Take The Pentagonal Road Trip- Italy in Summer 2020

The Pentagonal Road Trip - Italy

The happiness arising from the freedom of a road trip has no match. Especially after the end of a nationwide lockdown, you can plan a summer holiday or a weekend getaway to relax. The winding mountain roads, the coastlines, UNESCO heritage sites, architecturally stunning towns, driving through Italy is definitely going to bring a series of flukes. Also, as travel to and from other European countries is permitted, you can plan an 11 day long trip with Cars Rental Italy. There are many tourist sites like Milan Cathedral, the Colosseum, and the tower of Pisa that has begun welcoming visitors. So pack your face masks and hand sanitizers and you are good to go. Following is the travel itinerary that you can follow with your rental car.

Driving Itinerary


Min Travelling Time

Florence to Genoa

227 Km

2 hours 51 minutes

Genoa to Milan

145 Km

2 hours 7 minutes

Milan to Venice

270 Km

2 hours 59 minutes

Venice to Bologna

154 Km

1 hour 58 minutes

Bologna to Florence

108 Km

1 hour 40 minutes

From Florence to Bologna

Day 1 and Day 2

Though the government of Italy has allowed domestic travel between regions, maintaining social distancing and taking safety measures is highly essential. For this trip, you essentially have 2 options to choose from - You can rent one car for all the destinations while taking this Florence to Florence round trip OR in case you are planning to take only one or two destinations of the listed trip, you can rent a one-way car to save time. Go for one as per your need and let the journey begin!


You can start your adventure in Florence. Being the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, Florence is home to numerous masterpieces of Renaissance architecture and art. Discover it to the fullest by wheeling around the city in complete freedom. With Cars Rental Italy, you can visit The Duomo Cathedral, Pitti Palace, Uffizi Gallery, Bargello Museum, Accademia, and San Miniato al Monte in Florence. It is advised to check in advance whether these places are open for tourists.

You can also feed your taste buds by the best of Italian and multi-cuisine dishes at some of the famous cafes or restaurants such as SENZ'ALTRO Bistrot, Panini Toscani, etc.

Day 3 and Day 4

From Florence, leave at dawn for your next destination, Genoa. On your way, you may like to make stops at a few places such as Ponte Vecchio, Pisa and Cinque Terre for some breathtaking views and delicious food.


One of Italy's underrated gems, Genoa city is rich in architecture and art, offering an undiluted sense of history. Explore the city and beyond in complete freedom and total ease with a car rental. This off-beat location is one of the best destinations that you can visit during COVID-19. Some of the other must-see places here include Palazzo Blanco, Porto Antico, Genoa’s Royal Palace, Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, Laghi del Gorzente, and Boccadasse.

Day 5 and Day 6

On day 5, with your rental car, leave for your next destination, Milan. Plan your driving itinerary in such a way that you don’t miss out Sunset at Duomo di Milano Cathedral in Milan. On your way to the destination, you may like to make a few stops at the nearby attractions such as Italian Riviera, Serravalle Scrivia, Pontecurone, and Versilia.


Drive yourself to the global capital of fashion and design and the financial hub of Italy known for high-end restaurants and shops. Duomo di Milano, Santa Maria Delle Grazie, Sforza Castle, Teatro Alla Scala, Pinacoteca di Brera, etc are some of the places you can visit while touring in the city. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, some tourist sites have restricted their visiting hours and the number of visitors as well. It is recommended to check with authorities before planning a trip.

Day 7 and Day 8

After staying up 2 days at Milan, get back into your fleet from Cars Rental Italy and head to the next destination, Venice. Plan your driving itinerary in such a way that you reach the city early morning to catch the scenic sunrise at the Lido and also to avoid crowded places.


The city of water, known by various other names such as Floating City, City of Bridges, Queen of Adriatic, etc., is a place you shouldn’t miss. The Lagoon and a part of the city have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since the city has got no roads but canals, people commute using boats. Take all the precautions if you are travelling with a group of people. You can also visit Piazza San Marco, Doge’s Palace, Saint Mark’s Basilica, Burano, Lido Di Venezia, and Teatro La Fenice to complete your checklist.

Day 9 and Day 10

It’s time to say goodbye to the city of Venice. Get back in your car hire and head to the last destination left, the city of Bologna. Leave Venice early morning and reach Bologna by dusk, visiting and relaxing at a few places such as Padua and Ferrara, on your way.


One of the wealthiest cities of Italy, Bologna is a famous tourist destination with many medieval and renaissance structures. Wheel around in total ease and explore

Piazza Maggiore, Palazzo d'Accursio, Basilica of San Domenico, Parco Gessi. Bolognesi e Calanchi dell'Abbadessa, Villa Ghigi, and Teatro Anatomico with the comfort of your car hire.

Day 11

Get back to your car rental as early as possible and head to your pick-up city, Florence. This 11-day long trip would be a lifetime thing that can be best enjoyed with a car rental. Reserve one for yourself in advance at carsrentalitaly.com, and get a car of your choice.

Book a Car at Cars Rental Italy

Also keeping the situation in mind, renting a car is the safest option, rather than using public transport for travel. Also, suppliers at Cars Rental Italy provide fully sanitized cars to all its customers. So, don’t worry and keep travelling.

Points to keep in mind while travelling during Covid-19:

  • Travel to and from other European countries is permitted.
  • 14 days quarantine is not mandatory.
  • Non- European travel is off-limits.
  • For safety measures, some tourist sites have restricted the number of visitors.

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