What to do in Emilia Romagna with kids; Kirsty-Sian McShane; The Travel Manuel

Italy – Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena

From learning the ancient arts of pasta making, gelato wielding and balsamic vinegar maturing to diving into the history of Modena and Bologna, the Italian region of Emilia Romagna offered a wide range of wonderful things to do as a family. Here are a few of our favourites…


Positioned at the Art Hotel of Bologna, we couldn’t get closer to the centre of Bologna if we tried. Right in the Piazza Maggiore, we opened our windows at night to hear saxophonists playing sweet melodies for restaurant visitors and looked over rows of red-tiled roofs past blue shutters by day. Located in one of Italy’s most beautiful squares, The Art Hotel Orologio is the perfect, elegant base from which to explore the city, it’s rich history, the wealth of ancient buildings and monuments.

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