15 days in Bologna, Porto Venere & Varena Itinerary

15 days in Bologna, Porto Venere & Varena Itinerary

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Bologna
— 3 nights
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Porto Venere
— 5 nights
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Varena
— 5 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Autodromo Riccardo Paletti as well as Museo Horacio Pagani. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bologna: Lucca (Piazza Anfiteatro & St Martin Cathedral) and Museo Ferrari (in Maranello). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, Peretola Airport and Verona Villafranca Airport. In September in Bologna, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porto Venere

— 5 nights
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. Step off the beaten path and head to De Gustibus and Portido Marina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto Venere: Azienda Vinicola Baia Del Sole - Federici (in Ortonovo), Tellaro (Chiesa di Santa Maria Stella Maris, Oratorio di Santa Maria in Selaa, &more) and Centro Storico di Ameglia (in Ameglia). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piscina Naturale Portovenere E Palmaria, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Byron, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pieve di San Lorenzo, and steep yourself in history at Porta del Borgo.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Porto Venere road trip site.

Getting from Bologna to Porto Venere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Porto Venere can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Varena.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Varena

— 5 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Latemarium and Chiesa di San Nicolo. Get out of town with these interesting Varena side-trips: Cles (Dos Di Pez, Terrazza Panoramica, Castel Cles, &more), Chiesetta di San Marcello (in Taio) and Castelfeder (in Ora).

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Drive from Porto Venere to Varena in 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Porto Venere in October, with highs in Varena at 66°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varena

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips