Two-Week Italy Road Trip from Ancona traveling west to Bologna, Milan, Genoa, Florence, Arezzo, and Rome

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15 days & 14 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Explore the best of Italy on a 15-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Ancona, Loreto, Senigallia, Bologna, Milan, Genoa, Pisa, Florence, Arezzo, Rome, and Teramo. 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 2 nights in Ancona, 1 night in Bologna, 3 nights in Milan, 1 night in Genoa, 2 nights in Florence, 1 night in Arezzo, and 4 nights in Rome. 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 Ancona, 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 Ancona, Loreto, Senigallia, Bologna, Milan, Genoa, Pisa, Florence, Arezzo, Rome, and Teramo, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Italy. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Italy.

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

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

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

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Hotel, 14 nights
Rental car, 15 days
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Destinations

Arezzo - city in ItalyArezzo / 1 night
Aerial panoramic cityscape of Rome, Italy, Europe. Roma is the capital of Italy. Cityscape of Rome in summer. Rome roofs view with ancient architecture in Italy. Rome / 4 nights
Florence Aerial View of Ponte Vecchio Bridge during Beautiful Sunny Day, ItalyFlorence / 2 nights
Pisa - city in ItalyPisa
Photo of Italy Piazza Maggiore in Bologna old town tower of town hall with big clock and blue sky on background, antique buildings terracotta galleries.Bologna / 1 night
Marche - state in ItalyAncona / 2 nights
High dynamic range (HDR) Aerial view of the city of Milan, Italy.Milan / 3 nights
Teramo
Photo of beautiful landscape of panoramic aerial view port of Genoa in a summer day, Italy.Genoa / 1 night
Loreto
Senigallia

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photo of trevi fountain at sunrise beautiful full view, Rome, Italy.Trevi Fountain
photo of Colosseum in Rome at sunrise, Italy, Europe.Colosseum
photo of view of Pantheon in the morning. Rome. Italy.Pantheon
photo of piazza navona in Rome, Italy. Rome navona square. Ancient stadium of Rome for athletic contests. Italy architecture and landmark. Piazza navona is one of the main attractions of Rome and Italy.Piazza navona
photo of night panoramic view of Duomo square in Milano,Italy.Duomo di Milano Museum
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican CitySt Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums, Vatican CityVatican Museums
photo of golden sunset over ponte vecchio bridge with traditional boat on the arno river, Florence, Italy.Ponte Vecchio
photo of medieval leaning tower of pisa (Torre di pisa) at piazza dei miracoli (Piazza del duomo), Tuscany, Italy.Leaning Tower of Pisa
photo of panoramic view of ancient ruins of a roman forum or foro romano at sunrise in rome, Italy. view from capitoline hill.Roman Forum
photo of piazza di spagna in rome, italy. Spanish steps in rome, Italy in the morning. One of the most famous squares in Rome, Italy. Rome architecture and landmark.Piazza di Spagna
photo of panorama of piazza dei miracoli with leaning tower of pisa, Italy.Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
photo of one of the world's oldest shopping malls galleria vittorio emanuele II at night in milan, lombardia, Italy.Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
photo of piazza del popolo (People's square) named after the church of santa maria del popolo in Rome, Italy.Piazza del Popolo
photo of View of statue of david on Piazzale Michelangelo at morning  in Florence, Italy.Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Quartiere 1, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, ItalyCathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Sempione Park, Municipio 1, Milan, Lombardy, ItalySempione Park
photo of square of signoria in florence at sunrise, Italy.Piazza della Signoria
photo of Visit Italy, park Villa Borghese with boat and ducks.Villa Borghese
photo of holy angel castle, also known as hadrian mausoleum in the morning, Rome, Italy.Castel Sant'Angelo
photo of Sunset view of Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) in Milan, Italy. Architecture and landmarks of Milan. Night cityscape of MilanSforzesco Castle Art Library
photo of bologna, Italy. Piazza maggiore with torre dell'orologio and torre dell’arengo, landmark in emilia-romagna historical province.Piazza Maggiore
photo of uffizi gallery in piazzale degli uffizi at night in florence Italy.Uffizi Gallery
PHOTO OF Old Port Porto Antico of Genoa (Genova) with yachts and boats with aquarium biosphere building under stormy sky. Genoa, ItalyAquarium of Genoa
photo of Spanish Steps at morning in Rome, Italy .Spanish Steps
Sistine ChapelSistine Chapel
photo of Campo de Fiori during the night, Rome.Campo de' Fiori
photo of altare della patria, national monument to victor emmanuel II the first king of a unified Italy, located in Rome.Altare della Patria
photo of ancient Palatine and ground of Circus Maximus on Palatine Hill in Rome, Italy.Circus Maximus
Central Market
Saint Peter's Square, R-36989Saint Peter's Square
photo of Galleria dell'Accademia in Venice, Italy.Galleria dell'Accademia
photo of Piazza De Ferrari .Piazza De Ferrari
PHOTO OF New business district Milano Porta Nuova Garibaldi (Gae Aulenti) .Piazza Gae Aulenti
photo of Largo di Torre Argentina square in Rome, Italy with four Roman Republican temples and the remains of Pompeys Theatre in the ancient Campus Martius.Largo di Torre Argentina
Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Quartiere 1, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, ItalyBasilica of Santa Croce in Florence
PHOTOPP OF Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace), Porta Sempione, Milan, Italy .Arch of Peace
photo of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is Major papal basilica in Rome, Italy. Santa Maria Maggiore one of the most famous basilica in Rome, Italy. Architecture and landmark of Rome and Italy. Morning Rome .Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
photo of view of Teatro La Scala- famous opera house in Milan, Italy.La Scala
photo of view Pinacothèque de Brera - Cour intérieure, Milan,Italy.Pinacoteca di Brera
photo of Bologna, Italy - Two Towers (Due Torri), Asinelli and Garisenda, symbols of medieval Bologna towers.Two Towers
Church of Santa Maria Novella at morning in Florence, Tuscany, ItalyBasilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI)
photo of view A picture showing the National Museum of Science and Technology of Milan, Italy.Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci"
Sanctuary of the Holy House of Loreto, Loreto, Ancona, Marche, ItalySanctuary of the Holy House of Loreto
photo of Milan, Italy panorama. View from Milan Cathedral. Royal Palace of Milan - Palazzo Realle and Velasca Tower in the background.Royal Palace of Milan
photo of view of MUDEC - Museum of Cultures, Milan, Italy.MUDEC - Museum of Cultures
PHOTO OF Santa Maria delle Grazie or Holy Mary of Grace is a church and Dominican convent in Milan, northern ItalySanta Maria delle Grazie Church
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, Municipio 1, Milan, Lombardy, ItalyBasilica di Sant'Ambrogio
Piazza Duomo, Municipio 1, Milan, Lombardy, ItalyCathedral Square
Rocca Roveresca, Senigallia, Ancona, Marche, ItalyRocca Roveresca
photo of Bologna, Italy. Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, Italy landmark in Emilia-Romagna historical province.Fountain of Neptune, Bologna
photo of view Bologna aerial cityscape view with cathedral and old medieval city center with Altabella and Uguzzoni Towers, Bologna, Italy.Bologna Cathedral
Plebiscito square (or Pope square) with San Domenico Church in Ancona. Marche Region, Italy.Piazza del Plebiscito
PHOTO OF Bologna, Italy. Fontana del Nettuno, Palazzo Re Enzo in Piazza Maggiore, Italy landmark in Emilia-Romagna historical province.Palazzo Re Enzo
Parco Della Cittadella di Ancona, Ancona, Marche, ItalyParco Della Cittadella di Ancona
Santuario Madonna Delle Grazie
Roman Theatre of Teramo, Teramo, Abruzzo, ItalyRoman Theatre of Teramo

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Day 1

Day 1 – Ancona - arrival day

  • Ancona - Arrival day
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  • Piazza del Plebiscito
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Welcome to Ancona, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Italy! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 1 night immersing yourself in Ancona's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Ancona 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 piazza del Plebiscito or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

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

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

Have a memorable dining experience in Ancona by booking a table at Sot'Ajarchi, renowned as a Bib Gourmand restaurant presenting an exceptional seafood, and from the marches menu. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Zucchero a Velò, a popular restaurant in Ancona. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Ristorante Il Giardino, a hidden gem nestled in Ancona. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Posa bar. Alternatively, go to bar four roses, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, Amarillo Beer Bar Ancona provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

Raise a toast to the start of your 15-day road trip in Italy!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Ancona, Loreto, Senigallia, and Bologna

  • Bologna
  • Loreto
  • Senigallia
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Drive 278 km, 3 hours 28 min

  • Sanctuary of the Holy House of Loreto
  • Rocca Roveresca
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 2 of your road trip in Italy. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Loreto, and Senigallia. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Bologna, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Loreto’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Ancona behind. This drive usually takes around 31 min. Loreto welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Sanctuary of the Holy House of Loreto. This church is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 19,100 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Loreto and set your GPS to Senigallia. 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 41 min. Upon reaching Senigallia, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Rocca Roveresca. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 5,207 reviews.

Continue your journey at Piazza Garibaldi. This sightseeing destination is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,563 travelers from near and far.

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

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

Experience a harmony of flavors at Ahimè in Bologna by securing a reservation in advance. Known for its Bib Gourmand status, Ahimè offers a delightful variety of dishes highlighting its delicious country cooking menu. If you're seeking an alternative culinary experience, be sure to explore I Portici, a highly recommended restaurant known for its enticing creative, and contemporary cuisine. This popular 1-star Michelin-awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Ready for another culinary adventure? Indulge your senses at Trattoria di Via Serra, a highly acclaimed restaurant celebrated for its exceptional emilian menu.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Bar Freud e Squisito stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Osteria del Sole offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. Macondo - Cocktail Bar is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing evening.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Bologna, and Milan

  • Milan
  • Bologna
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Drive 214 km, 2 hours 41 min

  • Bologna Cathedral
  • Two Towers
  • Piazza Maggiore
  • Fountain of Neptune, Bologna
  • Palazzo Re Enzo
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On day 3 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Italy, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Bologna. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Milan, where you’ll be staying for 3 nights.

When you're ready to see some sights, Bologna Cathedral is a great place to start. This catholic cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,852 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Two Towers. This tower has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 25,975 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Piazza Maggiore. The square has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 64,523 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Fountain of Neptune, Bologna. This fountain is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,952 reviews.

Palazzo Re Enzo is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this palazzo, rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,072 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

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.

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

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

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Nottingham Forest, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Armani/Bamboo Bar offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, Mag Cafe provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Milan

  • Milan
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Drive 1 km, 21 min

  • La Scala
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Duomo di Milano Museum
  • Cathedral Square
  • Royal Palace of Milan
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Day 4 of your road trip across Italy promises a magnificent time exploring Milan. You have 2 nights left in Milan. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to La Scala. This opera house is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Milan, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 26,219 visitors.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 91,394 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Duomo di Milano Museum. Visitors have rated this art museum an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 138,554 reviews. Duomo di Milano Museum receives around 341,609 visitors every year.

Cathedral Square is another unique site you can experience today. This attraction is a point of interest rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 7,539 reviews.

Make your way to the fantastic Royal Palace of Milan, perhaps the most famous art museum in Milan. This attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 17,538 travelers.

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

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

Have a fantastic dining experience at Nero 9, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Ristorante la Brisa offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Milan.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Kilburn Cocktail Bar Milano, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Bar Frida offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Milan. The Friends Pub Milano is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Milan

  • Milan
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Drive 8 km, 1 hour 7 min

  • Piazza Gae Aulenti
  • Pinacoteca di Brera
  • Sforzesco Castle Art Library
  • Sempione Park
  • Arch of Peace
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Day 5 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Milan for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

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

Pinacoteca di Brera is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This art museum is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 26,077 reviews. Up to 417 travelers visit this site every year to make their time in Milan special.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Sforzesco Castle Art Library. This library has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 68,714 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Parco Sempione. A trip to this popular park is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.6 out of 5-star rating as given by 72,914 previous visitors.

Another top place to visit is Arch of Peace. This monument enjoys an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 27,502 local and international travelers.

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 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.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Vento di Sardegna, a top-rated dining destination in Milan. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa Milano, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Galleria Restaurant. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Milan this evening.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at BhangraBar. Alternatively, go to Rufus Cocktail Bar, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, Ostello Bello Grande provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Milan, and Genoa

  • Genoa
  • Milan
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Drive 149 km, 2 hours 34 min

  • Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio
  • Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci"
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie Church
  • MUDEC - Museum of Cultures
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 6 of your road trip in Italy. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Milan. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Genoa. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Make Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this church an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,883 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci". With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 22,235 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this technology museum every year. In fact, this attraction welcomes 532,084 annual visitors.

Santa Maria delle Grazie Church is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This convent has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 13,490 visitors.

When you’re finished at Santa Maria delle Grazie Church, the perfect next stop is MUDEC - Museum of Cultures. This ethnographic museum is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 14,355 reviews. MUDEC - Museum of Cultures attracts approximately 626,650 visitors annually.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Genoa, 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 Genoa's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

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

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Scurreria Beer & Bagel after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to La Lepre for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Italy!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Genoa, Pisa, and Florence

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

  • Piazza De Ferrari
  • Aquarium of Genoa
  • Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Dive into day 7 of your remarkable road trip in Italy. Today you will explore Genoa, and Pisa, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Florence. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

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

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

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

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Piazza del Duomo, Pisa. Previous visitors have rated this square an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 104,550 reviews.

Leaning Tower of Pisa is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This bell tower is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 116,882 reviews. The attraction welcomes 3,200,000 visitors every year.

The attraction gets an estimated 3,200,000 visitors every 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 you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Florence. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

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

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Manifattura. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, SE·STO on Arno Rooftop Bar offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook Archea Brewery, another top-rated bar in the area.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Florence

  • Florence
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Drive 4 km, 1 hour 5 min

  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Ponte Vecchio
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On day 8 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Florence. You’ll stay in Florence for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Drop by the renowned piazzale Michelangelo. This popular square has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 77,744 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 28,544 visitors, this church deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to piazza della Signoria. This square has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 66,956 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Uffizi Gallery, drawing over 2,011,219 yearly visitors. This national museum and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 61,794 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Ponte Vecchio. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 118,099 travelers, this deck arch bridge is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Florence.

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

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

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Trattoria Da Burde, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Ristorante Buca Mario offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Eataly Firenze. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Florence.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Florence, and Arezzo

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

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI)
  • Central Market
  • Galleria dell'Accademia
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On day 9 of your road trip in Italy, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Florence. In the evening, you’ll end up in Arezzo, where you will stay for 1 night.

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 Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI). This top attraction is an archive with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 23,075 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Central Market. This point of interest is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 43,100 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit Galleria dell'Accademia. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 34,429 travelers. Around 1,719,645 people come to experience this place of interest every year.

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

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

Have a memorable dining experience in Arezzo by booking a table at Octavin, renowned as a 1-star Michelin restaurant presenting an exceptional creative menu. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of La Clandestina, a popular restaurant in Arezzo. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Ristorante Logge Vasari, a hidden gem nestled in Arezzo. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Liquid Bar, where the evening is just getting started.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Arezzo, Vatican City, and Rome

  • Rome
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Drive 227 km, 2 hours 52 min

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Saint Peter's Square
  • St Peter's Basilica
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 10 of your road trip in Italy. Today, you will make 1 stop and experience some of the highlights of Vatican City. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Rome, which will be your home away from home for 4 nights.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Vatican Museums. This art museum is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Vatican City, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 133,310 visitors. Around 1,612,530 people visit this attraction every year.

Sistine Chapel is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 52,083 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Saint Peter's Square. Visitors have rated this square an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 38,954 reviews.

St. Peter's Basilica, boasting an annual visitor count of up to 11,000,000 people, is another unique site you can experience today. This attraction is a major basilica rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 131,043 reviews.

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

As you explore more of Rome, 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.

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

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at La Botticella of Poggi Giovanni, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Sant' Eustachio Caffè provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Caffè Portofino offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – Rome

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Drive 7 km, 1 hour 3 min

  • Spanish Steps
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Roman Forum
  • Colosseum
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Day 11 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Rome has to offer. Cherish the 3 nights you have left in Rome by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Spanish Steps. This much-appreciated monumental staircase is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 57,211 reviews.

Next up is Piazza di Spagna. This square has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 113,658 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Trevi Fountain. This sculpture has been rated 4.8 out of 5 stars in 343,494 reviews.

Roman Forum is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This square has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 114,450 reviews.

To continue your sightseeing, head over to Colosseum. This roman amphitheatre is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 328,821 reviews. Approximately 7,400,000 people come to see this attraction every year.

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

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

Don’t miss out on dining at DEROMA - Farine Romane, a top-rated dining destination in Rome. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider La Taverna Italiana, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Centro. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Rome 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 Apartment Bar Roma, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to Hotel Hassler Roma. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Rome

  • Rome
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Drive 7 km, 55 min

  • Largo di Torre Argentina
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza navona
  • Campo de' Fiori
  • Castel Sant'Angelo
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Day 12 of your road trip across Italy promises a magnificent time exploring Rome. You have 2 nights left in Rome. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

When you're ready to see some sights, largo di Torre Argentina is a great place to start. This square is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 30,433 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Pantheon. This roman temple has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 189,682 travelers. Every year, 30,000,000 travelers come to experience this site to make the most of their time in Rome.

We also recommend a stop at Piazza Navona. The square has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 158,771 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Campo de' Fiori. This square is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 51,133 reviews.

Castel Sant'Angelo is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this museum, rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 72,431 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique. This attraction gets 918,591 visitors every year.

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 Rome has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. Scroll down and select tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

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

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Ristorante Tema, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Maccheroni is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at RoYaL Art Cafè Roma. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Rome tonight.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Rome

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Drive 12 km, 55 min

  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Villa Borghese
  • Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Circus Maximus
  • Altare della Patria
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Day 13 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Rome for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is piazza del Popolo. Previous visitors have rated this square an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 89,807 reviews.

Villa Borghese is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This urban zone of rome is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 69,749 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. This major basilica is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 27,678 reviews.

Circus Maximus is another outstanding experience in Rome. Around 44,741 travelers have rated this circus an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

If you long for more, Altare della Patria is not far away. This architectural structure is a lovely addition to your itinerary. Previous visitors have rated it an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 49,843 reviews.

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

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

Dine in style at Harry's Bar, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Ristorante Amedeo boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out VinAllegro. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Rome.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Italy!

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Day 14

Day 14 – Rome, Teramo, and Ancona

  • Ancona
  • Teramo
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Drive 311 km, 3 hours 53 min

  • Santuario Madonna Delle Grazie
  • Roman Theatre of Teramo
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On day 14 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Italy, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Teramo. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Ancona, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Teramo. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 7 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Santuario Madonna Delle Grazie. This place of worship is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 343 visitors.

When you’re finished at Santuario Madonna Delle Grazie, head to Roman Theatre of Teramo. This one-of-a-kind sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 129 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Fontana dei Due Leoni. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 118 visitors.

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

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

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Amarcord, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Bontà delle Marche offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Donegal Irish Pub. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Ancona.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Alla Tazza D'Oro, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists.

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

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Day 15

Day 15 – Ancona - departure day

  • Ancona - Departure day
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  • Parco Della Cittadella di Ancona
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Day 15 of your road trip in Italy is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Ancona before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

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

When you're ready to see some sights, Parco Della Cittadella di Ancona is a great place to start. This park is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 843 visitors.

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

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

You’ll then say farewell to Ancona. 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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