5 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

5 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

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5 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

Start: Cinque Terre
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Parma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Modena
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
End: Bologna

2
nights
Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Torrechiara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di Parma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero di San Giovanni Evangelista, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma, and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Del Governatore. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Compiano Castle, step into the grandiose world of Castello del Piagnaro, then examine the collection at Museo Delle Statue Stele Lunigianesi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Casa natale di Arturo Toscanini.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Parma trip planner .

Cinque Terre to Parma is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cinque Terre, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Parma, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Modena.

Things to do in Parma

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Torrechiara, Pontremoli, Compiano Castle, Parco Nevicati
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Museo Delle Statue Stele Lunigianesi ©
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Casa natale di Arturo Toscanini ©
Casa natale di Arturo Toscanini

2
nights
Modena

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Panini Motor Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Ducale Piano Primo, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, then don't miss a visit to Saint Barnaba, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Francesco, and finally stop by La Vacchetta Grassa Cuoieria Artigiana.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Modena sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Parma to Modena in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Modena can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Rocca di Vignola, Museum of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena - Spilamberto, Boni, Palazzo Ducale Piano Primo
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti ©
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti
Panini Motor Museum ©
Panini Motor Museum

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