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Day trips from Bologna? Which towns not to miss?

Day trips from Bologna? Which towns not to miss?

Jun 9th, 2012, 07:06 AM
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Day trips from Bologna? Which towns not to miss?

We have one week in Bologna- is that too much?
Which towns not too miss?
Vivequita is offline  
Jun 9th, 2012, 07:15 AM
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Definitely Ravenna for the mosaics.
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Jun 9th, 2012, 07:24 AM
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You can reach Florence in less than 40 minutes by train.
Don't miss San Luca in Bologna ( can take half a day).
We did not find a week too long...
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Jun 9th, 2012, 08:38 AM
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another vote for Ravenna for a day trip.
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Jun 9th, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Ravenna is fabulous. I don't think a week is too long in Bologna. I really enjoyed our 4-5 days there a couple years ago. Other than Ravenna I'm not sure of the distances to some of the other towns, but there are many interesting ones close by.
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Jun 9th, 2012, 10:09 AM
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by train , one can reach Modena and Ferrara in less than 30 minutes
Verona and Ravenna about and hour and 30 min.
Venice an hour and 40 minutes.
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Jun 9th, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Be careful about washing your nylons in the sink.

That's my experience with Bologna. In about 1967, back before panty hose, while I still dressed up for travel, I was washing my nylons in the hotel sink. I must have removed the plug too soon, or maybe there was no plug. Anyway, one of my nylons got sucked down into the drain. I was worried that I'd clogged up the drainage.

That's what I always think about when I see the word Bologna. I wish I'd gone to Ravenna.
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Jun 9th, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Modena - take the bus (about 12km or so) to the Ferrari Museum. (Across from the factory and not an official museum).

The Maserati factory is also in Modena. There's also a great, old salumeria, I remember reading an article about Mario Batali visiting there.

Parma - Prociutto. Try La Greppia restaurant.

It may not have very many sites, but the best food in Italy comes from this region.
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Jun 9th, 2012, 11:10 PM
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love bologna
love ravenna
love parma
love padova

you can't lose visiting any of these.... you will wish you had more time! it's not too long.
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Jun 10th, 2012, 03:41 AM
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Check the news about the recent earthquakes in Emilia. I do not think Modena is a good destination right now because it is in the affected zone and has suffered significant damage, for example the historical clock tower has collapsed. Not sure if the Ferrari factory is already back to normal either.
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Jun 10th, 2012, 04:12 AM
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I spent 6 nights in Bologna last summer. Not only is it a lovely city, it is a wonderful base for visiting other nearby cities. My favorites were Verona (even with the crowds) and Padua. IMO, a week is not too long.
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