From historic excitement and "Euro" flare that is Milan, through liberal Bologna to historic Ferrara and Ravenna, this trip offers something for first-time visitors to Italy as well the experienced traveler. What makes this area so great? Food! Signature Italian food comes from this region - prosciutto crudo, parmigiano-reggiano, balsamic vinegar and outstanding pastas make the Emilia-Romagna region a gastronomic paradise. Combine the opportunity of great food with historical mosaics and castles in the Ravenna and Ferrara area, along with the cultural and historic richness of Bologna, wrapping up in the European splendor that is Milan and you will be able to experience a spectacular area of Italy that few tourists consider visiting.