15 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

15 days in Italy & San Marino Itinerary

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Massa, Italy
— 1 night
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La Spezia, Italy
— 2 nights
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Parma, Italy
— 1 night
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Reggio Emilia, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
— 1 night
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Cortona, Italy
— 1 night
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
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Ravenna, Italy
— 1 night
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Ferrara, Italy
— 2 nights

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Massa, Italy

Massa ©
Massa is a town and comune in Tuscany, central Italy, the administrative centre of the province of Massa and Carrara. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Ranch Arcobaleno. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, then stroll through Palazzo al Borgo di Corliano, then take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Massa day trip planning website.

Juba, South Sudan to Massa is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Massa when traveling from Juba in August, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to La Spezia.

Things to do in Massa

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pisa, Torre Guinigi, Palazzo al Borgo di Corliano, Ranch Arcobaleno
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Ranch Arcobaleno ©
Ranch Arcobaleno
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and finally hike along Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, learn about winemaking at Buranco Agriturismo, then take a leisurely stroll along Passeggiata Lungomare, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our La Spezia tour itinerary builder app.

La Spezia is just a short distance from Massa. In August, daytime highs in La Spezia are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Parma.

Things to do in La Spezia

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Cinque Terre
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Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza

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Parma, Italy

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, relax in the rural setting at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, admire the landmark architecture of Casa della Musica, look for gifts at Loppis, then admire the striking features of Palazzo delle Poste, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Parma sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Parma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Parma can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Reggio Emilia.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Caseificio San Pier Damiani ©
Caseificio San Pier Damiani
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma

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Reggio Emilia, Italy

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 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Sala Storica dell'Arma Di Cavalleria, learn about winemaking at Eno-One, then stop by Consorzio Vacche Rosse, and finally get your game on at Laser Revolution.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Reggio Emilia online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Parma to Reggio Emilia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Reggio Emilia can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Reggio Emilia

Wineries · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Consorzio Vacche Rosse ©
Consorzio Vacche Rosse

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 8th (Sat), admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Monumento a Dante Alighieri.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Reggio Emilia to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Castiglion Fiorentino.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

Castiglion Fiorentino ©
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 10th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Cantina Gabriele Mazzeschi, then do a tasting at Famiglia Buccelletti Winery, then do a tasting at winery Agriturismo Santo Stefano, and finally examine the collection at Museo Civico Archeologico.

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

Traveling by car from Florence to Castiglion Fiorentino takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Cortona.

Things to do in Castiglion Fiorentino

Wineries · Museums
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Famiglia Buccelletti Winery ©
Famiglia Buccelletti Winery

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Cortona, Italy

Cortona ©
The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano, stop by Giancarlo Rossi, steep yourself in history at Eremo Le Celle, then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leuta, and finally make a trip to Palazzone di Cortona.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cortona trip planner.

Cortona is just a short distance from Castiglion Fiorentino. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Cortona

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums
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Azienda Agricola Leuta ©
Azienda Agricola Leuta
Museo Diocesano ©
Museo Diocesano
Eremo Le Celle ©
Eremo Le Celle

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City of San Marino, San Marino

City of San Marino ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Girolamo Gozi Monument, appreciate the history behind Children of Beslan Statue, step into the grandiose world of Guaita, then look for gifts at La Saponeria Del Titano, then make a trip to Cava dei Balestrieri, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the City of San Marino online travel planner.

You can drive from Cortona to City of San Marino in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in City of San Marino, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Guaita ©
Guaita
Mount Titan ©
Mount Titan
Palazzo Pubblico ©
Palazzo Pubblico

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Ravenna, Italy

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, examine the collection at Pinacoteca Comunale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, then steep yourself in history at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), then steep yourself in history at Basilica San Vitale, and finally don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ravenna day trip site.

Drive from City of San Marino to Ravenna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In August, daytime highs in Ravenna are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ferrara.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

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Ferrara, Italy

Ferrara ©
With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense, make a trip to Piazzetta Sant'Anna, pause for some serene contemplation at Ferrara Cathedral, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Libreria Belriguardo, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Ferrara, and finally don't miss a visit to Palazzo Prosperi-Sacrati.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ferrara trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ravenna to Ferrara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ferrara can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ferrara

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense
Ferrara Cathedral ©
Ferrara Cathedral
Libreria Belriguardo ©
Libreria Belriguardo

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