15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Drive to St Louis Lambert International Airport, Fly to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, Drive to Reggio Emilia
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Reggio Emilia
— 5 nights
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Modena
— 1 day
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Bologna
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 1 night
Drive
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Milan
— 2 nights
Fly to St Louis Lambert International Airport, Drive to Columbia

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Reggio Emilia — 5 nights

Tricolor Town

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.
Get some cultural insight at Palazzo Ducale di Mantova and Battistero di Parma. Explore Reggio Emilia's surroundings by going to Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (in Mantua), MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari (in Modena) and Museo Ferrari (in Maranello). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, indulge in some culinary diversions at Eno-One degustazioni guidate, and stop by Consorzio Vacche Rosse.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Reggio Emilia trip planner.

Columbia, USA to Reggio Emilia is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbia to Reggio Emilia is 7 hours. Traveling from Columbia in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Reggio Emilia, with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Modena.
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Modena — 1 day

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena, then see the interesting displays at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Villa San Donnino.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Modena road trip site.

Traveling by car from Reggio Emilia to Modena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In March in Modena, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bologna.
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Bologna — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): indulge your senses at Cleto Chiarli - Tenute Agricole and then take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

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Drive from Modena to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. You'll set off for Florence on the 26th (Sun).
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Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, and finally do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 1 night

City of Romance

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 28th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, wander the streets of Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice vacation tool.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Milan — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 30th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Milan, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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