2 Days in Venice Itinerary: Highlights and Hidden Gems

Best view over the Grand Canal and buildings in this 2 days in Venice itinerary

Do you fantasize about visiting Venice, but worry it will be an over-touristed nightmare instead of a dream? I had the same fear when crafting my 2 days in Venice itinerary. People have been waxing poetic about Italy’s floating city for centuries. But does it actually live up to the hype?

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One Day in Ravenna: Italy’s Mosaic City

One day in Ravenna - busy town square with purple flowers and clock tower

Anyone interested in ancient art, history, or beautiful tile work needs to spend one day in Ravenna. This charming Italian town near the Adriatic Sea was once the capital of the Roman empire, and it’s best known for its incredibly well-preserved mosaics.

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3 Days in Bologna Itinerary: Highlights and Hidden Gems

3 days in Bologna itinerary - view of alley with mopeds and yellow orange walls

Did you know that it’s possible to enjoy a trip to Italy without going to Rome or Florence? Admittedly, I was nervous about skipping the more popular cities to spend 3 days in Bologna. But I quickly realized that Bologna offers the best of the Italian experience without the crowds or touristy gimmicks.

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Bologna Sightseeing: 17 Places You Must Visit

Bologna Sightseeing at the Piazza Maggiore at sunrise with one cyclist

Bologna may be Italy’s culinary capital, but this city has more to offer than heaping plates of pasta. If you can squeeze in some Bologna sightseeing between meals, you’ll be richly rewarded.

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