The province of Reggio Emilia is located in the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna; the province is found between the Po River in the north and the Tuscan Apennines in the south. One of the most characteristic mountain formations in northern Italy is found here, the Pietra di Bismantova. This is an isolated plateau with very steep, craggy sides; tourists interested in challenging hikes and spectacular views are attracted to this area. The capital city of the province, also called Reggio Emilia (sometimes called Reggio nell’Emilia) was founded in Roman times and today houses a wealth of historical monuments. Reggio Emilia sights include the historical center, mainly composed of 15th and 16th century buildings. Head to the town of Campegine for some older history; indeed, here you’ll be able to see the remains of two Roman villas, inhabited between the first century BC and the 5th century AD. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in a typical Emilia Romagna experience for a weekend, Reggio Emilia may be the perfect place to visit.