7 days in Rome & Bologna Itinerary

7 days in Rome & Bologna Itinerary

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7 days in Rome & Bologna Itinerary

Start: Rome
1
Rome
— 4 nights
2
Bologna
— 2 nights
End: Bologna

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome online trip itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport. March in Rome sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then ponder the design of Fontana del Nettuno, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Archeologico.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip app .

Take a train from Rome to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Bologna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ferrara
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Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda ©
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda

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