26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 4 nights
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Siena
— 1 night
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pisa
— 1 night
Train
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice
— 4 nights
Fly
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Palermo, Sicily
— 4 nights
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Amalfi
— 3 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stanze di Raffaello and Basilica di Santa Prassede. Piazza del Campidoglio and Chiesa di San Francesco a Ripa Grande will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, take a stroll through Ghetto Ebraico, delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Brancaccio.

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If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Siena.

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Siena

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga di Siena, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Contrada Priora della Civetta, and finally steep yourself in history at Palazzo Salimbeni. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Archivio di Stato, then contemplate the long history of Porta Romana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella di Piazza, and finally steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi Saracini.

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You can drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Siena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church and Museum of Orsanmichele and Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico. Popular historic sites such as Chiesa di San Salvatore in Ognissanti and Church of Santa Felicita are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Strozzi, stroll through Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, get a taste of the local shopping with M.G. Design, and see the interesting displays at Cappella Brancacci.

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Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pisa.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches
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Pisa

— 1 night
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 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Badia di San Savino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pieve dei Santi Giovanni ed Ermolao, then do a tasting at Fattoria San Vito, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Chiesa di San Michele Degli Scalzi.

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You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pisa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

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Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): do a tasting at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, admire the striking features of Chiesa Di San Pietro, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

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Traveling by train from Pisa to Cinque Terre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Milan

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Giovanni, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Giorgio al Palazzo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Sepolcro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia, then examine the collection at The Bramante Sacristy, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, and finally see the interesting displays at Armani Silos.

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Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

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Venice

— 4 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.
Piazza dei Signori and Castello del Catajo will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Maria dei Miracoli and San Polo. Step out of Venice with an excursion to University of Padova in Padua--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Simeon Piccolo, admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, take a stroll through Santa Croce, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci.

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Traveling by flight from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Palermo.

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Palermo, Sicily

— 4 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Let the collections at No Mafia Memorial and Museo Di Zoologia P. Doderlein capture your imagination. Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo and Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Santa Maria della Pieta', take in the exciting artwork at Museo Diocesano di Palermo (Le Stanze dei Vescovi), steep yourself in history at La Magione, and see the interesting displays at Museo Falcone - Borsellino.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Palermo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Amalfi.

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Amalfi

— 3 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marina di Praia Beach and Spiaggia di Atrani. Do some cultural sightseeing at Luna Convento and Centro Storico. Explore Amalfi's surroundings by going to Positano (Church of Santa Maria Assunta & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso.

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You can fly from Palermo to Amalfi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.