11-Day Italy Road Trip from Bolzano to Verona, Milan, Genoa, Florence, and Venice

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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 11-day road trip through Italy that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Bolzano, Aldein - Aldino, Verona, Monza, Milan, Genoa, Pisa, Florence, Bologna, Padua, and Venice. Pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an unforgettable journey where every moment becomes a lasting story.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Italy takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 2 nights in Bolzano, 1 night in Verona, 2 nights in Milan, 1 night in Genoa, 3 nights in Florence, and 1 night in Venice. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Italy. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Bolzano, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Italy on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Italy. Piazza San Marco and Rialto Bridge are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Bolzano, Aldein - Aldino, Verona, Monza, Milan, Genoa, Pisa, Florence, Bologna, Padua, and Venice, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Italy. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Italy.

Throughout your road trip in Italy, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Italy.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Italy fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Italy today!

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Hotel, 10 nights
Rental car, 11 days
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Destinations

Florence Aerial View of Ponte Vecchio Bridge during Beautiful Sunny Day, ItalyFlorence / 3 nights
photo of skiing in the Alpe di Siusi with snow in winter, Dolomites, Italy.Bolzano - Bozen / 2 nights
Pisa - city in ItalyPisa
Aldein - Aldino
Photo of Italy Piazza Maggiore in Bologna old town tower of town hall with big clock and blue sky on background, antique buildings terracotta galleries.Bologna
High dynamic range (HDR) Aerial view of the city of Milan, Italy.Milan / 2 nights
Photo of beautiful view of canal with statues on square Prato della Valle and Basilica Santa Giustina in Padova (Padua), Veneto, Italy.Padua
Photo of beautiful landscape of panoramic aerial view port of Genoa in a summer day, Italy.Genoa / 1 night
Famous buildings, gondolas and monuments by the Rialto Bridge of Venice on the Grand Canal, Italy.Venice / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of the main square with church in Monza in north Italy.Monza
Photo of aerial view of Verona historical city centre, Ponte Pietra bridge across Adige river, Verona Cathedral, Duomo di Verona, red tiled roofs, Veneto Region, Italy.Verona / 1 night

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photo of sunrise in san marco square with campanile and san marco's basilica. Panorama of the main square of the old town. Venice, Italy.Piazza San Marco
photo of beautiful view from the canal grande to the famous rialto bridge in Venice, Italy, without people and clear, emerald water.Rialto Bridge
photo of night panoramic view of Duomo square in Milano,Italy.Duomo di Milano Museum
photo of verona, Italy. ancient amphitheater arena di verona in Italy like Rome coliseum with nighttime illumination and evening blue sky. verona's italian famous ancient landmark theatre. veneto region.Verona Arena
photo of golden sunset over ponte vecchio bridge with traditional boat on the arno river, Florence, Italy.Ponte Vecchio
photo of medieval leaning tower of pisa (Torre di pisa) at piazza dei miracoli (Piazza del duomo), Tuscany, Italy.Leaning Tower of Pisa
photo of panorama of piazza dei miracoli with leaning tower of pisa, Italy.Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
photo of one of the world's oldest shopping malls galleria vittorio emanuele II at night in milan, lombardia, Italy.Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
photo of View of statue of david on Piazzale Michelangelo at morning  in Florence, Italy.Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Quartiere 1, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, ItalyCathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Sempione Park, Municipio 1, Milan, Lombardy, ItalySempione Park
photo of square of signoria in florence at sunrise, Italy.Piazza della Signoria
photo of Sunset view of Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) in Milan, Italy. Architecture and landmarks of Milan. Night cityscape of MilanSforzesco Castle Art Library
photo of bologna, Italy. Piazza maggiore with torre dell'orologio and torre dell’arengo, landmark in emilia-romagna historical province.Piazza Maggiore
photo of uffizi gallery in piazzale degli uffizi at night in florence Italy.Uffizi Gallery
PHOTO OF Old Port Porto Antico of Genoa (Genova) with yachts and boats with aquarium biosphere building under stormy sky. Genoa, ItalyAquarium of Genoa
Prato della Valle square in historical city centre of Padua (Padova), elliptical square with green island at the center, small canal with statues, Abbey of Santa Giustina church, Veneto Region, Italy.Prato della Valle
Central Market
The Basilica of St. Anthony, Padua, Padova, Veneto, ItalyThe Basilica of St Anthony
photo of Reflection of a little temple in a pond of the Park of Monza surrounded by yellow autumnal trees, ItalyMonza Park
photo of Galleria dell'Accademia in Venice, Italy.Galleria dell'Accademia
photo of Piazza De Ferrari .Piazza De Ferrari
PHOTO OF New business district Milano Porta Nuova Garibaldi (Gae Aulenti) .Piazza Gae Aulenti
Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Quartiere 1, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, ItalyBasilica of Santa Croce in Florence
PHOTOPP OF Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace), Porta Sempione, Milan, Italy .Arch of Peace
photo of view of Teatro La Scala- famous opera house in Milan, Italy.La Scala
photo of view Pinacothèque de Brera - Cour intérieure, Milan,Italy.Pinacoteca di Brera
photo of Bologna, Italy - Two Towers (Due Torri), Asinelli and Garisenda, symbols of medieval Bologna towers.Two Towers
photo of Night view of piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) in Venice, Italy. Architecture and landmark of Venice. Night cityscape of Venice .Doge's Palace
Church of Santa Maria Novella at morning in Florence, Tuscany, ItalyBasilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI)
photo of view A picture showing the National Museum of Science and Technology of Milan, Italy.Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci"
photo of The traditional bridge of the sighs of Barranco in Lima-PERU .Bridge of Sighs
photo of Milan, Italy panorama. View from Milan Cathedral. Royal Palace of Milan - Palazzo Realle and Velasca Tower in the background.Royal Palace of Milan
photo of View of the Castel Vecchio Bridge connected to Castelvecchio Castle along Adige river in Verona, Italy. Castelvecchio Museum
photo of view of Verona, Italy. Scenery with Adige River and Ponte Scaligero and Castelvecchio, medieval landmarks of veronese city, Verona, Italy.Ponte Scaligero
PHOTO OF View of the Piazza delle Erbe in center of Verona city, Italy .Piazza delle Erbe
Palazzo Contarini del BovoloPalazzo Contarini del Bovolo
photo of Bolzano Municipal Museum or Museo Civico is the oldest museum in South Tyrol located in Bolzano in Italy .South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
Piazza Walther Bolzano ItalyPiazza Walther
Passo Oclini
Funivia del ColleFunivia del Colle
Parco delle Semirurali
Franciscan Monastery, Centro-Piani-Rencio - Zentrum-Bozner Boden-Rentsch, Bolzano - Bozen, South Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, ItalyFranciscan Monastery

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Day 1

Day 1 – Bolzano - arrival day

  • Bolzano - Bozen - Arrival day
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  • Piazza Walther
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Say hello to Bolzano! Your exciting road trip through Italy is just about to start. Navigating the top places to see in the region is a breeze with a car. The rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for pickup upon your arrival in the city. You will stay in Bolzano for 1 night before you continue your adventure!

Bolzano is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out Waltherplatz or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Bolzano. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Bolzano. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Experience a taste of Vögele in Bolzano by booking a reservation in advance. Renowned for its Bib Gourmand distinction, Vögele delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious regional, and traditional cuisine. For another culinary dining option, venture to In Viaggio - Claudio Melis, celebrated for its delectable creative, and contemporary menu. This acclaimed 1-star Michelin-recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. You might also want to secure a reservation at Castel Flavon. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Bolzano this evening.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Café Gruber, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, FRANZBAR offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Bolzano. Bar La Nuova Grotta del Corso is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

Raise a toast to the start of your 11-day road trip in Italy!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Bolzano, Aldein - Aldino, and Verona

  • Verona
  • Bolzano - Bozen
  • Aldein - Aldino
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Drive 219 km, 3 hours 24 min

  • Franciscan Monastery
  • South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
  • Passo Oclini
  • Parco delle Semirurali
  • More

Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 2 of your road trip in Italy. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Bolzano, and Aldein - Aldino. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Verona, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

When you're ready to see some sights, Franciscan Monastery is a great place to start. This place of worship is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 318 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. This archaeological museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 9,935 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Parco delle Semirurali. The park has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 680 visitors.

Upon reaching Aldein - Aldino, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Kick off the day at Passo Oclini, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,888 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Verona. Verona offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Verona. Enjoy a satisfying meal that will recharge you for tonight's adventures.

Experience a taste of local culinary excellence while in Verona by securing a table at Osteria Mondo d'Oro. Esteemed as a much-enjoyed Bib Gourmand restaurant, it features an exceptional italian, and seasonal menu. For an alternative taste experience, visit Casa Perbellini 12 Apostoli, famous for its scrumptious creative, and contemporary dishes. This 2-star Michelin venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Looking for another choice? Discover Il Desco, a local favorite celebrated for its exquisite italian contemporary cuisine in Verona. Located in the heart of the city, this 1-star Michelin restaurant is an ideal pick for italian contemporary cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Archivio, known for its inviting atmosphere. La Segreteria Café is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Duchi Café provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Italy.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Verona, Monza, and Milan

  • Milan
  • Verona
  • Monza
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Drive 184 km, 2 hours 56 min

  • Ponte Scaligero
  • Castelvecchio Museum
  • Verona Arena
  • Piazza delle Erbe
  • Monza Park
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On day 3 of your road trip in Italy, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Verona, and Monza. In the evening, you’ll end up in Milan, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Castelvecchio Bridge. This extraordinary arch bridge has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,156 visitors.

Next, make your way to Castelvecchio Museum. This art museum welcomes around 35,031 visitors yearly and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 13,854 reviews.

While in Verona, we also recommend a visit to Verona Arena. Hosting around 195,540 visitors every year, Verona Arena is one of the best places to visit. This opera house has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 123,818 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to piazza delle Erbe. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 11,777 travelers, this square is a highly recommended stop on your sightseeing around Verona.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Monza. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 49 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Monza Park. This extraordinary park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 34,629 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Milan, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

As you explore more of Milan, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Experience a taste of Enrico Bartolini al Mudec in Milan by booking a reservation in advance. Renowned for its 3-star Michelin distinction, Enrico Bartolini al Mudec delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious creative cuisine. For another culinary dining option, venture to Seta by Antonio Guida, celebrated for its delectable international, and contemporary menu. This acclaimed 2-star Michelin-recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. Seeking an alternative? Discover Il Luogo Aimo e Nadia, a top local restaurant known for its tantalizing italian contemporary, and modern menu. With a 1-star Michelin recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Nottingham Forest stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Armani/Bamboo Bar offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. Mag Cafe is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing evening.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Italy!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Milan

  • Milan
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Drive 7 km, 37 min

  • Piazza Gae Aulenti
  • La Scala
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Duomo di Milano Museum
  • Royal Palace of Milan
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Day 4 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Milan for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Piazza Gae Aulenti. This square is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 30,398 reviews.

Continue your journey at La Scala. This opera house is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 26,219 travelers from near and far.

Milan is also the home of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. This commercial gallery has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 91,394 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Duomo di Milano Museum. A total of 341,609 people explore this attraction every year. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 138,554 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Lastly, don't miss out on Royal Palace of Milan. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 17,538 reviews, it’s hard to refuse the opportunity to see this art museum.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in Italy that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Milan has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. Scroll down and select tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Milan's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Nero 9, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Ristorante la Brisa? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Milan.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Kilburn Cocktail Bar Milano, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Bar Frida, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, The Friends Pub Milano provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Italy!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Milan, and Genoa

  • Genoa
  • Milan
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Drive 150 km, 2 hours 44 min

  • Pinacoteca di Brera
  • Sforzesco Castle Art Library
  • Sempione Park
  • Arch of Peace
  • Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci"
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 5 of your road trip in Italy. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Milan. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Genoa. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Pinacoteca di Brera. This much-appreciated art museum is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 26,077 reviews. Each year, 417 people visit this site to admire its unique features.

Next up is Sforzesco Castle Art Library. This library has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 68,714 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Parco Sempione. This park has been rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 72,914 reviews.

Arch of Peace is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This monument has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 27,502 reviews.

To continue your sightseeing, head over to Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci". This technology museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 22,235 reviews. Approximately 532,084 people come to see this attraction every year.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Genoa, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Genoa's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Begin your culinary exploration in Genoa by securing a reservation at San Giorgio. This renowned restaurant holds 1 Michelin star and offers an exceptional menu of modern, and ligurian cuisine. For another dining delight, visit The Cook, celebrated for its delectable modern menu. This acclaimed 1-star Michelin-recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. Looking for a different experience? Discover Il Marin, a top local spot known for its tantalizing seafood, and contemporary menu. With a 1-star Michelin recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Scurreria Beer & Bagel, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. La Lepre is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Italy.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Genoa, Pisa, and Florence

  • Florence
  • Genoa
  • Pisa
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Drive 283 km, 3 hours 52 min

  • Piazza De Ferrari
  • Aquarium of Genoa
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
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On day 6 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Italy, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Genoa, and Pisa. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Florence, where you’ll be staying for 3 nights.

Journey into the unknown at piazza De Ferrari, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable square has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 34,312 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Aquarium of Genoa is a recommended place to visit. This public aquarium is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 62,259 reviews. Based on recent data, the attraction hosts 1,200,000 visitors per year.

Pisa’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Genoa behind. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 5 min. Pisa welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa. This bell tower gets 3,200,000 visitors each year and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 116,882 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Piazza del Duomo, Pisa. This square has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 104,550 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Florence. Florence offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Florence's best restaurants.

Experience a symphony of flavors at Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence by securing a reservation in advance. Renowned for its 3-star Michelin distinction, Enoteca Pinchiorri delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious italian contemporary cuisine. For a palate-pleasing alternative, make sure to dine at Santa Elisabetta, acclaimed for its delectable creative, and mediterranean specialties. This local 2-star Michelin establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Want to go on another culinary journey? Delight your senses at Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura, a top-rated restaurant known for its outstanding menu. Known as a top-rated 1-star Michelin establishment, it's a top choice for italian contemporary, and international cuisine in the city.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Manifattura after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to SE·STO on Arno Rooftop Bar for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, Archea Brewery is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Italy!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Florence

  • Florence
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Drive 3 km, 49 min

  • Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI)
  • Central Market
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Galleria dell'Accademia
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Day 7 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Florence has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Florence by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Make Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI) your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this archives an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 23,075 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Central Market. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 43,100 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this sightseeing destination every year.

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This church has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 76,359 visitors.

When you’re finished at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the perfect next stop is Galleria dell'Accademia. This national museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 34,429 reviews. Galleria dell'Accademia attracts approximately 1,719,645 visitors annually.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Florence. Enjoy a satisfying meal that will recharge you for tonight's adventures.

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Trattoria Da Burde, a top-rated dining spot in Florence. If you're in the mood for something new, try Ristorante Buca Mario, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Eataly Firenze. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Florence.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Italy.

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Day 8

Day 8 – Florence

  • Florence
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Drive 7 km, 1 hour

  • Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
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Day 8 of your road trip across Italy promises a magnificent time exploring Florence. You have 1 night left in Florence. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence. This church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 28,544 visitors.

Piazza della Signoria is another popular attraction you could visit today. This square has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 66,956 visitors.

Ponte Vecchio is also highly recommended by travelers. This deck arch bridge has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 118,099 visitors.

Uffizi Gallery is an attraction you won’t want to miss. Around 2,011,219 people visit this place every year. This national museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 61,794 reviews.

Another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today is piazzale Michelangelo. This square has received an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 77,744 travelers.

Your discoveries in Florence do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Florence on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

As you explore more of Florence, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Make sure to reserve a table at Tijuana, an iconic dining spot in Florence. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Djària - American Bar, a popular restaurant in Florence. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Ristorante Buca Niccolini, a hidden gem nestled in Florence. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Italy!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Florence, Bologna, Padua, and Venice

  • Venice
  • Bologna
  • Padua
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Drive 261 km, 3 hours 56 min

  • Two Towers
  • Piazza Maggiore
  • The Basilica of St Anthony
  • Prato della Valle
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Dive into day 9 of your remarkable road trip in Italy. Today you will explore Bologna, and Padua, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Venice. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Bologna, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Florence to Bologna may take around 1 hour 30 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Bologna, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Make Two Towers one of your first sightseeing stops in Bologna. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 25,975 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Piazza Maggiore is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This square is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 64,523 reviews.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Bologna, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Padua. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 31 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you're ready to see some sights, The Basilica of St. Anthony is a great place to start. This church is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 38,852 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is prato della Valle. This square has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 47,576 travelers.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Venice, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Venice. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at Local, a 1-star Michelin restaurant offering an incredible contemporary menu. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Wistèria is one of the best restaurants for contemporary, and venetian cuisine in Venice. This 1-star Michelin-awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. We also recommend checking out the menu at Quadri. As a top-rated establishment with 1 Michelin star, it is an ideal choice for modern cuisine in the city.

Keep the evening going at Al Parlamento, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Adagio, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is Il Mercante, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

Head back to your accommodation in Venice and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Italy!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Venice, and Bolzano

  • Bolzano - Bozen
  • Venice
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Drive 270 km, 3 hours 8 min

  • Rialto Bridge
  • Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Doge's Palace
  • Bridge of Sighs
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 10 of your road trip in Italy. Today, you will make 1 stop and experience some of the highlights of Venice. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Bolzano, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Drop by the renowned Rialto Bridge. This popular stone bridge has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 141,666 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 11,745 visitors, this sightseeing destination deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Piazza San Marco. This square has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 152,982 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Doge's Palace, drawing over 318,104 yearly visitors. This palace and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 24,775 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Bridge of Sighs. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 18,223 travelers, this footbridge is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Venice.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Bolzano, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Bolzano. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Black Sheep Drink Differently, a highly-rated dining destination in Bolzano. If you're eager to try something different, consider Temple Bar, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Fink Gasthaus. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Bolzano this evening.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Tiffany Bolzano, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Grifoncino, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Bar Harley (Franco L'eschimese) provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Italy and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Bolzano - departure day

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  • Funivia del Colle
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Day 11 of your road trip in Italy is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Bolzano before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

On your last day in Italy, take time to indulge in shopping at Bolzano’s popular marketplace. Look for keepsakes or souvenirs to remind you of your trip.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Kohlerer Bahn. Previous visitors have rated this aerial tramway an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 767 reviews.

Before you conclude your road trip in Italy, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Bolzano.

Dine in style at Laurin Bar, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Parkhotel Laurin boasts a menu that's sure to impress.

You’ll then say farewell to Bolzano. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Italy!

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