5 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

5 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

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5 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Rimini
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bologna
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Parma
— 2 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  6​h
End: London

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 24th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Borgo San Giuliano.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rimini trip planner.

London, UK to Rimini is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Rimini. Traveling from London in April, things will get a bit warmer in Rimini: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Rimini

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cervia, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi)
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Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe ©
Borgo San Giuliano ©
Borgo San Giuliano

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 26th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Domenico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then contemplate the long history of Torre Prendiparte, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna day trip planner .

You can drive from Rimini to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bologna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Parma.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Outdoors
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro

2
nights
Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Torrechiara, take a stroll through Borgo Castell'Arquato, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vigoleno, then contemplate the long history of Palazzo della Pilotta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Camera di San Paolo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata(Madonna della Steccata), look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale di Torrile e Trecasali, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Meli Lupi di Soragna, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Parma online route planner .

Take a bus from Bologna to Parma in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Parma are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Castello di Vigoleno, Rocca Meli Lupi di Soragna, Borgo Castell'Arquato, Riserva Naturale di Torrile e Trecasali, Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato
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Castello di Torrechiara ©
Castello di Torrechiara
Castello di Vigoleno ©
Castello di Vigoleno
Borgo Castell'Arquato ©
Borgo Castell'Arquato

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