Ferrara, Unesco city of the Renaissance, makes for a delightful day trip from Bologna. Here's a comprehensive guide on what to see in a day.
Category: Towns & Villages
From art cities like Ferrara, Parma and Ravenna to delightful historic villages in the countryside and mountains, here are suggestions on what to visit all around Emilia-Romagna.
Brisighella: Medieval Charm in the Heart of Romagna
Brisighella is a delightful medieval village about an hour from Bologna, renowned for the production of an excellent olive oil. Perfect for a day trip!
San Leo: Religion and Wizardry in the Heart of Romagna
"The most beautiful town in Italy? San Leo: a fortress and two churches." (Umberto Eco) Discover this beautiful ancient borgo of Romagna, a perfect day trip from Bologna.
Day Trips from Bologna: Modena
Located on the south side of the Po Valley in Emilia-Romagna, Modena is a small and ancient town synonymous with balsamic vinegar, Lambrusco wine and cars, easily reached in half an hour from Bologna.
History, Spirituality and Romance: Monteveglio
Evocative and brimming with history, Monteveglio is a medieval village overlooking the valley of Samoggia, the Bolognese Apennines and the Po Valley - a perfect half-day trip from Bologna.
Dozza: Medieval Buildings, Painted Walls and Great Local Wine
Charming Dozza is a 40-minute drive from Bologna, classified as one of the most beautiful historic villages in Italy. Plus, it's home to wine heaven Enoteca Regionale Emilia-Romagna!