Day Trips & Excursions in Italy

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Only a thirty minute train ride from Bologna is the historic town of Modena, which you'll soon discover has much more going for it than being the home of Ferrari and world famous balsamic vinegar! Explore this ancient town and stroll through elegant medieval porticos and the Piazza Grande, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit landmarks like the Duomo and Palazzo Ducale. Taste gastronomic delicacies, of course including the city’s traditional balsamic and Lambrusco wine, and enjoy lunch at a Michelin starred restaurant or a traditional osteria.
Join a like-minded local to travel to the beautiful town of Modena, that’s just a half hour train ride from Bologna, and makes the perfect day trip for anyone wanting to discover more of the Emilia region’s culture.Thanks to its compact size, Modena is the perfect town to explore in a day; you’ll start in the ancient city centre which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and where you’ll find the Piazza Grande, the 12th century Modena Cathedral and Torre Civica. Stroll through the narrow paved streets that are lined with elegant porticos and frescoes, discovering the ancient heart of the city, some of which dates from the 11th century. Visit historic landmarks like the Palazzo Comunale, Corso Canal Chiaro and Palazzo Ducale, or admire the art works in the Palazzo dei Musei gallery. Stop for lunch at a place that’s recommended by your local and suits your budget and tastes; whether you’d like to dine in a Michelin starred restaurant or an authentic local trattoria, you’ll be able to taste some of the city’s gastronomic highlights!  

What’s included

  • Private and personalised experience
  • A full day with a Local Host
  • Train tickets from Bologna to Modena and back
  • Walking experience once in Modena (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs (apart from return train tickets)
  • Gratuities (optional)