11 days in Rome, Province of Siena & Lake Garda Itinerary

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Rome — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Spanish Steps, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Rome. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Siena.
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Siena — 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Attractions like Duomo di Siena and Piazza del Campo make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Le Sorgenti dell'Ermicciolo in Vivo d'Orcia (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale, and explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

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Getting from Rome to Siena by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lazise.
Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Lazise — 2 nights

Lazise is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km west of Venice and about 20km northwest of Verona. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Heller Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Al Corno Beach. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lungolago di Lazise and then get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park.

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You can drive from Siena to Lazise in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Theme Parks
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Province of Siena travel guide

Landmarks · Wineries & Vineyards · Churches
Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena.The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.HistorySiena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (c. 900–400 BC) when it was inhabited by a tribe called the Saina. The Etruscans were a tribe of advanced people who changed the face of central Italy through their use of irrigation to reclaim previously unfarmable land, and their custom of building their settlements in well-defended hill forts. A Roman town called Saena Julia was founded at the site in the time of the Emperor Augustus. Some archaeologists assert that Siena was controlled for a period by a Gaulish tribe called the Senones.According to local legend, Siena was founded by Senius and Aschius, two sons of Remus and thus nephews of Romulus, after whom Rome was named. Supposedly after their father's murder by Romulus, they fled Rome, taking with them the statue of the she-wolf suckling the infants (Capitoline Wolf), thus appropriating that symbol for the town. Additionally they rode white and black horses, giving rise to the Balzana, or coat of arms of Siena with a white band atop a dark band. Some claim the name Siena derives from Senius. Other etymologies derive the name from the Etruscan family name Saina, the Roman family name Saenii, or the Latin word senex "old" or its derived form seneo "to be old".