23 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

23 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Emilia-Romagna trip maker

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Cattolica
— 3 nights
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Ravenna
— 6 nights
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Parma
— 6 nights
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Bologna
— 7 nights

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Cattolica

— 3 nights
When in Cattolica, make a side trip to see Grotte di Onferno in Gemmano, approximately Gemmano away.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cattolica route planning website.

Bologna to Cattolica is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cattolica can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ravenna.

Things to do in Cattolica

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

Ravenna

— 6 nights

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravenna: Chiesa San Pietro in Sylvis (in Bagnacavallo), Forli (Musei San Domenico & Torre Nera Forli) and Chiesa dei Servi (in Forlimpopoli). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, contemplate the long history of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento alla Pace.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ravenna road trip planning website.

Getting from Cattolica to Ravenna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Ravenna are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Parma.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 8:

Parma

— 6 nights

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maranello (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours & Museo Ferrari), Torre Civica o Dell'orologio (in Scandiano) and Modena (Duomo di Modena, Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria San Ludovico, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and do a tasting at Commanderia del Gusto.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Parma online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Parma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 14:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Rimini (A Rimini Caput Viarum, The Tiberius Bridge, &more), Ferrara (Corso Ercole I d"Este, Castello Estense, &more) and Modena (Acetaia Villa San Donnino, Acetaia Malpighi, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, get your bearings at Archiginnasio di Bologna, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bologna day trip planner.

You can drive from Parma to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Bologna are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 21:

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.