7 days in Florence, City of San Marino & Bologna Itinerary

7 days in Florence, City of San Marino & Bologna Itinerary

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Start: Wroclaw, Poland
plane:  5 h 30 min
1
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Wroclaw, Poland

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Porta Romana, Balloon Rides, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning tool.

Wroclaw, Poland to Florence is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Wroclaw in January; daily highs in Florence reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Florence

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Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

1
night
City of San Marino, San Marino

City of San Marino ©
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
On the 27th (Wed), make a trip to Montale Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico, explore the historical opulence of Guaita, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Marino, and finally contemplate the long history of Piazza della Liberta.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read City of San Marino trip itinerary website.

Getting from Florence to City of San Marino by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Florence in January, plan for a bit cooler days in City of San Marino, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in City of San Marino

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Guaita ©
Guaita
Mount Titan ©
Mount Titan
Montale Tower ©
Montale Tower

2
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, then put a fun spin on your tour with Secret Zone, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally don't miss a visit to Compianto sul Cristo Morto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, then contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Comunale.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bologna visit app.

Traveling by car from City of San Marino to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from City of San Marino in January, Bologna is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

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Ravenna
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

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