13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to Milan Malpensa
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Como
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bellagio
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Tremezzina
— 1 night
Drive
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Legnano
— 1 night
Drive
5
Arese
— 1 night
Drive
6
Borzonasca
— 1 night
Drive
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Cinquale
— 1 night
Drive
8
Bologna
— 2 nights
Fly

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Como

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Change things up with these side-trips from Como: Colico (Forte Montecchio Nord & Sentiero dei Forti) and Gravedona (Chiesa S.Maria delle Grazie, Chiesa di San Vincenzo, &more). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Mr. Savethewall, pick up some local products at Micromercato Moltrasio, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Olmo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo).

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Como tour planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Como is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Como, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
nights
Bellagio

Pearl of Lake Como

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.
On the 21st (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Leonardo, then walk around La Punta Spartivento, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Tranquilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Santuario Del Ghisallo, get interesting insight from Tours, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally view the masterpieces at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bellagio vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Como to Bellagio takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. July in Bellagio sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Tremezzina.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

1
night
Tremezzina

The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, get to know the fascinating history of Isola Comacina, then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Tremezzina attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Bellagio to Tremezzina in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daytime highs in Tremezzina are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Legnano.

Things to do in Tremezzina

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
night
Legnano

Legnano is an Italian town and comune with 60,313 inhabitants in the north-westernmost part of the Metropolitan City of Milan, about 20km from central Milan. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesetta Dio il Sa, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Legnano.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Legnano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tremezzina to Legnano takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Legnano are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Arese.

Things to do in Legnano

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
night
Arese

Arese is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 12km northwest of Milan.Arese borders the following municipalities: Lainate, Garbagnate Milanese, Bollate, Rho, Milan.Arese received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree of October 25, 1985.Alfa RomeoStarting from the 2017s, Arese has hosted the main seat of Alfa Romeo, partly in the territories of Lainate and Garbagnate Milanese. On the 25th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Bernardino, then buy something for everyone on your list at Il Centro, and finally contemplate the long history of Oratorio dei SS. Ambrogio e Caterina.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Arese online trip itinerary planner.

Arese is just a stone's throw from Legnano. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Borzonasca.

Things to do in Arese

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
night
Borzonasca

Borzonasca is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km east of Genoa. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Fieschi, see the interesting displays at Miniera di Gambatesa, then don't miss a visit to Abbazia di Sant’Andrea, and finally identify plant and animal life at Parco Regionale dell'Aveto.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Borzonasca attractions planner.

Drive from Arese to Borzonasca in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Arese in July, expect nights in Borzonasca to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are little chillier, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cinquale.

Things to do in Borzonasca

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
night
Cinquale

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cinquale attractions website.

Traveling by car from Borzonasca to Cinquale takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Borzonasca in July since evenings lows in Cinquale dip to 65°F. You will leave for Bologna on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Cinquale

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Bologna

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 28th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Domenico, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, pick up some new knowledge with Academya Lingue, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Parco di Villa Spada, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cinquale to Bologna takes 2.5 hours. In July in Bologna, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Classes · Parks

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Province of Milan travel guide

3.6
Shopping Malls · Movie Theaters · Bars & Clubs
Milan is the city capital of the Lombardy Region in Northern Italy and is the 2nd richest city in the European Union after Paris in 2016. It is the second most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper at 1,369,000, and the Metropolitan City of Milan at 3,219,000. Its geographical outskirt, has a population estimated to be about 5,270,000 in 1,891km2, ranking 2nd in the European Union. The wider Milan metropolitan area, popular for Greater Milan, is a polycentric metropolitan region that comprehends almost every province of Lombardy, the Piedmont province of Novara, and some parts of the province of Piacenza which counts an estimated total population of 8,123,020.Milan is Italy's main industrial and financial capital and corporation hub home to thousands of the most important companies worldwide. In terms of GDP, it has the largest economy among European non-capital cities. Milan is considered part of the Blue Banana and has now become the wealthiest city among the economic rivalry "Four Motors for Europe."

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Province of Genoa travel guide

4.2
Spas · Specialty Museums · Landmarks

Province of Bologna travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Churches · Observation Decks
Bologna is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy. It is the seventh most populous city in Italy, located in the heart of a metropolitan area (officially recognised by the Italian government as a città metropolitana) of about one million.The first settlements date back to at least 1000 BC. The city has been an urban centre, first under the Etruscans (Velzna/Felsina) and the Celts (Bona), then under the Romans (Bononia), then again in the Middle Ages, as a free municipality (for one century it was the fifth largest European city based on population). Home to the oldest university in the world, University of Bologna, founded in 1088, Bologna hosts thousands of students who enrich the social and cultural life of the city. Famous for its towers and lengthy porticoes, Bologna has a well-preserved historical centre (one of the largest in Italy) thanks to a careful restoration and conservation policy which began at the end of the 1970s, on the heels of serious damage done by the urban demolition at the end of the 19th century as well as that caused by wars.An important cultural and artistic centre, its importance in terms of landmarks can be attributed to a varied mixture of monuments and architectural examples (medieval towers, antique buildings, churches, the layout of its historical centre) as well as works of art which are the result of a first class architectural and artistic history. Bologna is also an important transportation crossroad for the roads and trains of Northern Italy, where many important mechanical, electronic and nutritional industries have their headquarters. According to the most recent data gathered by the European Regional Economic Growth Index (E-REGI) of 2009, Bologna is the first Italian city and the 47th European city in terms of its economic growth rate.

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