11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Milan
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Montecatini Terme
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Greve in Chianti
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
3
Florence
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
4
Bologna
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
5
Parma
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
End: Milan

6
nights
Montecatini Terme

Montecatini Terme ©
Montecatini Terme is an Italian municipality of 21,095 inhabitants within the province of Pistoia in Tuscany, Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montecatini Terme: Portovenere (in Porto Venere), Lucca (Le mura di Lucca, Torre Guinigi, & more) and La Passeggiata (in Viareggio). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole, test your problem-solving skills at Mindshock, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Maona.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Montecatini Terme day trip planner .

Milan to Montecatini Terme is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. When traveling from Milan in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Montecatini Terme, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Montecatini Terme

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Lucca, Pistoia, Capannori, La Passeggiata, Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole
Highlights from your plan
Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole ©
Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Torre Guinigi ©
Torre Guinigi

1
night
Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti ©
On the 29th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Verrazzano, then do a tasting at Montefioralle Winery, then learn about winemaking at Accademia del Buon Gusto, and finally look for gifts at Piccole Armonie Country.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Greve in Chianti driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Montecatini Terme to Greve in Chianti in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Accademia del Buon Gusto ©
Accademia del Buon Gusto
Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 30th (Thu), steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planner .

Take a bus from Greve in Chianti to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Florence sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 31st (Fri), make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale, admire the striking features of Palazzo del Podesta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Domenico, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bologna planner .

Getting from Florence to Bologna by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January, Bologna is slightly colder than Florence - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Parma.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ravenna, Castello Estense
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

1
night
Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma, then walk around Parco Ducale, then get engrossed in the history at National Gallery (Galleria Nazionale), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di Parma.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Parma visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Bologna to Parma takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. February in Parma sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Parma

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parco Ducale ©
Parco Ducale
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma