3-Day Italy Road Trip in Bologna

Finestrella, Santo Stefano, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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Starts in
Bologna
Ends in
Bologna
Duration
3 days & 2 nights
Available
All Year

Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 3-day road trip through Italy.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Italy. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Bologna.

We'll help you experience the best 3 days in Italy you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Italy at Bologna, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to take in some of the best travel destinations in Italy, including the stunning Piazza Maggiore and Two Towers.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. For example, in the city of Bologna, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 3-star Hotel Machiavelli Palace. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 4-star Brunelleschi Hotel. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Hotel Vasari Palace. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will assist you in finding the best stay option for your visit.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights, such as the magnificent Piazza Santo Stefano in the city of Bologna. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing Fountain of Neptune and Finestrella.

From the spectacular Cattedrale Metropolitana di San Pietro in the city of Bologna to the unforgettable Arco Del Meloncello in the city of Bologna, you'll experience the best the area has to offer on your self-drive road trip through Italy.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in Italy. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you’ll never have a boring moment on your road trip through Italy.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you plenty of time to shop at the best markets in Italy, where you'll browse souvenirs you can take home to memorialize your road trip.

You’ll return home having experienced the very best of everything Italy has to offer.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Italy. You’ll be booked at the best hotels for 2 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 2 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You’ll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. You can also add tours and tickets to your itinerary each day.

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

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Included

2 nights hotel
Breakfast
3 days car rental
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Bologna - city in ItalyBologna

Map

Attractions

Cattedrale Metropolitana di San Pietro, Santo Stefano, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, ItalyCattedrale Metropolitana di San Pietro
Arco Del Meloncello, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, ItaliaArco Del Meloncello
Museo Ducati, Borgo Panigale-Reno, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, ItalyMuseo Ducati
Piazza MaggiorePiazza Maggiore
Two Towers, Santo Stefano, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, ItalyTwo Towers
Piazza Santo StefanoPiazza Santo Stefano
Fountain of Neptune, Santo Stefano, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, ItalyFountain of Neptune
Finestrella, Santo Stefano, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, ItalyFinestrella
Palazzo Re EnzoPalazzo Re Enzo
Pinacoteca Nazionale, Santo Stefano, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, ItalyPinacoteca Nazionale
Biblioteca Comunale dell'ArchiginnasioBiblioteca Comunale dell'Archiginnasio

Travel details

Travel dates
Dec 8 - Dec 10

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Flights

Round trip
Economy
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Travelers

2

Flights
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Round trip
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Car
Yes
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Car

Small

Small

Category
Small
Transmission
People
Large bags
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Medium

Category
Medium
Transmission
People
Large bags
Premium

Premium

Category
Premium
Transmission
People
Large bags

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Day 1

Day 1 in Bologna - Arrival Day

  • Bologna - Arrival Day
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  • Cattedrale Metropolitana di San Pietro
  • Arco Del Meloncello
  • Museo Ducati
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Italy begins when you reach the incredible city of Bologna. There, you'll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best luxury places you could stay in the city of Bologna is the Brunelleschi Hotel.

We also recommend the best 3-star hotels, like the Hotel Machiavelli Palace.

Alternatively, the best cheap hotel in the city of Bologna is the Hotel Vasari Palace.

If these hotels are not available during your trip to the city of Bologna, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Bologna has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Cattedrale Metropolitana di San Pietro. This attraction is a catholic cathedral and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,760 visitors.

Arco Del Meloncello is another popular attraction in the city of Bologna. This unforgettable attraction is an arch and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,573 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Bologna is Museo Ducati. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,802 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Bologna, Trattoria da Me. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,763 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Bologna is Trattoria dal Biassanot. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,616 customers.

Locals recommend Trattoria del Tempo Buono as one of the best restaurants in the city of Bologna. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,531 customers.

Bologna also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Bologna is BrewDog Bar Bologna. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,504 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Bologna is Macondo - Cocktail Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 808 customers.

Locals also enjoy Osteria del Sole. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,643 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 3-day vacation in Italy!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Bologna

  • Bologna
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  • Piazza Maggiore
  • Two Towers
  • Piazza Santo Stefano
  • Fountain of Neptune
  • Finestrella
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Day 2 will take you to the best attractions the city of Bologna has to offer, such as the incredible Piazza Maggiore, Two Towers, and Piazza Santo Stefano.

You’ll continue exploring the city of Bologna on day 2 of your self-drive road trip through Italy. Take advantage of this break from your road trip by spending another day sightseeing and eating at some of the best restaurants in Italy.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Bologna. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations in the city of Bologna, like the extraordinary Piazza Maggiore. This attraction is a square and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 61,303 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Bologna is the spectacular Two Towers. This attraction is a tower and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 24,319 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Piazza Santo Stefano square. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 7,058 visitors.

Fountain of Neptune is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This fountain is a popular destination among visitors in Bologna. Rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,802 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Finestrella. Finestrella is a popular attraction in Bologna. More than 7,495 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Italy does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Bologna on this day of your trip. This experience and allows you the opportunity to explore fantastic attractions. Include this activity on your itinerary or choose among other memorable tours in Bologna.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Italy, be sure to eat at Ristorante da Nello al Montegrappa, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Bologna. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,633 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Bologna is the popular La Bottega di Franco. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,223 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Bologna is L'Arcimboldo. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,070 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Bar Senza Nome is one of the best bars in the city of Bologna for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,552 customers.

Bar Maurizio is another of the most popular bars in the city of Bologna. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 581 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Bologna is Caffè De Marchi. Caffè De Marchi has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 553 customers.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of Bologna!

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Day 3

Day 3 in Bologna - Departure Day

  • Bologna - Departure Day
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  • Palazzo Re Enzo
  • Pinacoteca Nazionale
  • Biblioteca Comunale dell'Archiginnasio
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Day 3 of your road trip in Italy is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Bologna before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Palazzo Re Enzo is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Bologna. This palazzo and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,022.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Pinacoteca Nazionale art museum is another great option. This attraction certainly lives up to its reputation for its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,128 reviews.

You can also stop at Biblioteca Comunale dell'Archiginnasio public library to capture the beauty and wonder of Bologna one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 900.

Your accommodation will also be strategically located for some last-minute shopping in the city of Bologna before you conclude your short European break.

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Bologna at Ristorante San Pietro before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,152 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Ristorante Da Cesari for your last chance at a meal in the city of Bologna. The Ristorante Da Cesari restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 995 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try Dispensa Emilia - Bologna Stalingrado. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,077 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to Italy and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of unforgettable experiences in Italy!

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