14-Day Italy Road Trip from Venice to Bolzano, Milan, Florence, Bologna, and Trieste and surrounding area

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Duration
14 days & 13 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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13 nights included
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14 days included
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Explore the best of Italy on a 14-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Venice, Lido, Rabland - Rablà, Merano, Bolzano, Marèo - Enneberg - Marebbe, Prags - Braies, Sexten - Sesto, Urtijëi, Milan, Pisa, Florence, Verona, Bologna, Udine, Aquileia, Trieste, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Duino / Devin, Borgo Grotta Gigante / Briščiki, and Miramare / Miramar. This road trip itinerary in Italy seamlessly combines exploration with relaxation.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Italy takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 4 nights in Venice, 2 nights in Bolzano, 1 night in Milan, 2 nights in Florence, 1 night in Bologna, and 3 nights in Trieste. 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 Venice, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Italy on your own terms.

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

As you hit the open road and drive through Venice, Lido, Rabland - Rablà, Merano, Bolzano, Marèo - Enneberg - Marebbe, Prags - Braies, Sexten - Sesto, Urtijëi, Milan, Pisa, Florence, Verona, Bologna, Udine, Aquileia, Trieste, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Duino / Devin, Borgo Grotta Gigante / Briščiki, and Miramare / Miramar, 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
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Aquileia
Lido
Borgo Grotta Gigante / Briščiki
Florence Aerial View of Ponte Vecchio Bridge during Beautiful Sunny Day, ItalyFlorence / 2 nights
Miramare / Miramar
Photo of  Passer River, Alps mountains in winter time in Merano.Meran - Merano
photo of skiing in the Alpe di Siusi with snow in winter, Dolomites, Italy.Bolzano - Bozen / 2 nights
Pisa - city in ItalyPisa
Photo of Colorful summer cityscape of Lignano Sabbiadoro town.Lignano Sabbiadoro
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 / 1 night
Rabland - Rablà
High dynamic range (HDR) Aerial view of the city of Milan, Italy.Milan / 1 night
Sexten - Sesto
Urtijëi - St. Ulrich - Ortisei
Udine - city in ItalyUdine
Al Plan de Mareo - St. Vigil in Enneberg - San Vigilio di Marebbe
Prags - Braies
Photo of Trieste lighthouse Phare de la Victoire and cityscape panoramic aerial view, Friuli Venezia Giulia region of Italy.Triest / 3 nights
Famous buildings, gondolas and monuments by the Rialto Bridge of Venice on the Grand Canal, Italy.Venice / 4 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
Duino / Devin

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photo of sunrise in san marco square with campanile and san marco's basilica. Panorama of the main square of the old town. Venice, Italy.Piazza San Marco
photo of beautiful view from the canal grande to the famous rialto bridge in Venice, Italy, without people and clear, emerald water.Rialto Bridge
photo of verona, Italy. ancient amphitheater arena di verona in Italy like Rome coliseum with nighttime illumination and evening blue sky. verona's italian famous ancient landmark theatre. veneto region.Verona Arena
photo of golden sunset over ponte vecchio bridge with traditional boat on the arno river, Florence, Italy.Ponte Vecchio
photo of medieval leaning tower of pisa (Torre di pisa) at piazza dei miracoli (Piazza del duomo), Tuscany, Italy.Leaning Tower of Pisa
photo of panorama of piazza dei miracoli with leaning tower of pisa, Italy.Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
photo of one of the world's oldest shopping malls galleria vittorio emanuele II at night in milan, lombardia, Italy.Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
photo of View of statue of david on Piazzale Michelangelo at morning  in Florence, Italy.Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Quartiere 1, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, ItalyCathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Sempione Park, Municipio 1, Milan, Lombardy, ItalySempione Park
photo of square of signoria in florence at sunrise, Italy.Piazza della Signoria
photo of uffizi gallery in piazzale degli uffizi at night in florence Italy.Uffizi Gallery
photo of piazza dell unita d'Italia in trieste Italy.Piazza Unità d'Italia
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
photo of Beautiful summer view of Miramare Castle. Adorable morning seascape of Adriatic sea. Spectacular outdoor scene of Italy, Europe. Traveling concept background.Miramare Castle
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
Parco Naturale Tre Cime
photo of Ancient Roman bridge Ponte Pietra and the River Adige in cloudy summer day, Duomo tower in background, Verona, Italy .Ponte Pietra
PHOTO OF View of the Piazza delle Erbe in center of Verona city, Italy .Piazza delle Erbe
photo of Amazing view of Braies Lake (Lago Di Braies, Pragser Wildsee) in Northern Italy,Burano Italy.Pragser Wildsee
Teatro La Fenice, Italy.Teatro La Fenice
Giardini della BiennaleGiardini della Biennale
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 first snow on Braies Lake. Foggy autumn view of Italian Alps, Naturpark Fanes-Sennes-Prags. Picturesque sunrise in Dolomite Alps, Italy, Europe. Beauty of nature concept background.Parco Naturale di Fanes-Sennes-Braies
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 Gallerie dell'Accademia ,venice,Italy.Gallerie dell'Accademia
The Grotta Gigante is a giant cave on the Italian side of the Trieste Karst (Carso). Spectacular stalagmites formations inside one of the biggest caves in the world.Grotta Gigante
photo of Porta Borsari .Porta Borsari
photo of view of Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta in Aquileia (UNESCO World Heritage)c, Aquileia, Italy.Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta
Risiera di San Sabba, Servola-Chiarbola-Valmaura-Borgo San Sergio, Triest, UTI Giuliana / Julijska MTU, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyRisiera di San Sabba
Aerial view of Udine with an arcade leading to the castle, Italy.Udine Castle
Piazza San Giacomo in Udine sunset panoramic view, town in Friuli Venezia Giulia region of Italy.Piazza Giacomo Matteotti
Devin Castle above the river Danube at sunset or sunrise.Duino Castle
photo of view of La Borsa - the Stock Market, Trieste, Italy.Piazza della Borsa
Rilke trail / Pešpot Rilke
photo of ski resort Col Raiser in South Tyrol, Italy.Col Raiser
Aquasplash - Water Park, Lignano Sabbiadoro, UTI Riviera - Bassa Friulana, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyAquasplash - Water Park
photo of view of Roman Theatre of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.Roman Theatre of Trieste
photo of Piazza della Libertà .Piazza della Libertà
photo of Sella Ronda ski area, Ciampinoi cable cars, in the back Alpe di Siusi and Sciliar massif, Selva di Val Gardena, South Tyrol, Alto Adige, Italy.Cable cars Ciampinoi
Molo Audace - Già "Molo S. Carlo", Città Nuova-Barriera Nuova-San Vito-Città Vecchia, Triest, UTI Giuliana / Julijska MTU, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyMolo Audace
Parco Hemingway
Doggy Beach, Lignano Sabbiadoro, UTI Riviera - Bassa Friulana, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyDoggy Beach
Castello PrincipescoCastello Principesco
Eisenbahnwelt - Mondo Treno
Laubengasse, Meran - Merano, Burggrafenamt - Burgraviato, South Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, ItalyLaubengasse
Museum Gherdëina, Urtijëi - St. Ulrich in Gröden - Ortisei, Salten-Schlern - Salto-Sciliar, South Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, ItalyMuseum Gherdëina

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Day 1

Day 1 – Venice - arrival day

  • Venice - Arrival day
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  • Rialto Bridge
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Welcome to Venice, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Italy! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 3 nights immersing yourself in Venice's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Venice 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 Rialto Bridge or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Venice. 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 Venice. 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.

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

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Al Parlamento, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to Adagio. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down. You could also continue your night at Il Mercante, another top-rated place in the area.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Venice

  • Venice
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Drive 3 km, 40 min

  • Venetian Arsenal
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Doge's Palace
  • Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Piazza San Marco
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Venice has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Venice by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Take the opportunity to see Venetian Arsenal. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,749 visitors.

Bridge of Sighs is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This footbridge has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 18,223 travelers.

Venice is also the home of Doge's Palace. This palace gets more than 318,104 visitors on an annual basis. Around 24,775 people have rated this palace an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is St Mark's Basilica. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from a total of 18,439 reviews, a visit to this cathedral is a great idea.

This day of your vacation in Venice is also your chance to admire Piazza San Marco. This must-visit square enjoys an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 152,982 reviews.

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.

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

Enjoy a delicious meal at Cantina Do Spade, a top-rated dining destination in Venice. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Trattoria Al Gazzettino, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Trattoria Bar Pontini. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Venice this evening.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at The Irish Pub Venezia, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to Dolce Vita Venezia. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down. You could also continue your night at Devils Forest Pub, another top-rated place in the area.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Venice, and Lido

  • Venice
  • Lido
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Drive 7 km, 1 hour 29 min

  • Giardini della Biennale
  • Gallerie dell'Accademia
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  • Santa Maria della Salute
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Day 3 of your road trip across Italy promises a magnificent time exploring Lido. You have 1 night left in Lido. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the town.

Make Gallerie dell'Accademia your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this art museum an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 7,950 reviews. More than 210,149 people visit this place of interest every year.

Next up, make a stop at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,128 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this art museum every year. In fact, this attraction welcomes 92,922 annual visitors.

Santa Maria della Salute is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This votive church has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 8,681 visitors.

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

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

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at La Palanca, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Farini offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Trattoria Dona Onesta. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Venice.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Bar Al Vecio Calice offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink.

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 – Venice, Rabland - Rablà, Merano, and Bolzano

  • Bolzano - Bozen
  • Rabland - Rablà
  • Meran - Merano
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Drive 343 km, 4 hours 3 min

  • Eisenbahnwelt - Mondo Treno
  • Castello Principesco
  • Laubengasse
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 4 of your road trip in Italy. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Rabland - Rablà, and Merano. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Bolzano, which will be your home away from home for 2 nights.

Set your GPS to Rabland - Rablà and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 3 hours 11 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Rabland - Rablà beckons with new experiences!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Eisenbahnwelt - Mondo Treno. This museum is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Rabland - Rablà, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,041 visitors.

After soaking in Rabland - Rablà’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Merano. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 15 min. When you arrive in Merano, it's time to take a break from the road.

Take the opportunity to see Castello Principesco. This attraction has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,184 visitors.

Laubengasse is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This point of interest has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 711 travelers.

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

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

Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at Vögele, a Bib Gourmand restaurant offering an incredible regional, and traditional menu. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, In Viaggio - Claudio Melis is one of the best restaurants for creative, and contemporary cuisine in Bolzano. This 1-star Michelin-awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. You could also check for a table at Castel Flavon. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Bolzano tonight.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Café Gruber, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. FRANZBAR is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Bar La Nuova Grotta del Corso is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Bolzano, Marèo - Enneberg - Marebbe, Prags - Braies, and Sexten - Sesto

  • Bolzano - Bozen
  • Al Plan de Mareo - St. Vigil in Enneberg - San Vigilio di Marebbe
  • Prags - Braies
  • Sexten - Sesto
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Drive 290 km, 5 hours 14 min

  • Parco Naturale di Fanes-Sennes-Braies
  • Pragser Wildsee
  • Parco Naturale Tre Cime
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On day 5 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Marèo - Enneberg - Marebbe. You’ll stay in Marèo - Enneberg - Marebbe for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

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.

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

Have a fantastic dining experience at Black Sheep Drink Differently, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Temple Bar offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Fink Gasthaus. Is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Bolzano.

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

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Bolzano, Frëina, Plan da Tieja, Urtijëi, and Milan

  • Milan
  • Urtijëi - St. Ulrich - Ortisei
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Drive 361 km, 4 hours 58 min

  • Cable cars Ciampinoi
  • Col Raiser
  • Museum Gherdëina
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On day 6 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 Frëina, Plan da Tieja, and Urtijëi. In the evening, you’ll end up in Milan, where you will stay for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Frëina, 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 Bolzano to Frëina may take around 53 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Frëina, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Cable cars Ciampinoi, a remarkable point of interest where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 3,239 reviews.

Plan da Tieja’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Frëina behind. This drive usually takes around 4 min. Plan da Tieja welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Col Raiser. Previous visitors have rated this point of interest an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 3,464 reviews.

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

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

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Nottingham Forest after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city. Alternatively, head to Armani/Bamboo Bar, another bar with an inviting ambiance. Similarly, Mag Cafe also offers a great atmosphere, ensuring a night filled with enjoyment and relaxation.

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 7

Day 7 – Milan, Pisa, and Florence

  • Florence
  • Milan
  • Pisa
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Drive 383 km, 5 hours 16 min

  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Sempione Park
  • Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
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On day 7 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Italy, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Milan, and Pisa. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Florence, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

Kick off the day at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This commercial gallery is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 91,394 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Parco Sempione. Parco Sempione is a park with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 72,914 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Pisa. This car ride takes around 3 hours 20 min.

Journey into the unknown at Piazza del Duomo, Pisa, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable square has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 104,550 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Leaning Tower of Pisa is a recommended place to visit. This bell tower is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 116,882 reviews. Based on recent data, the attraction hosts 3,200,000 visitors per year.

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

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.

Get ready for an unforgettable culinary journey in Florence by reserving a table at Enoteca Pinchiorri. Renowned as a 3-star Michelin restaurant, it offers an exceptional italian contemporary menu. For a different taste experience, head to Santa Elisabetta, recognized for its delicious creative, and mediterranean dishes. This 2-star Michelin restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Looking for another option? Make sure to visit Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura, a local favorite known for its delightful italian contemporary, and international cuisine in Florence. Nestled in the heart of the city, this restaurant with 1 Michelin star is an ideal choice for discerning italian contemporary, and international foodies seeking culinary excellence.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Manifattura, known for its lively atmosphere. SE·STO on Arno Rooftop Bar is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, Archea Brewery offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Florence

  • Florence
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Drive 4 km, 1 hour 6 min

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
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Day 8 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Florence for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. This extraordinary church is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 76,359 visitors.

Next, make your way to piazza della Signoria. This top attraction is a square with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 66,956 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Ponte Vecchio. This deck arch bridge is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 118,099 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit Uffizi Gallery. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 61,794 travelers. Around 2,011,219 people come to experience this place of interest every year.

Today is also your chance to spend some time at piazzale Michelangelo. This square is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 77,744 travelers.

You can learn more about Florence today by going on a tour. Florence offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

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

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.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Florence, Verona, and Bologna

  • Bologna
  • Verona
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Drive 380 km, 4 hours 51 min

  • Verona Arena
  • Porta Borsari
  • Piazza delle Erbe
  • Ponte Pietra
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Dive into day 9 of your remarkable road trip in Italy. Today you will explore Verona, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Bologna. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Verona’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 42 min. Verona welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Drop by the renowned Verona Arena. This popular opera house has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 123,818 visitors. Based on recent data, this attraction is visited by more than 195,540 travelers every year.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Porta Borsari. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,387 visitors, this city gate deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to piazza delle Erbe. This square has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 11,777 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Ponte Pietra. This deck arch bridge and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,284 local and international travelers.

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

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

Experience a symphony of flavors at Ahimè in Bologna by securing a reservation in advance. Renowned for its Bib Gourmand distinction, Ahimè delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious country cooking cuisine. For a palate-pleasing alternative, make sure to dine at I Portici, acclaimed for its delectable creative, and contemporary specialties. This local 1-star Michelin establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Want to go on another culinary journey? Delight your senses at Trattoria di Via Serra, a top-rated restaurant known for its outstanding menu. Known as a top-rated Bib Gourmand-establishment, it's a top choice for emilian cuisine in the city.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Bar Freud e Squisito, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Osteria del Sole, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Macondo - Cocktail Bar provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Bologna, Udine, Aquileia, and Trieste

  • Triest
  • Udine
  • Aquileia
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Drive 361 km, 4 hours 36 min

  • Udine Castle
  • Piazza della Libertà
  • Piazza Giacomo Matteotti
  • Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 10 of your road trip in Italy. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Udine, and Aquileia. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Trieste. You will spend 3 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Udine. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 58 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Make Udine Castle one of your first sightseeing stops in Udine. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,068 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Piazza Libertà is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This square is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,307 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Piazza Giacomo Matteotti. This square has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,598 visitors.

When you’ve had your share of Udine, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Aquileia. Your travel time is around 37 min.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption, St. Hermagoras and St. Fortunatus. This minor basilica is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 5,197 visitors. Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption, St. Hermagoras and St. Fortunatus welcomes around 195,000 visitors every year.

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

Begin your culinary exploration in Trieste by securing a reservation at Harry's Piccolo. This renowned restaurant holds 2 Michelin star and offers an exceptional menu of creative cuisine. Or, for a change of pace, Al Barattolo boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Caffè San Marco. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Trieste.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Bar X, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Antico Caffè Torinese is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Urbanis also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Italy!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Trieste, and Lignano Sabbiadoro

  • Triest
  • Lignano Sabbiadoro
  • More

Drive 199 km, 2 hours 56 min

  • Aquasplash - Water Park
  • Parco Hemingway
  • Doggy Beach
  • More

On day 11 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Trieste, where you'll stay for 2 nights more.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Lignano Sabbiadoro. This car ride takes around 1 hour 12 min.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Aquasplash - Water Park. This amusement park is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Lignano Sabbiadoro, with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 3,725 visitors.

Parco Hemingway is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,950 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Doggy Beach. Visitors have rated this point of interest an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,831 reviews.

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

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

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Osteria Marise, a top-rated dining spot in Trieste. If you're in the mood for something new, try Caffè degli Specchi, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Osteria Istriano Of Giobi And Oxa. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Trieste.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, coktail bar Trieste | La Preferita offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, "LIFE" New Bar Torinese Snc is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. White Cafe is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

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 12

Day 12 – Trieste, Duino / Devin, Borgo Grotta Gigante / Briščiki, and Miramare / Miramar

  • Triest
  • Duino / Devin
  • Borgo Grotta Gigante / Briščiki
  • Miramare / Miramar
  • More

Drive 61 km, 1 hour 45 min

  • Duino Castle
  • Rilke trail / Pešpot Rilke
  • Grotta Gigante
  • Miramare Castle
  • More

On day 12 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Trieste, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate city. On today's itinerary, you'll find attractions in Duino / Devin, Borgo Grotta Gigante / Briščiki, and Miramare / Miramar. You still have 1 night left in Trieste.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Trieste, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Duino / Devin may take around 28 min. Upon your arrival in Duino / Devin, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Duino Castle. This castle is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,428 visitors.

When you’re finished at Duino Castle, head to Rilke trail / Pešpot Rilke. This one-of-a-kind park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 4,022 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Borgo Grotta Gigante / Briščiki. This drive usually takes around 16 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

When you're ready to see some sights, Grotta Gigante is a great place to start. This show cave is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,534 visitors.

Upon reaching Miramare / Miramar, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Miramare Castle, a remarkable giardino all'italiana where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 21,372 reviews. Each year, this popular place of interest welcomes approximately 79,218 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Trieste and your accommodation.

As you explore more of Trieste, 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.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Chimera di Bacco, a top-rated dining destination in Trieste. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Sbecolez Trieste, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Ristorante Menarosti. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Trieste this evening.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Café James Joyce, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Al Ciketo offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Trieste, and Venice

  • Venice
  • Triest
  • More

Drive 177 km, 2 hours 24 min

  • Roman Theatre of Trieste
  • Piazza della Borsa
  • Piazza Unità d'Italia
  • Molo Audace
  • Risiera di San Sabba
  • More

Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 13 of your road trip in Italy. Today, you will make 1 stop and experience some of the highlights of Trieste. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Venice, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Make Roman Theatre of Trieste one of your first sightseeing stops in Trieste. Rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,576 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Piazza della Borsa is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This square is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,409 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by piazza Unità d'Italia. This square has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 46,036 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Molo Audace. A trip to this popular landmark is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.7 out of 5-star rating as given by 2,849 previous visitors.

Another top place to visit is San Sabba Rice Mill National Monument and Museum. This museum enjoys an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,204 local and international travelers.

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

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

Enjoy a delicious meal at Pizzeria Birreria Barbanera, a highly-rated dining destination in Venice. If you're eager to try something different, consider Irish Pub Santa Lucia, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Rio Novo. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Venice this evening.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Venice - departure day

  • Venice - Departure day
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  • Teatro La Fenice
  • More

Day 14 of your road trip in Italy is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Venice 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 Venice’s shopping center. Browse for souvenirs to remind you of your wonderful journey in Italy.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Teatro La Fenice, a remarkable opera house where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 10,677 reviews.

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

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. If you're in the mood for something new, try Impronta, another premier location with a delectable menu.

You’ll then say farewell to Venice. 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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