10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Padua
— 1 night
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Bologna
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Florence
— 1 night
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Ancona
— 1 night
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San Marino
— 1 night
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Parma
— 1 night
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Verona
— 1 night
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Padua

— 1 night

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with Acquelibere Sub Diving Club, don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then admire the striking features of Casa Ezzelino, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia to Padua is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in July since evenings lows in Padua dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Bologna.

Things to do in Padua

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Bologna

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bologna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Padua to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Padua in July, expect nights in Bologna to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence holiday maker tool.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Ancona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Ancona

— 1 night
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Baia di Portonovo, then make a trip to Atelier Chambre, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Della Santa Casa.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ancona road trip app.

Drive from Rome to Ancona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for little chillier days in Ancona, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to San Marino.

Things to do in Ancona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

San Marino

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Torri di San Marino.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Marino itinerary website.

You can drive from Ancona to San Marino in 2.5 hours. July in San Marino sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Parma.

Things to do in San Marino

Historic Sites
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Parma

— 1 night

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, then experience rural life at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Parma online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Marino to Parma by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Parma

Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Verona

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Verona trip builder website.

Drive from Parma to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
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