14-Day Italy Road Trip from Rome to Arezzo, Bologna, Venice, Verona, and Florence

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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 Rome, Arezzo, Bologna, Padua, Venice, Verona, Valeggio sul Mincio, Florence, and Otricoli. 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 Arezzo, 2 nights in Bologna, 2 nights in Venice, 1 night in Verona, and 4 nights in Florence. 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, Arezzo, Bologna, Padua, Venice, Verona, Valeggio sul Mincio, Florence, and Otricoli, 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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Rental car, 14 days
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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 / 4 nights
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
Photo of beautiful view of canal with statues on square Prato della Valle and Basilica Santa Giustina in Padova (Padua), Veneto, Italy.Padua
Famous buildings, gondolas and monuments by the Rialto Bridge of Venice on the Grand Canal, Italy.Venice / 2 nights
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 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 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
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 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 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 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
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 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
Parco Giardino SigurtàParco Giardino Sigurtà
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 The Boboli Gardens park, Fountain of Neptune and a distant view on The Palazzo Pitti, in English sometimes called the Pitti Palace, in Florence, Italy. Popular tourist attraction and destination.Pitti Palace
The Boboli GardensThe Boboli Gardens
photo of Florence, Italy. Palazzo Vecchio (or Palazzo della Signoria ) and Loggia dei Lanzi, twilight scene in Tuscany.Palazzo Vecchio
Photo of sunrise in San Marco square with Campanile and San Marco's Basilica, the main square of the old town, Venice, Veneto Italy.Saint Mark's Basilica
photo of The traditional bridge of the sighs of Barranco in Lima-PERU .Bridge of Sighs
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 Piazza dei Signori in Verona, Italy. Verona is a popular tourist destination of Europe.Piazza dei Signori
photo of view of Verona, Italy. Scenery with Adige River and Ponte Scaligero and Castelvecchio, medieval landmarks of veronese city, Verona, Italy.Ponte Scaligero
Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padova, Italy in autumn day.Scrovegni Chapel
Palazzo Contarini del BovoloPalazzo Contarini del Bovolo
photo of David of Michelangelo,Florence Italy.David of Michelangelo
Teatro La Fenice, Italy.Teatro La Fenice
photo of the Grand Canal and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Clear blue skies and wonderful water in the canal. Perfect water trip for a tourist venice italy.Peggy Guggenheim Collection
photo of the exterior of Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Museum of the Works of the Cathedral) in Florence, Italy.Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
photo of Picturesque view of Gondolas on Canal Grande with Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in the background, Venice, Italy. Selective focus on Gondolier .Santa Maria della Salute
photo of view Panorama picture of The Arsenale in Venice Italy.Venetian Arsenal
photo of Piazza Santo Stefano .Piazza Santo Stefano
photo of Palazzo della Ragione on Piazza della Frutta in Padue, Italy .Piazza della Frutta
photo of Bologna, Italy. Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, Italy landmark in Emilia-Romagna historical province.Fountain of Neptune, Bologna
Lucignano, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy: the medieval church of San Francesco and the ancient town hall Palazzo Pretorio in the center of the picturesque Tuscan town.San Francesco, Arezzo
photo of view of chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieve, Arezzo, Italy.Santa Maria della Pieve
photo of view ofChiesa del Santissimo Salvatore, Bologna, Italy.Chiesa del Santissimo Salvatore
Ocriculum Archaeological Park

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Day 1

Day 1 – Rome - arrival day

  • Rome - Arrival day
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  • Campo de' Fiori
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Your road trip adventure in Italy begins as soon as you reach Rome and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Rome for 2 nights and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

Rome is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. 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.

Make sure to book a table at La Pergola, a 3 Michelin star restaurant and a Bib Gourmand dining venue in Rome. This local gem’s delectable mediterranean and contemporary cuisine is sure to leave a lasting impression. La Pergola is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Treat yourself to culinary excellence at Il Pagliaccio, offering a Bib-Gourmand awarded dining experience. With its 2 Michelin star rating, it caters to the most discerning palates. The incredible creative and innovative cuisine at Il Pagliaccio has earned praise globally.

If you're in the mood for something different, consider reserving a table at Enoteca La Torre. This celebrated dining spot in Rome is renowned for its sumptuous meals and mediterranean and creative menu. Countless patrons sing this Bib Gourmand restaurant's praises, adding to its 2 Michelin-star prestige.

When you’ve finished your meal, RoYaL Art Cafè Roma is one of the best bars in Rome for an after-dinner drink. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,972 customers.

Ai Tre Scalini is another of the most popular bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,950 customers.

Alternatively, check out Centro. This popular place has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, as rated by 1,488 customers.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Rome

  • Rome
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Drive 9 km, 1 hour 11 min

  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza navona
  • Castel Sant'Angelo
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Day 2 of your road trip across Italy promises a magnificent time exploring Rome. You have 1 night left in Rome. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

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.

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 book a table at 433, a popular restaurant in Rome. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,341 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Roma Sparita during your stay in Rome. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 2,073 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Ristorante Amedeo, a renowned dining destination in Rome. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,798 satisfied guests.

DEROMA - Farine Romane is one of the best bars in Rome and the perfect place for a celebratory drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,432 customers.

You may also want to check out Hotel Hassler Roma, offering great drinks and a fantastic atmosphere. Hotel Hassler Roma is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 895 customers.

A third bar where you could have a great time tonight is VinAllegro. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,167 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Italy!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Rome and Arezzo

  • Rome
  • Arezzo
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Drive 220 km, 3 hours 8 min

  • Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Spanish Steps
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Villa Borghese
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Dive into day 3 of your remarkable road trip in Italy. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Rome and Arezzo, 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 Arezzo. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Trevi Fountain. This sculpture is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Rome, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 343,494 visitors.

Piazza di Spagna is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 113,658 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Spanish Steps. Visitors have rated this monumental staircase an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 57,211 reviews.

Piazza del Popolo is another unique site you can experience today. This attraction is a square rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 89,807 reviews.

Make your way to the fantastic Villa Borghese, perhaps the most famous urban zone of rome in Rome. This attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 69,749 travelers.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Rome and set your GPS to Arezzo. 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 2 hours 22 min. Upon reaching Arezzo, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

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.

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

Do not miss out on an incredible dining experience at Octavin, one of the finest Bib Gourmand restaurants in Arezzo, boasting 1 Michelin stars. Featuring delightful food options and creative offerings, Octavin has garnered acclaim from numerous satisfied diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Trattoria Il Saraceno should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Arezzo, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,759 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Antica Fonte. This highly regarded restaurant in Arezzo has earned a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 1,306 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend La Clandestina, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 277 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Emilio. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 263 customers.

La Nuova Tagliatella is another top-rated bar where you can spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 275 customers.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Bologna

  • Arezzo
  • Bologna
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Drive 178 km, 2 hours 18 min

  • San Francesco, Arezzo
  • Santa Maria della Pieve
  • Piazza Grande
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On day 4 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 Arezzo and Bologna. In the evening, you’ll end up in Bologna, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to San Francesco, Arezzo. This minor basilica gets 20,939 visitors each year and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,377 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Santa Maria della Pieve. This church building has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 720 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to piazza Grande. This square has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 14,465 visitors.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Arezzo, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Bologna. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 7 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Bologna.

Make sure to book a table at Ahimè, a luxury dining venue in Bologna. This local gem’s delectable country cooking cuisine is sure to leave a lasting impression. Ahimè is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Treat yourself to culinary excellence at I Portici, offering a Bib-Gourmand awarded dining experience. With its 1 Michelin star rating, it caters to the most discerning palates. The incredible creative and contemporary cuisine at I Portici has earned praise globally.

If you're in the mood for something different, consider reserving a table at Trattoria di Via Serra. This celebrated dining spot in Bologna is renowned for its sumptuous meals and emilian menu. Countless patrons sing this luxury restaurant's praises.

Many locals go to Va Mo Là to have a good time. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,876 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option is Ca' Pelletti - Altabella. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,464 customers.

Cantina Bentivoglio is another great option in Bologna. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,094 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Bologna

  • Bologna
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Drive 1 km, 27 min

  • Chiesa del Santissimo Salvatore
  • Two Towers
  • Piazza Santo Stefano
  • Piazza Maggiore
  • Fountain of Neptune, Bologna
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Day 5 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Bologna has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Bologna by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Bologna, 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 Bologna below.

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.

Don't miss out on experiencing Donatello, a renowned dining spot in Bologna. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,700 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Trattoria dal Biassanot while immersing yourself in Bologna. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,616 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Trattoria di Via Serra, a beloved dining establishment within Bologna. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,547 satisfied customers.

Many locals go to BrewDog Bar Bologna to have a good time. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,504 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option is Corner Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 934 customers.

Macondo - Cocktail Bar is another great option in Bologna. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 808 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Padua and Venice

  • Padua
  • Venice
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Drive 167 km, 3 hours 3 min

  • Prato della Valle
  • The Basilica of St Anthony
  • Piazza della Frutta
  • Scrovegni Chapel
  • Piazza dei Signori
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 6 of your road trip in Italy, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Padua and Venice. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Venice. Venice will be your home away from home for 2 nights.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Bologna, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Padua may take around 1 hour 30 min. Upon your arrival in Padua, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Start your day with a visit to prato della Valle. This extraordinary square is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 47,576 visitors.

Next, make your way to The Basilica of St. Anthony. This top attraction is a church with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 38,852 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Piazza della Frutta. This square is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,397 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit Scrovegni Chapel. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 11,849 travelers. Around 9,387 people come to experience this place of interest every year.

Today is also your chance to spend some time at Piazza dei Signori, Padua. This square is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,510 travelers.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Venice. This car ride takes around 41 min.

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.

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

Take your Venice getaway to new heights by dining at Local, a Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant. Renowned for its world-famous 1 Michelin-star rating and a variety of creative and refined dishes, Local consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional contemporary cuisine.

A renowned dining spot in Venice is Wistèria, which holds a rating of 1 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s inviting ambiance and menu leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its contemporary and venetian menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to the Wistèria’s culinary mastery.

Experience a taste of local culinary excellence while in Venice and reserve a table at the 1-star Michelin restaurant, Quadri. Its delectable modern menu has contributed to impressive reviews from many previous guests. Food enthusiasts visiting the area will be particularly excited to experience this Bib Gourmand restaurant.

If you're looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Adagio, claiming it's one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 621 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Il Mercante. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 666 customers.

Cantina Do Spade is another top-rated bar where you can spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,120 customers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Venice

  • Venice
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Drive 8 km, 1 hour 28 min

  • Venetian Arsenal
  • Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
  • Teatro La Fenice
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  • Santa Maria della Salute
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Day 7 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Venice for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

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

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Venice.

Make a reservation at Rio Novo, a popular dining spot in Venice. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 3,401 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Trattoria Al Gazzettino while indulging in the charm of Venice. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, cherished by 3,378 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Farini, a treasured establishment in Venice. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,615 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Bistrot de Venise, one of the top bars you could visit in the city. Bistrot de Venise is an excellent place for a refreshing evening drink and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,931 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at Impronta. Around 1,541 customers have rated their experience at Impronta an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Osteria Bancogiro also belongs to the list of the best bars in the Venice, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,747 bar-goers.

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 – Venice and Verona

  • Venice
  • Verona
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Drive 122 km, 1 hour 39 min

  • Rialto Bridge
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Doge's Palace
  • Bridge of Sighs
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 8 of your road trip in Italy. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Venice and Verona. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Verona. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Rialto Bridge. This stone bridge is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 141,666 reviews.

Continue your journey at Piazza San Marco. This square is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 152,982 travelers from near and far.

Venice is also the home of St Mark's Basilica. This cathedral has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,439 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Doge's Palace. A total of 318,104 people explore this attraction every year. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 24,775 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Lastly, don't miss out on Bridge of Sighs. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 18,223 reviews, it’s hard to refuse the opportunity to see this footbridge.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Verona, 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 Venice to Verona may take around 1 hour 24 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Verona, 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 Verona. 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 luxury dining experience at Osteria Mondo d'Oro. Holding an impressive rating and a remarkable menu, Osteria Mondo d'Oro consistently impresses both foreign and local guests, earning praise for its exceptional italian and seasonal cuisine.

Another renowned restaurant is Casa Perbellini 12 Apostoli, one of the best Bib Gourmand 2-star Michelin fine dining venues in Verona. Take your pick from the creative and contemporary menu, where each dish is a masterpiece meticulously crafted to delight your senses.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable dining experience at Il Desco in Verona. With its prestigious 1-Michelin star rating, the menu is crafted to delight your palate and take you on a culinary journey. This acclaimed restaurant with a Bib-Gourmand award, serves italian contemporary dishes that have garnered numerous reviews from satisfied guests.

Archivio is a must-visit. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 840 customers.

You can also enjoy having some snacks and drinks at Osteria da Ugo. This bar is a popular hangout spot among locals and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,724 customers.

Signorvino is another top-rated city bar we recommend in Verona. Rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,737 customers, this bar is a great place to cap off the night.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Italy!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Verona, Valeggio sul Mincio, and Florence

  • Verona
  • Florence
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Drive 269 km, 4 hours 2 min

  • Castelvecchio Museum
  • Ponte Scaligero
  • Verona Arena
  • Parco Giardino Sigurtà
  • More

On day 9 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Italy, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Verona, Valeggio sul Mincio, and Florence. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Florence, where you’ll be staying for 4 nights.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Castelvecchio Museum. Over 35,031 travelers visit this attraction every year. Previous visitors have rated this art museum an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 13,854 reviews.

Castelvecchio Bridge is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This arch bridge is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,156 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is Verona Arena. This opera house is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 123,818 reviews. Every year, around 195,540 travelers visit this site to discover its unique features.

After soaking in Verona’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Valeggio sul Mincio. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 50 min. When you arrive in Valeggio sul Mincio, it's time to take a break from the road.

Florence’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Valeggio sul Mincio behind. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 54 min. Florence welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

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.

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

Enoteca Pinchiorri is the Bib Gourmand restaurant to visit if you’re craving culinary excellence. This 3-star Michelin restaurant has a diverse and enticing menu selection, which includes its delicious and signature italian contemporary meals.

Elevate your dining experience at a 2-star Michelin restaurant in Florence, Santa Elisabetta. At this Bib Gourmand awardee, savor a combination of exceptional flavors with a memorable dining experience. This renowned restaurant’s meal selection includes its signature creative and mediterranean dishes, which are sure to tickle your taste buds.

Another culinary gem in Florence you shouldn’t miss is Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura. Enjoy a menu that has earned it a prestigious 1-star Michelin rating. Delivering a food experience like no other, this Bib Gourmand restaurant’s italian contemporary and international menu and exceptional service make it a must-visit destination for those seeking exceptional dining in the area.

Manifattura is one of our top recommendations. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 509 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Caffe Concerto Paszkowski. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,000 customers.

Ristorante Buca Mario is another top-rated bar in the city of Florence. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,879 customers.

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 10

Day 10 – Florence

  • Florence
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Drive 4 km, 58 min

  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • More

On day 10 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Florence. You’ll stay in Florence for 3 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

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 Florence has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. This tour allows curious travelers like you to experience the best of the country. You can make the most of your time in Italy by scrolling down and selecting tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Il Vezzo while you’re in Florence. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 862 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Florence is Le Vespe Cafè. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 773 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

While in Florence, enjoy Ristorante Le Volte Firenze’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 536 satisfied guests.

Villa Cora is a fantastic bar many locals in Florence recognize. This popular bar is an excellent place to unwind after a busy day and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 699 customers.

You can also enjoy a few drinks and some snacks at Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino, another popular bar in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 951 customers.

Archea Brewery is a local favorite and a great place to hang out and socialize with other travelers in Florence. Customers have rated the exciting Archea Brewery an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 723 reviews.

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 11

Day 11 – Florence

  • Florence
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Drive 3 km, 45 min

  • Pitti Palace
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
  • Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence
  • More

Day 11 of your road trip across Italy promises a magnificent time exploring Florence. You have 2 nights left in Florence. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

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

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

Make sure to reserve a table at Ala Grande Caffè(caffè Rosanò), an iconic dining spot in Florence. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 2,180 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Ristorante Romantico il Paiolo while in Florence. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, treasured by 2,523 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Ristorante La Spada, a favorite in Florence. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,228 discerning guests.

When you’ve finished your meal, Locale Firenze is one of the best bars in Florence for an after-dinner drink. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 771 customers.

Cibrèo Caffè is another of the most popular bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 857 customers.

Alternatively, check out Nab Firenze. This popular place has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, as rated by 790 customers.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Florence

  • Florence
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Drive 7 km, 1 hour 11 min

  • The Boboli Gardens
  • Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI)
  • Central Market
  • Galleria dell'Accademia
  • David of Michelangelo
  • More

Day 12 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Florence has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Florence by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

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.

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

Book a table at Trattoria San Lorenzo Firenze, a famous dining establishment in Florence. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,880 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Florence is Le Cappelle Medicee, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.6 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 1,574 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Florence’s Ristorante Buca Niccolini for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,786 satisfied diners.

Locals recommend going for a drink at Djària - American Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 182 customers.

Another popular bar you could swing by after dinner is Eataly Firenze. This bar is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 5,126 customers.

Colle Bereto also makes the list of popular bars you could visit tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 2,213 customers.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Otricoli, Vatican City, and Rome

  • Rome
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Drive 295 km, 3 hours 54 min

  • Ocriculum Archaeological Park
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St Peter's Basilica
  • Vatican Museums
  • More

Dive into day 13 of your remarkable road trip in Italy. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Otricoli, Vatican City, and Rome, 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 Rome. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Otricoli’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Florence behind. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 22 min. Otricoli welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

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.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali while you’re in Rome. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 1,637 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Rome is Maccheroni. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 1,633 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

While in Rome, enjoy RomAntica’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 1,462 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Ristorante Tema, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 939 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is La Botticella of Poggi Giovanni, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 655 customers. This spot is known for its unique atmosphere and impressive selection of beverages, making it a must-visit for both locals and tourists alike.

Sant' Eustachio Caffè is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 9,555 customers.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Rome - departure day

  • Rome - Departure day
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  • Altare della Patria
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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 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. Your stay’s proximity to the city’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments.

Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Italy.

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

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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