3 days in Province of Parma & Province of Modena Itinerary

3 days in Province of Parma & Province of Modena Itinerary

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Parma
— 1 night
Drive
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Modena
— 1 night
Train to Milano Centrale, Fly to Geneva

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Parma

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): experience rural life at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, then walk around Parco Ducale, then test your problem-solving skills at Occulto Escape Room - La Prima Escape Room di Parma!, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero di San Giovanni Evangelista, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Parma online trip itinerary maker.

Geneva, Switzerland to Parma is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October in Parma, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Modena.

Things to do in Parma

Tours · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

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Modena

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, head off-road at Pushstart, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Modena trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Parma to Modena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Modena

Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Adventure

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Province of Parma travel guide

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Parma is a city in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna famous for its prosciutto (ham), cheese, architecture, music and surrounding countryside. It is home to the University of Parma, one of the oldest universities in the world. Parma is divided into two parts by the stream of the same name. The district on the far side of the river is Oltretorrente. Parma's Etruscan name was adapted by Romans to describe the round shield called Parma.The Italian poet Attilio Bertolucci (born in a hamlet in the countryside) wrote: "As a capital city it had to have a river. As a little capital it received a stream, which is often dry".HistoryPrehistoryParma was already a built-up area in the Bronze Age. In the current position of the city rose a terramare. The "terramare" (marl earth) were ancient villages built of wood on piles according to a defined scheme and squared form; constructed on dry land and generally in proximity to the rivers. During this age (between 1500 BC and 800 BC) the first necropolis (on the sites of the present-day Piazza Duomo and Piazzale della Macina) were constructed.AntiquityThe city was most probably founded and named by the Etruscans, for a parma (circular shield) was a Latin borrowing, as were many Roman terms for particular arms, and Parmeal, Parmni and Parmnial are names that appear in Etruscan inscriptions. Diodorus Siculus (XXII, 2,2; XXVIII, 2,1) reported that the Romans had changed their rectangular shields for round ones, imitating the Etruscans. Whether the Etruscan encampment was so named because it was round, like a shield, or whether its situation was a shield against the Gauls to the north, is uncertain.

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Province of Modena travel guide

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Modena is a city and comune (municipality) on the south side of the Po Valley, in the Province of Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy.An ancient town, and seat of an archbishop, it is known for its automotive industry since the factories of the famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, De Tomaso, Lamborghini, Pagani and Maserati are, or were, located here and all, except Lamborghini, have headquarters in the city or nearby. One of Ferrari's cars, the 360 Modena, was named after the town itself.The University of Modena, founded in 1175 and expanded by Francesco II d'Este in 1686, has traditional strengths in economics, medicine and law and is the second oldest athenaeum in Italy. Italian military officers are trained at the Military Academy of Modena, and partly housed in the Baroque Ducal Palace. The Biblioteca Estense houses historical volumes and 3,000 manuscripts. The Cathedral of Modena, the Torre della Ghirlandina and Piazza Grande are a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

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