12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Florence
— 4 nights
2
Bologna
— 2 nights
3
Monza
— 3 nights

4
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Centro Storico are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa & Baptistery of St. John), San Pietro Church (in Porto Venere) and Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro (in Tellaro). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner.

Chattanooga, USA to Florence is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chattanooga to Florence due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Chattanooga in August, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Pisa, San Pietro Church, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Francesco, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi Bologna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at La Macchina del Tempo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro, examine the collection at Museo Ducati, then examine the collection at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, and finally examine the collection at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bologna trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Monza.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Modena, Museo Ducati
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Museo Ducati ©
Museo Ducati
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro

3
nights
Monza

Monza ©
Monza is a city and comune on the River Lambro, a tributary of the Po in the Lombardy region of Italy, about 15km north-northeast of Milan. Duomo di Lodi and Cappella di Teodolinda will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica Santa Maria della Croce and Mostra Fotografica Steve McCurry - Oltre lo Sguardo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monza: Abbazia Benedettina dei Santi Nazario e Celso (in San Nazzaro Sesia) and Chiesa di San Cristoforo (in Vercelli). And it doesn't end there: walk around Parco di Monza, see the interesting displays at Museo e Tesoro del Duomo di Monza, take in nature's colorful creations at Roseto Niso Fumagalli, and contemplate the long history of Villa Reale.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Monza trip planner.

You can take a train from Bologna to Monza in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monza

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Abbazia Benedettina dei Santi Nazario e Celso, Basilica Santa Maria della Croce, Chiesa di San Cristoforo, Duomo di Lodi
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Santa Maria della Croce ©
Basilica Santa Maria della Croce
Chiesa di San Cristoforo ©
Chiesa di San Cristoforo

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