Emilia-Romagna’s 23 golf courses are the perfect destination for practicing your favourite sport in a region rich in history and art. After setting down your clubs, you can choose to visit any of the 11 cities filled with art, easily reachable from nearly all the golf clubs.
Golfers choosing Modena’s greens can travel just a few kilometres to visit Piazza Grande, one of the city’s UNESCO monuments together with its Cathedral and the Ghirlandina tower, construction of both ordered by the powerful Canossa court.
Golfers staying at clubs near the city of mosaics, Ravenna, can enjoy the eight UNESCO monuments in and around the city dating back to the early-Christian period. In Ferrara, a Renaissance city, the historic centre itself is a UNESCO heritage site, together with the holiday residences of the Este dynasty − commonly known as Delizie Estensi − and the Po Delta Park.
Bologna’s five golf courses will give you the chance to visit the city that, with over 38 km of trails, has the world’s longest portico-covered road. As it is a UNESCO Creative City of Music, strolling under those arches will lead you to discover the Music Museum, the Tagliavini Collection or one of the many places that are symbolic of Bologna’s musical tradition.
The two golf clubs in the province of Rimini are good starting points for excursions to admire the Bridge of Tiberius, the Arch of Augustus and other landmarks from the city’s Roman past. If you’re staying in Romagna, you could also take a Rationalist architecture tour of Forlì, or stop in at the International Ceramics Museum in Faenza to discover the art of Faentine majolicas, or visit the 15th century Malatestiana Library in Cesena.
If you are a guest at Emilia’s golf clubs north of Modena, don’t forget to visit Parma’s cathedral and baptistery and admire Teatro Farnese. Learn about Italian history at the Museo del Tricolore of Reggio Emilia and explore places symbolising the power of Piacenza’s Farnese family.