Day Trip in Italy: from Parma, Modena, and Bologna
Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region is an historical and cultural treasure trove filled with amazing architecture and picturesque scenery. The regional cities of Parma, Modena, and Bologna offer a myriad of day trips to further explore the country. Given the ease of public transportation in and around these cities, day trips are convenient and a great way to take in this beautiful area of Italy.
Excursions from Parma
Situated on the gorgeous Italian Riviera, the villages that make up Cinque Terre are notable for their beauty and rustic charm. Visitors can trek the Senterio Azzuro, a walking trail that links the five villages, and experience the lovely atmosphere and delicious cuisine that have made Cinque Terre so famous.
As one of Italy’s most spectacular and culturally vibrant cities, Milan is filled with places to see. Visitors to Milan should plan to visit its UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. As one of Europe’s fashion centers, Milan is also home to designer boutiques and elegant shops. You can also add a wine tour to Parma.
Fidenza Shopping Outlet
Located within an hour from Milan (and Bologna), Fidenza Village is a one of Italy’s favorite outlet malls. Designed with lovely strolling grounds, shoppers will delight in the wide array of upscale shops amidst the delightful village atmosphere.
This city, situated on the Po River, has a long and ancient history. Its many historical landmarks attract a great number of visitors. Cremona’s rich musical past and sites like its Museo Stradivariano add to its considerable cultural appeal.
Excursions from Bologna and Modena
One of Europe’s greatest cities, Florence is historically and culturally vast with many museums and galleries dedicated to its glorious past. Sites like the Uffizi Gallery, the Florence Cathedral, and the Ponte Vecchio are among its most significant sites. Emilia Delizia organise wine tours in Tuscany.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Verona contains many important landmarks and sites. A day trip to this historically atmospheric city should include visits to its Roman amphitheatre and the famed House of Juliet, a venue that pays homage to Shakespeare’s legendary play. Try our wine tours around the Garda Lake.
Barberino Shopping Outlet
When looking for great deals on Prada or other well-known designer items, the Barberino Shopping Outlet is a great Florence stop. Fashion, jewelry, perfume, and so much more is available at the fine boutique stores of this outlet.
When in northern Italy, Venice is a must-see destination. If there is only time for a day trip, plan to visit the illustrious canal-strewn city’s Piazza San Marco and the famed Bridge of Sighs. The Grand Canal and Venice’s many palazzos are also unforgettable sites that will demonstrate why this is one of the world’s most magnificent cities.
Mantua also contains many beautiful palazzos that pay homage to its historical past. A day trip to this historic city should include a view of its cathedral as well as its Rotunda di San Lorenzo. As a musical center, Mantua’s theatres are also noteworthy attractions.
With its many historic sites, Padua is a wonderful destination for travelers. From the University to Padua to its Basilica of St. Anthony, Padua is filled with cultural attractions that celebrate art, history, and cuisine.
Its many historic sites have made Ferrara a UNESCO World Heritage Site that should not be missed. Ferrara’s medieval walls and cathedral draw many visitors as well as its beautiful palazzos and gardens. More information about visiting Ferrara.
Ravenna has a rich and ancient past that is evidenced by its various sites. Attractions like the Mausoleum of Theodoric and a spectacular mosaic of Jesus that dates back to the sixth century make Ravenna is an extraordinary day trip destination. We organise wine tours around Ravenna.
As the country’s largest lake, Lake Garda is famous for its scenic beautify. For centuries, Lake Garda has been a favorite holiday destination. Roman ruins and a thirteenth-century castle add to the many charms of this area that is also filled with ancient towns and majestic hotels.
Article by Gabriele Monti