12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Naples
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ravello
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
3
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Naples driving holiday planning site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Naples is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Naples. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Naples to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Sol’Art Ceramiche
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche

2
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, view the masterpieces at Petit Prince Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Ravello Arte, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Cantine Marisa Cuomo, then kick back and relax at Fornillo, and then learn about winemaking at Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L..

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ravello tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Naples to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Naples in December since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Fornillo, Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L., Cantine Marisa Cuomo, Spas, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then wander the streets of Trastevere, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Ravello in December, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 30th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, look for gifts at M.G. Design, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Florence are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

4
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Arena di Verona. Shop till you drop at Piazza delle Erbe and Fondazione Bisazza. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice online itinerary planner .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Verona, Padua, Fondazione Bisazza
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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