It is the north western Emilia that develops between the plain and the Apennines on the axis of the Via Emilia Consular along which successive heirs of oppida Roman city and over the centuries the capital of the state. But it is also the Emilia Via Francigena by pilgrims who came down from Northern Europe to Rome and the Streets of Matilda of Canossa that wind through churches and castles. Emilia of the great monasteries of the spas, but also the land marked by the influences of the music of the Places of Verdi and flavors of a wine and food proverbial for its wealth. We can find out by following the Roads of ham, salami, parmesan cheese and the circuit of Food Museums in the province of Parma. A territory politically in the historical duchy of Parma and Piacenza from the mid-sixteenth to the Unification of Italy was ruled alternately by the Farnese family, the Bourbons, the Hapsburgs. The latter belonged to Marie Louise of Austria (1814 – 847) that in the imagination of Piacenza and Parma especially, still enjoys an aura of magnificence as to be remembered as the regent of the most beloved by the people and his government considered among the best the ducal history.