8 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

8 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

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8 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

Start: Vitoria
+2
Fly + tram + train:  20​h 45​min
1
Bologna
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rimini
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Parma
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  22​h
End: Vitoria

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Castello Estense (in Ferrara), Modena (Acetaia Villa San Donnino & Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti) and Museo Ferrari (in Maranello). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bologna road trip planning app .

Vitoria, Brazil to Bologna is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vitoria in May; daily highs in Bologna reach 27°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rimini.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Classes

Side Trips

Modena, Museo Ferrari, Castello Estense
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Academya Lingue ©
Academya Lingue
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

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Rimini

Rimini ©
A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Sol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, then contemplate the long history of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), and finally snap pictures at The Tiberius Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, find something for the whole family at Mirabilandia, then make a trip to Porto Turistico Cesenatico, and finally examine the collection at Italy in Miniature.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rimini trip planner.

You can take a train from Bologna to Rimini in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Parma.

Things to do in Rimini

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ravenna, Porto Turistico Cesenatico, Playa del Sol, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
The Tiberius Bridge ©
The Tiberius Bridge
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

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nights
Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
On the 17th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Torrechiara, get outside with Centro Ippico La Torretta, then admire the striking features of Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Parma trip site .

Traveling by car from Rimini to Parma takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Castello di Torrechiara, Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato
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Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma
Castello di Torrechiara ©
Castello di Torrechiara