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Speaking of shopping, they have loads of great shops here. And I ended up buying this fur coat, which I later used on my trip to the Arctic Circle in January. It’s from a vintage shop and was only 70 euros, so it was quite a steal! Note: No animal was killed in taking this picture. Before leaving, we went to check out the contemporary art at Collezione Maramotti. It has an amazing, international contemporary art collection spanning the years from 1945 till today. The collection is housed in the historical headquarters of the Max Mara company. How to get to Reggio Emilia: From Bologna, take the 30 minute train ride to Reggio Emilia with Trenitalia for only 9 euros. If you’re lucky, you will arrive at the stylish, new train station designed by Calatrava.

Did you know? Reggio Emilia is called the City of the Italian Flag because the Italian flag was first created here on January 7, 1797. visit the Tricolor Museum to see it for yourself.

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