5 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

5 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

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5 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  19​h
1
Bologna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Ravenna
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Ferrara
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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Bologna

Bologna ©
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 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, then make a trip to Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bologna trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Bologna is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Bologna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect Bologna to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Bologna

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

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Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Basilica San Vitale, examine the collection at Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, then contemplate the long history of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, and finally don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ravenna itinerary maker site .

Drive from Bologna to Ravenna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Ravenna are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Ferrara.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Battistero degli Ariani ©
Battistero degli Ariani
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe ©

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Ferrara

Ferrara ©
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 14th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Pomposa Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), then take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo dei Diamanti, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Le Mura.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ferrara journey maker site .

You can take a bus from Ravenna to Ferrara in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Ferrara can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ferrara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Pomposa Abbey
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Le Mura ©
Le Mura
Ferrara Cathedral ©
Ferrara Cathedral
Pomposa Abbey ©
Pomposa Abbey

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