10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Milan
train:  2​h
1
Varenna
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
2
Siena
— 2 nights
bus + train:  2​h 15​min
3
Bologna
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Mantua
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Modena
— 1 night
6
Milan
— Few hours
End: Milan


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Varenna

Varenna
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Varenna journey planner .

Milan to Varenna is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll set off for Siena on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Varenna

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga di Siena, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia della Mercanzia. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Parco Sculture Del Chianti, learn about winemaking at Poggio Rubino, then do a tasting at Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni, then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Collegiata di San Quirico, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Via di Gracciano nel Corso.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Siena online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Ravenna to Siena in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ravenna in October, expect nights in Siena to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for Bologna.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Montalcino, La Collegiata di San Quirico, Parco Sculture Del Chianti, Via di Gracciano nel Corso
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Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni ©
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni
Parco Sculture Del Chianti ©
Parco Sculture Del Chianti
Poggio Rubino ©
Poggio Rubino

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Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Ebraico di Ferrara and then explore the different monuments and memorials at certosa. On the next day, see the interesting displays at La Macchina del Tempo, examine the collection at Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia, see the interesting displays at International museum and library of music, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Bartolomeo, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Re Enzo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo del Podesta.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bologna travel planner .

Traveling by car from Siena to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Siena in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bologna: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train to Mantua.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ferrara
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Cimitero Ebraico di Ferrara ©
Cimitero Ebraico di Ferrara
certosa ©
certosa
La Macchina del Tempo ©
La Macchina del Tempo

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Mantua

Mantua ©
Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Casa di Giulio Romano.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mantua itinerary planner.

Take a train from Bologna to Mantua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. October in Mantua sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Modena.

Things to do in Mantua

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Chiesa di San Francesco
Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga ©
Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga
Basilica di Santa Barbara ©
Basilica di Santa Barbara

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Modena

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
On the 19th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Collegio San Carlo Modena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero San Pietro dei Monaci Benedettini, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Canalchiaro, then explore the world behind art at Museo Civico d'Arte, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Parrocchiale di Sant'Agostino.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Modena trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Mantua to Modena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Modena are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites Museums
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Chiesa Parrocchiale di Sant'Agostino ©
Museo Civico d'Arte ©
Museo Civico d'Arte

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Milan

Milan
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.
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You can take a train from Como to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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