4 days in Bologna, Modena & Parma Itinerary

4 days in Bologna, Modena & Parma Itinerary

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4 days in Bologna, Modena & Parma Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h
1
Bologna
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Modena
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Parma
— 1 night
End: London

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and design of Academya Lingue and then make a trip to Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Bologna itinerary planner.

London, UK to Bologna is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bologna. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in Bologna reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Modena.

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Academya Lingue ©
Academya Lingue
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda ©

1
night
Modena

Modena ©
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 6th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena, examine the collection at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, see the interesting displays at Panini Motor Museum, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, then contemplate the long history of Acetaia Villa San Donnino, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzina Vigarani.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Modena sightseeing tool .

Traveling by train from Bologna to Modena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Modena can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Parma.

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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti ©
Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti ©
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti

1
night
Parma

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, step into the grandiose world of Il Castello dei Burattini - Museo Giordano Ferrari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Camera di San Paolo, then admire the striking features of Palazzo delle Poste, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Parma trip planner .

You can take a train from Modena to Parma in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Parma can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma

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