30 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

30 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

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30 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  11​h
1
Bologna
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cattolica
— 3 nights
Train:  30​min
3
Rimini
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
4
Ravenna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Modena
— 5 nights
Train:  45​min
6
Parma
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi

7
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bologna: Florence (Basilica di Santa Croce, Museo di San Marco, &more), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's still lots to do: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Academya Lingue, take an in-depth tour of La Macchina del Tempo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, and contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio.

To find traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bologna road trip tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Bologna is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, expect Bologna to be cooler, temps between 37°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rimini.

Things to do in Bologna

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Florence, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Castello del Trebbio
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Museo della Specola ©
Museo della Specola
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Cattolica

Cattolica ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes I Delfini Beach Village. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Playa del Sol and La Spiaggia Malu 90 93.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cattolica trip site .

You can drive from Bologna to Cattolica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bologna in July, you will find days in Cattolica are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rimini.

Things to do in Cattolica

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Riccione
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I Delfini Beach Village ©
I Delfini Beach Village
I Delfini Beach Village ©
I Delfini Beach Village
Aquafan ©
Aquafan

3
nights
Rimini

Rimini ©
A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the views from The Tiberius Bridge, delve into the distant past at Arco d'Augusto, then get in on the family fun at Fiabilandia, and finally stroll through Marano Beach 135-136. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Egisto 38, then see the interesting displays at Italy in Miniature, then don't miss a visit to Porto Turistico Cesenatico, and finally steep yourself in history at Forte di San Leo.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rimini trip itinerary planning app .

Rimini is very close to Cattolica. In July, daytime highs in Rimini are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Ravenna.

Things to do in Rimini

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Marano Beach 135-136, Forte di San Leo, Porto Turistico Cesenatico
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Bagno Egisto 38 ©
Bagno Egisto 38
Italy in Miniature ©
Italy in Miniature
Fiabilandia ©
Fiabilandia

3
nights
Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Kids will enjoy Mirabilandia and Papeete Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale, pause for some photo ops at Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte, contemplate the long history of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari Ravenna.

To see where to stay, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ravenna travel route planning tool .

Traveling by train from Rimini to Ravenna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Modena.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cervia
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Mirabilandia ©
Mirabilandia
Safari Ravenna ©
Safari Ravenna

5
nights
Modena

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parco Cavour (in Ariano), Valeggio Sul Mincio (Parco Giardino Sigurta & Borghetto sul Mincio) and Torre di San Martino della Battaglia (in San Martino della Battaglia). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, experience rural life at 4 Madonne Caseificio dell'Emilia, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Modena visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Modena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Parma.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Maranello, Valeggio Sul Mincio, Piazza dei Martiri, Museo Delle Mummie Roccapelago, Torre di San Martino della Battaglia
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Museo Ferrari ©
Museo Ferrari
Parco Cavour ©
Parco Cavour
Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino

8
nights
Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Bring the kids along to Battistero di Parma and Castello di Gropparello. Venture out of the city with trips to Portovenere (in Porto Venere), Lago di Garda (in Garda) and Brescia (Piazza della Loggia & Brescia Castle). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, see the interesting displays at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia del Silenzio, and look for gifts at Loppis.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Parma travel route builder app .

Traveling by train from Modena to Parma takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In July in Parma, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Parma

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Brescia, Montichiari, Castello di Gropparello, Baia del Silenzio, Portovenere
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Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Castello di Gropparello ©
Castello di Gropparello