Who’s who in Emilia Romagna
Emilia Romagna gave birth to orchestra director Arturo Toscanini (Parma, 1867 – New York, 1957), composer Giuseppe Verdi (Le Roncole, 1813 – Milan, 1901) and opera singer Luciano Pavarotti and mezzo-soprano Giulietta Simionato.
Also born in Emilia Romagna:
– poet Giovanni Pascoli, writer and dramatist Vincenzo Monti (Alfonsine, 1754 – Milan, 1828), artist and intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini.
– directors Federico Fellini (and his wife Giulietta Masina), Pupi Avati, Michelangelo Antonioni, Marco Bellocchio, Bernardo Bertolucci
– singers Lucio Dalla, Gianni Morandi, Francesco Guccini, Laura Pausini.
– entrepreneurs Enzo Ferrari (Modena) and Pietro Barilla (Parma), fashion designer Giorgio Armani
– journalists Enzo Biagi and Vittorio Zucconi and TV host Raffaella Carrà
– architect Michele De Lucchi.
– alpine ski racer Alberto Tomba, cyclist Marco Pantani, NBA player Marco Belinelli and football coach Arrigo Sacchi