THE ULTIMATE ITALIAN ITINERARY
15 DAYS BEST ITALIAN ITINERARY
Nòt Film Fest team want help you planning your visit in Italy!
15 Days Between countryside, medieval towns, wine tasting, Indie Movies, Beach, Boat Tours and Food Tasting!
Think of Italy, and you'll think of the art, the architecture, the design... and, of course, the food.
Emilia Romagna, in the north-east of Italy, not only encompasses ten picturesque arts cities, including Bologna, Modena, Ravenna, Parma, and Ferrara, which are strung out along the ancient roman road of the Via Emilia, but it is also home to some of Italy’s best loved foods. From Parma ham to Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, traditional aged balsamic vinegar to tortellini, this is Italy's most delicious region to find yourself in.
First stop? Bologna, the capital of Emilia Romagna and home to Europe’s oldest university. This is the pasta heart of Italy, renowned for its Bolognese sauce (which should always be served with tagliatelle) and tortellini. No trip to the city would be complete without a wander down the food streets leading off the Piazza Maggiore, shopfronts overflowing with delicious homemade pasta, cheeses and meats.
Spend at least 4 days in Bologna,
to recover from JetLeg Italian Style!
Espresso and Pasta all day.
Modena next, home to one of Europe’s best restaurants, Massimo Bottura’s three-Michelin star Osteria Francescana. If you can't get a table, don't worry – there are enough foodie treats in this town to keep you satisfied. Traditional balsamic vinegar, for instance, aged in a barrel for a minimum of 12 years, is Modena’s most famous food product. Modena is also home to Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati, three of the world’s most sought-after supercar brands. Petrol heads and design aficionados alike should check out the recently renovated Enzo Ferrari Museum.
SANTARCANGELO DI ROMAGNA
With over 15 kilometres of fine white sand and boasting an eclectic mix of charming hotels, beach bars and restaurants, it is easy to see why Rimini beach is renowned throughout the world. At the very centre of the beaches are Marina Centro and Lungomare Augustore, the most vibrant and youthful sections and the heart of the beach’s famous nightlife, especially during the summer, whilst further out to the north and south are quieter family areas.
Whichever area you choose, all the beach are kept in immaculate condition, meeting Rimini’s rigorous Blue Flag policies. Kick back with a cocktail, take a dip in the sea, and enjoy this snapshot of genuine Italian life.
Just across from the Ponte di Tiberio lies the trendy Borgo San Giuliano. A charming neighbourhood of small cobbled streets, chic piazzas, and colourful street murals, the Borgo has grown from humble beginning into one of Rimini’s most popular areas.
Originally dismissed as a rough fisherman’s neighbourhood and one of the poorest in the city, the Borgo now hosts a biennial festival, the Festa del Borgo San Giuliano, featuring street theatre, music, dancing and mouthwatering food. The festival culminates with a spectacular fireworks display over the Ponte di Tiberio.
The neighbourhood is also closely linked to the famous Rimini filmmaker Federico Fellini, who had a special affection for the Borgo, despite being born and raised on the opposite side of the city. In 1994, the Festa del Borgo was officially dedicated to Fellini, and many of the most striking murals lining the walls of the Borgo’s buildings depict scenes and characters from his films, as well as Fellini himself.