39 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

39 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

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Bologna
— 17 nights
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Parma
— 8 nights
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Ravenna
— 6 nights
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Cattolica
— 7 nights

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Bologna

Bologna ©

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Castelvetro di Modena (Acetaia Cavedoni & Acetaia Museo Boni), Modena (Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, Acetaia Villa San Donnino, &more) and Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca (in San Damaso). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, put a fun spin on your tour with Secret Zone, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Bologna is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Bologna is minus 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Parma.

Things to do in Bologna

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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8
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Parma

Parma ©

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Parma: Reggio Emilia (Biblioteca Panizzi, Eno-One, &more), Maranello (Museo Ferrari & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours) and Modena (Duomo di Modena & Piazza Grande). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata (Madonna della Steccata), get to know the fascinating history of Bergogno Borgo Medioevale, and head outdoors with La Pietra Guide Alpine.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Parma trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Bologna to Parma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Parma are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ravenna.

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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries · Shopping

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Religious Site
Cattedrale di Parma
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Religious Site
Battistero di Parma
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Ravenna

Ravenna ©

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Ravenna side-trips: Cervia (Pieve di Santo Stefano, Bagno 169, &more), Cesenatico (Stabilimento Balneare Bagno Roberto 43, Porto Turistico Cesenatico, &more) and Milano Marittima (Bagno 300 & Bagno Sauro 286). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale, steep yourself in history at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, get in on the family fun at Mirabilandia, and get lost in a book at Biblioteca Malatestiana.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ravenna online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Parma to Ravenna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Cattolica.

Things to do in Ravenna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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World heritage site
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
4.8
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World heritage site
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo
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Cattolica

Cattolica ©
Cattolica is known for zoos & aquariums, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido delle Sirene, stroll through Bagni 120 Riccione, stop by La Spiaggia Malu 90 93, and cool off at Altamarea Beach Village.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Cattolica trip planner.

You can drive from Ravenna to Cattolica in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cattolica

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

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