12 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

12 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Rome
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Milan
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Rome
— 4 nights
End: Rome

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro). On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, get a sense of history and politics at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

St. Peter's Square
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Villa Borghese ©
Villa Borghese
Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica ©
Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica
St. Clement Basilica ©
St. Clement Basilica

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will enjoy Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Boboli Gardens. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 24th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Leolandia and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then admire the landmark architecture of Castello Sforzesco, then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Leolandia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Palatine Hill. See even more of Rome: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome route planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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