Many splendid courts thrived in Emilia Romagna: Byzantines in Ravenna, the Malatesta in Rimini, the Este in Ferrara, and the Farnese in Parma. The region's hospitality, owed to its loveable inhabitants and their good cooking, make every visit memorable. Awaiting our guests are a concert set in an 18th century villa, the gardens of a residence known as “the Versailles of Bologna”, or a ball in the vast salon of a palace that once hosted popes and kings and served as the model for many European royal palaces.