31 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

31 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

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31 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  11​h
1
Bologna
— 7 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rimini
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Ravenna
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Ferrara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Modena
— 4 nights
Train:  45​min
6
Parma
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi

7
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bologna: Florence (Basilica di Santa Croce, Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Academya Lingue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, admire the striking features of Palazzo Sampieri Talon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bologna route planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Bologna is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Bologna is minus 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in July; daily highs in Bologna reach 37°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rimini.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Florence
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

4
nights
Rimini

Rimini ©
A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rimini: Famiglia Buccelletti Winery (in Castiglion Fiorentino), Arezzo (San Francesco, Arezzo, Piazza Grande, &more) and San Leo (Forte di San Leo & Duomo di San Leo). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bagno Egisto 38, make a trip to Piazza Cavour, see the interesting displays at Italy in Miniature, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo San Giuliano.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rimini road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Bologna to Rimini in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Bologna, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rimini, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Ravenna.

Things to do in Rimini

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Arezzo, San Leo, Rocca Verucchio, Famiglia Buccelletti Winery, Porto Turistico Cesenatico
Highlights from your plan
Famiglia Buccelletti Winery ©
Famiglia Buccelletti Winery
Bagno Egisto 38 ©
Bagno Egisto 38
The Tiberius Bridge ©
The Tiberius Bridge

4
nights
Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravenna: Museo Del Sale (in Cervia) and Milano Marittima (Papeete Beach & Pineta di Milano Marittima). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, see the interesting displays at Archiepiscopal Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, and steep yourself in history at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ravenna road trip app .

Traveling by train from Rimini to Ravenna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Ferrara.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cervia, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

3
nights
Ferrara

Ferrara ©
With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia) and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Estense. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): appreciate the history behind Statua di Girolamo Savonarola, pause for some serene contemplation at Ferrara Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Ferrara, then take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo dei Diamanti, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ferrara driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Ravenna to Ferrara in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravenna in July, expect nights in Ferrara to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Modena.

Things to do in Ferrara

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel

4
nights
Modena

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Get out of town with these interesting Modena side-trips: Parco Cavour (in Ariano) and Valeggio Sul Mincio (Parco Giardino Sigurta & Borghetto sul Mincio). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, look for gifts at La Consorteria 1966, examine the collection at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, and make a trip to I Love Maranello.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Modena trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Ferrara to Modena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Modena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Parma.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valeggio Sul Mincio, Maranello
Highlights from your plan
Museo Ferrari ©
Museo Ferrari
Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti ©
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti

7
nights
Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Parma: Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante), Portovenere (in Porto Venere) and Lago di Garda (in Garda). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata(Madonna della Steccata), explore the activities along Lago Santo Parmense, and look for gifts at Loppis.

To see photos, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Parma trip planner.

You can take a train from Modena to Parma in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. In July in Parma, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Parma

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Torrechiara, Castell'Arquato, Bobbio, Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, Baia del Silenzio
Highlights from your plan
Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma