14-Day Italy Road Trip from Bologna to Milan, Turin, Genoa, Florence, Rome, and Arezzo

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14 days & 13 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 14-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 Bologna, Milan, Verona, Turin, Cavoretto, Genoa, Pisa, Florence, Orvieto, Rome, Arezzo, and Siena. 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 Bologna, 2 nights in Milan, 1 night in Turin, 1 night in Genoa, 2 nights in Florence, 4 nights in Rome, 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 Bologna, 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 Bologna, Milan, Verona, Turin, Cavoretto, Genoa, Pisa, Florence, Orvieto, Rome, Arezzo, and Siena, 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, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

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 / 4 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 / 2 nights
Orvieto
High dynamic range (HDR) Aerial view of the city of Milan, Italy.Milan / 2 nights
Cavoretto
Photo of beautiful landscape of panoramic aerial view port of Genoa in a summer day, Italy.Genoa / 1 night
Siena - city in ItalySiena
Photo of aerial view of Turin city center with landmark of Mole Antonelliana, Turin ,Italy ,Europe.Turin / 1 night
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

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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
photo of night panoramic view of Duomo square in Milano,Italy.Duomo di Milano Museum
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican CitySt Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums, Vatican CityVatican Museums
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 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 one of the world's oldest shopping malls galleria vittorio emanuele II at night in milan, lombardia, Italy.Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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
Sempione Park, Municipio 1, Milan, Lombardy, ItalySempione Park
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 Sunset view of Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) in Milan, Italy. Architecture and landmarks of Milan. Night cityscape of MilanSforzesco Castle Art Library
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 Old Port Porto Antico of Genoa (Genova) with yachts and boats with aquarium biosphere building under stormy sky. Genoa, ItalyAquarium of Genoa
photo of Spanish Steps at morning in Rome, Italy .Spanish Steps
Sistine ChapelSistine Chapel
Egyptian Museum, Circoscrizione 1, Turin, Torino, Piemont, ItalyEgyptian Museum
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
photo of Turin (Torino), Mole Antonelliana tower, simbol of the city. Italy.Mole Antonelliana
photo of ancient Palatine and ground of Circus Maximus on Palatine Hill in Rome, Italy.Circus Maximus
photo of High dynamic range (HDR) Fontana dei Mesi fountain in Parco del Valentino, TurinParco del Valentino
Central Market
Saint Peter's Square, R-36989Saint Peter's Square
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
photo of Largo di Torre Argentina square in Rome, Italy with four Roman Republican temples and the remains of Pompeys Theatre in the ancient Campus Martius.Largo di Torre Argentina
Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Quartiere 1, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, ItalyBasilica of Santa Croce in Florence
photo of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is Major papal basilica in Rome, Italy. Santa Maria Maggiore one of the most famous basilica in Rome, Italy. Architecture and landmark of Rome and Italy. Morning Rome .Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
photo of view of Teatro La Scala- famous opera house in Milan, Italy.La Scala
photo of Bologna, Italy - Two Towers (Due Torri), Asinelli and Garisenda, symbols of medieval Bologna towers.Two Towers
photo of Beautiful view of facade and campanile of Siena Cathedral, Duomo di Siena at sunrise, Siena, Tuscany, Italy .Siena Cathedral
Museo Nazionale dell'AutomobileMuseo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Well of St. Patrick, Orvieto, Terni, Umbria, ItalyWell of St Patrick
photo of View of the Castel Vecchio Bridge connected to Castelvecchio Castle along Adige river in Verona, Italy. Castelvecchio Museum
PHOTO OF Piazza Grande, Arezzo, Italy .Piazza Grande
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 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 Bologna, Italy. Fontana del Nettuno, Palazzo Re Enzo in Piazza Maggiore, Italy landmark in Emilia-Romagna historical province.Palazzo Re Enzo
Pubblico Palace, Siena, Tuscany, ItalyPubblico Palace
Tomb of glossator Egidio Foscherari at Piazza San Domenico in Bologna, Italy. Glossators were scholars of the 11th and 12th century legal schools in Italy.Tombs of the glossators of Bologna
Portici di Bologna

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Day 1

Day 1 – Bologna - arrival day

  • Bologna - Arrival day
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  • Tombs of the glossators of Bologna
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Say hello to Bologna! 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 Bologna for 1 night before you continue your adventure!

Bologna 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 Tombs of the glossators of Bologna or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Find your way to your hotel in Bologna. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Italy. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

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.

Set out on a gastronomic journey in Bologna by reserving a table at Ahimè. Known for its Bib Gourmand reputation, Ahimè captivates its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious country cooking cuisine. For a different taste, head over to I Portici, renowned for its delectable creative, and contemporary dishes. This distinguished 1-star Michelin-recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. Craving more culinary excitement? Explore Trattoria di Via Serra, a highly rated local gem known for its exquisite emilian menu. With a Bib Gourmand 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 Bologna.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Bar Freud e Squisito, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Osteria del Sole provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Macondo - Cocktail Bar offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

Raise a toast to the start of your 14-day road trip in Italy!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Bologna, and Milan

  • Milan
  • Bologna
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Drive 222 km, 2 hours 47 min

  • Fountain of Neptune, Bologna
  • Palazzo Re Enzo
  • Piazza Maggiore
  • Two Towers
  • Piazza Santo Stefano
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 2 of your road trip in Italy. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Bologna. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Milan. You will spend 2 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Fountain of Neptune, Bologna. This fountain is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,952 visitors.

When you’re finished at Fountain of Neptune, Bologna, head to Palazzo Re Enzo. This one-of-a-kind palazzo is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,072 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Piazza Maggiore. This square is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 64,523 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to Two Towers. This tower is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 25,975 visitors.

To round off your sightseeing experience, make your way to Piazza Santo Stefano. This famous square is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 7,617 travelers.

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

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Milan. 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 an outstanding dining experience at Enrico Bartolini al Mudec, a 3-star Michelin restaurant offering an exceptional creative menu. If you are in the mood for trying an alternative dining experience, consider visiting the nearby 2-star Michelin-awardee, Seta by Antonio Guida, known for its delicious international, and contemporary cuisine. Another highly-recommended restaurant in Milan is Il Luogo Aimo e Nadia, a renowned restaurant with a 1-star Guide Michelin recognition, known for its delicious italian contemporary, and modern menu.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Nottingham Forest, known for its lively atmosphere. Armani/Bamboo Bar is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, Mag Cafe offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Milan, and Verona

  • Milan
  • Verona
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Drive 328 km, 4 hours 29 min

  • Castelvecchio Museum
  • Ponte Scaligero
  • Verona Arena
  • Piazza Gae Aulenti
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At the end of the day, you'll drive back to Milan, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

Make Piazza Gae Aulenti one of your first sightseeing stops in Milan. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 30,398 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Set your GPS to Verona and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 2 hours 4 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Verona beckons with new experiences!

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Castelvecchio Museum. This much-appreciated art museum is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 13,854 reviews. Each year, 35,031 people visit this site to admire its unique features.

Next up is Castelvecchio Bridge. This arch bridge has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,156 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Verona Arena. This opera house has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 123,818 reviews. Every year, 195,540 travelers include this attraction on their travel itinerary.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Milan.

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

Make sure to book a table at Nero 9, a popular restaurant in Milan. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Milan at Ristorante la Brisa, 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 UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Milan tonight.

Continue your lively evening at Kilburn Cocktail Bar Milano, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. Bar Frida is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, The Friends Pub Milano ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Milan, and Turin

  • Turin
  • Milan
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Drive 145 km, 2 hours 22 min

  • Duomo di Milano Museum
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • La Scala
  • Sforzesco Castle Art Library
  • Sempione Park
  • More

Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 4 of your road trip in Italy. Today, you will make 1 stop and experience some of the highlights of Milan. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Turin, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Make Duomo di Milano Museum one of your first sightseeing stops in Milan. Rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 138,554 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area. This art museum attracts 341,609 visitors every year.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This commercial gallery is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 91,394 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by La Scala. This opera house has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 26,219 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Sforzesco Castle Art Library. A trip to this popular library is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.6 out of 5-star rating as given by 68,714 previous visitors.

Another top place to visit is Parco Sempione. This park enjoys an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 72,914 local and international travelers.

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

Set out on a gastronomic journey in Turin by reserving a table at Vintage 1997. Known for its 1-star Michelin reputation, Vintage 1997 captivates its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious italian, and classic cuisine. For a different taste, head over to Unforgettable, renowned for its delectable innovative, and italian contemporary dishes. This distinguished 1-star Michelin-recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. Craving more culinary excitement? Explore Piano 35, a highly rated local gem known for its exquisite italian contemporary, and piedmontese menu. With a 1-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 Turin.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at OINOS Vini - Wine Bar - Caffetteria, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Carpe Diem provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Piper Pub offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Turin, Cavoretto, and Genoa

  • Genoa
  • Turin
  • Cavoretto
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Drive 173 km, 2 hours 25 min

  • Egyptian Museum
  • Mole Antonelliana
  • Parco del Valentino
  • Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
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On day 5 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Italy, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Turin, and Cavoretto. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Genoa, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Journey into the unknown at Egyptian Museum, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 48,123 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Mole Antonelliana is a recommended place to visit. This tower is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 45,724 reviews. Based on recent data, the attraction hosts 237,000 visitors per year.

Another must-see attraction in Turin is Parco del Valentino. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 42,752 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Turin offers an experience you will remember.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Cavoretto.

Journey into the unknown at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 16,522 reviews.

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.

Prepare for an extraordinary culinary adventure in Genoa by booking a table at San Giorgio, a 1-star Michelin restaurant that boasts an exceptional modern, and ligurian menu. For a different flavor experience, head to The Cook, renowned for its delectable modern dishes. This 1-star Michelin restaurant consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Looking for another option? Visit Il Marin, a local gem known for its delightful seafood, and contemporary cuisine in Genoa. Nestled in the city's heart, this 1-star Michelin restaurant is a perfect choice for discerning restaurant-goers seeking a new experience.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Scurreria Beer & Bagel offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, La Lepre is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Italy!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Genoa, Pisa, and Florence

  • Florence
  • Genoa
  • Pisa
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Drive 268 km, 3 hours 48 min

  • Piazza De Ferrari
  • Aquarium of Genoa
  • Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Dive into day 6 of your remarkable road trip in Italy. Today you will explore Genoa, and Pisa, 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 Florence. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to piazza De Ferrari. This square is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Genoa, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 34,312 visitors.

Aquarium of Genoa is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 62,259 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction. It’s estimated that around 1,200,000 people visit this public aquarium every year.

After soaking in Genoa’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Pisa. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 2 hours 3 min. When you arrive in Pisa, it's time to take a break from the road.

Drop by the renowned Piazza del Duomo, Pisa. This popular square has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 104,550 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Leaning Tower of Pisa. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 116,882 visitors, this bell tower deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

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.

Have a memorable dining experience in Florence by booking a table at Enoteca Pinchiorri, renowned as a 3-star Michelin restaurant presenting an exceptional italian contemporary menu. For a different culinary experience, Santa Elisabetta shines as one of the top destinations known for its delicious creative, and mediterranean cuisine in Florence. This 2-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, Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura is known as a top local spot for its delicious italian contemporary, and international cuisine in Florence. This 1-star Michelin awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Manifattura, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of SE·STO on Arno Rooftop Bar, a bar catering to every mood and preference. Archea Brewery likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Florence

  • Florence
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Drive 7 km, 52 min

  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
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Day 7 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.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Ponte Vecchio. Previous visitors have rated this deck arch bridge an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 118,099 reviews.

Uffizi Gallery is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This national museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 61,794 reviews. The attraction welcomes 2,011,219 visitors every year.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is piazza della Signoria. This square is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 66,956 reviews.

Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence is another outstanding experience in Florence. Around 28,544 travelers have rated this church an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

If you long for more, piazzale Michelangelo is not far away. This square is a lovely addition to your itinerary. Previous visitors have rated it an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 77,744 reviews. The attraction gets an estimated 2,011,219 visitors every year.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Florence, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Florence 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.

Savor the flavors at Trattoria Da Burde, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Ristorante Buca Mario beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Eataly Firenze. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Florence tonight.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Italy!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Florence, Orvieto, and Rome

  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Orvieto
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Drive 296 km, 3 hours 55 min

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Central Market
  • Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Well of St Patrick
  • More

On day 8 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, and Orvieto. In the evening, you’ll end up in Rome, where you will stay for 4 nights.

When you're ready to see some sights, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is a great place to start. This church is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 76,359 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Central Market. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 43,100 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Galleria dell'Accademia. This site gets more than 1,719,645 visitors annually. The national museum has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 34,429 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Florence, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Orvieto may take around 1 hour 53 min. Upon your arrival in Orvieto, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Make Well of St. Patrick your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this point of interest an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 14,274 reviews.

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.

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

Experience a taste of La Pergola in Rome by booking a reservation in advance. Renowned for its 3-star Michelin distinction, La Pergola delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious mediterranean, and contemporary cuisine. For another culinary dining option, venture to Il Pagliaccio, celebrated for its delectable creative, and innovative menu. This acclaimed 2-star Michelin-recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. Seeking an alternative? Discover Enoteca La Torre, a top local restaurant known for its tantalizing mediterranean, and creative menu. With a 2-star Michelin recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at La Botticella of Poggi Giovanni. Alternatively, go to Sant' Eustachio Caffè, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, Caffè Portofino 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 9

Day 9 – Rome

  • Rome
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Drive 6 km, 1 hour

  • Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Campo de' Fiori
  • Piazza navona
  • Pantheon
  • Trevi Fountain
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On day 9 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Rome. You’ll stay in Rome for 3 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Castel Sant'Angelo. This museum typically receives around 918,591 visitors every year and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 72,431 reviews.

Continue your journey at Campo de' Fiori. This square is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 51,133 travelers from near and far.

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.

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

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

Dine in style at DEROMA - Farine Romane, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, La Taverna Italiana boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Centro. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Rome.

Cap off your dinner by heading to The Apartment Bar Roma, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Hotel Hassler Roma is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Rome

  • Rome
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Drive 5 km, 1 hour 9 min

  • Circus Maximus
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Altare della Patria
  • Largo di Torre Argentina
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Day 10 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Rome for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Make Circus Maximus your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this circus an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 44,741 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Colosseum. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 328,821 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this roman amphitheatre every year. In fact, this attraction welcomes 7,400,000 annual visitors.

Roman Forum is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This square has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 114,450 visitors.

When you’re finished at Roman Forum, the perfect next stop is Altare della Patria. This architectural structure is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 49,843 reviews. Altare della Patria attracts approximately 1,683,070 visitors annually.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to largo di Torre Argentina. This square is a top place to visit, with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 30,433 reviews.

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

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

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Ristorante Tema, a top-rated dining spot in Rome. If you're in the mood for something new, try Maccheroni, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at RoYaL Art Cafè Roma. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Rome.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Italy!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Rome

  • Rome
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour

  • Villa Borghese
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Spanish Steps
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
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Day 11 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Rome has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Rome by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Drop by the renowned Villa Borghese. This popular urban zone of rome has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 69,749 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is piazza del Popolo. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 89,807 visitors, this square deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Spanish Steps. This monumental staircase has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 57,211 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Piazza di Spagna. This square and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 113,658 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 27,678 travelers, this major basilica is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Rome.

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.

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Harry's Bar, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Ristorante Amedeo? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at VinAllegro as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Rome.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Rome, Vatican City, and Arezzo

  • Arezzo
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Drive 225 km, 3 hours 10 min

  • St Peter's Basilica
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Saint Peter's Square
  • Vatican Museums
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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 Arezzo. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Set your GPS to Vatican City and hit the road. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Vatican City beckons with new experiences!

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. This major basilica gets 11,000,000 visitors each year and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 131,043 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Sistine Chapel. This chapel has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 52,083 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Saint Peter's Square. This square has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 38,954 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Vatican Museums. This art museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 133,310 visitors. Visiting Vatican Museums means you'll be one of 1,612,530 people who do so every year.

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

As you explore more of Arezzo, 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 symphony of flavors at Octavin in Arezzo by securing a reservation in advance. Renowned for its 1-star Michelin distinction, Octavin delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious creative cuisine. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try La Clandestina? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Ristorante Logge Vasari as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Arezzo.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Liquid Bar. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Italy!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Arezzo, Siena, and Bologna

  • Bologna
  • Arezzo
  • Siena
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Drive 242 km, 3 hours 34 min

  • Piazza Grande
  • Piazza del Campo
  • Pubblico Palace
  • Siena Cathedral
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 13 of your road trip in Italy. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Arezzo, and Siena. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Bologna, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Make piazza Grande your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this square an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 14,465 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Arezzo and set your GPS to Siena. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 10 min. Upon reaching Siena, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to piazza del Campo. This much-appreciated square is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars in 64,175 reviews.

Next up is Pubblico Palace. This museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,400 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Siena Cathedral. This domus has been rated 4.8 out of 5 stars in 21,656 reviews.

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

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.

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.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Bar Senza Nome, known for its inviting atmosphere. Bar Maurizio is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, BrewDog Bar Bologna 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 14

Day 14 – Bologna - departure day

  • Bologna - Departure day
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  • Portici di Bologna
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Day 14 of your road trip in Italy is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Bologna before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Maximize your last day in Italy and go on a shopping spree in Bologna’s shopping center. Browse for souvenirs to remind you of your wonderful journey in Italy.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Portici di Bologna. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 101 reviews.

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

If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Cantina Bentivoglio, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu.

You’ll then say farewell to Bologna. 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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