23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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23 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Bologna
1
Bologna
— 14 nights
train:  30​min
2
Ferrara
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Ravenna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Maranello
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Bologna

14
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taste Bologna - Bologna Food Tour, Italian Days Food Experience and Piazza Maggiore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Modena (Mercato Albinelli, Piazza Grande, & more), Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Maranello) and Florence (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza del Duomo, & more). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, make a trip to Palazzo Sampieri Talon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bologna trip itinerary builder website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, Peretola Airport and Verona Villafranca Airport. April in Bologna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Ferrara.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Florence, Modena, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Ferrara

Ferrara ©
With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero di Sant'Antonio in Polesine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via delle Volte, make a trip to Centro Storico Ferrara, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ferrara Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia). Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Castello Estense, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Massari, admire the striking features of Palazzo Prosperi-Sacrati, then take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo dei Diamanti, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Mura.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ferrara trip maker .

Ferrara is just a stone's throw from Bologna. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ravenna.

Things to do in Ferrara

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense
Ferrara Cathedral ©
Ferrara Cathedral

3
nights
Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), then steep yourself in history at Basilica San Vitale, and then make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Safari Ravenna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, contemplate the long history of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, appreciate the history behind Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte, then see the interesting displays at Archiepiscopal Museum, and finally browse the collection at Istituzione Biblioteca Classense.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ravenna trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a bus from Ferrara to Ravenna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Ravenna can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Indian Army War Cemetery, Biblioteca Malatestiana, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
Biblioteca Malatestiana ©
Biblioteca Malatestiana

2
nights
Maranello

Maranello is a town and comune in the region of Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy, 18 km from Modena, with a population of 17,165 as of 2013. Museo Ferrari has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Palazzo Ducale Piano Primo, look for all kinds of wild species at Salse di Nirano, and then examine the collection at Museo Ferrari. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna Del Castello Di Fiorano, don't miss a visit to Fortezza delle Verrucole - Archeopark, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Maranello holiday maker tool .

Getting from Ravenna to Maranello by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Maranello can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Maranello

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Fiorano Modenese, Rocca di Vignola, Fortezza delle Verrucole - Archeopark, Palazzo Ducale Piano Primo, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Fortezza delle Verrucole - Archeopark ©
I Love Maranello ©
I Love Maranello

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