11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  15 h
1
Florence
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
3
Ravello
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h 30 min
4
Verona
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Denver

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence travel route planner.

Denver, USA to Florence is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Florence due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 42°F in Florence. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Rome

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Trastevere and Colosseum. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, delve into the mystery of Catacombe di San Callisto, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning site .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Ravello

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, and then head outdoors with Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, revel in the low prices at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Ravello tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Ravello. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Verona.

Things to do in Ravello

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Positano, Le Vigne di Raito
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take a stroll through Quinzano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally enjoy some music at Arena di Verona.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Verona online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Ravello to Verona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Ravello in March; daily highs in Verona reach 84°F and lows reach 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

2
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.
On the 24th (Tue), wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Verona in March, expect Venice to be cooler, temps between 58°F and 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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