12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
2
Bologna
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Manama

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Campo Santa Margherita. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Mocenigo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Salvador, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato.

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Manama, Bahrain to Venice is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Manama to Venice due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Manama in September, with highs in Venice at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
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Palazzo Mocenigo ©
Palazzo Mocenigo
Santa Maria dei Miracoli ©
Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Chiesa di San Salvador ©
Chiesa di San Salvador

4
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castrocaro Fortress and Museo della Cattedrale. Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco and Piazza Cattedrale are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bologna: Palazzo Milzetti Museo Nazionale dell'eta Neoclassica in Romagna (in Faenza), Abbazia di San Mercuriale (in Forli) and certosa (in Ferrara). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Strada Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Martino Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Piazza Santo Stefano, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Vitale e Agricola in Arena.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip maker tool .

Drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ferrara, Parma, Abbazia di San Mercuriale, Castrocaro Fortress, Palazzo Milzetti Museo Nazionale dell'eta Neoclassica in Romagna
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Abbazia di San Mercuriale ©
Abbazia di San Mercuriale
Museo della Cattedrale ©
Museo della Cattedrale

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, contemplate the long history of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rocca of Montestaffoli. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, get engrossed in the history at Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giardino Bardini, then steep yourself in history at Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, then browse the exhibits of Palazzo Strozzi, and finally take a stroll through Piazza della Repubblica.

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Take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Duomo, Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
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Church and Museum of Orsanmichele ©
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano
Palazzo Strozzi ©
Palazzo Strozzi

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini and Vatican Necropolis. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza del Campidoglio and Domus Aurea. Venture out of the city with trips to Orvieto (Centro Storico Orvieto, Cappella del Corporale, & more) and Viterbo Historic Centre (in Viterbo). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Prassede, explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, and make a trip to Monte Palatino.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orvieto, Vatican City, Viterbo Historic Centre
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Foro di Cesare ©
Foro di Cesare
Piazza del Campidoglio ©
Piazza del Campidoglio
Basilica di Santa Prassede ©
Basilica di Santa Prassede

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