8 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

8 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

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8 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  19​h
1
Parma
— 1 night
2
Cervia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bologna
— 2 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  18​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
night
Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vigoleno and then wander the streets of Borgo Castell'Arquato. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Torrechiara, then explore the world behind art at Magnani-Rocca Foundation, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Meli Lupi di Soragna.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Parma holiday builder tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Parma is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Parma. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Parma when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cervia.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, Magnani-Rocca Foundation, Rocca Meli Lupi di Soragna, Castello di Torrechiara, Borgo Castell'Arquato
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Borgo Castell'Arquato ©
Borgo Castell'Arquato
Castello di Vigoleno ©
Castello di Vigoleno
Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato ©
Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato

3
nights
Cervia

Cervia ©
Traditionally a quiet community on the central Italian coast, thousands of visitors flock to Cervia each summer to enjoy its 10 km (6.2 mi) of sandy beaches and temperate coastal weather.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Forte di San Leo and Lido delle Sirene. Take a break from the city and head to Playa del Sol and Pineta di Pinarella e Tagliata. Change things up with these side-trips from Cervia: Ravenna (Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), Battistero degli Ariani, & more), Duomo di San Leo (in San Leo) and Altamarea Beach Village (in Cattolica). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basilica San Vitale and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cervia trip builder site .

You can drive from Parma to Cervia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cervia are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Cervia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravenna, San Leo, Cattolica, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Playa del Sol
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Forte di San Leo ©
Forte di San Leo
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Battistero degli Ariani ©
Battistero degli Ariani

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 22nd (Sun), make a trip to Piazza Maggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bologna attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Cervia to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Bologna

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore

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