13-Day Italy Road Trip from Rome to Siena, Bologna, Florence, and Arezzo

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13 days & 12 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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12 nights included
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13 days included
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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 13-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 Rome, Siena, Bologna, Pisa, Florence, and Arezzo. 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 3 nights in Rome, 1 night in Siena, 5 nights in Bologna, 2 nights in Florence, and 1 night in Arezzo. 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 Rome, 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. Trevi Fountain and Colosseum are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Rome, Siena, Bologna, Pisa, Florence, and Arezzo, 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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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Arezzo - city in ItalyArezzo / 1 night
Aerial panoramic cityscape of Rome, Italy, Europe. Roma is the capital of Italy. Cityscape of Rome in summer. Rome roofs view with ancient architecture in Italy. Rome / 3 nights
Florence Aerial View of Ponte Vecchio Bridge during Beautiful Sunny Day, ItalyFlorence / 2 nights
Pisa - city in ItalyPisa
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 / 5 nights
Siena - city in ItalySiena / 1 night

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Attractions

photo of trevi fountain at sunrise beautiful full view, Rome, Italy.Trevi Fountain
photo of Colosseum in Rome at sunrise, Italy, Europe.Colosseum
photo of view of Pantheon in the morning. Rome. Italy.Pantheon
photo of piazza navona in Rome, Italy. Rome navona square. Ancient stadium of Rome for athletic contests. Italy architecture and landmark. Piazza navona is one of the main attractions of Rome and Italy.Piazza navona
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican CitySt Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums, Vatican CityVatican Museums
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 panoramic view of ancient ruins of a roman forum or foro romano at sunrise in rome, Italy. view from capitoline hill.Roman Forum
photo of piazza di spagna in rome, italy. Spanish steps in rome, Italy in the morning. One of the most famous squares in Rome, Italy. Rome architecture and landmark.Piazza di Spagna
photo of panorama of piazza dei miracoli with leaning tower of pisa, Italy.Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
photo of piazza del popolo (People's square) named after the church of santa maria del popolo in Rome, Italy.Piazza del Popolo
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
photo of square of signoria in florence at sunrise, Italy.Piazza della Signoria
photo of Visit Italy, park Villa Borghese with boat and ducks.Villa Borghese
photo of holy angel castle, also known as hadrian mausoleum in the morning, Rome, Italy.Castel Sant'Angelo
photo of mangia tower or torre del mangia towering above of the palazzo pubblico on piazza del campo in medieval city of Siena at beautiful sunrise, tuscany, Italy.Piazza del Campo
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 Spanish Steps at morning in Rome, Italy .Spanish Steps
Sistine ChapelSistine Chapel
photo of Campo de Fiori during the night, Rome.Campo de' Fiori
photo of altare della patria, national monument to victor emmanuel II the first king of a unified Italy, located in Rome.Altare della Patria
Central Market
Saint Peter's Square, R-36989Saint Peter's Square
photo of Galleria dell'Accademia in Venice, Italy.Galleria dell'Accademia
Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Quartiere 1, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, ItalyBasilica of Santa Croce in Florence
photo of Bologna, Italy - Two Towers (Due Torri), Asinelli and Garisenda, symbols of medieval Bologna towers.Two Towers
Church of Santa Maria Novella at morning in Florence, Tuscany, ItalyBasilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI)
photo of Beautiful view of facade and campanile of Siena Cathedral, Duomo di Siena at sunrise, Siena, Tuscany, Italy .Siena Cathedral
View of Siena from Fortezza Medicea.Fortezza Medicea (Siena)
phopto of Church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri in Knights Square (Piazza dei Cavalieri), Pisa, Tuscany, ItalyKnights' Square
photo of Tower and cathedral, famous landmarks of Pisa, Italy .Cattedrale di Pisa
photo of Piazza Santo Stefano .Piazza Santo Stefano
photo of Bologna, Italy. Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, Italy landmark in Emilia-Romagna historical province.Fountain of Neptune, Bologna
photo of view ofDucati Museum, casteldebole, Italy.Ducati Museum
photo of view Bologna aerial cityscape view with cathedral and old medieval city center with Altabella and Uguzzoni Towers, Bologna, Italy.Bologna Cathedral
photo of view of Arco del Meloncello, Bologna, Italy.Arco del Meloncello
Basilica of San Domenico
photo of Italy. Perugia - a view of the old town and the Basilica di San Domenico, Umbria .Basilica of San Domenico
photo of view of Monument to Sallustio Bandini and Palazzo Spannocchi in Piazza Salimbeni. Siena, Italy.Palazzo Salimbeni
Palazzo Pallavicini, Saragozza-Porto, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, ItalyPalazzo Pallavicini
photo of view Museo di san Matteo, entrata, Bologna, Italy.Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna
Villa Ghigi
PHOTO OF Bologna, Italy. Fontana del Nettuno, Palazzo Re Enzo in Piazza Maggiore, Italy landmark in Emilia-Romagna historical province.Palazzo Re Enzo
Porta Maggiore
photo of view of Porta Galliera in Bologna, Italy.Porta Galliera
photo of view of Porta Castiglione, Bologna, Italy.Porta Castiglione
photo of view of International Museum and Library of Music, Bologna, Italy.International Museum and Library of Music
Devotional Portico of St. Luke
Botanical Garden and Herbarium

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Day 1

Day 1 – Rome - arrival day

  • Rome - Arrival day
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  • Altare della Patria
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Welcome to Rome, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Italy! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 2 nights immersing yourself in Rome's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Rome 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 Altare della Patria or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Rome. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Italy. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Rome. 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.

Set out on a gastronomic journey in Rome by reserving a table at La Pergola. Known for its 3-star Michelin reputation, La Pergola captivates its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious mediterranean, and contemporary cuisine. For a different taste, head over to Il Pagliaccio, renowned for its delectable creative, and innovative dishes. This distinguished 2-star Michelin-recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. Craving more culinary excitement? Explore Enoteca La Torre, a highly rated local gem known for its exquisite mediterranean, and creative menu. With a 2-star Michelin acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Rome.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, La Botticella of Poggi Giovanni offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Sant' Eustachio Caffè is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Caffè Portofino is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

Raise a toast to the start of your 13-day road trip in Italy!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Rome

  • Rome
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Drive 13 km, 54 min

  • Villa Borghese
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Spanish Steps
  • Castel Sant'Angelo
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Day 2 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Rome for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Villa Borghese. This much-appreciated urban zone of rome is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 69,749 reviews.

Next up is piazza del Popolo. This square has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 89,807 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Piazza di Spagna. This square has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 113,658 reviews.

Spanish Steps is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This monumental staircase has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 57,211 reviews.

To continue your sightseeing, head over to Castel Sant'Angelo. This museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 72,431 reviews. Approximately 918,591 people come to see this attraction every year.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. Italy is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities below.

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

Make sure to reserve a table at DEROMA - Farine Romane, an iconic dining spot in Rome. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of La Taverna Italiana, a popular restaurant in Rome. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Centro, a hidden gem nestled in Rome. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into The Apartment Bar Roma. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Hotel Hassler Roma offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Italy.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Rome, and Siena

  • Siena
  • Rome
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Drive 243 km, 3 hours 31 min

  • Roman Forum
  • Colosseum
  • Piazza navona
  • Pantheon
  • Trevi Fountain
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On day 3 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Italy, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Rome. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Siena, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Roman Forum. This square is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 114,450 reviews.

Continue your journey at Colosseum. This roman amphitheatre is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 328,821 travelers from near and far. Approximately 7,400,000 people come to this place of interest every year to enjoy a unique experience in Rome.

Rome is also the home of Piazza Navona. This square has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 158,771 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Pantheon. A total of 30,000,000 people explore this attraction every year. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 189,682 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Lastly, don't miss out on Trevi Fountain. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 343,494 reviews, it’s hard to refuse the opportunity to see this sculpture.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Siena. Siena 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 Siena. Enjoy a satisfying meal that will recharge you for tonight's adventures.

Savor the flavors at Antica Trattoria Papei, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Osteria Quattro Venti beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Osteria da Divo. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Siena tonight.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Meet Life Cafè, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Maudit Pub provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Bar Impero Siena offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

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 4

Day 4 – Siena, and Bologna

  • Bologna
  • Siena
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Drive 168 km, 2 hours 44 min

  • Palazzo Salimbeni
  • Piazza del Campo
  • Siena Cathedral
  • Basilica of San Domenico
  • Fortezza Medicea (Siena)
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable road trip in Italy. Today you will explore Siena, 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 Bologna. You’ll stay here for 5 nights.

Drop by the renowned Palazzo Salimbeni. This popular palazzo has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,537 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is piazza del Campo. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 64,175 visitors, this square deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Siena Cathedral. This domus has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 21,656 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Basilica of San Domenico. This minor basilica and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,290 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Fortezza Medicea (Siena). With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 9,835 travelers, this fortress is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Siena.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Bologna, 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 Bologna. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Have a memorable dining experience in Bologna by booking a table at Ahimè, renowned as a Bib Gourmand restaurant presenting an exceptional country cooking menu. For a different culinary experience, I Portici shines as one of the top destinations known for its delicious creative, and contemporary cuisine in Bologna. This 1-star Michelin-awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. If you're looking for an alternative, Trattoria di Via Serra is known as a top local spot for its delicious emilian cuisine in Bologna. This Bib Gourmand awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal.

Continue your lively evening at Bar Freud e Squisito, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. Osteria del Sole is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, Macondo - Cocktail Bar ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in Italy!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Bologna

  • Bologna
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Drive 1 km, 26 min

  • Palazzo Pallavicini
  • Bologna Cathedral
  • Piazza Maggiore
  • Fountain of Neptune, Bologna
  • Palazzo Re Enzo
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On day 5 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Bologna. You’ll stay in Bologna for 4 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Drop by the renowned Palazzo Pallavicini. This popular museum has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,173 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Bologna Cathedral. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,852 visitors, this catholic cathedral deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Piazza Maggiore. This square has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 64,523 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Fountain of Neptune, Bologna. This fountain and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,952 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Palazzo Re Enzo. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,072 travelers, this palazzo is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Bologna.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

As you explore more of Bologna, 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.

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Ristorante Enoteca da Lucia, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Victoria Station is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Trattoria da Me. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Bologna tonight.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Bar Senza Nome. Alternatively, go to Bar Maurizio, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, BrewDog Bar Bologna provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

Celebrate another amazing day of your road trip adventure in Italy!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Bologna

  • Bologna
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Drive 26 km, 1 hour 39 min

  • Ducati Museum
  • Arco del Meloncello
  • Devotional Portico of St. Luke
  • Porta Castiglione
  • Porta Galliera
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Day 6 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Bologna has to offer. Cherish the 3 nights you have left in Bologna by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Take the opportunity to see Ducati Museum. This attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,028 visitors and gets around 7,600 visits every year.

Arco del Meloncello is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This arch has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,755 travelers.

Bologna is also the home of Devotional Portico of St. Luke. Around 626 people have rated this sightseeing destination an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is Porta Castiglione. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from a total of 1,086 reviews, a visit to this city gate is a great idea.

This day of your vacation in Bologna is also your chance to admire Porta Galliera. This must-visit city gate enjoys an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,185 reviews.

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 Bologna 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.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Bologna. 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.

Savor the flavors at Trattoria del Tempo Buono, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Cantina Bentivoglio beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Ristorante San Pietro. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Bologna tonight.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Kinotto Bar offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Mio Bar is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting.

Say good night to Bologna and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Italy!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Bologna

  • Bologna
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Drive 9 km, 1 hour 3 min

  • Botanical Garden and Herbarium
  • Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna
  • Basilica of San Domenico
  • Villa Ghigi
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Day 7 of your road trip across Italy promises a magnificent time exploring Bologna. You have 2 nights left in Bologna. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Make Botanical Garden and Herbarium one of your first sightseeing stops in Bologna. Rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 680 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This art museum is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,400 reviews. Up to 15,573 travelers visit this site every year to make their time in Bologna special.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Basilica of San Domenico. This church has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,380 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Villa Ghigi. A trip to this popular park is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.7 out of 5-star rating as given by 2,035 previous visitors.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Bologna on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones below.

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Donatello, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Naama Cafè? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Trattoria di Via Serra as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Bologna.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Bologna

  • Bologna
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Drive 3 km, 52 min

  • Porta Maggiore
  • International Museum and Library of Music
  • Piazza Santo Stefano
  • Two Towers
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Day 8 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Bologna for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Porta Santo Stefano. This landmark is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 854 visitors.

When you’re finished at Porta Santo Stefano, head to Porta Maggiore. This one-of-a-kind landmark is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,462 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit International Museum and Library of Music. This music museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 742 visitors. Visiting International Museum and Library of Music means you'll be one of 13,413 people who do so every year.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to Piazza Santo Stefano. This square is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 7,617 visitors.

To round off your sightseeing experience, make your way to Two Towers. This famous tower is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 25,975 travelers.

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.

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

Make sure to book a table at Ca' Pelletti - Altabella, a popular restaurant in Bologna. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Bologna at Corner Bar, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Ristorante I Portici. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Bologna tonight.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Bologna, Pisa, and Florence

  • Florence
  • Pisa
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Drive 290 km, 3 hours 48 min

  • Cattedrale di Pisa
  • Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Knights' Square
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your road trip in Italy. Today, you will make 1 stop and experience some of the highlights of Pisa. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Florence, which will be your home away from home for 2 nights.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Bologna, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Pisa. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 6 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Kick off the day at Pisa Cathedral, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This cathedral is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 8,361 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Piazza del Duomo, Pisa. Piazza del Duomo, Pisa is a square with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 104,550 reviews.

Leaning Tower of Pisa is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This bell tower is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 116,882 visitors. In a single year, this bell tower hosts approximately 3,200,000 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Knights' Square. This square is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,051 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Florence, 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 Florence's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Experience a taste of Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence by booking 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 another culinary dining option, venture to Santa Elisabetta, celebrated for its delectable creative, and mediterranean menu. This acclaimed 2-star Michelin-recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. Seeking an alternative? Discover Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura, a top local restaurant known for its tantalizing italian contemporary, and international menu. With a 1-star Michelin recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Manifattura. Alternatively, go to SE·STO on Arno Rooftop Bar, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, Archea Brewery provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Florence

  • Florence
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Drive 4 km, 1 hour 10 min

  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence
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On day 10 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Florence. You’ll stay in Florence for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to piazzale Michelangelo. This square is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 77,744 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Uffizi Gallery. This national museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 61,794 reviews. Usually, around 2,011,219 people visit Uffizi Gallery every year.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Ponte Vecchio. This deck arch bridge has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 118,099 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit piazza della Signoria. This square is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 66,956 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence. This church is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 28,544 visitors.

One of the most unique ways of discovering what else Florence has to offer is by going on a top-rated tour. Be sure to check out all the experiences Florence offers and add your favorites to your Italy travel package below.

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

Enjoy a delicious meal at Trattoria Da Burde, a top-rated dining destination in Florence. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Ristorante Buca Mario, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Eataly Firenze. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Florence this evening.

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 11

Day 11 – Florence, and Arezzo

  • Arezzo
  • Florence
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Drive 79 km, 1 hour 35 min

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI)
  • Central Market
  • Galleria dell'Accademia
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On day 11 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 Florence. In the evening, you’ll end up in Arezzo, where you will stay for 1 night.

Kick off the day at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This church is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 76,359 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI). Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI) is an archive with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 23,075 reviews.

Central Market is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 43,100 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Galleria dell'Accademia. This national museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 34,429 visitors. Visiting Galleria dell'Accademia means you'll be one of 1,719,645 people who do so every year.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Arezzo. Arezzo 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 Arezzo's best restaurants.

Prepare for an extraordinary culinary adventure in Arezzo by booking a table at Octavin, a 1-star Michelin restaurant that boasts an exceptional creative menu. If you're eager to try something different, consider La Clandestina, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Ristorante Logge Vasari. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Arezzo this evening.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Liquid Bar is an excellent place to start.

Say good night to Arezzo and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Italy!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Arezzo, Vatican City, and Rome

  • Rome
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Drive 228 km, 3 hours 15 min

  • Vatican Museums
  • Saint Peter's Square
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St Peter's Basilica
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 12 of your road trip in Italy. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Vatican City. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Rome. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Vatican City welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Make Vatican Museums one of your first sightseeing stops in Vatican City. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 133,310 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area. This art museum attracts 1,612,530 visitors every year.

Saint Peter's Square is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This square is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 38,954 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Sistine Chapel. This chapel has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 52,083 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to St. Peter's Basilica and find out why 11,000,000 people visit this spot every year. A trip to this popular major basilica is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.8 out of 5-star rating as given by 131,043 previous visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Rome, 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 dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Rome. 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.

Dine in style at Ristorante Tema, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Maccheroni boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out RoYaL Art Cafè Roma. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Rome.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Italy.

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Day 13

Day 13 – Rome - departure day

  • Rome - Departure day
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  • Campo de' Fiori
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Day 13 of your road trip in Italy is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Rome before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Make the most of your final day in Italy by visiting Rome’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Italy.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Campo de' Fiori. This square is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Rome, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 51,133 visitors.

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

Savor the flavors at Harry's Bar, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Ristorante Amedeo beckons with its unique menu offerings.

You’ll then say farewell to Rome. 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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