12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Naples
— 2 nights
Train
2
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Milan
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Venice
— 3 nights
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Naples — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Palazzo dello Spagnolo, contemplate the long history of Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, take an in-depth tour of Museo delle Torture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, then explore the world behind art at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Restituta.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Naples is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Naples is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for cooler days in Naples, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Scala Santa and Chapel of San Lorenzo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Cosma e Damiano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli, take a stroll through Ghetto Ebraico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria in Via, and finally explore the world behind art at Scuderie del Quirinale.

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You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Milan.
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Milan — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore hidden gems such as Palazzo Marino and La Casa Maledetta. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Civico Tempio di San Sebastiano, look for gifts at Libreria dell'Automobile - International motoring bookstore, appreciate the history behind Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Apostoli e Nazzaro Maggiore.

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Getting from Rome to Milan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in December, expect Milan to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.
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Venice — 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On your second day here, admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Marco, see the interesting displays at Creature di Gomma - Venice Vintage Toys, make a trip to Campo Santa Margherita, then admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, and finally see the interesting displays at Palazzo Zaguri.

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You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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