24 days in Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

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Padua, Italy
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Ferrara, Italy
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Comacchio, Italy
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Ravenna, Italy
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Rimini, Italy
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City of San Marino, San Marino
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Cesena, Italy
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Brisighella, Italy
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Bologna, Italy
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Modena, Italy
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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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Parma, Italy
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Busseto, Italy
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Piacenza, Italy
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Verona, Italy
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Padua, Italy — 1 night

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Padua day trip website.

Budapest, Hungary to Padua is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Budapest in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Padua, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ferrara.
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Ferrara, Italy — 2 nights

Heart of the Italian Renaissance

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a splash at CastelBeach, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Ferrara, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ferrara Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia) - World Heritage Site, then walk around Parco Massari, and then steep yourself in history at Castello Estense.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ferrara trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Padua to Ferrara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Padua, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ferrara, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Comacchio.
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Comacchio, Italy

Comacchio is a town and comune of Emilia Romagna, Italy, in the province of Ferrara, 48km from the provincial capital Ferrara.Geographythumb Comacchio is situated in a lagoon just north of the present mouth of the Reno. To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Comacchio online road trip planner.

Drive from Ferrara to Comacchio in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for Ravenna on the 2nd (Thu).
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Ravenna, Italy — 2 nights

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Safari Ravenna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Di Sant'Apollinare In Classe, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Vitale.

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Traveling by car from Comacchio to Ravenna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Ravenna sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Rimini.
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Rimini, Italy — 1 night

Seaside Capital

A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): snap pictures at The Tiberius Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rimini planner.

Getting from Ravenna to Rimini by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rimini are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to City of San Marino.
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City of San Marino, San Marino — 2 nights

The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at San Marino Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Guaita, don't miss a visit to Cava dei Balestrieri, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Marino, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titan.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the City of San Marino online sightseeing planner.

City of San Marino is very close to Rimini. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cesena.
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Cesena, Italy — 3 nights

Cesena is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, south of Ravenna and west of Rimini, on the Savio River, co-chief of the Province of Forlì-Cesena. Explore Cesena's surroundings by going to Casa dei Ricordi - Villa Carpena (in Carpena), Bagno di Romagna (Il Sentiero degli Gnomi & Diga di Ridracoli) and La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary (in Chiusi della Verna). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Piazza del Popolo, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Malatestiana, and ponder the design of Fontana Masini.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cesena road trip planner.

Getting from City of San Marino to Cesena by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Brisighella.
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Brisighella, Italy — 1 night

Brisighella is a comune (municipality) in the province of Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.Brisighella borders the following municipalities: Casola Valsenio, Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole, Faenza, Forlì, Marradi, Modigliana, Palazzuolo sul Senio, Riolo Terme. For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brisighella tour planner.

You can drive from Cesena to Brisighella in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Brisighella, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 3 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Bologna is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bologna day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brisighella to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Bologna are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Modena.
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Modena, Italy — 1 night

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Modena trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Modena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reggio Emilia.
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Reggio Emilia, Italy — 2 nights

Tricolor Town

Known as the Tricolor Town, Reggio Emilia is the birthplace of the modern Italian flag and serves as the region's hub for cultural activity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica della Ghiara and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Fontanesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Consorzio Vacche Rosse and then admire the striking features of Stazione Reggio Emilia AV Mediopadana.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Reggio Emilia road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Modena to Reggio Emilia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Parma.
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Parma, Italy — 2 nights

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiostri di S.Giovanni Evangelista, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Camera di San Paolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, explore the world behind art at National Gallery (Galleria Nazionale), then walk around Parco Ducale, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di Parma.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Parma tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Reggio Emilia to Parma in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Busseto.
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Busseto, Italy

Busseto is a comune in the province of Parma, in Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy with a population of about 7,100. To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Busseto trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Parma to Busseto takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Busseto can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Piacenza.
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Piacenza, Italy — 1 night

Piacenza is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Borgo Storico Di Grazzano Visconti, then make a trip to Piazza Cavalli, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo Di Piacenza - Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e Santa Giustina.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Piacenza travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Busseto to Piacenza in an hour. Another option is to drive. September in Piacenza sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Verona itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Piacenza to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Verona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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