Canossa and Carpineti: Castle Towns
Some of the most beautiful sights of Italy's Emilia-Romagna region are in the province of Reggio Emilia, the third-westernmost of the eight provinces which make up the region of northern Italy. Set in the foothills of the Appenine Mountains, the province is home to some great cultural treasures. In this video, you'll see the magnificent castle town of Canossa, as well as the town of Carpineti. Both of these towns lie less than an hour's drive west of the regional capital Bologna.
Bologna and Ferra
The famed misty hills of Italy's Emilia-Romagna region are on full display here in the magnificent drone video by contributor Rikk08. The video was shot in two spots: Bologna and Ferrara. The former is the regional capital, lying in the province of the same name. It's Italy's seventh largest city, and was one of the largest cities in Europe during the Middle Ages. Ferrara is the capital of the eponymously named province, which lies in the northeast part of the region, on a branch of the Po River.
Emilia-Romagna's Famed Misty Hills
Contributor FedericoC used a Xiaomi Mi drone to create this beautiful view of the fabled misty hills of Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, home to some of the most beautiful countryside landscapes in Italy. This video was shot near the city of Bologna, the capital and largest city of the region, one of the wealthiest in the country. Bologna is near the center of the region, in the area where the plain transitions to the Apennine Mountains which run down much of the "spine" of Italy.
Stunning Church in Camugnano
If you want to know what it is about Italy's Emilia Romagna region which makes it such a draw, check out this drone video of the countryside near Camugnano. It's in the middle of the southern part of the region, near the border with neighboring Tuscany to the south and west. Set again the misty valleys of the Apennine Mountains, it's a truly spectacular area. The "subject" of the video is a church which is perched atop a hill next to a magnificent rock formation.
Sassi di Roccamalatina National Park
Contributor FredricoC used a Xiaomi Mi drone to create this stunning aerial video of one of the most beautiful sights of Italy's Emilio-Romagna region. The Sassi di Roccamalatina National Park is located in the Appenine Mountains, which run through this province of east-central Italy. The centerpiece of the park (and the video) are three spectacular rocky peaks, which tower over the Panaro River Valley in the province of Modena. The Panaro River is a tributary of the Po, one of the most important in Italy.
Rimini: Italy's Adriatic Coast
Contributor Flâneur used a combination of ground and drone footage to create this awesome video of the Italian Adriatic coast environs. Most of the video was filmed in the port town of Rimini, the capital of the province of the same name. Rimini is the southernmost of the provinces which makes up Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, which covers most of the northern "boot" section of the country. The video also features footage of San Marino, a "microstate" which lies just inland from Rimini.
Landmark in the Appenine Mountains
In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Rocchetta Mattei, a well known 19th century estate in the Appenine Mountains of the province of Bologna in northern Italy. It was the home of Count Cesare Mattei, a well known politician and self-taught doctor who was referenced in the great novel the Brothers Karamozov. The fortress-like landmark in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region fell into a ruinous state but was restored and opened to the public in 2015.
Monte Sillara in the Appenines
Contributor Mavic67 used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this magnificent aerial view of the area around Monte Sillara in northern Italy. Monte Sillara is the highest peak in the Appenino sub-range of the Appenine Mountains. It's located in Parma, the westernmost of the provinces which make up the Emilia-Romagna region. Near the peak of the 1.8k meter (about 6.1k ft.) mountain are two glacial lakes: Lake Sillara Superiore and the Lake Sillara Inferiore, both of which you'll see in the video.
Montepastore: Hills of Bologna Province
Montepastore is a small town near Bologna, Italy. Like Bologna, it's part of the Emilia-Romagna region of the country, which covers much of the northern part of the "boot" of Italy. It's in the hilly-to-mountainous part of the province, in the Appenine Mountains which run down much of central Italy. The town has a population of about 500. In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of this magnificent landscape, on a glorious day when the hilltops are covered in fog.
Castle Town in Reggio Emilia
Contributor Mark59 created this stunning drone video of Canossa, a castle town in north-central Italy. It's in the province of Reggio Emilia, one of the provinces that make up the Emilia-Romagna region of the country. Famously, this is the town where the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV stood in the snow for three days to reverse his excommunication by the then-Pope Gregory VII. The castle itself is believed to have been built some time in the 10th century AD.
Bologna: Capital of Emilia-Romagna
Drone video footage and computer generated "historical" footage of the great city of Bologna are skillfully combined to make this impressive visual collage. Bologna is Italy's seventh most populous city as of 2018 and the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in the north central part of the country. It was founded by the Etruscans, a civilization which pre-dated the Roman Republic. Among other honors, the city is home to the oldest university in the world - Bologna University, founded at the end of the 11th century.
Dronelapse in the Hills of Parma
For a taste of the fantastic hilly countryside of Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, look no further than this drone video by Lucaradici. He used a DJI Inspire 2 drone to aerially capture the area's famously beautiful rolling hills. With some skillful dronelapse editing, you'll get a picture of the countryside near the city of Parma. The city is the capital of the province of the same name, which lies in the north-central part of the region, not far from the border with Lombardy.
Dozza, Province of Bologna
In this video from Marco Miele, you'll get a new perspective on the fabled misty hills of Italy's Emilia-Romagna region. The video was shot from a a drone descending through the clouds in the area around Dozza, in the province of Bologna. The town is located to the southwest of the eponymously named provincial capital, along the SS9 motorway. It's in a portion of the province which is in the foothills of the Appenine Mountains, the main peaks of which lie to the southwest.
Churches in the Hills of Bologna
The Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca sits on top of the hills in Bologna, the largest city in the Emilia-Romagna Region of northern Italy. Built in the Baroque style and opened in 1765, the site was home to a different church or chapel for over a thousand years before the current church was commissioned. Drone pilot enricocif does a splendid job of showing the unique and historic cathedral from above in this aerial piece, which also features footage of the nearby Oratory of Saints Cecilia and Valeriano.
Winter in the Appenines
While Italy's Appenine Mountains may not be the tallest in the country, their serene beauty certainly puts them on an equal footing with ranges to their north. The Appenines actually consists of several chains of related mountains which run down the length of Italy to its "boot". The northernmost chain runs in a northwest-to-southeast axis, crossing through a number of provinces. In this video from Marco Miele, you'll get a bird's eye view of the snow-covered Appenines in the province of Bologna.
San Marino: Italian Microstate
Top contributor Nathan Jermy used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this stunning aerial video of the city-state of San Marino. This beautiful city is one of the political oddities of Europe. While it is completely surrounded by Italian territory (the Emilia-Romaga Region) it is a sovereign country. Its population of under 35,000 makes it the smallest of the 47 members of the Council of Europe. Of all the European countries, only Vatican City and Monaco are smaller.
Climbing at Pietra di Bismantova
Here is a spectacular aerial video of some climbers tackling one of Italy's best-known rock climbing spots. It's called Pietra di Bismantova, and it's what's known as an inselberg - basically, an isolated rock formation. It's located in the north-central part of the country, in the province of Reggio Emilia which is part of the Emilia-Romagna Region. It certainly hasn't hurt that this giant plateau earned mention in Dante's Divine Comedy, perhaps the single most well known work of medieval literature.
Passo del Cirone: Connecting ER to Tuscany
Here's an awesome aerial view of a pass through the Appenine Mountains in northern Italy, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Mavic67. Cirone is a pass through the Italian mountain range runs most of the way down the spine of the country. In this particular spot, the pass connects two of the country's most important regions: Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna. The two regions share a long border which sits over the Appenine peaks for the most part.