43 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

43 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 4 nights
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Verona
— 4 nights
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Turin
— 4 nights
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Genoa
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Siena
— 4 nights
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Assisi
— 4 nights
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Orvieto
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 10 nights

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Venice

Venice ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di San Marco and Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Hobart, Australia to Venice is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Venice is minus 9 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in June: high temperatures in Venice hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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Verona

Verona ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Citta Alta and Mountbaldo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castello Scaligero and Grotte di Catullo. Explore Verona's surroundings by going to Scaliger Castle in Malcesine (in Malcesine), Borghetto sul Mincio (in Valeggio Sul Mincio) and Mantua (Palazzo Te & Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Verona trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Verona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Scaliger Castle in Malcesine ©
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine
La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta
Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio

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Turin

Turin ©

City of Magic

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Milano and Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. Sacra di San Michele and Cathedral of Como (Duomo) will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (in Milan), River Rafting & Tubing (in Morgex) and Castello di Fenis (in Fenis). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Forte di Bard, make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, and take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turin holiday builder website.

You can drive from Verona to Turin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Verona, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Sacra di San Michele ©
Sacra di San Michele
Castello di Fenis ©
Castello di Fenis

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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.
Get outdoors at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Baia dei Saraceni. Via Giuseppe Garibaldi and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, and take a stroll through Boccadasse.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa journey planner.

You can drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Turin in June, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:
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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi

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Florence

Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Camposanto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Portovenere (in Porto Venere), Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna) and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip tool.

Getting from Genoa to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in June, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Portovenere ©
Portovenere

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Siena

Siena ©

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Abbazia di San Galgano and Torre del Mangia. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino), San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, and take in the natural beauty of Cascate del Mulino.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena sightseeing planner.

Drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Siena are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:
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Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

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Assisi

Assisi ©

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cascata delle Marmore and Basilica di Santa Chiara. Get some historical perspective at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto. Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga), Pitigliano Centro Storico (in Pitigliano) and Santuario Della Santa Casa (in Loreto). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi travel planner.

Getting from Siena to Assisi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Assisi are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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Orvieto

Orvieto ©

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.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Civita di Bagnoregio and then explore the activities along Lago di Bolsena. On the next day, do a tasting at Decugnano dei Barbi, make a trip to Pozzo di San Patrizio, then explore the fascinating underground world of Orvieto Underground, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Orvieto.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Orvieto online attractions planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Orvieto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio

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Rome

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Giardino dei Tarocchi (in Pescia Fiorentina), Necropoli di Tarquinia (in Tarquinia) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome travel planner.

Drive from Orvieto to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

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Church of St. Louis of the French ©
Church of St. Louis of the French
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Square ©
St. Peter's Square

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