Do you ever need a vacation from your vacation? There are plenty of things to do in Bologna, but there’s even more to eat and see outside the city! Check out these five Bologna day trips to change up your Italian vacation.
Fico Eataly World
Just a short taxi ride outside of Bologna, this amusement park of food is so huge that you should rent a bike to ride throughout it. You can bring the whole family for a day full of activities!
Enjoy wine and oysters, say hi to some farm animals, stop for more wine and cheese, and relax on the beach. It’s everything that’s delicious about visiting Italy, without the souvenir vendors and crowds of people.
FICO Eataly World wants to educate visitors not just on the culture and traditions of Italian cooking, but also to promote local agricultural biodiversity. If your accommodations have a kitchen, consider picking up some fresh ingredients to prepare for your next meal!
You can’t miss having wine and a charcuterie board from Parma! Parmesan cheese and Parma ham (like Prosciutto) come from this town. It’s just a train ride outside of Bologna, and you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the city and make it back.
If you’re a sports car enthusiast, this will be your town. Modena is the birthplace of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, and Maserati. But if you’re not into cars, you can take a balsamic vinegar tour or visit the Albinelli Market for the day.
If the beach at Fico Eataly World doesn’t scratch your itch, we recommend this beach city on the Adriatic coast. Relax by the water or take a stroll through Parco XXV Aprile.
And be sure to have a serving of tortellini soup while you’re in the region! These little pasta dumplings with pork filling are simply served in a bowl of broth. It’s a modest but signature dish from Emilia-Romagna.
San Marino is actually a country, not a city. Considered a “mountainous microstate,” it’s full of beautiful hikes to breathtaking views. If you’re missing nature, we recommend you take a train to San Marino and fill your lungs with some fresh mountain air.
Plan Your Bologna Day Trips!
All of these day trips outside Bologna are an easy taxi or train ride away, so take the time to explore! You only live once, right?
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