44 days in Italy Itinerary

44 days in Italy Itinerary

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44 days in Italy Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Venice
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Rome
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
Lampedusa
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 15​min
Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
— 4 nights
train + foot + ferry:  3​h 45​min
Isola di Favignana
— 3 nights
ferry + foot + bus:  6​h
Agrigento, Sicily
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
Noto, Sicily
— 5 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 4 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 45​min
La Maddalena
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
Toronto

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo and San Giorgio Maggiore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Prato della Valle). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the striking features of Porta della Carta, and steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Toronto to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in July: highs in Venice hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

6
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Duomo di Pisa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Torre di Pisa (in Pisa), St Martin Cathedral (in Lucca) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence visit planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Pisa, St Martin Cathedral, Siena Cathedral, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
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Uffizi Gallery
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Galleria dell'Accademia

6
days
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cascata delle Marmore and Duomo di Orvieto. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

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Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore, Duomo di Orvieto
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Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
days
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia dei Conigli and Spiaggia Attrezzata di Cala Fiato Perduto. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, meet the residents at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, and stop by Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C..

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You can fly from Rome to Lampedusa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Lampedusa to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Castellammare del Golfo.

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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino

3
days
Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily

Castellammare del Golfo ©
Castellammare del Golfo is a town and comune in the Trapani Province of Sicily. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro and Tempio di Segesta. Get out of town with these interesting Castellammare del Golfo side-trips: Palermo (Catacombe dei Cappuccini, Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina, & more) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale).

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Castellammare del Golfo trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lampedusa to Castellammare del Golfo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Castellammare del Golfo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palermo, Tempio di Segesta, Duomo di Monreale
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Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta
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Duomo di Monreale

3
days
Isola di Favignana

Isola di Favignana ©
Favignana is a comune including three islands (Favignana, Marettimo and Levanzo) of the Aegadian Islands, southern Italy. Explore hidden gems such as Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica and Capitan Sinagra. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cala Rossa, don't miss a visit to Cala Rotonda (Arco di Ulisse), stop by L'Arte del Creare, and head off the coast to Favignana.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Isola di Favignana trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Castellammare del Golfo to Isola di Favignana takes 4 hours. Traveling from Castellammare del Golfo in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 23°C in Isola di Favignana. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Cala Rossa ©
Cala Rossa
Favignana
Favignana

5
days
Agrigento, Sicily

Agrigento
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scala dei Turchi and Villa Romana del Casale. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Agrigento: Spiaggia Mollarella (in Licata), Ceramica a Modo Mio (in Aidone) and Cristiana Creatrice di Gioielli (in Sciacca). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tempio della Concordia, contemplate the long history of Tempio di Giunone, make a trip to Repubblica Delle Pergole, and take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbetra.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Agrigento tour itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Agrigento in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Realmonte, Spiaggia Mollarella, Ceramica a Modo Mio, Villa Romana del Casale, Cristiana Creatrice di Gioielli
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Scala dei Turchi
Scala dei Turchi
Villa Romana del Casale ©
Villa Romana del Casale
Tempio della Concordia ©
Tempio della Concordia

4
days
Noto, Sicily

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico di Noto and Duomo di Siracusa. Explore Noto's surroundings by going to Scicli (in Scicli), Chiesa di San Giorgio (in Modica) and Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Calamosche, don't miss a visit to Tonnara di Marzamemi, Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and contemplate the waterfront views at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Noto trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Agrigento to Noto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Noto can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Syracuse, Tonnara di Marzamemi, Scicli, Chiesa di San Giorgio, Ragusa Ibla
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Centro Storico di Noto ©
Centro Storico di Noto
Duomo di Siracusa
Duomo di Siracusa
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla

4
days
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Cinta and Cala Mariolu. Get out of town with these interesting San Teodoro side-trips: Olbia (Tenute Olbios & Costa Corallina Beach).

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Noto to San Teodoro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Noto in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in San Teodoro, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to La Maddalena.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Posada, Olbia, Janas Artigianato Sardo, Cala Mariolu, Cala Brandinchi
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La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Cala Mariolu
Cala Mariolu
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi

2
days
La Maddalena

La Maddalena ©
La Maddalena is a town and comune located on the island with the same name, in northern Sardinia, part of the province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy.The townLa Maddalena is the largest town in the Maddalena archipelago, just 2km from the northeastern shore of Sardinia and sitting in the Straits of Bonifacio, between it and Corsica.The focal-point of pedestrian activity is found around Piazza Umberto I (formerly known as Piazza Comando-the older generation of natives in town still commonly refer to the piazza by its original name). Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Memoriale Giuseppe Garibaldi and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Testa di Polpo.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the La Maddalena vacation planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from San Teodoro to La Maddalena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Memoriale Giuseppe Garibaldi
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