9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Verona
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Manchester

3
days
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Trastevere and Vatican Museums. Popular historic sites such as Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Louis of the French, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

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Manchester, UK to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in April, with highs in Rome at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums

2
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Verona.

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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
day
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.
On the 8th (Sun), wander the streets of Quinzano, see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

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Getting from Florence to Verona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Venice.

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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

2
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.
On the 9th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Cannaregio, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, and finally make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

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You can take a train from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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