Cheap 14-Day Italy Road Trip from Milan traveling south to Pisa, Florence, Rome, Arezzo, Venice, and Verona

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Get ready for an exciting vacation without hitting your budget hard with this 14-day cheap road trip in Italy. Venture into the heart of Milan, Sarzana, Pisa, Siena, Florence, Rome, Arezzo, Bologna, Venice, and Verona, where every mile is packed with value and excitement. Embrace the freedom of the open road and make memories that last a lifetime, all within your budget.

Explore Italy for less with this 14-day self-drive package. This customizable and cheap Italy travel package promises non-stop adventure. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across Italy and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food.

This travel plan allows you to stay comfortably at a top-rated budget hotel for 3 nights in Milan, 1 night in Pisa, 3 nights in Florence, 3 nights in Rome, 1 night in Arezzo, 1 night in Venice, and 1 night in Verona. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in Italy at the lowest price!

On arrival in Milan, you'll pick up your rental vehicle. From there, you'll begin your journey to the best and cheapest places to travel to in Italy. Italy offers a wealth of world-class natural and scenic beauty you wouldn't want to miss!

During your cheap holiday in Italy, the choice of accommodation is entirely yours. Enjoy the freedom to select the ideal budget-friendly stay that perfectly matches your needs. Rest assured, your affordable accommodation will provide a welcoming retreat after a day of exploration and discovery.

Your camera will be full of memories you can share with friends and family or on social media.

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 affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 14-day vacation in Italy. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 13 nights. We'll also provide you with the best budget rental car in Italy with CDW insurance.

You can customize your Italy travel plan for a more personalized holiday experience. Choose from popular and competitively-priced tours and tickets in Italy and add your picks to your itinerary. For example, get cheap tour tickets to uncover the stories behind Italy's famous sights. Or, try out some of the most fantastic excursions. There's no better way to add more culture and inspiration to your trip!

Booking this cheap holiday package in Italy offers you many perks. You'll get 24/7 travel support. In addition, you'll have access to a step-by-step guide in our mobile app. Here, you'll find all your travel documents organized in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a hassle-free vacation in Italy with this cheap holiday deal! The best and most affordable tours in Italy fill up fast, so book your adventure today!

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Arezzo - city in ItalyArezzo / 1 night
Aerial panoramic cityscape of Rome, Italy, Europe. Roma is the capital of Italy. Cityscape of Rome in summer. Rome roofs view with ancient architecture in Italy. Rome / 3 nights
Florence Aerial View of Ponte Vecchio Bridge during Beautiful Sunny Day, ItalyFlorence / 3 nights
Pisa - city in ItalyPisa / 1 night
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
High dynamic range (HDR) Aerial view of the city of Milan, Italy.Milan / 3 nights
Siena - city in ItalySiena
Famous buildings, gondolas and monuments by the Rialto Bridge of Venice on the Grand Canal, Italy.Venice / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of Verona historical city centre, Ponte Pietra bridge across Adige river, Verona Cathedral, Duomo di Verona, red tiled roofs, Veneto Region, Italy.Verona / 1 night

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photo of trevi fountain at sunrise beautiful full view, Rome, Italy.Trevi Fountain
photo of Colosseum in Rome at sunrise, Italy, Europe.Colosseum
photo of view of Pantheon in the morning. Rome. Italy.Pantheon
photo of piazza navona in Rome, Italy. Rome navona square. Ancient stadium of Rome for athletic contests. Italy architecture and landmark. Piazza navona is one of the main attractions of Rome and Italy.Piazza navona
photo of sunrise in san marco square with campanile and san marco's basilica. Panorama of the main square of the old town. Venice, Italy.Piazza San Marco
photo of beautiful view from the canal grande to the famous rialto bridge in Venice, Italy, without people and clear, emerald water.Rialto Bridge
photo of night panoramic view of Duomo square in Milano,Italy.Duomo di Milano Museum
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican CitySt Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums, Vatican CityVatican Museums
photo of verona, Italy. ancient amphitheater arena di verona in Italy like Rome coliseum with nighttime illumination and evening blue sky. verona's italian famous ancient landmark theatre. veneto region.Verona Arena
photo of golden sunset over ponte vecchio bridge with traditional boat on the arno river, Florence, Italy.Ponte Vecchio
photo of medieval leaning tower of pisa (Torre di pisa) at piazza dei miracoli (Piazza del duomo), Tuscany, Italy.Leaning Tower of Pisa
photo of panoramic view of ancient ruins of a roman forum or foro romano at sunrise in rome, Italy. view from capitoline hill.Roman Forum
photo of piazza di spagna in rome, italy. Spanish steps in rome, Italy in the morning. One of the most famous squares in Rome, Italy. Rome architecture and landmark.Piazza di Spagna
photo of panorama of piazza dei miracoli with leaning tower of pisa, Italy.Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
Gardaland Resort, Castelnuovo del Garda, Verona, Veneto, ItalyGardaland Resort
photo of one of the world's oldest shopping malls galleria vittorio emanuele II at night in milan, lombardia, Italy.Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
photo of piazza del popolo (People's square) named after the church of santa maria del popolo in Rome, Italy.Piazza del Popolo
photo of View of statue of david on Piazzale Michelangelo at morning  in Florence, Italy.Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Quartiere 1, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, ItalyCathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Sempione Park, Municipio 1, Milan, Lombardy, ItalySempione Park
photo of square of signoria in florence at sunrise, Italy.Piazza della Signoria
photo of Visit Italy, park Villa Borghese with boat and ducks.Villa Borghese
photo of holy angel castle, also known as hadrian mausoleum in the morning, Rome, Italy.Castel Sant'Angelo
photo of Sunset view of Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) in Milan, Italy. Architecture and landmarks of Milan. Night cityscape of MilanSforzesco Castle Art Library
photo of mangia tower or torre del mangia towering above of the palazzo pubblico on piazza del campo in medieval city of Siena at beautiful sunrise, tuscany, Italy.Piazza del Campo
photo of bologna, Italy. Piazza maggiore with torre dell'orologio and torre dell’arengo, landmark in emilia-romagna historical province.Piazza Maggiore
photo of uffizi gallery in piazzale degli uffizi at night in florence Italy.Uffizi Gallery
photo of 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 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
photo of Night view of piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) in Venice, Italy. Architecture and landmark of Venice. Night cityscape of Venice .Doge's Palace
Church of Santa Maria Novella at morning in Florence, Tuscany, ItalyBasilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI)
photo of Beautiful view of facade and campanile of Siena Cathedral, Duomo di Siena at sunrise, Siena, Tuscany, Italy .Siena Cathedral
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"
Photo of sunrise in San Marco square with Campanile and San Marco's Basilica, the main square of the old town, Venice, Veneto Italy.Saint Mark's Basilica
photo of The traditional bridge of the sighs of Barranco in Lima-PERU .Bridge of Sighs
photo of view of Verona, Italy. Scenery with Adige River and Ponte Scaligero and Castelvecchio, medieval landmarks of veronese city, Verona, Italy.Ponte Scaligero
phopto of Church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri in Knights Square (Piazza dei Cavalieri), Pisa, Tuscany, ItalyKnights' Square
photo of Piazza Santo Stefano .Piazza Santo Stefano
photo of Bologna, Italy. Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, Italy landmark in Emilia-Romagna historical province.Fountain of Neptune, Bologna
Sarzana Cathedral Santa Maria Assunta
The facade of Palazzo Borromeo in Milan, Italy. Palazzo Borromeo

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Day 1

Day 1 – Milan - arrival day

  • Milan - Arrival day
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  • Piazza Gae Aulenti
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Your exciting road trip through Italy starts when you reach the incredible city of Milan, where you'll stay for 2 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Milan and begin your adventure in Italy.

Milan is a popular cheap holiday destination in Italy with something to offer every traveler. More than a city in Italy, Milan is also a great place to find top-rated budget accommodations. You'll find many of these accommodations close to bustling markets and cultural attractions.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Milan, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

Eat at Galleria Restaurant. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,024 reviews.

You can also check out Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa Milano. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,550 diners.

Another great restaurant we recommend you go to after your activities is Vento di Sardegna. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,063 customers, this restaurant is sure to provide you with a memorable dining experience.

Visit Mag Cafe, an excellent place to enjoy a couple of drinks. This bar is one of the locals’ favorite hangout spots and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,270 customers.

Nottingham Forest serves various snacks and drinks at affordable prices, making it another great bar option for budget travelers in Milan. Customers have rated Nottingham Forest an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,686 reviews.

Enjoy toasting the start of a terrific road trip vacation and a cheap holiday experience in Italy!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Milan

  • Milan
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Drive 9 km, 1 hour 3 min

  • Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci"
  • Arch of Peace
  • Sempione Park
  • Sforzesco Castle Art Library
  • Pinacoteca di Brera
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On day 2 of your budget-friendly road trip adventures in Italy, you’ll go deep into Milan, making the most of your 1 night in the city. To learn more of the city's culture, you'll also dine at the most popular restaurants in Milan, and meet locals along the way!

Italy is a wonderful destination with so much to show and so many stories to tell. To have the most extraordinary time on your low-cost holiday in Italy, consider adding tours to your affordable tour package to Italy. Choose from many thrilling to laid back and budget-friendly excursions in Italy that will add color and uniqueness to your adventure.

Savor the culinary delights of Milan, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

After a long day of exploring, we recommend you try Primè, one of the top-rated restaurants in the city. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,184 customers and is a great place to relax and enjoy a comforting meal.

Locals also recommend Contraste, so you'll want to drop by this place. Contraste serves delicious meals in hearty portions and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 823 customers.

Another must-try in the city of Milan is Nero 9. This restaurant boasts an exciting menu and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 573 customers.

Complement this refreshing day with an equally refreshing drink at one of the best bars in the city of Milan, Kilburn Cocktail Bar Milano. This bar offers a variety of liquors at different price points and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 954 customers.

BhangraBar is another popular bar in the area, perfect for people looking for a place to unwind and enjoy local drinks alone or with company. This bar has been rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 4,036 customers.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Italy with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Italy!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Milan, Sarzana, and Pisa

  • Milan
  • Pisa
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Drive 293 km, 3 hours 46 min

  • La Scala
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Duomo di Milano Museum
  • Sarzana Cathedral Santa Maria Assunta
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Day 3 of your road trip across Italy is another proof that cheap holidays in Italy can indeed provide you an extraordinary travel experience. Today's agenda includes exploring 3 wonderful destinations — Milan, Sarzana, and Pisa.

Drop by the renowned La Scala. This popular opera house has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 26,219 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 91,394 visitors, this commercial gallery deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Duomo di Milano Museum. Hosting around 341,609 visitors every year, the fascinating Duomo di Milano Museum is one of the best places to visit in Milan. This art museum has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 138,554 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Sarzana. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 39 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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

Pisa offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Italy. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

When it’s time to eat, treat yourself to a lovely meal without paying more than necessary. Pisa has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

An excellent option with an exciting menu is Osteria I Santi. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,094 customers.

Another dining option is Filter Coffee Lab. This restaurant is popular among locals and cheap holiday-goers for its delicious food and reasonable prices. Filter Coffee Lab has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,414 reviews.

Make sure to stop by Ristorante alle Bandierine for a great dining experience. A favorite place to eat among many, around 1,163 customers have rated the irresistible Ristorante alle Bandierine an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city, Bar Mocambo. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 359 reviews and guarantees you a great time.

If you want to continue your night somewhere else, head to a popular bar like Skyline American Bar. This bar is a local favorite, with great drinks, lovely service, and an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 510 customers.

The options in Pisa don’t end there, you could also spend some time at the excellent Sud. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 784 customers, this bar is one of the best places to relax after a long, adventure-filled day.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Italy with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Italy!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Pisa, Siena, and Florence

  • Siena
  • Pisa
  • Florence
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Drive 207 km, 3 hours 29 min

  • Knights' Square
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
  • Piazza del Campo
  • Siena Cathedral
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Day 4 of your road trip across Italy offers you the chance to visit 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Pisa, Siena, and Florence. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Florence.

Kick off the day at Knights' Square, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This square is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 9,051 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Leaning Tower of Pisa. Leaning Tower of Pisa is a bell tower with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 116,882 reviews. Attracting more than 3,200,000 yearly visitors, this place of interest is an attraction you don’t want to miss out on.

Piazza del Duomo, Pisa is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This square is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 104,550 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Pisa, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Siena may take around 1 hour 54 min. Upon your arrival in Siena, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

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

Next up is Siena Cathedral. This domus has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 21,656 visitors.

When you’ve had your share of Siena, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Florence. Your travel time is around 1 hour 11 min.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Florence. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Florence, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Florence, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

You could check out Ristorante Paoli, one of locals’ top restaurant options in the area. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 6,031 customers, and is a great place to enjoy a satisfying meal after a busy day of exploring.

Osteria Vecchio Cancello is another excellent choice for cheap holiday-goers. This restaurant serves a variety of delicious and comforting foods and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,589 diners.

If you feel like having something different, check out the menu at Ristorante Oliviero 1962. This restaurant is known to offer good food at reasonable prices. Ristorante Oliviero 1962 has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 1,046 customer reviews.

Many locals go to Manifattura to have a good time. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 509 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option is Caffe Concerto Paszkowski. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,000 customers.

Ristorante Buca Mario is another great option in Florence. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,879 customers.

A road trip vacation in Pisa can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in this cheap holiday destination in Italy!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Florence

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Drive 7 km, 52 min

  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
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Day 5 of your road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Florence, proving that cheap holidays in Italy can be extraordinary.

Beyond the above-mentioned locations, today is the perfect opportunity to join a popular activity in Florence. Plenty of budget-friendly tours in Florence offer enriching experiences that will make your cheap holiday in Italy worth remembering for a lifetime.

It's now time to discover the mouthwatering delights of Florence, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best dining options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate.

You could check out Il Vezzo, one of locals’ top restaurant options in the area. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 862 customers, and is a great place to enjoy a satisfying meal after a busy day of exploring.

Le Vespe Cafè is another excellent choice for cheap holiday-goers. This restaurant serves a variety of delicious and comforting foods and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 773 diners.

If you feel like having something different, check out the menu at Ristorante Le Volte Firenze. This restaurant is known to offer good food at reasonable prices. Ristorante Le Volte Firenze has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 536 customer reviews.

Cap off your night in this cheap holiday destination at Villa Cora and try some of its cocktails and snacks. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 699 customers.

Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino is another great place to hang out and unwind. This bar offers various drinks at affordable prices and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 951 customers.

If you want to have a drink or two with locals, you'll want to visit Archea Brewery, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 723 customers.

Toast to another unforgettable road trip adventure during your cheap holiday in Italy!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Florence

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Drive 3 km, 49 min

  • Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Central Market
  • Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI)
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Day 6 means another chance to make the best memories in this cheap holiday destination in Italy, Florence. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away by the city of Florence!

Take the opportunity to embark on a unique experience in Florence. You’ll be excited to learn that there are plenty of easy to challenging tour options you can choose from and add to this cheap vacation package.

When it’s time to eat, treat yourself to a lovely meal without paying more than necessary. Florence has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

Ala Grande Caffè(caffè Rosanò) is an excellent example. Here, you can enjoy good food and service at affordable prices. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 2,180 customers.

Ristorante Romantico il Paiolo is another great restaurant option for budget travelers. This restaurant serves a variety of delicious and savory meals at low prices and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,523 customers.

Locals enjoy dining at Ristorante La Spada, and you might want to check it out too. This restaurant has an exciting menu and an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,228 reviews.

Locale Firenze offers many snacks and liquors at different price points and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 771 customers.

If you’d like to interact with locals and fellow travelers in Florence, check out Cibrèo Caffè. This bar is an excellent place to hang out and relax after a busy day, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 857 customers.

To ensure a good time in this cheap holiday destination, visit Nab Firenze. Nab Firenze offers affordable drinks and snacks and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 790 reviews.

Cherish every minute of your road trip vacation across Italy. Celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday in Italy!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Vatican City and Rome

  • Rome
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Drive 283 km, 3 hours 32 min

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Saint Peter's Square
  • St Peter's Basilica
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On day 7 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Italy, you’ll experience 2 charming destinations — Vatican City and Rome. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Rome.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

While exploring Italy is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Rome has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Rome on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Rome offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Italy.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Rome is Tonnarello. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 62,881 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Rome, Ristorante Pancrazio dal 1922 is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,946 diners.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend RoYaL Art Cafè Roma, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,972 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Ai Tre Scalini, rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,950 customers. This spot is known for its unique atmosphere and impressive selection of beverages, making it a must-visit for both locals and tourists alike.

Centro is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,488 customers.

Cherish every minute of your road trip vacation across Italy. Celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday in Italy!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Rome

  • Rome
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Drive 6 km, 1 hour 18 min

  • Trevi Fountain
  • Altare della Patria
  • Roman Forum
  • Colosseum
  • Circus Maximus
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Day 8 of your road trip adventure means another chance to make the best memories in this cheap holiday destination in Italy. Prepare to be blown away by the city of Rome!

Keen to do something new and one-of-a-kind today? There are many experiences you can add to your cheap vacation package. Check out all the budget-friendly activities and tours below and bag a cheap holiday deal.

A cheap, budget vacation in Rome should not stop you from enjoying incredible food. When you’re ready to have the best dining experience in Rome, try some of our top recommendations.

One musty-try restaurant is 433. This restaurant offers good food at reasonable prices and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,341 customers.

Roma Sparita is an excellent alternative with an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,073 reviews. Roma Sparita is known for its delicious meals that will surely satisfy your hunger.

Another of the best places to eat in the area is Ristorante Amedeo. This restaurant has an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,798 customers because of their good food, service, and ambiance.

DEROMA - Farine Romane is a great spot where you can enjoy a refreshing drink after an active day. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,432 customers.

Hotel Hassler Roma is another excellent place to relax and have a drink or two after a busy day. Hotel Hassler Roma has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 895 bar-goers, proving it's one of the most popular bars in Rome.

You might also want to cap the night off at VinAllegro, a fascinating bar that 1,167 customers have rated 4.3 out of 5 stars in their reviews.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Italy!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Rome

  • Rome
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour

  • Villa Borghese
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Spanish Steps
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
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Day 9’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Rome, proving that cheap holidays in Italy can be extraordinary.

Your discovery of Rome does not have to stop there. You can add a budget-friendly activity on your itinerary and get to know more about Rome on a personal level. Check out the fantastic selection of affordable tours and tickets offered on this leg of your journey across this top cheap holiday destination in Europe, Italy.

After a long day of exploring and making the most of your budget vacation in Italy, treat yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Rome that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

Eat at La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,637 reviews.

You can also check out Maccheroni. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,633 diners.

Another great restaurant we recommend you go to after your activities is RomAntica. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,462 customers, this restaurant is sure to provide you with a memorable dining experience.

Ristorante Tema is an excellent example of a great bar in Rome offering drinks at reasonable prices. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 939 customers.

You can also hang out at La Botticella of Poggi Giovanni, another of locals’ go-to bars in Rome. La Botticella of Poggi Giovanni is among the best city bars offering various beverages at different price points, with around 655 customers having rated it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Sant' Eustachio Caffè is for you if you’re curious about bars that give you a taste of the nightlife scene in Rome. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from more than 9,555 bar-goers.

A road trip vacation in Rome can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in this cheap holiday destination in Italy!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Rome and Arezzo

  • Rome
  • Arezzo
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Drive 223 km, 3 hours 8 min

  • Largo di Torre Argentina
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza navona
  • Campo de' Fiori
  • Castel Sant'Angelo
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Day 10 of your self-drive vacation in Italy will take you to the city of Arezzo, where you'll be staying for 1 night. On your way to Arezzo, you'll explore 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in Italy, including Rome and Arezzo.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is largo di Torre Argentina. This square is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 30,433 reviews.

Continue your journey at Pantheon. This roman temple is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 189,682 travelers from near and far. Approximately 30,000,000 people come to this place of interest every year to enjoy a unique experience in Rome.

Rome is also the home of Piazza Navona. This square has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 158,771 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Campo de' Fiori. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 51,133 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Lastly, don't miss out on Castel Sant'Angelo. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 72,431 reviews, it’s hard to refuse the opportunity to see this museum. Approximately 918,591 people visit this attraction every year.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Rome, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Arezzo. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 23 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Arezzo offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Italy. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

After a long day of exploring and making the most of your budget vacation in Italy, treat yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Arezzo that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

For the best dining experience in this affordable destination, eat at the highly recommended Il Covo dei Briganti. This restaurant is sure to satisfy your hunger as it has an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 509 customers.

Trattoria Il Saraceno is another local-favorite restaurant in Arezzo. Trattoria Il Saraceno serves delicious and affordable meals, and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 1,759 reviews.

Known for its good food and service, Antica Fonte is also popular among locals and cheap holiday goers in Rome. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 of 5 stars from around 1,306 customers.

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

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option in the city is Emilio. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 263 customers.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – Bologna and Venice

  • Bologna
  • Venice
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Drive 331 km, 3 hours 59 min

  • Fountain of Neptune, Bologna
  • Piazza Maggiore
  • Two Towers
  • Piazza Santo Stefano
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Day 11 of your road trip across Italy is another proof that cheap holidays in Italy can indeed provide you an extraordinary travel experience. Today's agenda includes exploring 2 wonderful destinations — Bologna and Venice.

After soaking in Arezzo’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Bologna. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 2 hours 4 min. When you arrive in Bologna, it's time to take a break from the road.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Fountain of Neptune, Bologna. This fountain is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 3,952 reviews.

Continue your journey at Piazza Maggiore. This square is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 64,523 travelers from near and far.

Bologna is also the home of Two Towers. This tower has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 25,975 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Piazza Santo Stefano. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 7,617 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Venice. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 46 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Venice. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Venice, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

Savor the culinary delights of Venice, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

Eat at Ristorante La Piazza. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9,892 reviews.

You can also check out Farini. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,851 diners.

Another great restaurant we recommend you go to after your activities is Trattoria Bar Pontini. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,176 customers, this restaurant is sure to provide you with a memorable dining experience.

After dinner, visit Adagio, which is considered one of the best bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 621 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular place like Il Mercante. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 666 customers.

Alternatively, check out Cantina Do Spade. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,120 customers.

Raise your glass to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the city of Venice!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Venice and Verona

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

  • Rialto Bridge
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Doge's Palace
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • More

Day 12 of your road trip across Italy offers you the chance to visit 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Venice and Verona. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Verona.

Make Rialto Bridge one of your first sightseeing stops in Venice. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 141,666 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Piazza San Marco is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This square is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 152,982 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by St Mark's Basilica. This cathedral has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 18,439 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Doge's Palace and find out why 318,104 people visit this spot every year. A trip to this popular palace is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.7 out of 5-star rating as given by 24,775 previous visitors.

Another top place to visit is Bridge of Sighs. This footbridge enjoys an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 18,223 local and international travelers.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Venice and set your GPS to Verona. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 24 min. Upon reaching Verona, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

While exploring Italy is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Verona has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Verona on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Italy shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Verona is also home to a variety of excellent dining spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and drink.

One place locals and cheap holiday-goers recommend is Antica Bottega del Vino. This restaurant is known for its delicious and comforting foods and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,699 customers.

Osteria il Ciottolo is another popular restaurant you can eat at to ensure an affordable and pleasant vacation. This restaurant serves good food at low prices and has an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,253 customers.

Re Teodorico has a menu of appetizing and reasonably priced meals, so you might want to check it out too. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 2,370 reviews.

After dinner, visit Archivio, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Verona. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 840 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Osteria da Ugo. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,724 customers.

Alternatively, locals recommend Signorvino. This bar, rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,737 customers, is one of the best bars in the city of Verona.

Cheers for an adventure-filled road trip vacation in Italy! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Verona!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Verona, Ronchi, and Milan

  • Verona
  • Milan
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Drive 158 km, 2 hours 31 min

  • Verona Arena
  • Ponte Scaligero
  • Gardaland Resort
  • More

On day 13 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Italy, you’ll experience 3 charming destinations — Verona, Ronchi, and Milan. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Milan.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Verona Arena. This opera house is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Verona, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 123,818 visitors. Around 195,540 people visit this attraction every year.

Castelvecchio Bridge is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,156 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

Ronchi’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Verona behind. This drive usually takes around 33 min. Ronchi welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Journey into the unknown at Gardaland Resort, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable amusement park has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 99,291 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Ronchi, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Milan may take around 1 hour 42 min. Upon your arrival in Milan, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Milan offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Italy. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

It's now time to discover the mouthwatering delights of Milan, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best dining options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate.

Bice Restaurant is an excellent example. Here, you can enjoy good food and service at affordable prices. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 579 customers.

Ribot Restaurant is another great restaurant option for budget travelers. This restaurant serves a variety of delicious and savory meals at low prices and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,991 customers.

Locals enjoy dining at L'immagine Bistrot Ristorante, and you might want to check it out too. This restaurant has an exciting menu and an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,020 reviews.

When you’ve finished dinner and you’re in the mood for a drink, we recommend visiting one of the best bars in Milan. Yguana Cafè offers plenty of drink options for every taste and budget. Around 1,776 customers have given this bar an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

Alternatively, go to a bar that locals recommend, like Rufus Cocktail Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 643 customers.

If you're looking for something else, check out Tommasi Milano. This bar is one of the best places to enjoy a drink and has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 638 customers.

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Day 14

Day 14 – Milan - departure day

  • Milan - Departure day
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  • Palazzo Borromeo
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Your budget road trip vacation in Italy is about to end. Day 14 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Milan.

Optimize your last day in Italy and go on a shopping spree in Milan’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in Italy, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery.

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

For example, Rosa Grand has a menu of appetizing food and refreshing beverages and is rated at an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,394 customers.

If you feel like eating something else, UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano is another restaurant worth trying out. This restaurant serves a variety of value-for-money savory dishes and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,217 customers.

Another restaurant popular among cheap holiday-goers is G. B. Bar. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 820 customers, this restaurant is a great place to enjoy unique flavors that will remind you of Italy and your fun memories in Milan.

You’ll then say farewell to Milan. 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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