8 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

8 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

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8 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  19​h
1
Rimini
— 1 night
2
Parma
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Bologna
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Rimini

Rimini ©
A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Mirabilandia, then steep yourself in history at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), then steep yourself in history at Basilica San Vitale, and finally make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, contemplate the long history of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Malatestiana, then see the interesting displays at Italy in Miniature, and finally snap pictures at The Tiberius Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rimini road trip website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rimini is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Rimini is 4 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in March; daily highs in Rimini reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Parma.

Things to do in Rimini

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ravenna, Biblioteca Malatestiana, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
The Tiberius Bridge ©
The Tiberius Bridge

1
night
Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
On the 27th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo Bodoniano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, look for gifts at Cioccolato Banchini, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Camera di San Paolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Parma itinerary planner .

Drive from Rimini to Parma in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Bologna.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato
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Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma
Camera di San Paolo ©
Camera di San Paolo

4
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
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: Museo Ferrari (in Maranello), Modena (Duomo di Modena & Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti) and Ferrara (Palazzo dei Diamanti, Castello Estense, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bologna road trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Parma to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ferrara, Modena, Museo Ferrari
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Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda ©
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

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