37 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

37 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

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Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Sarmato
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Sarmato
— 6 nights
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Parma
— 6 nights
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Rimini
— 9 nights
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Classe
— 6 nights
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Bologna
— 7 nights
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Sarmato

— 6 nights
Sarmato is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Piacenza in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 160km northwest of Bologna and about 15km west of Piacenza. Castello di Sarmato and Castello di Rivalta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Museo Archeologico della Val Tidone and Rocca E Museo Etnografico Del Po capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarmato: Bobbio (Castello Malaspina dal Verme, Santuario della Madonna dell’Aiuto, &more), Parco del Monte Moria (in Morfasso) and Castello di Gropparello (in Gropparello). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Le Pietre Del Drago, get in on the family fun at Parco Avventura Val Trebbia, look for gifts at La Bottega di Mastro Gufo, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca e Castello di Agazzano.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Sarmato is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, things will get cooler in Sarmato: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Parma.

Things to do in Sarmato

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Parma

— 6 nights

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Cattedrale di Parma and Oratorio di Santa Maria delle Grazie will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Guatelli and Museo Costantiniano della Steccata. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello Di Sarzano (in Casina), Pietra di Bismantova (in Castelnovo ne' Monti) and Rinaldini AZ. Agr. Moro (in Sant'Ilario d'Enza). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di Parma, see the interesting displays at Rocca Estense, shop like a local with Consorzio Vacche Rosse, and stroll around Parco Ducale.

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You can drive from Sarmato to Parma in 1.5 hours. December in Parma sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rimini.

Things to do in Parma

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Rimini

— 9 nights

Seaside Capital

A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Popular historic sites such as Borgo San Giuliano and Forte di San Leo are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Castello di Montefiore Conca and Museo della Marineria. Venture out of the city with trips to Sala Giochi Dollaro (in Milano Marittima), Panificio Giorgini (in San Leo) and Castello di Montebello (in Torriana). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano), make a trip to Piazza Cavour, cool off at Aquafan, and explore the ancient world of Arco d'Augusto.

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You can drive from Parma to Rimini in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Rimini sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Classe.

Things to do in Rimini

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Classe

— 6 nights
Basilica San Vitale and Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo and Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Classe: Ecomuseum of Marshland Civilization (in Villanova), Lido di Spina (Malua54, Bagno Corallo-Beach 46, &more) and Museo NatuRa (in Sant' Alberto).

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Traveling by car from Rimini to Classe takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bologna.

Things to do in Classe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Bologna

— 7 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna and MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Santuario di Madonna di San Luca. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Modena (Acetaia Villa San Donnino, Duomo di Modena, &more), Ferrara (Chiesa di Santa Maria in Vado, Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), &more) and Museo Ferrari (in Maranello). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza Maggiore, admire the striking features of Archiginnasio di Bologna, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita.

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Drive from Classe to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Emilia-Romagna travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Emilia-Romagna is one of Europe's wealthiest and most developed areas, stretching between the Po Valley in the north and the Apennine Mountains in the south. This is a land of diverse people and diverse landscapes. The striking contrast between the mountainous areas and the long Adriatic coastline offers some of Italy's most spectacular views. The region has a rich cultural and artistic heritage, with a vibrant music scene that is quickly gaining international prestige. Emilia-Romagna produces a range of fine wines as well as a variety of culinary delights, including gold-colored egg pastas like tortellini and tagliatelle. Farther from the tourism-driven coastal areas, the region features a tranquil countryside dotted with parks and nature preserves, ideal for those looking to spend some time hiking, horseback riding, or cycling on their holiday.