20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  15 h
1
Florence
— 4 nights
Bus:  45 min
2
Greve in Chianti
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Castellina In Chianti
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
4
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Montalcino
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Cortona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Bologna
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at San Pietro Church and Corridoio Vasariano. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palazzo Strozzi and Museo di Storia Naturale - La Specola. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Cantine Lunae (in Colombiera-Molicciara), Duomo (in Prato) and Bagno Irene (in Viareggio). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, see the interesting displays at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Brancacci, and admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Florence is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Florence. In April, Florence is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola, Cantine Lunae, San Pietro Church, Museo di Storia Naturale - Universita di Pisa, Duomo
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Palazzo Strozzi ©
Palazzo Strozzi
Cantine Lunae ©
Cantine Lunae
Museo di Storia Naturale - Universita di Pisa ©

1
night
Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti
For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Greve in Chianti trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Greve in Chianti by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in Greve in Chianti can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll set off for Castellina In Chianti on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Tours Historic Sites Wineries
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2
nights
Castellina In Chianti

Castellina In Chianti ©
Castellina in Chianti is a comune (municipality) of c. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): wander the streets of Barberino Val d'Elsa, do a tasting at Sant'Agnese Farm, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca di Castellina, and finally don't miss a visit to Via delle Volte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): pick up some new knowledge with Poderi Val Verde Chianti 3D Archery Range, then learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Casamonti, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico del Chianti Senese, and finally learn about winemaking at Castellare di Castellina Winery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Castellina In Chianti trip app.

Castellina In Chianti is very close to Greve in Chianti. In April, daily temperatures in Castellina In Chianti can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Castellina In Chianti

Wineries Historic Sites Classes

Side Trip

Barberino Val d'Elsa
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Sant'Agnese Farm ©
Sant'Agnese Farm
Rocca di Castellina ©
Rocca di Castellina
Barberino Val d'Elsa ©
Barberino Val d'Elsa

3
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa di Santa Caterina and Cappella di Piazza. Bring the kids along to Bagno Baratti and Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici. Change things up with a short trip to Fattoria Terre del Marchesato in Bolgheri (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga di Siena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola La Lastra, and contemplate the long history of Loggia della Mercanzia.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena trip planner.

Take a bus from Castellina In Chianti to Siena in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Fattoria Terre del Marchesato, Bagno Baratti
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Cappella di Piazza ©
Cappella di Piazza
Fattoria Terre del Marchesato ©
Fattoria Terre del Marchesato
Casa di Santa Caterina ©
Casa di Santa Caterina

2
nights
Montalcino

Montalcino ©
In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
On the 22nd (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Medioevale di Monticchiello, do a tasting at NostraVita, then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Capanna di Cencioni, then learn about winemaking at Altesino, and finally do a tasting at Fattoria La Magia. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Uccelliera, learn about winemaking at Podere Le Ripi, and then do a tasting at Tenuta Fanti.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Montalcino tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Siena to Montalcino takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cortona.

Things to do in Montalcino

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Borgo Medioevale di Monticchiello
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Altesino ©
Altesino
Podere Le Ripi ©
Podere Le Ripi
Fattoria La Magia ©
Fattoria La Magia

2
nights
Cortona

Cortona ©
The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Domenico.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cortona trip planning site.

You can drive from Montalcino to Cortona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bologna.

Things to do in Cortona

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

winery Agriturismo Santo Stefano
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Tenimenti d'Alessandro ©
Tenimenti d'Alessandro
Winery Fattoria Cantagallo ©
Winery Fattoria Cantagallo
Abbazia Farneta ©
Abbazia Farneta

3
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Family-friendly places like Bagno Sauro 286 and Museo della Specola will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cimitero monumentale della Certosa and Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Mar - Museo d'Arte della citta di Ravenna (in Ravenna) and Salse di Nirano (in Fiorano Modenese). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of La Macchina del Tempo, see the interesting displays at San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection, appreciate the extensive heritage of Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Santo Stefano.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bologna trip app.

You can drive from Cortona to Bologna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mar - Museo d'Arte della citta di Ravenna, Salse di Nirano, Bagno Sauro 286
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Bagno Sauro 286 ©
Bagno Sauro 286
Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco ©
Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco
Salse di Nirano ©
Salse di Nirano

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