13 days in Province of Bologna, Rimini & Florence Itinerary

13 days in Province of Bologna, Rimini & Florence Itinerary

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Bologna
— 7 nights
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Rimini
— 2 nights
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Florence
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Bologna

— 7 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, Duomo di Modena, Castello Estense, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita and Basilica di San Domenico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Trepponti (in Comacchio), Piazza Grande (in Modena) and Ferrara (Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), Ferrara Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: get lost in a book at Biblioteca Salaborsa and don't miss a visit to Finestrella di Via Piella.

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Lisbon, Portugal to Bologna is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Bologna is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Bologna are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rimini.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Classes

Side Trips

Rimini

— 2 nights

Seaside Capital

A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
You've added Onde Beach, Piazza Tre Martiri, Casa delle Farfalle, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Sat), stroll through Casa delle Farfalle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo San Giuliano, then cool off at Onde Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Piazza Tre Martiri.

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You can drive from Bologna to Rimini in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rimini can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rimini

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Gimignano Bell Tower and Food Tours.

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Traveling by train from Rimini to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will leave for home on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Florence

Tours

Side Trips

Province of Bologna travel guide

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Churches · Historic Sites · Observation Decks
Bologna is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy. It is the seventh most populous city in Italy, located in the heart of a metropolitan area (officially recognised by the Italian government as a città metropolitana) of about one million.The first settlements date back to at least 1000 BC. The city has been an urban centre, first under the Etruscans (Velzna/Felsina) and the Celts (Bona), then under the Romans (Bononia), then again in the Middle Ages, as a free municipality (for one century it was the fifth largest European city based on population). Home to the oldest university in the world, University of Bologna, founded in 1088, Bologna hosts thousands of students who enrich the social and cultural life of the city. Famous for its towers and lengthy porticoes, Bologna has a well-preserved historical centre (one of the largest in Italy) thanks to a careful restoration and conservation policy which began at the end of the 1970s, on the heels of serious damage done by the urban demolition at the end of the 19th century as well as that caused by wars.An important cultural and artistic centre, its importance in terms of landmarks can be attributed to a varied mixture of monuments and architectural examples (medieval towers, antique buildings, churches, the layout of its historical centre) as well as works of art which are the result of a first class architectural and artistic history. Bologna is also an important transportation crossroad for the roads and trains of Northern Italy, where many important mechanical, electronic and nutritional industries have their headquarters. According to the most recent data gathered by the European Regional Economic Growth Index (E-REGI) of 2009, Bologna is the first Italian city and the 47th European city in terms of its economic growth rate.

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