7 days in Province of Ancona, Modena & Mantua Itinerary

7 days in Province of Ancona, Modena & Mantua Itinerary

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Osimo
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Modena
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Mantua
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Osimo

Osimo is a town and comune of the Marche region of Italy, in the province of Ancona. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): Head underground at Grotte di Osimo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale San Ciriaco, and then explore the ancient world of Grotte di Camerano - Citta Sotterranea di Camerano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Santa Casa and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia di Portonovo.

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Bologna to Osimo is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In November in Osimo, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Modena.

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Modena

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Visit Duomo di Modena and Rocca Meli Lupi di Soragna for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza Grande and Pushstart. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Modena: Castello di Vigoleno (in Vigoleno), Duomo di San Vitale (in Salsomaggiore Terme) and Rocca di Vignola (in Vignola). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, don't miss a visit to Piazza Torre, and take in panoramic vistas at Ghirlandina.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Modena road trip site.

Traveling by car from Osimo to Modena takes 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Osimo in November: highs in Modena hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mantua.

Things to do in Modena

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Mantua

Sleeping Beauty

Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Skyline di Mantova, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Castello San Giorgio, don't miss a visit to Piazza Broletto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, then make a trip to Piazza delle Erbe, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa del Mercato. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Rotonda di San Lorenzo, explore the world behind art at Camera degli Sposi, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Ducale Mantova, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo - Cattedrale di San Pietro.

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You can drive from Modena to Mantua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Mantua can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

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Province of Ancona travel guide

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Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. Ancona is the capital of the province of Ancona and of the region. The city is located 280km northeast of Rome, on the Adriatic Sea, between the slopes of the two extremities of the promontory of Monte Conero, Monte Astagno and Monte Guasco.Ancona is one of the main ports on the Adriatic Sea, especially for passenger traffic, and is the main economic and demographic centre of the region.HistoryAncona was founded by Greek settlers from Syracuse in about 387 BC, who gave it its name: Ancona stems from the Greek word Αγκων, meaning "elbow"; the harbour to the east of the town was originally protected only by the promontory on the north, shaped like an elbow. Greek merchants established a Tyrian purple dye factory here. In Roman times it kept its own coinage with the punning device of the bent arm holding a palm branch, and the head of Aphrodite on the reverse, and continued the use of the Greek language.When it became a Roman colony is uncertain. It was occupied as a naval station in the Illyrian War of 178 BC. Julius Caesar took possession of it immediately after crossing the Rubicon. Its harbour was of considerable importance in imperial times, as the nearest to Dalmatia, and was enlarged by Trajan, who constructed the north quay with his Syrian architect Apollodorus of Damascus. At the beginning of it stands the marble triumphal arch with a single archway, and without bas-reliefs, erected in his honour in 115 by the Senate and Roman people.

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