12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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New York City
Fly:
9​h 30​min
Pisa
— Few hours
Drive:
2​h 15​min
Modena
— 2 nights
train:
30​min
Bologna
— 1 night
train:
1​h
Parma
— 2 nights
Drive:
1​h
Salsomaggiore Terme
— 1 night
Drive:
2​h 45​min
San Miniato
— 2 nights
Drive:
1​h
Volterra
— 1 night
Fly:
21​h
New York City

1
day
Pisa

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): zip around town in style with BellaItalia Tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado, and then look for gifts at L'Orsa Minore, Libri & Mappe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pisa itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Pisa International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Modena.

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BellaItalia Tour
L'Orsa Minore, Libri & Mappe

2
days
Modena

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 27th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Salse di Nirano, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bucamante Waterfalls, then make a trip to Palazzo Barozzi, and finally examine the collection at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti. On the next day, stop by Mercato Albinelli, pause for some serene contemplation at Tempio della Beata Vergine della Ghiara (detto Basilica della Madonna della Ghiara), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Prospero, then look for gifts at Acetaia di Giorgio, and finally get lost in a book at Galleria Estense.

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Getting from Pisa to Modena by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Modena

Parks Museums Wildlife Areas

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Reggio Emilia, Bucamante Waterfalls, Palazzo Barozzi, Salse di Nirano
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1
day
Bologna

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 29th (Thu), get outside with Torre Prendiparte, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then stop by Crete - Piece Unique, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna itinerary planner.

Bologna is very close to Modena. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Parma.

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Torre Prendiparte
Crete - Piece Unique

2
days
Parma

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
On the 30th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Consorzio Vacche Rosse, then make a trip to Sala del Tricolore, then examine the collection at Museo di Don Camillo e Peppone, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Giuseppe Garibaldi. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Caffe' dei Marchesi, then stroll through Parco Cittadella, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero di San Giovanni Evangelista, and finally savor the flavors at Gelateria la Pilotta.

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Traveling by train from Bologna to Parma takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Parma can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Salsomaggiore Terme.

Things to do in Parma

Sightseeing Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Reggio Emilia, Museo di Don Camillo e Peppone
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Consorzio Vacche Rosse
Museo di Don Camillo e Peppone

1
day
Salsomaggiore Terme

Salsomaggiore Terme is a town and comune in northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tee off at Salsomaggiore Golf Club and then look for gifts at Societa Agricola Butteri.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salsomaggiore Terme holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Parma to Salsomaggiore Terme. In October, daily temperatures in Salsomaggiore Terme can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Miniato.

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Golf Shopping
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Salsomaggiore Golf Club

2
days
San Miniato

San Miniato is a town and comune in the province of Pisa, in the region of Tuscany, Italy.San Miniato sits at an historically strategic location atop three small hills where it dominates the lower Arno valley between the valleys of Egola and Elsa. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): do a tasting at Poggio al Bosco, then steep yourself in history at Florence American Cemetery, and then explore the historical opulence of Villa Medicea di Poggio a Caiano. Keep things going the next day: stop by Above Street Shop, then stop by Biscottificio Antonio Mattei, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Miniato trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Salsomaggiore Terme to San Miniato with the Route module. Traveling from Salsomaggiore Terme in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Miniato, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Volterra.

Things to do in San Miniato

Historic Sites Sightseeing Tours

Side Trips

Prato, Above Street Shop, Balloon Rides, Poggio al Bosco, Florence American Cemetery
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Florence American Cemetery
Poggio al Bosco

1
day
Volterra

Volterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri, to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy.HistoryThe town was a Neolithic settlement and an important Etruscan center (Velathri or Felathri in Etruscan, Velàthre, Βελάθρη in Greek) with an original civilization. On the 5th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Balze Cliffs, examine the collection at Museo delle miniere, stop by Fabula Etrusca, then look for gifts at L'Alabastro di Silvia, and finally stop by Giannelli Gloria.

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Explore your travel options from San Miniato to Volterra with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 58°F.

Things to do in Volterra

Shopping Historic Sites Sightseeing

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Museo delle miniere
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Fabula Etrusca

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