Reggio Emilia is also called the city of the Tricolour, as the banner which then became the national flag, green white and red, was adopted here in 1797. Reggio Emilia has an old history.
It is well known today for its gastronomy, for the quality of life and, on an international scale, for the most beautiful kindergartens in the world. Reggio is also a city of art.
Two of its symbols are the 17th century Cathedral of the Ghiara and the very famous Municipal Theatre.
Its contemporaneousness is quite visible to those driving on the Motorway A1 with the bridges carried out by the architect Santiago Calatrava in support of the railway high speed station in the middle of the Po valley.
You must taste the excellent delicacies of the Reggio Emilias cuisine: the cappelletti, or in dialect, capplett from Reggio (small pasta cases with a filling), the Parmiggiano-Reggiano (Parmesan cheese), and the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar.
At the bakers you can get specialities such as the so called erbazzone and chizze. As to cakes the spongata (meringue) the rice cake, and the biscione.
THE APP ACTIVE REGGIO EMILIA
With the modern style of life the lack of movement has a remarkable negative impact on our health.
Creating conditions that are in favour of movement within a city environment, and bearing in mind the social and health disparities, constitutes an important strategy to fight the sedentary lifestyle.
The APP Reggio Active City is a project to make people aware of the global recommendations on physical activity for a better health published by the World Health Organization; a way to subvert the traditional sports values of rivalry, performance and exclusion. It is instead targeted to promote physical exercise and its regularity, a better health, the social inclusion and male and female equality.
Through the APP Reggio Active City you can learn how to do physical exercise in order to maintain your health, you can take the pace test for a most profitable result and monitor how much you have achieved with the blisters by using movement pills.
THE APP. MUOVI REGGIO (MuoviRE)
The APP. MuoviRE is a 8,3 km long path in the Historic Centre of Reggio Emilia aimed to turn it into an outdoor gym under the sky for everyone, at all times during the day and all year round.
MuoviRE is like a personal pocket sports facility, but it is also a new way to visit cities and get to know them, to follow a several km itinerary easily without having to study it. Slow physical exercise can be combined to the discovery of works of art, panoramas, historical less known sights the inhabitants know more about.
MuovirE is a navigator you can use to visit the Historic City keeping the right speed for a better health.
MuoviRE contains pictures and descriptions (audio too)of all the buildings of some cultural, historic and artistic interest along the path.
MuoviRE is a different application from those in the Network (Endomondo, Runtastik, Runkeeper) as it does not make a summary of the physical exercise done, but it tells you where and how to do the physical exercise first in order for it to be most profitable for your health, and then it checks its execution.
MuoviRE is a regularity oriented game for active tourists and for residents who want to keep fit with urban trekking, a quick walk or a slow running at the right speed.
You can begin with the starting card or anywhere you like on the path.