9 days in Bologna, Venice & Verona Itinerary

9 days in Bologna, Venice & Verona Itinerary

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9 days in Bologna, Venice & Verona Itinerary

Start: Bologna
1
Bologna
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Venice
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Verona
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Bologna
— 2 nights
End: Bologna

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night
Bologna

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 22nd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, then make a trip to Compianto sul Cristo Morto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Comunale, steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and then test your problem-solving skills at Secret Zone.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Bangladesh, the closest major aiports are Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, Peretola Airport and Verona Villafranca Airport. In February, daytime highs in Bologna are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

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Venice

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally stop by Oreficeria Boscolo Gioie.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Bologna to Venice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. February in Venice sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Verona.

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
When in Verona, make a side trip to see Azienda Agricola Balter in Rovereto, approximately Rovereto away. And it doesn't end there: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella dei Notai, and examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Verona road trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

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Historic Sites Shopping Wineries

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Azienda Agricola Balter
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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Bologna

Bologna ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get interesting insight from Academya Lingue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Archiginnasio di Bologna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, admire the striking features of Palazzo Sampieri Talon, then see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bologna trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Verona to Bologna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bologna

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Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna ©
Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna
Museo per la Memoria di Ustica ©
Museo per la Memoria di Ustica
Academya Lingue ©
Academya Lingue

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