10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Bologna
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
2
Ferrara
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
3
Padua
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
4
Verona
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  2 h 15 min
5
Riva Del Garda
— Few hours
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
6
Sirmione
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
7
Brescia
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Turin
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Moscow

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, make a trip to Piazza Maggiore, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Regionale Abbazia di Monteveglio, then relax in the rural setting at Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca, and finally let your taste buds guide you at Acetaia Villa San Donnino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Torre Prendiparte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Domenico.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bologna road trip planning website.

Moscow, Russia to Bologna is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Bologna is minus 2 hours. In April, Bologna is a bit warmer than Moscow - with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Ferrara.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Parco Regionale Abbazia di Monteveglio, Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca, Acetaia Villa San Donnino
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Basilica di San Domenico ©
Basilica di San Domenico

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Ferrara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at certosa and then admire the majestic nature at Piazza Ariostea.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ferrara trip builder app.

Ferrara is just a short distance from Bologna. In April in Ferrara, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Padua.

Things to do in Ferrara

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense
certosa ©
certosa
Museo della Cattedrale ©
Museo della Cattedrale

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night
Padua

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
On the 25th (Wed), take a stroll through Quartiere dell'Antico Ghetto Ebraico di Padova.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Padua travel planning app.

Take a bus from Ferrara to Padua in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Padua, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Padua

Neighborhoods
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nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Verona trip planner.

Getting from Padua to Verona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Padua in April since evenings lows in Verona dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lago di Garda
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Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda

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hours
Riva Del Garda

Riva Del Garda ©
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. On the 28th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inviolata Church (The Church of the Virgin), get to know the fascinating history of Monte Brione, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Parco Grotta Cascata Varone.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Riva Del Garda road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Verona to Riva Del Garda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Riva Del Garda can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Parco Grotta Cascata Varone
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Monte Brione ©
Monte Brione
Parco Grotta Cascata Varone ©
Parco Grotta Cascata Varone

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night
Sirmione

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sirmione planner.

Getting from Riva Del Garda to Sirmione by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brescia.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites Outdoors Transportation
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Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo

1
night
Brescia

Brescia
As the second largest city in Lombardy after Milan, Brescia has served as an important hub of commerce and culture since pre-Roman times.
For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brescia trip planner.

You can take a train from Sirmione to Brescia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. April in Brescia sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll set off for Turin on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Brescia

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors
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nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get great views at Basilica of Superga, then admire the landmark architecture of Ricetto di Candelo, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Issogne. Keep things going the next day: stop by Quadrilatero Romano, then take a stroll through Via Roma, and then do a tasting at Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turin tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Brescia to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brescia in April, plan for slightly colder days in Turin, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Basilica of Superga, Castello di Issogne, Ricetto di Candelo, Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni
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Ricetto di Candelo ©
Ricetto di Candelo
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
Via Roma
Via Roma

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