5 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

5 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Emilia-Romagna route planner

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Bologna
— 1 night
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Ferrara
— 1 night
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Ravenna
— 1 night
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Modena
— 1 night
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Bologna

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

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 (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip itinerary site.

London, UK to Bologna is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bologna. Traveling from London in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Bologna: highs are around 22°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ferrara.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Ferrara

— 1 night

Heart of the Italian Renaissance

With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 6th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Erculean Addition, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), pause for some serene contemplation at Ferrara Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Palazzo delle Poste, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ferrara holiday planner.

Drive from Bologna to Ferrara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Ferrara

Historic Sites
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Ravenna

— 1 night

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, examine the collection at Archiepiscopal Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), examine the collection at Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra, then contemplate the long history of Basilica San Vitale, and finally don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ravenna road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ferrara to Ravenna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Modena.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites · Museums
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Modena

— 1 night

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
On the 8th (Wed), make a trip to I Love Maranello, push the limits with an extreme tour, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Modena trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Ravenna to Modena in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Modena

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

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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.