9 days in Bologna, Modena & Dozza Itinerary

9 days in Bologna, Modena & Dozza Itinerary

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9 days in Bologna, Modena & Dozza Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Bologna
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Modena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dozza
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Athens

4
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Archiginnasio di Bologna and Biblioteca Salaborsa. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, and ponder the design of Fontana del Nettuno.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bologna trip itinerary maker app .

Athens, Greece to Bologna is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in January, expect Bologna to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Dozza.

Things to do in Bologna

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Santuario di Madonna di San Luca ©
Palazzo Albergati ©
Palazzo Albergati
Archiginnasio di Bologna ©
Archiginnasio di Bologna

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 12th (Sun): do a tasting at Tenuta Vandelli, do a tasting at Acetaia Cavedoni, then don't miss a visit to Palazzo Comunale di Modena, and finally stop by Acetaia di Giorgio. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Panini Motor Museum, browse the collection at Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Civico d'Arte, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Pomposa, and finally see the sky in a new way at Civico Planetario F. Martino.

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Take a train from Bologna to Modena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Dozza.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Wineries Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Acetaia Cavedoni, Tenuta Vandelli
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Museo Civico d'Arte ©
Museo Civico d'Arte
Tenuta Vandelli ©
Tenuta Vandelli
Acetaia Cavedoni ©
Acetaia Cavedoni

2
nights
Dozza

Dozza ©
Dozza is an Italian comune in the province of Bologna. You've now added Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna to your itinerary. On the 9th (Thu), do a tasting at Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna, stop by Lindt, then get some fabulous bargains at Castel Guelfo The Style Outlets, and finally steep yourself in history at Palazzo Comunale.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dozza driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bologna to Dozza in an hour. January in Dozza sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dozza

Shopping Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Castel Guelfo di Bologna, Poderi Dal Nespoli 1929
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Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna ©
Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna
Poderi Dal Nespoli 1929 ©
Poderi Dal Nespoli 1929
Lindt ©
Lindt

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