17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Orvieto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 15​min
4
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  3​h
5
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome day trip tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Explore hidden gems such as Cascata delle Marmore and Cascate del Mulino. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orvieto: Villa Lante (in Bagnaia), Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio) and Parco dei Mostri (in Bomarzo). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Giardino dei Tarocchi, don't miss a visit to Pozzo di San Patrizio, delve into the distant past at Necropoli di Tarquinia, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Orvieto visit app .

You can take a train from Rome to Orvieto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Orvieto dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tarquinia, Cascate del Mulino, Civita di Bagnoregio, Parco dei Mostri, Giardino dei Tarocchi
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Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore
Giardino dei Tarocchi ©
Giardino dei Tarocchi

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Francesco, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, then make a trip to Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Assisi trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Orvieto to Assisi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Perugia, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Piazza Grande, Basilica di San Francesco
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

1
night
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli, then meet the residents at Acquario dell'Elba, and then stroll through Spiaggia Di Sansone.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Portoferraio attractions planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Assisi to Portoferraio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Assisi in July: highs in Portoferraio hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Cavoli, Acquario dell'Elba
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Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Acquario dell'Elba ©
Acquario dell'Elba

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Biblioteca Piccolomini and Duomo di Pisa. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Piazza Grande (in Arezzo), Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and Camposanto (in Pisa). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence visit planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bologna, Pisa, Lucca, Abbazia di San Galgano, Piazza Grande
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scrovegni Chapel and Basilica di Sant’Antonio. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice vacation planner.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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