6 days in Florence & Bologna Itinerary

6 days in Florence & Bologna Itinerary

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Florence
— 3 nights
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Bologna
— 2 nights
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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.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence tour itinerary planner.

Rome to Florence is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

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Bologna

— 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bologna: Ravenna (Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), Basilica di San Vitale, &more). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Comunale, get outside with UP Urban Climbing, and make a trip to Piazza Maggiore.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bologna online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bologna are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bologna

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