17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Bologna
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Portofino
— 2 nights
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Genoa
— 2 nights
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Turin
— 3 nights
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Bellagio
— 3 nights
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Milan
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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 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa della Madonna di Galliera, look for gifts at Salumeria Simoni, examine the collection at International museum and library of music, don't miss a visit to Piazza Santo Stefano, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo del Podesta, and finally don't miss a visit to Mast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Piazza della Dama, make a trip to I Love Maranello, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Municipio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Cattedrale, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Trento e Trieste, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero del Corpus Domini.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bologna journey website.

Padua to Bologna is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Padua in August, expect nights in Bologna to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Ferrara, Casalecchio di Reno, I Love Maranello, Piazza della Dama
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Chiesa della Madonna di Galliera ©
Chiesa della Madonna di Galliera
Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco ©
Piazza Trento e Trieste ©
Piazza Trento e Trieste

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, examine the collection at Mus.e Firenze, take a stroll through Oltrarno, ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, then take an in-depth tour of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, and finally admire the natural beauty at Giardino Bardini. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano, get to know the fascinating history of San Gimignano 1300, view the masterpieces at Galleria Gagliardi, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola San Quirico, and finally do a tasting at Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne.

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Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Portofino.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Porta all'Arco, Ballooning in Tuscany
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Giardino Bardini ©
Giardino Bardini
San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico ©
Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico

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Portofino

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Di San Martino, and then make a trip to Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, don't miss a visit to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, go for a stroll along the water at Marina di Portofino, visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, then view the masterpieces at Galleria d'Arte Portofino, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Del Parco.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portofino online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Florence to Portofino in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Florence in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Portofino. On the 20th (Thu), you're off to Genoa.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino
Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino

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Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Madonnetta and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni Evangelista di Pre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Bagni Pino, don't miss a visit to Passeggiata Eugenio Montale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni Sorriso, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni Ondina, then kick back and relax at Bagni Colombo, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Libera Attrezzata.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Genoa online road trip planner.

Getting from Portofino to Genoa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Varazze, Albisola Superiore, Cogoleto, Albissola Marina
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Bagni Sorriso ©
Bagni Sorriso
Bagni Ondina ©
Bagni Ondina
Bagni alla Mola Varazze ©
Bagni alla Mola Varazze

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Linea 7 Storica, view the masterpieces at Mostra Steve Mc Curry, stroll around Parco Generale dalla Chiesa, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Musine, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Antonio of Ranverso Abbey, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Susa Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Turin sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Genoa in August, with highs in Turin at 28°C and lows at 20°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Bellagio.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Susa, Monte Musine, Cascina Chicco, Ciclabile Rio Freidano, Azienda Agricola Negro Angelo & Figli
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Chiesa di San Filippo Neri ©
Chiesa di San Filippo Neri
Cascina Chicco ©
Cascina Chicco
Azienda Agricola Negro Angelo & Figli ©
Azienda Agricola Negro Angelo & Figli

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Bellagio

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Riva Bianca Beach and Lido di Lenno. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking Tour Bellagio - Lake of Como and Fiumelatte. Venture out of the city with trips to The Anglican Church of the Ascension (in Cadenabbia di Griante), Pista Ciclopedonale della Valsassina (in Cassina Valsassina) and I Falconieri del Feudo (in Como). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Bellagio Mountains, take in the awesome beauty at Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, stop by Bellagioseta, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bellagio trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Turin to Bellagio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. Traveling from Turin in August, you will find days in Bellagio are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ossuccio, Lake Como, Fiumelatte, Sacri Monti (Sacred Mountains), Pista Ciclopedonale della Valsassina
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Riva Bianca Beach ©
Riva Bianca Beach
Lido di Lenno ©
Lido di Lenno

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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.
On the 28th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museum of Decorative Arts, examine the collection at Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, delve into the distant past at Archi di Porta Nuova, then see the interesting displays at Casa Milan, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Giorgio al Palazzo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia, examine the collection at Museo Studio Francesco Messina, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Remeron, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate Della Froda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santi Ambrogio e Theodolo, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lungolago Stresa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary app.

Getting from Bellagio to Milan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. August in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stresa, Bergamo, Chiesa di Santa Marta, Ciclovia Valle Brembana, Parchi Avventura Bergamo (Roncola)
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Museum of Decorative Arts ©
Museum of Decorative Arts
Ciclovia Valle Brembana ©
Ciclovia Valle Brembana
Grotta Remeron ©
Grotta Remeron

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