20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Florence
— 4 nights
2
Greve in Chianti
— 1 night
3
Castellina In Chianti
— 2 nights
4
Siena
— 3 nights
5
Montalcino
— 2 nights
6
Cortona
— 2 nights
7
Bologna
— 3 nights

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele and Palazzo Strozzi. Discover out-of-the-way places like San Pietro Church and Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Bagno Irene (in Viareggio), Cantine Lunae (in Colombiera-Molicciara) and Duomo (in Prato). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Museo di Storia Naturale - La Specola, examine the collection at Cappella Brancacci, take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo di Storia Naturale - Universita di Pisa.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence online holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Florence is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Florence is minus 4.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in April; daily highs in Florence reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bagno Irene, Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola, Cantine Lunae, San Pietro Church, Duomo
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Church and Museum of Orsanmichele ©
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele
Palazzo Strozzi ©
Palazzo Strozzi
Museo di Storia Naturale - Universita di Pisa ©

1
night
Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti
To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Greve in Chianti trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Greve in Chianti by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Greve in Chianti can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for Castellina In Chianti on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Wineries Historic Sites Tours
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2
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Castellina In Chianti

Castellina In Chianti ©
Castellina in Chianti is a comune (municipality) of c. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): wander the streets of Barberino Val d'Elsa, do a tasting at Sant'Agnese Farm, thenstep into the grandiose world of Rocca di Castellina, and finally don't miss a visit to Via delle Volte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): pick up some new knowledge with Poderi Val Verde Chianti 3D Archery Range, thenlearn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Casamonti, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico del Chianti Senese, and finally learn about winemaking at Castellare di Castellina Winery.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Castellina In Chianti trip app.

Castellina In Chianti is very close to Greve in Chianti. In April, daily temperatures in Castellina In Chianti can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Castellina In Chianti

Wineries Historic Sites Classes

Side Trip

Barberino Val d'Elsa
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Sant'Agnese Farm ©
Sant'Agnese Farm
Rocca di Castellina ©
Rocca di Castellina
Barberino Val d'Elsa
Barberino Val d'Elsa

3
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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa di Santa Caterina and Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi. Bring the kids along to Palazzo Chigi Saracini and Loggia della Mercanzia. Venture out of the city with trips to Bagno Baratti (in Baratti) and Fattoria Terre del Marchesato (in Bolgheri). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola La Lastra, and gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Castellina In Chianti to Siena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Siena can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Fattoria Terre del Marchesato, Bagno Baratti
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Casa di Santa Caterina ©
Casa di Santa Caterina
Cappella di Piazza ©
Cappella di Piazza

2
nights
Montalcino

Montalcino ©
In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
On the 22nd (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Medioevale di Monticchiello, do a tasting at NostraVita, thendo a tasting at Azienda Agricola Capanna di Cencioni, thenlearn about winemaking at Altesino, and finally do a tasting at Fattoria La Magia. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Uccelliera, learn about winemaking at Podere Le Ripi, and then do a tasting at Tenuta Fanti.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Montalcino tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Siena to Montalcino takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cortona.

Things to do in Montalcino

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Borgo Medioevale di Monticchiello
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NostraVita ©
NostraVita
Azienda Agricola Capanna di Cencioni ©
Azienda Agricola Capanna di Cencioni
Tenuta Fanti ©
Tenuta Fanti

2
nights
Cortona

Cortona ©
The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Domenico.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cortona online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Montalcino to Cortona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Bologna.

Things to do in Cortona

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

winery Agriturismo Santo Stefano
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Tenimenti d'Alessandro ©
Tenimenti d'Alessandro
Abbazia Farneta ©
Abbazia Farneta
Santa Maria del Calcinaio ©
Santa Maria del Calcinaio

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nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Family-friendly places like Cimitero monumentale della Certosa and Piazza Santo Stefano will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mar - Museo d'Arte della citta di Ravenna and Bagno Sauro 286. Take a break from Bologna with a short trip to Salse di Nirano in Fiorano Modenese, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of La Macchina del Tempo, engage your brain at Museo della Specola, appreciate the extensive heritage of Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco, and get outside with Giardini Margherita.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna day trip planning website.

Getting from Cortona to Bologna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Bologna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Salse di Nirano, Bagno Sauro 286, Mar - Museo d'Arte della citta di Ravenna
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La Macchina del Tempo ©
La Macchina del Tempo
Bagno Sauro 286 ©
Bagno Sauro 286
Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco ©

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