at all. We were actually hoping there was nothing to do or see so we could have some down time to catch up on editing photos and writing. To our surprise, we fell in love with this little town. In fact, I am certain someone slipped some Love Juice into our food, because we fell in love with absolutely every part of Italy we visited. It also turns out a friend of mine from college, Stacy had written a paper their unique form of education. Perhaps she can share a little info on the topic in the comment?
Let us take you on a little photo tour of Reggio Emilia:
We tried to take a peek in this church, but service was in progress. There were so many people, they were overflowing out the doors.
Wagoners Abroad in Reggio Emilia Italy.
A Round about in Town and not too many people during siesta time.
Picturesque allies and streets. Looks like the guy with the bike got the memo that we needed someone to pose for this photo.
Fun at the fountains in the main plaza and near the park.
Reggio Emilia Italy main plaza parking. This was a bicycle town for sure.
The town center drinking fountain.
Many people out doing their errands on their bikes. I really don’t know how they managed with the thin tires and the cobblestone streets. I am sure I would be taking a dive. The dog seemed to be enjoying his ride in the basket.
The Tricolor Flag Museum, in the beautiful 14th century town hall building. The flag is the cities national claim to fame. We learned all about the history of the Tri Color Italian Flag. The museum didn’t open until 9 pm on Sunday, as it was too hot during the day. Looks like Italy runs on a similar time schedule to Spain.
Everywhere we looked, we found an abundance of character and charm.
One of Reggio Emilia’s many plazas. There was a stage set up at the end, so looks like we missed some entertainment event. Not pictured to the right was a cute alley way with outdoor cafes.
Reggio Emilia, Italy Church.
Reggio Emilia, Italy side street and Church.
I am sorry we didn’t stop to take photos of the Calatrava Bridge and The Reggio Emilia Train Station. They were both works of art, so I had to go find some photos of them to share with you.
Photo of the train station from skyscraper.com
Thanks for exploring the town of Reggio Emilia with us!
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