34 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

34 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

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34 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

Start: Bologna
1
Bologna
— 9 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Parma
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Ravenna
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Cattolica
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Bologna

9
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ferrara (Palazzo Municipale, Ferrara Cathedral, &more), Modena (MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari & Acetaia Villa San Donnino) and Rimini (Chiesa di San Giuliano Martire, Italy in Miniature, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, examine the collection at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bologna travel route planning app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Bologna. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Parma.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ferrara, Rimini, Casalecchio di Reno, Modena, Caseificio Rosola
Highlights from your plan
Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

9
nights
Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Get out of town with these interesting Parma side-trips: Reggio Emilia (Acetaia Terra del Tuono, Libreria All'Arco, &more), Modena (Duomo di Modena & Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti) and Maranello (Museo Ferrari & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma, do a tasting at Tenuta La Torretta, stroll around Parco Ducale, and experience rural life at Caseificio San Pier Damiani.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Parma itinerary planner.

Getting from Bologna to Parma by bus takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Parma can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ravenna.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Reggio Emilia, Salsomaggiore Terme, Gazzola, Soragna, Piacenza
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma
Camera di San Paolo ©
Camera di San Paolo

9
nights
Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravenna: Cesena (Chiesa Santuario S. Maria Del Suffragio, Biblioteca Malatestiana, &more), Forli (Torre Nera Forli, Musei San Domenico, &more) and Piazza della Liberta (in Bertinoro). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, see the interesting displays at Archiepiscopal Museum, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Vignato Virgilio, and don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ravenna trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Parma to Ravenna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Ravenna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cattolica.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Faenza, Forli, Cesena, Forlimpopoli, Cesenatico
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

6
nights
Cattolica

Cattolica ©
Take a break from Cattolica with a short trip to Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Biagio in Saludecio, about 36 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cattolica journey website .

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Cattolica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Cattolica sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Cattolica

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Riccione, Coriano, Mondaino, Misano Adriatico, Montegridolfo
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia 33 ©
Spiaggia 33
Chiesa Gesu Redentore ©
Chiesa Gesu Redentore
Turkish Baths

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