From Crete's rocky hillsides to the rolling farmlands of Tuscany's heartland, this 10-day itinerary delivers top destinations in both Greece and Italy — and leaves you hungry for more. Start the trip in bustling Rome, where archaeological sites and quiet neighborhood gelaterias compete for your attention. Continue north to Florence and Bologna for Chianti and Parma ham, then catch a flight to the Greek islands where wineries and ocean-view sunsets abound.
Next, you’ll head out into the city, following its famed network of streets filled with unique porticos. While walking under the porticos, you’ll stay protected from the sun and rain as you pass important museums, galleries, and religious buildings—all holding various relics and exceptional works of art. You’ll stop to visit the Basilica of San Petronio, the two “leaning” towers of Bologna, the Anatomic Theater, the University of Bologna, and the Archiginnasio with its unique frescoes.
Before ending the tour, your guide will take you to explore the popular Quadrilatero area, meandering its maze of small streets. You’ll also visit the city’s historical market, enjoying its various colors, flavors, and nods to the past.
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Itineraries with Bologna Walking Tour
Take a 12-day trip and taste the best food and wine Northern Italy has to offer! Learn how to make fresh pasta and regional dishes in Verona and relax on Lake Garda, enjoying a guided tour and boat ride. From Padua, visit local wineries and spend a day in Venice at your own pace. Wander the Old Town of Treviso, exploring the medieval walled city and its cathedrals. Last but not least, Bologna's bustling markets and traditional tortellini await you at the end of your trip.