6 days in Modena & Bologna Itinerary

6 days in Modena & Bologna Itinerary

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6 days in Modena & Bologna Itinerary

Start: Modena
1
Modena
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Bologna
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
End: Modena

2
nights
Modena

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pietra di Bismantova and Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata(Madonna della Steccata). Venture out of the city with trips to Magnani-Rocca Foundation (in Mamiano), Palazzo Ducale Piano Primo (in Sassuolo) and Parma (Cattedrale di Parma, Battistero di Parma, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Barozzi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Modena day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major airports are Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, Verona Villafranca Airport and Peretola Airport. In September, daytime highs in Modena are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Parma, Museo Ferrari, Pietra di Bismantova, Palazzo Barozzi, Palazzo Ducale Piano Primo
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Panini Motor Museum ©
Panini Motor Museum
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena
MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari ©
MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari

3
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 16th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Ferrara Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via delle Volte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero di Sant'Antonio in Polesine, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, and finally make a trip to Piazza Maggiore. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Palazzo Comunale, browse the collection at Biblioteca Salaborsa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, and finally get outside with Giardini Margherita.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bologna online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Modena to Bologna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September in Bologna, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Ferrara
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro

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