10 days in Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Modena, Italy
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Parma, Italy
— 1 night
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Ferrara, Italy
— 1 day
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Ravenna, Italy
— 1 night
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Riccione, Italy
— 1 night
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Rimini, Italy
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Siena, Italy
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Lucca, Italy
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Pisa, Italy
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Bologna, Italy — 2 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.
On the 15th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Paolo Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Portico del Pavaglione - World Heritage Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa della Madonna di Galliera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Martino Maggiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Vitale e Agricola in Arena.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary builder.

Berlin, Germany to Bologna is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In January in Bologna, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Modena.
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Modena, Italy

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
On the 16th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastero San Pietro dei Monaci Benedettini, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Modena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Modena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Parma.
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Parma, Italy — 1 night

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Antonio Abate Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Cristina.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Parma holiday planner.

Drive from Modena to Parma in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In January in Parma, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ferrara.
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Ferrara, Italy — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santo Spirito, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Teatini, then admire the striking features of Palazzo della Racchetta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Nuova e San Biagio, and finally contemplate the long history of Palazzo delle Poste.

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Traveling by car from Parma to Ferrara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ferrara can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ravenna.
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Ravenna, Italy — 1 night

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
On the 17th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Agata Maggiore.

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Drive from Ferrara to Ravenna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Riccione.
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Riccione, Italy — 1 night

Green Pearl of Adriatic

One of northern Italy's most popular seaside resorts, Riccione is known as the Green Pearl of the Adriatic for its tree-lined streets and numerous gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): head outdoors with Bagni 18-19, Flora e Carmela, take a memorable drive along Strada Panoramica Gabicce Mare - Mont, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero di Guerra del Commonwealth, then head outdoors with Spiaggia 51, then enjoy some diversion at Spiaggia 47 Riccione, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Gesu Redentore. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montegridolfo, then do a tasting at Fattoria Del Piccione, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Sabbia D'oro N. 24 Giorgio.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Riccione tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Ravenna to Riccione in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Riccione, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rimini.
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Rimini, Italy

Seaside Capital

A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pieve di San Michele Arcangelo and then kick back and relax at Bagno Franco 54.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rimini trip itinerary planning tool.

Rimini is very close to Riccione. In January, daytime highs in Rimini are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to City of San Marino.
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City of San Marino, San Marino — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Girolamo Gozi Monument.

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City of San Marino is just a short distance from Rimini. In January, daytime highs in City of San Marino are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant'Apollonia, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Domenico Fiesole, then take an in-depth tour of Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santo Spirito, explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, then contemplate the long history of Piazza San Giovanni, then don't miss a visit to Palazzo Strozzi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence travel route planner.

You can drive from City of San Marino to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from City of San Marino in January: highs in Florence hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Palazzo Piccolomini, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Salimbeni, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Salimbeni.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Siena, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Lucca.
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Lucca, Italy

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Romano and then don't miss a visit to Centro storico.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lucca trip planner.

Drive from Siena to Lucca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Lucca, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Frediano and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pisa trip maker site.

Pisa is just a stone's throw from Lucca. In January in Pisa, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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