8 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

8 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

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8 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Bologna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cervia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Parma
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Newark

2
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: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Maranello) and Ferrara (Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), Castello Estense, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, and contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio.

Plan my day in Bologna using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Newark, USA to Bologna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Bologna is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in February; daily highs in Bologna reach 49°F and lows reach 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cervia.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ferrara, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

2
nights
Cervia

Cervia ©
Traditionally a quiet community on the central Italian coast, thousands of visitors flock to Cervia each summer to enjoy its 10 km (6.2 mi) of sandy beaches and temperate coastal weather.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Italy in Miniature, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Malatestiana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, then make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, examine the collection at Archiepiscopal Museum, then make a trip to Porto Turistico Cesenatico, then snap pictures at The Tiberius Bridge, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oltremare.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cervia trip planning tool .

You can drive from Bologna to Cervia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Cervia are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Parma.

Things to do in Cervia

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ravenna, Rimini, Oltremare, Porto Turistico Cesenatico, Biblioteca Malatestiana
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

2
nights
Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena, examine the collection at Museo Ferrari, then see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato and then look for gifts at Consorzio Vacche Rosse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Parma trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Cervia to Parma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Parma sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Modena, Consorzio Vacche Rosse, Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, Museo Ferrari
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma
Consorzio Vacche Rosse ©
Consorzio Vacche Rosse

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