11 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia & Veneto Itinerary

11 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia & Veneto Itinerary

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Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica di Aquileia and Basilica of Santa Eufemia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Il Battistero di Grado and Faro di Grado. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trieste: Aquileia (Cimitero Al Milite Ignoto & Chiesa dei Pagani) and Grado (Lungomare Nazario Sauro & Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Civico Museo Teatrale Fondazione Carlo Schmidl, admire the masterpieces at Civico Museo d'Arte Orientale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Synagogue of Trieste, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo del Municipio.

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Milan to Trieste is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Trieste are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Trieste

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Natural History Museum. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

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Traveling by car from Trieste to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature


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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 and learn at Torre di San Martino della Battaglia and AMO - Arena Museo Opera. Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Anastasia. Change things up with a short trip to Centro Storico Sirmione in Sirmione (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parco Natura Viva, shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, contemplate the long history of Arena di Verona, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona.

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You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Verona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Friuli Venezia Giulia travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
One of five autonomous regions of Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the country's easiest areas to tour, as it is on most of the major routes between the east and west sections of southern Europe. This region has its own distinct history, traditions, identity, and language. The majority of the inhabitants speak Friulian, as well as fluent Italian. Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by high mountains and dotted with lakes, valleys, and natural preserves, making it an ideal vacation spot for outdoor lovers. Explore the long coastline's secluded lagoons, sandy beaches, and seaside resorts on your trip.

Veneto travel guide

Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water · Historic Walking Areas
An independent republic until Napoleon's invasion in 1797, Veneto is among the wealthiest and most developed regions in the country. The region has a bustling tourism industry, drawing nearly 70 million visitors annually to its historical, natural, artistic, cultural, musical, and culinary treasures. Though most tourists begin and end their Veneto holiday in Venice, the area has plenty more to offer. A range of attractions await beyond the capital city, including World Heritage-listed Palladian villas, seaside resorts, vineyards, lakes, beaches, thermal baths, lush parks, and imposing mountain ranges. Veneto's clubs, bars, and restaurants make for a lively nightlife in the region's thriving cities.