Italy--Bologna and other places

Jul 1st, 2005, 09:22 PM
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Italy--Bologna and other places

We are traveling to Italy at the end of July. We are staying in a "recently restored 16th century hamlet" on the Emilia Romagna Apennines that is 45 km from Modena and Bologna. (We're flying in and out of Bologna)Our plan is to take day trips.We are taking our 7 3/4 year old grandchild.

Does anyone have tips for this area? Places to see/visit? Places to eat? Things to buy? Any cultural tips?

Thanks
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Jul 2nd, 2005, 05:25 AM
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Hi dr,

You might find the daytrip to Bologna part of my trip report helpful.

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34451044



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Jul 2nd, 2005, 06:45 AM
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Take your grandchild to Ferrara, which is about 30 km from Bologna. He/she will love the castle (with moat and all).
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Jul 2nd, 2005, 08:29 AM
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ira and Howard
thanks for the suggestions. ira i have quickly read your trip report. i will go back and give it the full attention it deserves.
howard, our gorgeous tomboy princess of a granddaughter will love the castle.

grazie mille,
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Jul 2nd, 2005, 08:45 AM
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You will not regret taking a trip with www.parmagolosa.it. We took two teens to see Parma ham, cheese, vinegar concerns--it was a hit. Not sure if the 8 year old will be as thrilled, but you will be I promise (if you like to eat fine foods). During a 6 hour day, we followed our guide on small country roads. We first thought of trying it on our own to save money, but thank goodness we didn't. Each concern was rather small and did things the traditional way. The guide was very knowledgeable about the processes and her English was great. We spent 5 weeks in Italy/Switzerland/France and this was truly something worth doing.
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