23 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

23 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Emilia-Romagna visit planner

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Bologna
— 7 nights
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Comacchio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rimini
— 5 nights
Drive
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Parma
— 7 nights
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Bologna

— 7 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

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: Chiesa di Santa Maria Fuori Le Mura detta Santa Filomena (in Nonantola), Palazzo Barozzi (in Vignola) and Modena (Ghirlandina, Palazzo Comunale di Modena, &more). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bologna trip itinerary tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Bologna. In April, daytime highs in Bologna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Comacchio.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 8:

Comacchio

— 3 nights
Comacchio is a town and comune of Emilia Romagna, Italy, in the province of Ferrara, 48km from the provincial capital Ferrara.Geographythumb Comacchio is situated in a lagoon just north of the present mouth of the Reno. Venture out of the city with trips to Ferrara (Via delle Volte, Castello Estense, &more) and Pieve di San Giorgio (in Argenta). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo Delta Antico, examine the collection at La Manifattura dei Marinati, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Santissimo Rosario.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Comacchio trip maker tool.

You can drive from Bologna to Comacchio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Comacchio are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rimini.

Things to do in Comacchio

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Rimini

— 5 nights

Seaside Capital

A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rimini: Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe (in Classe), Porto Turistico Cesenatico (in Cesenatico) and Ravenna (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Basilica San Vitale, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at PART - Palazzi dell'Arte Rimini, snap pictures at The Tiberius Bridge, admire the striking features of Palazzo del Podesta, and steep yourself in history at Pieve di San Donato.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rimini online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Comacchio to Rimini takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April in Rimini, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Parma.

Things to do in Rimini

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:

Parma

— 7 nights

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Explore Parma's surroundings by going to Piacenza (Basilica di Santa Maria di Campagna & Musei Civici Di Palazzo Farnese), Castello di Castelnovo (in Castelnuovo Val Tidone) and Castello di Rivalta (in Gazzola). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, appreciate the history behind Panchina Giuseppe Verdi, and examine the collection at Museo Bocchi.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Parma trip planner.

You can drive from Rimini to Parma in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Parma, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 23:

Emilia-Romagna travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Emilia-Romagna is one of Europe's wealthiest and most developed areas, stretching between the Po Valley in the north and the Apennine Mountains in the south. This is a land of diverse people and diverse landscapes. The striking contrast between the mountainous areas and the long Adriatic coastline offers some of Italy's most spectacular views. The region has a rich cultural and artistic heritage, with a vibrant music scene that is quickly gaining international prestige. Emilia-Romagna produces a range of fine wines as well as a variety of culinary delights, including gold-colored egg pastas like tortellini and tagliatelle. Farther from the tourism-driven coastal areas, the region features a tranquil countryside dotted with parks and nature preserves, ideal for those looking to spend some time hiking, horseback riding, or cycling on their holiday.