Tourist cards in Emilia-Romagna

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Tourist cards in Emilia-Romagna


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If you have decided to get here in Emilia Romagna for your holidays and you are examining all the possible solutions to spend less and have a greater number of services, entry tickets to the monuments and offers in general, you should know that there are several Tourist Cards that might be the right one for you.

These cards allow you different kinds of services, that include admission to monuments and attractions, public transport, agreements with shops and much more. Hereunder you will find a list of the available cards, each with their description.

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THE CASTLES OF THE DUCHY OF PARMA AND PIACENZA CARD


Price:  2€
Duration:  12 months from purchase date
Where to buy:  in the ticket offices of the castles and at the counters of Banca di Piacenza.
Information: www.castellidelducato.it

This card connects you to the extensive network of castles and citadels dotting the inland of the provinces of Parma and Piacenza, giving you the chance to visit narrow medieval fortresses or Belle Époque’s mansions dating back to the 19th century: Bardi Castle, Reggia di Colorno (Ducal Palace of Colorno), the Castle of Rivalta and Rocca d’Olgisio are only some of them.

This card grants you a €1-entry to the citadels (Bobbio and Torrechiara excluded), and it entitles you to a discount on accommodations and traditional restaurants.

It is a suggestive itinerary to discover the historic and artistic heart of this territory, where you can also enjoy the land’s historical food and wine tradition.

BOLOGNA WELCOME CARD

A charming panoramic view of Bologna

A charming panoramic view of Bologna | Photo © Steffen Brinkmann, via Wikipedia

Price: choose between a €25-card (Easy) or a €40-card (Plus)
Validity: 12 months from the activation date
Where to buy: online or at the city tourist information offices
Information: www.bolognawelcome.com

This card is for anyone who wants to visit the main places of cultural and touristic interest in Bologna with all a series of all-inclusive advantages.

The possibilities are many and all very interesting: museums, buildings, a guided tour through the city centre, a panoramic look from the top of the Asinelli Tower or on the observation platform of San Petronio, as well as a panoramic tour to the Sanctuary of San Luca with the ascent up to the top of its dome

BOLOGNA METROPOLITAN MUSEUMS CARD


Price: €25 (€20 for under 18, university students and students of the Fine Arts Academy of Bologna)
Validity: 12 months from the activation date
Where to buy it: online or in one of the many points of sale in the city
Information: www.cardmuseibologna.it

This is a great opportunity to enjoy in complete freedom all the cultural and artistic spots of Bologna. It is very useful for all citizens, city users and students who want to access to the cultural offer of the city: unlimited entries to permanent and temporary collections as well as special prices for theatres shows, festivals and cinema projections scheduled every year.

MYFE FERRARA TOURIST CARD

National Archaeological Museum of Ferrara (Palazzo Costabili) | Photo by Tonina Droghetti

National Archaeological Museum of Ferrara (Palazzo Costabili) | Photo © Tonina Droghetti

Price and duration: 2 days €12; 3 days €14; 6 days €18
Where to buy it: online or at the city tourist information office
Information: www.ferraraterraeacqua.it

It’s the tourist card of Ferrara, a pass to live better the city and save some time and money. It not only grants you free entry to all the city museums, but also a series of rebates on the majority of scheduled events in the city (concerts, exhibitions and so on). Moreover, it grants you a reduction on the tourist tax and a 10% discount on the shuttle bus ticket that connects the airport of Bologna to the city centre of Ferrara.

ROMAGNA VISIT CARD

Malatestiana Library (UNESCO)

Malatestiana Library | Photo © Fabrizio Parisi

Price: €17
Validity: 1 year from the activation date. 2018 card is valid until 6 January 2019
Where to buy it: online and in many points of sale of the card association.
Information: www.romagnavisitcard.it

It’s a tourist card which is able to link the entire territory and its treasures. From culture to wellness, from amusement to nature trails, the Romagna Visit Card grants you free admission to more than 55 sites spread across the provinces of Forlì-Cesena, Ravenna, Rimini and Ferrara. At the same time, it grants you discounts and reductions on more than 70 facilities: spas, public transports, guided tours, exhibitions and events.

Autore:

Davide Marino was born archaeologist but ended up doing other things. Rational – but not methodic, slow – but passionate. A young enthusiast with grey hair

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