Day trips to Parma and Verona


We visited both places in two different days. From Bologna, it is easy to take the train to Parma or Verona. Both are small but lovely cities where you can spend time walking around the cutest streets. Verona has a medieval old town style and it’s famous for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Parma is a University city and of course, famous for its prosciutto di Parma.


Have you watched the movie Letters to Juliet?. This is a romantic movie filmed in Verona. I think this movie was one of the reasons why I wanted to visit this city. Probably you will find it on Netflix.

Juliet’s Balcony

We arrived at Verona Central Station and from there we took a taxi to Piazza Erbe (the taxi cost 8 EUR). If you feel adventurous,  you can take the Bus ( cost approx. 7 EUR) which is just in front of the station. But if you are two or more people traveling together, then I would recommend to take a taxi and go directly to the city center.

What to See

  • Juliet’s Balcony
  • Piazza Bras
  • Piazza Erbe
  • Arena di Verona
Arena di Verona
  • Ponte Pietra
  • Duomo di Verona

Where we ate

  • Caffe Vero: Free wifi. We drank wine and ate bruschettas.


  • Cattedrale di Parma
  • Baptistery – Piazza Duomo
Duomo Battistero
  • Biblioteca Palatine
  • Teatro Farnese

To be honest, I found Verona a little bit too touristic for my taste. I think Parma is charming and has more interesting places to visit. Overall, these cities are perfect for a day trip if you are around Emilia-Romagna region. They are both worth to visit because of their history and beauty.


Would you like to visit any of these cities? Have you been to any of them?. Share your travel tips


Author: Fiorella

Fiorella is the author of Chica On The Road. She is a Peruvian girl, who loves to travel. She lived in Bolivia, Italy, Australia, United States, Canada, Germany, and Southeast Asia. She created this travel blog to inspire others to travel more and share travel tips. She is now learning Italian and still traveling.

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