47 days in Italy Itinerary

47 days in Italy Itinerary

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47 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
train + bus:  2​h
3
Positano
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Matera
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Genoa
— 2 nights
6
Turin
— 1 night
7
Milan
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Parma
— 2 nights
9
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Pisa
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Lucca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Orvieto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
14
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
15
Florence
— 3 nights
16
Modena
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
17
Bologna
— 2 nights
18
Verona
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
19
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Perth

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Pietro in Vincoli, Citta del Vaticano and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Step off the beaten path and head to Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola and Piazza Venezia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palatine Hill and Roman Curia. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, and steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome tour planner.

Perth, Australia to Rome is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Rome, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in April, things will get slightly colder in Rome: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spaccanapoli as well as Castel dell'Ovo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ruins of Herculaneum and Via San Gregorio Armeno. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei and Museo Cappella Sansevero. Change things up with a short trip to Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano in Ercolano (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, delve into the distant past at San Lorenzo Maggiore, and examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Naples vacation planner.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ercolano, Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
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Castel dell'Ovo ©
Castel dell'Ovo
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

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nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sol’Art Ceramiche and Ravello Arte. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Il Vallone dei Mulini. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, & more), Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto (in Atrani) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo & Museo della Carta). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazza Tasso, admire the masterpieces at Museobottega della Tarsialignea, and savor the flavors at I Giardini di Cataldo.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Positano itinerary builder.

You can drive from Naples to Positano in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Positano

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ravello, Sorrento, Amalfi, Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto, Sol’Art Ceramiche
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
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Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Purgatorio, don't miss a visit to San Francesco d'Assisi, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale d'Arte Medievale e Moderna della Basilicata, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Malconsiglio, pause for some serene contemplation at Gravina in Puglia - Cattedrale, then don't miss a visit to Cattedrale, then see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina, and finally don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Madonna delle Virtu.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Matera itinerary planner.

You can drive from Positano to Matera in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Matera, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castle of Malconsiglio, Cattedrale, Gravina in Puglia - Cattedrale
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Chiesa del Purgatorio ©
Chiesa del Purgatorio

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Albertis Castle, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, and finally enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, pause for some serene contemplation at Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, then examine the collection at Palazzo Rosso, then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Genoa custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Matera to Genoa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Matera in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Genoa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Portofino
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Galata Museo del Mare ©
Galata Museo del Mare
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©

1
night
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento as well as Basilica di Superga. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Superga, make a trip to Santa Maria del Monte - Monte dei Cappuccini, then take a stroll through Quadrilatero Romano, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento, and finally take an in-depth tour of Armeria Reale.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Genoa to Turin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Turin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:
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Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
Armeria Reale ©
Armeria Reale
Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento ©
Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento

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nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Navigli District, Il Cenacolo, Pinacoteca di Brera, and other attractions. Get some cultural insight at Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso and Certosa di Pavia. Popular historic sites such as Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Basilica San Michele Maggiore are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Rocca Borromeo (in Angera) and Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa (in Somma Lombardo). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Milan itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Turin to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Parma.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa, Rocca Borromeo, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Basilica San Michele Maggiore, Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Villa Verdi, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia Cistercense di Chiaravalle della Colomba, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Varano de' Melegari, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Scipione dei Marchesi Pallavicino, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, steep yourself in history at Storica Spezieria di San Giovanni, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastero di San Giovanni Evangelista, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Torrechiara, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Rossena.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Parma vacation trip planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Parma in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Parma can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Villa Verdi, Castello di Scipione dei Marchesi Pallavicino, Castello di Torrechiara, Abbazia Cistercense di Chiaravalle della Colomba, Castello di Rossena
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Castello di Torrechiara ©
Castello di Torrechiara

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di S. Stefano, examine the collection at Casa Carbone, then do a tasting at Buranco Agriturismo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and finally take a stroll around Vernazza. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castello dell'Aquila, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre vacation planner.

Getting from Parma to Cinque Terre by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lavagna, Castle dell'Aquila
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Castelvecchio, step into the grandiose world of Castello dei Vicari, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Pasquini, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Pisa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pisa itinerary planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Pisa by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Castello dei Vicari, Azienda Agricola Castelvecchio, Castello Pasquini
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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Castello Pasquini ©
Castello Pasquini
Battistero ©
Battistero
Leaning tower Pisa ©
Leaning tower Pisa

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Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo (Cathedral) of Barga, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi, make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, then take in panoramic vistas at Guinigi Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, then take in nature's colorful creations at Museo Orto Botanico, then contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, and finally delve into the distant past at Acquedotto del Nottolini.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucca sightseeing planner.

Lucca is just a short distance from Pisa. In May in Lucca, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Duomo di San Cristoforo
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di San Cristoforo ©
Duomo di San Cristoforo
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral
San Michele in Foro ©
San Michele in Foro

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Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Civico, then learn about winemaking at Decugnano dei Barbi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Orvieto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa S. Andrea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Giovenale, get curious at Museo Geologico e delle Frane, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Flaviano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Margherita, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Lante.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Orvieto trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lucca to Orvieto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Orvieto, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Montefiascone, Villa Lante, Museo Geologico e delle Frane, Museo Civico
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Chiesa San Giovenale ©
Chiesa San Giovenale
Chiesa di San Flaviano ©
Chiesa di San Flaviano

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Siena

Siena ©
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 7th (Mon): get great views at Volpaia, learn about winemaking at Castello di Monterinaldi, then explore the world behind art at Parco Sculture Del Chianti, then make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Casa di Santa Caterina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower of Mangia, and finally do a tasting at Podere Il Cocco.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Siena vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Orvieto in May, Siena is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Radda in Chianti, Podere Il Cocco, Parco Sculture Del Chianti
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Monterinaldi ©
Castello di Monterinaldi
Centro Storico di Siena ©
Centro Storico di Siena
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
On the 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museo Della Geotermia, don't miss a visit to Porta all'Arco, then get to know the fascinating history of San Gimignano 1300, and finally steep yourself in history at FAI - Torre e Casa Campatelli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): do a tasting at Fattoria Casa Sola, learn about winemaking at Sovestro in Poggio vineyard, then contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, and finally shop like a local with Balducci Ceramics.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Gimignano vacation trip planner.

Drive from Siena to San Gimignano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in San Gimignano sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Museo della Geotermia, Fattoria Casa Sola, Porta all'Arco
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Museo della Geotermia ©
Museo della Geotermia

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Uffizi Gallery and Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Modena.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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Modena

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, contemplate the long history of Villa San Donnino, then don't miss a visit to Palazzo Ducale Piano Primo, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, and finally examine the collection at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, examine the collection at Panini Motor Museum, then look for gifts at Acetaia di Giorgio, and finally browse the collection at Galleria Estense.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Modena vacation trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Modena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Modena sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Palazzo Ducale Piano Primo, Museo Ferrari
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti ©
Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti
Museo Ferrari ©
Museo Ferrari
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena

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Bologna

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 16th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Mura. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at International Ceramic Museum and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bologna vacation trip planner.

Bologna is very close to Modena. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Bologna

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ferrara, International Ceramic Museum
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
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Food Tours
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Arche Scaligere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Fermo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then explore the world behind art at Castelvecchio Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of I Portoni della Bra. Keep things going the next day: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, admire the landmark architecture of Giulietta's House, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, then examine the collection at Il Museo Storico dei Vigili del Fuoco, and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Verona vacation trip planner.

You can take a train from Bologna to Verona in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Verona are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Mantua
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Fermo ©
Chiesa di San Fermo
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Porta della Carta. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip generator.

Getting from Verona to Venice by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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St. Mark's Square
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