Reggio Emilia, capital of the province, is a city rich in art with a great artistic and historical heritage. The heart of the city is the Piazza Camillo Prampolini, home to the most important civil and religious buildings including the Cathedral in which lies the picture “Expulsion of Profane from the temple of Horace Talami”. On the square stands the statue of the Crostolo, dedicated to one of the streams in the province. Next to the Baptistery there is the City Hall, with the hall of the Tricolore, where in 1797 the representatives of Reggio, Modena, Ferrara and Bologna met to decide that the tricolor would became the flag of the Republic Cispadana. Do not miss the Teatro Municipale Valli, center of cultural life of the city. Nearby is another theater of the city, Teatro Ariosto. While, in Piazza del Monte it is located the Palazzo del Monte di Pieta. Noteworthy are also the Basilica of San Prospero, the Church of St. Augustine and the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of Ghiara, decorated by numerous frescoes by great artists, including a work by Guercino. In the rest of the province it is advisable to go to Reggiolo to admire the suggestive Fortress with the tower; to Correggio to visit the renaissance Princes’ Palace with the splendid portal and the museum inside the Basilica of SS Quirino and Michele. The city of Quattro Castella takes its name from the four castles located on separate hills: Mount Glass, Mount Bianello, Mount Lucio and Monte Zane. In Guastalla you can admire the Cathedral and the Ducal Palace. Finally, not to be missed, is what concerns the country of Canossa, once the center of European politics, interesting now for the remains of some of the most famous estates of the Countess Matilda of Canossa, the powerful countess that lived around the year 1000, first of all the Castle.