53 days in Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

53 days in Italy & City of San Marino Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bassano Del Grappa, Italy
— 1 night
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Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
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Garda, Italy
— 3 nights
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Cremona, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Borghetto di Borbera, Italy
— 1 night
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Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
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Camogli, Italy
— 1 night
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
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Lucca, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
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San Gimignano, Italy
— 1 night
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Pienza, Italy
— 2 nights
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Montepulciano, Italy
— 1 night
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Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
— 1 night
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Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
— 1 night
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Todi, Italy
— 1 night
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Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rimini, Italy
— 1 night
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
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Bologna, Italy
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Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Venice trip maker app.

Taipei, Taiwan to Venice is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Taipei to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Taipei in March; daily highs in Venice reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bassano Del Grappa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Bassano Del Grappa, Italy

— 1 night
Bassano del Grappa is a city and comune, in the Vicenza province, in the region Veneto, in northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo degli Alpini di Bassano and then snap pictures at Ponte degli Alpini.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bassano Del Grappa online route planner.

Getting from Venice to Bassano Del Grappa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in March, with highs in Bassano Del Grappa at 34°C and lows at 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Verona.

Things to do in Bassano Del Grappa

Museums

Verona, Italy

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mantua (Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova & Palazzo Te). There's lots more to do: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, browse the eclectic array of goods at Piazza delle Erbe, and take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Verona road trip website.

You can drive from Bassano Del Grappa to Verona in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 34°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Garda.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Garda, Italy

— 3 nights
On the 16th (Mon), get outside with La Rocca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Strada statale 249 Gardesana Orientale, then explore the activities along Lago di Garda, then steep yourself in history at Villa degli Albertini, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia di Santa Maria Assunta.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Garda day trip tool.

You can drive from Verona to Garda in an hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Verona in March; daily highs in Garda reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cremona.

Things to do in Garda

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cremona, Italy

— 1 night
Cremona is a city and comune in northern Italy, situated in Lombardy, on the left bank of the Po River in the middle of the Pianura Padana (Po valley). Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Comune, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Gerolamo, see the interesting displays at Museo del Violino, take in panoramic vistas at Cathedral of Cremona, then don't miss a visit to Baptistery, and finally make a trip to Academia Cremonensis. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Monastero di San Giuseppe in San Sigismondo, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico di San Lorenzo, and then make a trip to Cremonabooks.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cremona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Garda to Cremona by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Cremona, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cremona

Museums · Historic Sites

Milan, Italy

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Milan is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, make a trip to Dialogo nel Buio, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

Discover how to plan a Milan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Cremona to Milan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Borghetto di Borbera.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Borghetto di Borbera, Italy

— 1 night
Borghetto di Borbera is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 110km southeast of Turin and about 35km southeast of Alessandria. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stop by Salumificio Da Pina, then make a splash at Parco Acquatico Bolleblu, and then see the interesting displays at Acqua.Tor.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Borghetto di Borbera trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Milan to Borghetto di Borbera in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Milan in March, expect nights in Borghetto di Borbera to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 12°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Borghetto di Borbera

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Genoa, Italy

— 3 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Genoa is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, visit Boccadasse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Genoa attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Borghetto di Borbera to Genoa takes an hour. In March, Genoa is a bit warmer than Borghetto di Borbera - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Camogli.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Camogli, Italy

— 1 night
Camogli is a fishing village and tourist resort located on the west side of the peninsula of Portofino, on the Golfo Paradiso in the Riviera di Levante, in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, northern Italy. On the 28th (Sat), make a trip to Santuario della Madonna dell'Olivo.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Camogli itinerary planner.

Drive from Genoa to Camogli in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Camogli

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Cinque Terre is known for trails, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, get great views at View Point Corniglia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre day trip site.

Drive from Camogli to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Traveling from Camogli in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cinque Terre, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Lucca, Italy

— 1 night

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 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, enjoy breathtaking views from Castello di Nozzano, steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lucca day trip planner.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Lucca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Lucca sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Florence driving holiday planner.

Drive from Lucca to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Siena, Italy

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 7th (Tue), get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Siena day trip planning website.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Siena are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Shopping

San Gimignano, Italy

— 1 night

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
On the 10th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano, don't miss a visit to San Gimignano Bell Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sant'Agostino, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Cisterna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Torre e Casa Campatelli. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Tenuta Torciano and then learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Gimignano trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Siena to San Gimignano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in San Gimignano can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pienza.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Pienza, Italy

— 2 nights
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Artemisia Gallery. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Enoteca Di Ghino, don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II, look for gifts at La Taverna del Pecorino, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Comunale di Pienza, then experience rural life at Podere Il Casale, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Studio di Adelina Quadri.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pienza trip planner.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Pienza in 2 hours. In April in Pienza, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Pienza

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Montepulciano, Italy

— 1 night

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di San Biagio, don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, and then do a tasting at Cantina Fattoria della Talosa.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Montepulciano trip itinerary builder.

Montepulciano is very close to Pienza. April in Montepulciano sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Castiglion Fiorentino.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Wineries · Historic Sites

Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

— 1 night
Castiglion Fiorentino is a small, walled city in eastern Tuscany, Italy, in the province of Arezzo, between the cities of Arezzo and Cortona. On the 14th (Tue), do a tasting at winery Agriturismo Santo Stefano, do a tasting at Buccelletti - Cantina, and then admire the landmark architecture of Logge del Vasari.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Castiglion Fiorentino online trip planner.

You can drive from Montepulciano to Castiglion Fiorentino in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Civita di Bagnoregio.

Things to do in Castiglion Fiorentino

Wineries

Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

— 1 night
Civita di Bagnoregio is a town in the Province of Viterbo in central Italy, a suburb of the comune of Bagnoregio, 1km east from it. On the 15th (Wed), explore the activities along Lago di Bolsena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Donato Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Civita di Bagnoregio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint Christina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pitigliano Centro Storico, make a trip to Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano, then admire the striking features of Rocca dei Papi, and finally engage your brain at Museo Geologico e delle Frane.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Civita di Bagnoregio online trip builder.

You can drive from Castiglion Fiorentino to Civita di Bagnoregio in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Todi.

Things to do in Civita di Bagnoregio

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Todi, Italy

— 1 night
Todi is a town and comune (municipality) of the province of Perugia (region of Umbria) in central Italy. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tempio di Santa Maria della Consolazione, make a trip to Santuario dell'Amore Misericordioso, and then explore the ancient world of Todi Underground. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Fortunato, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale della Santissima Annunziata, visit Centro Storico di Todi, then pause for some photo ops at Palazzo del Capitano, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Popolo.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Todi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Civita di Bagnoregio to Todi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Todi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Todi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Assisi, Italy

— 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Inferiore di San Francesco.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi route planning site.

Drive from Todi to Assisi in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning site.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rimini.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rimini, Italy

— 1 night

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 25th (Sat): take in the views from The Tiberius Bridge, don't miss a visit to Porto Turistico Cesenatico, get in on the family fun at Mirabilandia, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale, and finally appreciate the history behind Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Arco d'Augusto, examine the collection at Italy in Miniature, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Fortunato.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rimini trip app.

Drive from Rome to Rimini in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in April: highs in Rimini hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Rimini

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.
On the 26th (Sun), make a trip to Cesta Tower, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titan, and then pause for some photo ops at Girolamo Gozi Monument.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our City of San Marino driving holiday planner.

City of San Marino is just a short distance from Rimini. In April, daily temperatures in City of San Marino can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Ferrara (Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), Castello Estense, &more), Museo Ferrari (in Maranello) and Modena (Duomo di Modena & Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bologna road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from City of San Marino to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

San Marino travel guide

3.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Castles
San Marino is a country characterized by its architecture--namely, the three towers that adorn the country's flag and coat of arms. As a result, most of the tourist attractions here center around the structures protruding from the hill of the country. The third-smallest nation in Europe, it is surprising that San Marino managed to gain independence from robust Italy. This status has created great pride among the Sanmarinese, although Italian culture is still quite influential as the country is completely surrounded by Italy. And while its size has obvious disadvantages, the advantages for tourism strongly outweigh them. Visitors don't need to travel to get a sense of the country (there isn't far to go!), and this generates an intimacy and friendliness among locals that is lost in most larger countries.