16 days in Northwest Italy & Southern Italy Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy & Southern Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Northwest Italy & Southern Italy Itinerary

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  18​h 45​min
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  4​h 45​min
Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
Positano
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + shuttle + Fly:  22​h 15​min
San Juan, Puerto Rico

3
days
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and Basilica di San Pietro. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ostia Antica and Fratelli Bassetti S.R.L.. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro in Vincoli.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from San Juan in March; daily highs in Rome reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Ostia Antica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums
Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro

3
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Galleria dell'Accademia and Uffizi Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting), La Fabbrica delle Candele, & more) and The Mall (in Leccio). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace and stop by QUOIO By Rough Florence.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siena, The Mall
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Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli ©
Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
days
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica di San Marco are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Porta della Carta and St. Mark's Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Piazza dei Signori (in Vicenza) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, examine the collection at Ca' Rezzonico, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Anacapri.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Scrovegni Chapel, Piazza dei Signori
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St Mark's Campanile ©
St Mark's Campanile
Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

2
days
Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. On the 22nd (Thu), stop by Ceramiche Tavassi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps), then get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, and finally stop by Sea Gull. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Belvedere Cannone, take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere di Tragara, then look for gifts at Carthusia, then see the interesting displays at Rubino Sergio, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Rossa.

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You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Venice to Anacapri in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Venice in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Anacapri, with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Anacapri

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Capri
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Villa San Michele
Villa San Michele
Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps) ©
Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps)
Rubino Sergio
Rubino Sergio

2
days
Positano

Positano
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stop by Stella Moda Snc, look for gifts at Gallerie Idee D'arte, look for gifts at Theodora Moda Positano, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo, and finally stop by Piccadilly. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Ravello Arte, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano travel itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Anacapri to Positano in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Piccadilly
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Piccadilly
Piccadilly
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo

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