Faenza is situated on the Via Emilia, and represents the combination of the culture of Tuscany and Padania. Whilst it is of Roman origin, its true splendor dates back to the Medieval period thanks to the Manfredi Dynasty.
These days Faenza is famous on a world wide scale for its ceramics, so much so that its majolica is known Internationally under its French name "Faiance".
Sites to visit include Piazza del Popolo, Palazzo del Podestà, Palazzo del Municipio, Dragone Castle, Theatre Masini, Faenza Cathedral, Palazzo Milzetti, the Civic Museum of Natural Science, the Botanical Gardens, the Bucci Park and, of course, the International Ceramic Museum.
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Ancient home on the outskirts of Ravenna (UNESCO site, between the Apennines and the Adriatic. Located in the heart of Romagna, an area rich in tradition enograstronomiche, historical and nature trails, and is close to Mirabilandia. (Relais Villa Roncuzzi) →