Thursday, January 4, 2018

Ferrara, city of art, bicycles and 'coppie'

Ferrara is a small but beautiful city in Italy, in the region of Emilia Romagna. It has been said to be one of the most liveable cities in Italy (and the world) and the best for cycling. Everyone has a bicycle and young and old use it daily to go to work, to school, for shopping... for everything!

The city has a long history, beautiful elegant buildings and many cobbled streets, it is perfect for a day visit, and has been not invaded by tourists like nearby Bologna. 

Girolamo Savonarola was born in Ferrara in 1452

The food is delicious, like everywhere in Emilia Romagna, and the 'symbol' of the city is its bread, called 'coppie'. There are many types, long and short, and we tried a few: the centre has a soft white dough and the 'legs' are crunchy.

Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post and that bread looks delicious. I have seen very little of Italy, maybe one day we will return. Have a good week Diane


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