39 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

39 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bologna
— 17 nights
2
Parma
— 8 nights
3
Ravenna
— 6 nights
4
Cattolica
— 7 nights

17
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
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: Modena (Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, Acetaia Villa San Donnino, &more), Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca (in San Damaso) and Castelvetro di Modena (Acetaia Cavedoni & Acetaia Museo Boni). 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Parma.

Things to do in Bologna

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rimini, Modena, Ferrara, Bellaria-Igea Marina, Castelvetro di Modena
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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 ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

8
nights
Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Parma: Maranello (Museo Ferrari & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours), Reggio Emilia (Biblioteca Panizzi, Eno-One, &more) 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 do a tasting at Tenuta La Torretta.

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

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

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Reggio Emilia, Maranello, Castell'Arquato, Modena, Castelnovo ne' Monti
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Caseificio San Pier Damiani ©
Caseificio San Pier Damiani
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma

6
nights
Ravenna

Ravenna ©
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), Milano Marittima (Bagno 300 & Bagno Sauro 286) and Cesenatico (Stabilimento Balneare Bagno Roberto 43, Porto Turistico Cesenatico, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, steep yourself in history at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, get in on the family fun at Mirabilandia, and meet the residents at Safari Ravenna.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ravenna online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Parma to Ravenna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Ravenna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cattolica.

Things to do in Ravenna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cervia, Cesenatico, Cesena, Bagno Manuela, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

7
nights
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, head outdoors with Oasis de la Playa, and visit La Spiaggia Malu 90 93.

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

You can drive from Ravenna to Cattolica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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

Side Trips

Riccione, Misano Adriatico
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Playa del Sol ©
Playa del Sol
La Spiaggia Malu 90 93 ©
La Spiaggia Malu 90 93
Altamarea Beach Village ©
Altamarea Beach Village

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