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Venice to Florence drive

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 Province of Florence
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day


Venice to Florence road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Venice to Florence. If you're planning a road trip to Florence, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Venice
drive for about 44 minutes

10:44 am  Padua
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:44 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:50 pm  Ferrara
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:50 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

2:43 pm  Bologna
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:43 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:51 pm  Province of Florence
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:51 pm
drive for about 5 minutes

5:56 pm  arrive in Florence
eat at Trattoria Sostanza
stay at Pitti Palace

driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Venice, Italy.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Padua  (10 answers)
    Padova  (2 mentions)
    Cappella degli Scrovegni  (2 mentions)

Ferrara  (10 answers)

Bologna  (84 answers)
    Two Towers  (2 mentions)
    Piazza Maggiore  (2 mentions)
    Piazza Santo Stefano  (2 mentions)
    Giardini Margherita  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Bologna:
        Ristorante Al Sangiovese
        Trattoria Anna Maria
        Ristorante Pappagallo
        Ristorante Clorofilla
    questions about Bologna:
        must see places in Bologna, Italy
        Looking for great meat and/or cheese shop!

Province of Florence  (47 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Florence, Italy.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Florence?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Florence.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Pitti Palace, which was mentioned 9 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Dany House  (3 mentions)
Room Mate Luca  (3 mentions)
Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Florence? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Florence?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Trattoria Sostanza, which was mentioned 8 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Acqua Al 2  (6 mentions)
Il Latini  (6 mentions)
Ristorante La Giostra  (5 mentions)
Gusta Pizza  (5 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Florence? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Florence?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Ponte Vecchio  (34 mentions)
Uffizi Gallery  (23 mentions)
Piazzale Michelangelo  (16 mentions)
Gallery of The Academy  (16 mentions)
Duomo  (15 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Florence. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Laura from San Francisco asked:
Off the beaten path and most authentic Italian dinner in Florence?  (11 answers)

profile  Mira from Los Angeles asked:
What's a nice but affordable hotel in Florence?  (10 answers)

profile  Xiaochen from Shanghai asked:
Where to find best local food in Florence  (9 answers)

profile  Lindsay from Missouri asked:
Best dinner in Florence?  (9 answers)

profile  Sherry from asked:
day trips by train  (7 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Florence.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Florence to Venice drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Venice? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Venice.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Venice to Florence. Or get a full Venice to Florence flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Venice well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Venice!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 159 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 47 minutes
421 Venice travel answers
10 Padua travel answers
10 Ferrara travel answers
84 Bologna travel answers
466 Florence travel answers


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