Terre del triathlon
From the sea to the hill on the paths of the IRONMAN Italy Emilia Romagna
lands of triathlon
We are lands of Romagna, with our innumerable natural, cultural, artistic and eno-gastronomic resources. We welcome, accommodate and entertain sportsmen athletes as well as families in the best way, in a unique environment which is the scenery of one of the toughest, most exciting, fascinating sporting events in the world: IRONMAN Italy Emilia Romagna.
Sports, culture, nature, food and wine in the cozy lands of triathlon in Romagna
IRONMAN Italy Emilia-Romagna
Cervia is the point of departure and arrival of the Ironman Italy competition in Emilia Romagna.
It’s history is rooted in the ancient salt flalts where the
“white gold” is produced and along its coast where a lively tourist industry has evolved in Milano Marittima, Cervia Pinarella and Tagliata. In the early 1900s the first Liberty style villas appeared with turrets offering views of the sea and the pinewoods. It was here that the idea of the Wellness holiday first began to develop. The historic centre, together with the salt flats and the wildlife reserve in the southern part of the Po Delta, still reflect the image of the “city of salt”. Sea salt is a key ingredient in cooking, and since 2004 the salt from Cervia has been included as an officially recognised Slow Food. The coastline, with the colours of the sea and the pinewoods, is a popular tourist destination for tourists from all over the world.
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In the picturesque hills of Romagna lies the town of Bertinoro, famed for its hospitality,with Anella’s column from the 12th century standing in the historic centre.
The surrounding landscape, on the route of the Ironman Bike race, is characterised by vineyards where Sangiovese and Albana are produced. These wines with a strong personality, as is well known, are offered to visitors to Romagna as a sign of greeting. Another symbol of hospitality is the Interreligious Museum, a meeting place within the fortress for different cultures and monotheistic religions, which is now a seat of the university.
Cesena lies along the Via Emilia and the route of the Ironman Italy Emilia Romagna and boasts the famous and unique historic monument: the Malatestiana Library.
Domenico Malatesta Novello, in the 15th century. It is the first civic library in Europe and is the only intact surviving example in the world of a humanistic – conventual library. Every part of this picturesque site is perfectly preserved from the building itself to the furnishings and books in the library. It is exactly as it was when inaugurated in 1454; to safeguard its contents and because of its cultural value the Malatestiana library, in 2005, was included in the UNESCO Memory of the World register.
The name Forli comes from the Roman “Forum Livii”. It, also, lies along the Via Emilia and the route of the Ironman. A leading proponent of the European Cultural Route of the
Architecture of Totalitarian regimes of the 20th century (ATRIUM), of which the rationalist district, the mosaics dedicated to flying and the monumental Piazzale della Vittoria are significant examples. There is also the San Domenico museum complex, the prestigious home of important works of art and temporary exhibitions which is visited by people from Italy and the rest of the world.
Forlimpopoli is the birthplace of Pellegrino Artusi, the father of Italian gastronomy, where in his honour the first centre of gastronomic culture dedicated to home cooking
has been created. The “Casa Artusi” has become an important destination for tourists and gourmets from all over the world. The centre can be found in the complex of the “Chiesa dei Servi”, which contains an altarpiece created by Marco Palmezzano, a dais attributed to the same artist as well as works by Livio Modigliani. Close by along the historic Via Emilia lies the majestic 14th century castle which houses the Archaeological Museum and the famous cinema theatre “G.Verdi”.
Ravenna, city of art and culture, was three times a capital city between the 5th and 8th century, and from that period remain eight Paleo Christian and Byzantine monuments
now recognised as a World Heritage site. Today various events are held in these extraordinary locations. The famous poet Dante Aligheri found refuge in Ravenna after his exile from Florence and after completing the Divine Comedy died and was buried here . It is the undisputed capital of the mosaic which permeates its history, streets and monuments as well as having 30 kilometres of sandy beaches and a protected area of great natural interest in the wildlife reserve of the Po Delta.
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