4 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

4 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy tour planner

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Parma
— 1 night
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Modena
— 1 night
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Ferrara
— 1 night
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Mantua
— 1 day
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Parma

— 1 night

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Castello di Torrechiara, Parco Ducale, Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata (Madonna della Steccata), and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Torrechiara, walk around Parco Ducale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata (Madonna della Steccata), then explore the world behind art at National Gallery (Galleria Nazionale), then see a show at Teatro Farnese, and finally contemplate the long history of Palazzo della Pilotta.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Parma vacation planner.

Milan to Parma is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Modena.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Modena

— 1 night

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Your list of things to see and do now includes 4 Madonne Caseificio dell'Emilia, La Consorteria 1966, Acetaia Comunale di Modena, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Ghirlandina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Grande, then don't miss a visit to Palazzo Comunale di Modena, then indulge your taste buds at Acetaia Comunale di Modena, and finally stop by La Consorteria 1966.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Modena online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Parma to Modena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Modena can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ferrara.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
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Ferrara

— 1 night

Heart of the Italian Renaissance

With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Palazzo dei Diamanti, Castello Estense, Piazza del Municipio, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): ponder the design of Fontana del Nettuno, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio dei Battuti, don't miss a visit to Quadrilatero, then take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally contemplate the long history of Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Ferrara online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Modena to Ferrara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Mantua.

Things to do in Ferrara

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Mantua

— 1 day

Sleeping Beauty

Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palazzo Ducale di Mantova, Castello San Giorgio, Duomo - Cattedrale di San Pietro, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Rotonda di San Lorenzo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo - Cattedrale di San Pietro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Castello San Giorgio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Sordello, and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale di Mantova.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mantua tour planner.

You can drive from Ferrara to Mantua in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Mantua sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites · Museums
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