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Traveling the east coast of Italy

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Traveling the east coast of Italy

My wife are are planning a trip to Italy and will be concentrating on the east coast. We expect to start around Bologna and end at Lecce in the south. We would like to make for or 5 or 6 stops of 2 to 4 days each to minimize driving time and distance between stops. If anyone is familiar with this area, any suggestions about where to plan these stops will be helpful.Thanks in advance.


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1. Re: Traveling the east coast of Italy

There is plenty to see on the east coast of Italy, which spans multiple regions. Perhaps ask individual questions on each region's forum.

On the coast of Emilia-Romangna, Rimini is a great base for sightseeing in the area. You really need 4 days if you want to explore in a relaxed way. Most places in the area are easily reached by public transport, but a car would make your life easier. Some ideas in order of my preference:

- Rimini itself: http://riminiturismo.it/en/what-see

- Ravenna: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/788

- San Leo: http://www.san-leo.it/en/index.html

- Gradara: http://www.gradara.org/english/

- San Marino: https://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/sm

- Santarcangelo: emiliaromagnaturismo.com/en/…

- and then also Verucchio, Torriana-Montebello, Gabicce Monte, Riccione, Saludecio, etc. etc. etc.

Urbino is another great place: it's about 1 hour drive from Rimini, so you can do it as a daytrip easily, but perhaps you might consider staying there since you are driving south.

Edited: 26 June 2018, 20:53
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