8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Naples, Ferry to Positano
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Desenzano Del Garda
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get outside with Walk of the Gods. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello.

Before you visit Positano, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Positano is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Positano. Traveling from Dubai in October, you will find days in Positano are colder (26°C), and nights are slightly colder (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

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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 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Positano to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Positano in October, with highs in Venice at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Desenzano Del Garda.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Desenzano Del Garda

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Desenzano del Garda is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, Italy, on the southwestern shore of Lake Garda. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ossuary Chapel of St. Martin, explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero, and then don't miss a visit to Porto Vecchio.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Desenzano Del Garda road trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Desenzano Del Garda in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Desenzano Del Garda are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Desenzano Del Garda

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 21st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Desenzano Del Garda to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. While traveling from Desenzano Del Garda, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planning tool.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

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Italy travel guide

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.

Province of Brescia travel guide

Castles · Turkish Baths · Landmarks
Brescia is a city and comune in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy. It is situated at the foot of the Alps, a few kilometres from the lakes Garda and Iseo. With a population of 196,480, it is the second largest city in the region and the fourth of northwest Italy. The urban area of Brescia extends beyond the administrative city limits and has a population of 672,822, while over 1.5 million people live in its metropolitan area. The city is the administrative capital of the Province of Brescia, one of the largest in Italy, with over 1,200,000 inhabitants.Founded over 3,200 years ago, Brescia has been an important regional centre since pre-Roman times. Its old town contains the best-preserved Roman public buildings in northern Italy and numerous monuments, among these the medieval castle, the Old and New cathedral, the Renaissance Piazza della Loggia and the rationalist Piazza della Vittoria.The monumental archaeological area of the Roman forum and the monastic complex of San Salvatore-Santa Giulia have become a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of a group of seven inscribed as Longobards in Italy, Places of Power. Brescia is considered the industrial capital of Italy. The metallurgy and the production of machine tools and firearms are of particular economic significance, along with mechanical and automotive engineering. The major companies based in the city are utility company A2A, steel producer Lucchini, firearms manufacturer Beretta, shotgun producer Perazzi, machine tools manufacturer Camozzi and gas control manufacturer Cavagna Group.