Destination guide

Emilia-Romagna: modern cars and mouthwatering cuisine

Emilia-Romagna has enchanted visitors for years. If the soaring Apennine Mountains or the wildlife-rich Po Valley don't sweep you away, maybe some of the world's supercars will. The region is home to the likes of Lamborghini, Ferrari and Maserati. If the picturesque landscapes or luxury vehicles don't get you going, the medieval cities of Bologna and Modena, with their narrow winding streets and pretty piazzas, surely will. And then there's the food. Home to Parma prosciutto, Parmigiano Reggiano and tagliatelle al ragu, there's no doubt you'll eat like well when you stay in an Emilia-Romagna vacation rental.

Things to do

Emilia-Romagna is seriously Instagrammable

Interested in fast cars? If you drive on over to the Museo Ferrari in Maranello, you can take a look back over the manufacturer's history, while Modena's Museo Enzo Ferrari has an impressive collection of the world's most celebrated cars. After the envy fades away, you can make a beeline for Bologna to walk through the narrow medieval streets and take Instagrammable snaps of the porticoes or visit the 11th-century university. At the Pinacoteca Nazionale you can discover Emilia-Romagna's most famous artists of the last 700 years, or visit the Museo Civico Archeologico, which houses a treasure trove of the Greek, Roman and Egyptian civilizations.


See Emilia-Romagna on 2 feet or 2 wheels

The green and hilly landscape, dotted with patches of woodland, lines of grapevines and pretty hilltop villages, lends itself to outdoor activities. If you've brought your family to stay in an Emilia-Romagna vacation rental, you can pack up a picnic of Italian goodies and head off into the hills by foot or 2 wheels. Alternatively, you can hop aboard canoes to paddle down the waterways. The countryside around here might be sleepy, but there's some seriously adrenaline-inducing things to do like climbing, paragliding or even skydiving, should you need to scratch that adventure itch.


Try Emilia-Romagna in spring

The peak season falls during the sizzling summer months, when the temperature skyrockets and the Emilia-Romagna vacation rentals get booked up well in advance. The weather might be glorious, but if you are looking to avoid the crowds, consider the months just outside. April and May or September and October can, arguably, have a more agreeable climate. And, with shorter queues at the attractions and lower priced rentals, it can be a rather attractive time to visit. You need to wrap up warm in winter, but if you want to visit when other travelers abandon the region, visit between December and February.

Natural features

Emilia-Romagna: a wildlife haven

Without a doubt, the Po Delta Regional Park is the biggest and most impressive of the parks in Emilia-Romagna, spanning over 54,000 hectares. If you're a birder, you've come to the right place. Get your binoculars ready because you're not going to want to miss catching a glimpse of some of the 250 species of birdlife. The exhaustive list includes tawny owls, oystercatchers and black-winged stilts, among many more. It's not just birdwatchers having all the fun though. Keep a look out for fallow deer, wild rabbits and water vole scampering around the hills and waterways.

Where to stay around Emilia-Romagna?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,417 vacation rentals near Emilia-Romagna. From 735 Houses to 212 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Emilia-Romagna for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Emilia-Romagna?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Emilia-Romagna. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bologna: 932 vacation rentals
  • Rimini: 755 vacation rentals
  • Parma: 128 vacation rentals
  • Modena: 123 vacation rentals
  • Italy in Miniature: 884 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Emilia-Romagna! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Emilia-Romagna?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Emilia-Romagna:

  • Bologna: 932 rentals
  • Rimini: 755 rentals
  • Parma: 128 rentals
  • Modena: 123 rentals
  • Ferrara: 150 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Emilia-Romagna?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Emilia-Romagna are:

  • Ravenna (RAN): 449 vacation rentals
  • Bologna Airport (BLQ): 986 vacation rentals
  • Rimini Airport (RMI): 923 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Emilia-Romagna?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Emilia-Romagna. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Italy in Miniature: 884 rentals
  • Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli: 1,094 rentals
  • Piazza Maggiore: 990 rentals
  • Rimini Marina: 890 rentals
  • Bologna Central Station: 983 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Emilia-Romagna listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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