12 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto & Pinzolo Itinerary

12 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto & Pinzolo Itinerary

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Monfalcone
— 3 nights
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Vicenza
— 2 nights
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Pinzolo
— 2 nights
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Monfalcone

— 3 nights
Monfalcone is a town and comune of the province of Gorizia in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy, located on the Gulf of Trieste. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di Aquileia and Military Memorial Redipuglia. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo della Grande Guerra and Parco Tematico della Grande Guerra di Monfalcone. Explore Monfalcone's surroundings by going to Gorizia (Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio & Sinagoga Ebraica). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Museo della Grande Guerra del Monte San Michele, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colle Sant'Elia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Pagani, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Beata Vergine Marcelliana di Monfalcone.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Monfalcone attractions planning tool.

Milan to Monfalcone is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Monfalcone

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Venice

— 4 nights

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.
Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of Santa Maria e San Donato (in Murano) and Lido (in Lido di Venezia). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Dorsoduro, admire the striking features of Venetian Arsenal, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Veneta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Monfalcone to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vicenza.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vicenza

— 2 nights

City of Palladio

Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Madonna della Salute Monteortone, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di S. Maria di Praglia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Giustina, and finally explore the activities along Il fiume Bacchiglione. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Resti Del Foro Romano Di Vicenza, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Corona, then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Chiericati, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico.

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Getting from Venice to Vicenza by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. August in Vicenza sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pinzolo.

Things to do in Vicenza

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Pinzolo

— 2 nights
Pinzolo is a small town and comune situated in Val Rendena in Trentino in the northern Italian Alps at an elevation of 800m.It is mainly known as a ski resort during the winter months and as a popular touristic destination in the summer. Castello Di Stenico and Mostra Delle Miniature e Dei Presepi will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Vigilio and Chiesa di Santo Stefano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pinzolo: Lago di Molveno (in Molveno) and Area Natura Rio Bianco (in Stenico). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Rifugio Sat "TUCKETT E SELLA" Dolomiti di Brenta - Madonna Di Campiglio -, identify plant and animal life at Val Nambrone, take in the dramatic scenery at Nardis Waterfalls, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia San Lorenzo.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pinzolo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Vicenza to Pinzolo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vicenza in August since evenings lows in Pinzolo dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Pinzolo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Friuli Venezia Giulia travel guide

4.3
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

4.2
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.