16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  7​h
1
Pisa
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Verona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
La Spezia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Genoa
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Moscow

3
nights
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Palazzo Pfanner, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pisa trip itinerary tool .

Moscow, Russia to Pisa is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Moscow in September, expect Pisa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lucca, Volterra
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Palazzo dei Priori ©
Palazzo dei Priori
Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at San Gimignano Bell Tower and Centro Storico. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Baptistery of St. John and Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna) and Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Florence vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Pisa to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Bologna
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo Vecchio di Brescia and Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia. Explore hidden gems such as Piazzale Castel San Pietro and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Step out of Verona with an excursion to Brescia Castle in Brescia--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, take in the views from Ponte Pietra, and contemplate the long history of I Portoni della Bra.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Verona online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Verona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Brescia
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Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia ©
Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia
Piazzale Castel San Pietro ©
Piazzale Castel San Pietro
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

2
nights
La Spezia

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Nostra Signora della Neve, and then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, snap pictures at Ponte Thaon di Revel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giovanni Battista, step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the La Spezia trip maker website .

Getting from Verona to La Spezia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in La Spezia sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in La Spezia

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro
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Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©

2
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica delle Vigne, pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro in Banchi, explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, and finally steep yourself in history at Torri di Porta Soprana. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia di Paraggi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Genoa trip builder tool .

You can take a train from La Spezia to Genoa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from La Spezia in September since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta
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Basilica delle Vigne ©
Basilica delle Vigne
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino
Church of San Giorgio ©
Church of San Giorgio

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