48 days in Italy Itinerary

48 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 2 nights
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Padua
— 1 night
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Vicenza
— 1 night
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Mantua
— 2 nights
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Parma
— 2 nights
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Modena
— 2 nights
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Bologna
— 2 nights
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Prato
— 2 nights
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Lucca
— 1 night
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San Miniato
— 1 night
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Volterra
— 2 nights
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San Gimignano
— 2 nights
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Monteriggioni
— 1 day
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Siena
— 2 nights
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Monticiano
— 1 night
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Pitigliano
— 2 nights
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Sorano
— 2 nights
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Saturnia
— 2 nights
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Montalcino
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Castiglione D'Orcia
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Bagni di San Filippo
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Pienza
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Montepulciano
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Castiglione del Lago
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Civita di Bagnoregio
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Venice

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice online road trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in July, with highs in Venice at 87°F and lows at 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Padua

— 1 night

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
On the 2nd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani, then delve into the distant past at Teatro Anatomico, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero del Duomo di Padova.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Padua trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a shuttle from Venice to Padua in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Padua, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Vicenza.

Things to do in Padua

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Vicenza

— 1 night

City of Palladio

Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vicenza online travel route planner.

Getting from Padua to Vicenza by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In August in Vicenza, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Verona.

Things to do in Vicenza

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Verona

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, and finally wander the streets of Via Mazzini.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Verona trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Vicenza to Verona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vicenza in August since evenings lows in Verona dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mantua.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Mantua

— 2 nights

Sleeping Beauty

Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Andrea Mantegna, delve into the distant past at Rotonda di San Lorenzo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa della Madonna del Terremoto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo - Cattedrale di San Pietro, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Ducale, and finally admire the masterpieces at Camera degli Sposi. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Palazzo Guarienti di Valeggio sul Mincio, step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero, snap pictures at Ponte Visconteo di Valeggio sul Mincio, then step into the grandiose world of Castellaro Lagusello, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Francesco, and finally examine the collection at Il Museo Storico dei Vigili del Fuoco.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mantua online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Verona to Mantua by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Mantua sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Parma.

Things to do in Mantua

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Parma

— 2 nights

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo Lombardi - Marie Louise and Napoleon, take an in-depth tour of National Gallery (Galleria Nazionale), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata (Madonna della Steccata), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Torrechiara, then explore the world behind art at Magnani-Rocca Foundation, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Cathedral of Cremona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Monumento a Giuseppe Garibaldi, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, stroll through Labirinto Della Masone, walk around Parco Ducale, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiostri di S.Giovanni Evangelista.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Parma online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mantua to Parma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Parma can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Modena.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Modena

— 2 nights

Capital of Engines

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 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco in Rocca, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Ducale Piano Primo, see the interesting displays at Panini Motor Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo del Duomo - Museo Lapidario. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Panzano, examine the collection at Acetaia Museo Boni, step into the grandiose world of Rocca di Vignola, then make a trip to I Love Maranello, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Modena trip planner.

Drive from Parma to Modena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Bologna

— 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at International Museum of Ceramics, examine the collection at Palazzo Milzetti Museo Nazionale dell'eta Neoclassica in Romagna, examine the collection at Museo Carlo Zauli, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale, then take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo dei Diamanti, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Estense. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Medievale, admire the masterpieces at La Quadreria - Palazzo Rossi Poggi Marsili, examine the collection at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, then get engrossed in the history at La Macchina del Tempo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bologna online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Modena to Bologna in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bologna are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Prato.

Things to do in Bologna

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Prato

— 2 nights
Prato is a city and comune in Tuscany, Italy, the capital of the Province of Prato. On the 14th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo di Pittura Murale in San Domenico, appreciate the extensive heritage of Giardino Buonamici, examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Pretorio, then step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Datini, then examine the collection at Museo Del Tessuto, and finally see the interesting displays at Parco Museo "Quinto Martini". On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Vincenzo e Caterina de' Ricci, take an in-depth tour of Mulino Faini, take in the history at Museo Gotica - Centro Documentazione e Ricerche Storiche di Gotica Toscana Onlus, then brush up on your military savvy at Spazio Culturale "La Guerra e La Memoria", then stroll the grounds of Cimitero Militare Germanico, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo e centro di documentazione della Deportazione e Resistenza.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Prato day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Prato takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Prato

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Baths

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Lucca

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, and finally don't miss a visit to Le mura di Lucca.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lucca trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Prato to Lucca in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Miniato.

Things to do in Lucca

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

San Miniato

— 1 night
San Miniato is a town and comune in the province of Pisa, in the region of Tuscany, Italy.San Miniato sits at an historically strategic location atop three small hills where it dominates the lower Arno valley between the valleys of Egola and Elsa. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi, admire the landmark architecture of Il Palazzo Comunale di San Miniato, make a trip to Tower of Federico II, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di San Miniato, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e di San Genesio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo del Seminario.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Miniato online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Lucca to San Miniato takes an hour. In August in San Miniato, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in San Miniato

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Cappelle Medicee, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence visit planner.

You can drive from San Miniato to Florence in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Volterra.

Things to do in Florence

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Volterra

— 2 nights
Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Etrusco Guarnacci, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca e Museo Civico, steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Priori, then explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Porta all'Arco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Bolgheri - Borgo Medievale, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Giacomo e Cristoforo, walk around Parco Gallorose, then make a splash at Acqua Village Cecina, and finally kick back and relax at Bagno La Lanterna.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Volterra online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Florence to Volterra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Volterra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

San Gimignano

— 2 nights

Town of Fine Towers

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 22nd (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, make a trip to Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then browse the exhibits of Torre e Casa Campatelli, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rocca of Montestaffoli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Mura di San Gimignano, then make a trip to San Gimignano Bell Tower, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sant'Agostino.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Gimignano road trip planning site.

Getting from Volterra to San Gimignano by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monteriggioni.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Monteriggioni

— 1 day
On the 24th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, admire the striking features of Walls of Monteriggioni, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico di Monteriggioni, then step into the grandiose world of La Rocca di Staggia, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca di Castellina.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our Monteriggioni day trip site.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Monteriggioni in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Monteriggioni

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Siena

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, take an in-depth tour of Museo della Tortura, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, then examine the collection at Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Siena online tour itinerary planner.

Siena is just a short distance from Monteriggioni. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monticiano.

Things to do in Siena

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Monticiano

— 1 night
Monticiano is a town and comune on the right bank of the Val di Merse, Tuscany, Italy, administratively part of the Province of Siena. For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monticiano trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Siena to Monticiano in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pitigliano.

Things to do in Monticiano

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Pitigliano

— 2 nights
Pitigliano is a town in the province of Grosseto, located about 80km south-east of the city of Grosseto, in Italy. On the 28th (Sat), stroll around Parco Torre di Lavello, contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico di Tuscania, then see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Pietro Moschini, then contemplate the long history of Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie, and finally admire the striking features of Acquedotto Mediceo di Pitigliano. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ex Convento di San Francesco, explore the historical opulence of Castello dell'Abbadia, delve into the distant past at Vulci, delve into the distant past at Romitori di Ischia di Castro, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico all'Aperto Alberto Manzi, and finally don't miss a visit to Via CAVA ETRUSCA SAN GIUSEPPE.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pitigliano online journey planner.

You can drive from Monticiano to Pitigliano in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pitigliano are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sorano.

Things to do in Pitigliano

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Sorano

— 2 nights
Sorano is a town and comune in the province of Grosseto, southern Tuscany (Italy).It as an ancient medieval hill town hanging from a tuff stone over the Lente River.HistorySorano was probably inhabited by Villanovan culture, but the first historical mentions are relative to the 3rd century BC, when it was an Etruscan city under the influence of the more populous nearby Sovana.Disappearing from history under the Roman domination, it is again known in 862 when a county was founded by Emperor Louis II, under the Aldobrandeschi suzerainty. On the 30th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montorio, don't miss a visit to Fortezza Orsini, see the interesting displays at Museo Della Terra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro, and finally delve into the distant past at Parco degli Etruschi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): Head underground at Insediamento rupestre di Vitozza, Head underground at Via Cava, get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico, stroll around Parco Archeologico Citta del Tufo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Pietro, and finally make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sorano road trip planner.

Sorano is just a short distance from Pitigliano. In August in Sorano, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saturnia.

Things to do in Sorano

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Saturnia

— 2 nights
On the 1st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Leonardo, examine the collection at Museo di Preistoria e Protostoria della Valle del Fiora di Manciano, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico di Saturnia, take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Castello di Montemerano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Scansano, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia Di San Bruzio A Magliano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria, and finally don't miss a visit to Cassero e Torre Panoramica Manciano.

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Traveling by car from Sorano to Saturnia takes an hour. In August in Saturnia, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Saturnia

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Montalcino

— 1 night

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Fortezza di Montalcino, examine the collection at Museo della Mezzadria, see the interesting displays at Museo Civico e Diocesano. Raccolta Archeologica, steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Tricerchi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Medievale Cinto da Mura.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Montalcino trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Saturnia to Montalcino by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Castiglione D'Orcia.

Things to do in Montalcino

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Castiglione D'Orcia

— 2 nights
Castiglione d'Orcia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 90km southeast of Florence and about 40km southeast of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia, not far from the Via Cassia.Castiglione d'Orcia borders the following municipalities: Abbadia San Salvatore, Castel del Piano, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani, San Quirico d'Orcia, Seggiano.HistoryThe settlement is mentioned for the first time in 714, when it was a possession of the Aldobrandeschi family. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Terme Bagno Vignoni, don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Sorgenti, explore the activities along Terme di San Filippo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia San Salvatore, then explore the activities along Laghetto Verde, and finally explore the ancient world of Rocca di Campigliola.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Castiglione D'Orcia trip itinerary planning site.

Castiglione D'Orcia is just a short distance from Montalcino. In September in Castiglione D'Orcia, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bagni di San Filippo.

Things to do in Castiglione D'Orcia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Bagni di San Filippo

— 1 night
To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Bagni di San Filippo holiday planning site.

Bagni di San Filippo is just a short distance from Castiglione D'Orcia. In September, daily temperatures in Bagni di San Filippo can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pienza.

Things to do in Bagni di San Filippo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Pienza

— 2 nights
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Comunale di Pienza, contemplate the long history of Corso il Rossellino, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Piccolomini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, and finally make a trip to Piazza Pio II.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pienza vacation planner.

Pienza is just a short distance from Bagni di San Filippo. In September, daily temperatures in Pienza can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Montepulciano.

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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Montepulciano

— 1 night

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Montepulciano tour itinerary planner.

Montepulciano is just a short distance from Pienza. In September, daytime highs in Montepulciano are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Castiglione del Lago.

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Historic Sites · Spas

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Castiglione del Lago

Castiglione del Lago is a town in the Province of Perugia of Umbria (central Italy), on the southwest corner of Lake Trasimeno. On the 9th (Thu), make a trip to Isola Maggiore, take some stellar pictures from La Rocca di Passignano Sul Trasimeno, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Domenico, then step into the grandiose world of Palazzo della Corgna - Palazzo Ducale, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca del Leone.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Castiglione del Lago day trip website.

Castiglione del Lago is just a stone's throw from Montepulciano. In September, daily temperatures in Castiglione del Lago can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Civita di Bagnoregio.

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Civita di Bagnoregio

— 1 night
Civita di Bagnoregio is a town in the Province of Viterbo in central Italy, a suburb of the comune of Bagnoregio, 1km east from it. You've now added Civita di Bagnoregio to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Castello e Torre Monaldeschi, explore the historical opulence of Castello Baglioni, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Centro Storico di Celleno Vecchia, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Orsini, then get curious at Museo Geologico e delle Frane, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Donato Church.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Civita di Bagnoregio trip app.

You can drive from Castiglione del Lago to Civita di Bagnoregio in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Civita di Bagnoregio can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Orvieto.

Things to do in Civita di Bagnoregio

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Orvieto

— 1 night

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Castello di Torre Alfina has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Torre Alfina, contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio, and then admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto.

Make your Orvieto itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Civita di Bagnoregio to Orvieto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Orvieto, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Viterbo.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Viterbo

— 2 nights
See also Viterbo, Texas and Viterbo University. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Lante, gain interesting insight with Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations, make a trip to Villa Farnese, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Ss. Margherita E Martino, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, and finally explore the ancient world of Necropoli di Tarquinia.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Viterbo trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Viterbo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Viterbo are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Viterbo

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Spas

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Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Stanze di Raffaello. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Viterbo to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

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Italy travel guide

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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.

Province of Viterbo travel guide

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Parks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
See also Viterbo, Texas and Viterbo University. For ancient Ferento, see Ferentium. For the municipality in Colombia, see Viterbo, CaldasViterbo is an ancient city and comune in the Lazio region of central Italy, the capital of the province of Viterbo.It conquered and absorbed the neighboring town of Ferento in its early history. It is approximately 80km north of GRA (Rome) on the Via Cassia, and it is surrounded by the Monti Cimini and Monti Volsini. The historic center of the city is surrounded by medieval walls, still intact, built during the 11th and 12th centuries. Entrance to the walled center of the city is through ancient gates.Apart from agriculture, the main resources of Viterbo's area are pottery, marble, and wood. The town is home to the Italian gold reserves, an important Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Tuscia, and the Italian Army's Aviation Command headquarters and training centre. It is located in a wide thermal area, attracting many tourists from the whole of central Italy.HistoryThe first report of the new city dates to the eighth century CE, when it is identified as Castrum Viterbii. It was fortified in 773 by the Lombard King Desiderius in his vain attempt to conquer Rome. When the popes switched to the Frankish support, Viterbo became part of the Papal States, but this status was to be highly contested by the emperors in the following centuries, until in 1095 it is known it was a free comune.

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