The 498 steps of the spiral staircase in the Tower of Bologna are like a challenge. A splendid panorama then opens up before us. The beauty of Emilia-Romagna does not need to be proven. It is a blend of mountains, plains and hills. A region of knowledge which shelters the oldest of European universities, it is brimming with libraries, theatres and museums. For nature lovers, the national parks, reserves and wild forests of the Apennines and the vast scope for hiking will largely satisfy your needs. For quieter dispositions, the various spas will resource you. Finally, for lovers of the sea, you can stroll along one of the longest beaches in Europe. Parma will conquer you with its famous ham, along with a good glass of wine from this region. The last advantage? The property sector of Emilia-Romagna offers unbeatable prices. Buying a house in Emilia-Romagna is a very good investment.