7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

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7 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Milan
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Parma
— 1 day
train:  30​min
2
Reggio Emilia
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Modena
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Bologna
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Milan

1
day
Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di Parma, then head outdoors with Centro Ippico La Torretta, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo delle Poste, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Parma trip itinerary planner.

Milan to Parma is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. October in Parma sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Reggio Emilia.

Things to do in Parma

Outdoors Historic Sites
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Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma
Palazzo delle Poste ©
Palazzo delle Poste

1
night
Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia ©
Known as the Tricolor Town, Reggio Emilia is the birthplace of the modern Italian flag and serves as the region's hub for cultural activity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at Consorzio Vacche Rosse, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Evolution, and then stroll around Parco delle Caprette.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Reggio Emilia travel planner .

Reggio Emilia is just a short distance from Parma. In October, daily temperatures in Reggio Emilia can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Modena.

Things to do in Reggio Emilia

Parks Shopping Fun & Games
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Parco delle Caprette ©
Parco delle Caprette
Consorzio Vacche Rosse ©
Consorzio Vacche Rosse

1
night
Modena

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
On the 15th (Tue), do a tasting at Acetaia San Matteo, see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, examine the collection at Sala Museale dell'Accademia Militare, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, then do a tasting at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Modena online attractions planner .

Modena is just a stone's throw from Reggio Emilia. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Wineries Historic Sites
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti ©
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, learn something new at Academya Lingue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bologna trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Modena to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Bologna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Classes Tours
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Academya Lingue ©
Academya Lingue
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online journey planner .

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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