13 days in Taormina, Florence & Bellagio Itinerary

13 days in Taormina, Florence & Bellagio Itinerary

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1
Taormina
— 1 night
2
Florence
— 5 nights
3
Bellagio
— 5 nights

1
night
Taormina

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo, thenmake a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Good Fellas Art Studio, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Dell'Artigianato Siciliano Manago, thenwalk around Villa Comunale, thendon't miss a visit to Via Teatro Greco, and finally learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Taormina day trip site.

Miami, USA to Taormina is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Taormina is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Miami in October, with highs in Taormina at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Gambino Vini
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Gambino Vini ©
Gambino Vini

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Giardino di Villa Strozzi. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Radda in Chianti (Fattoria di Montemaggio & Castello di Monterinaldi) and Accademia del Buon Gusto (in Panzano in Chianti). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, examine the collection at Mus.e Firenze, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Taormina to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Taormina in October; daily highs in Florence reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bellagio.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Radda in Chianti, Accademia del Buon Gusto
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

5
nights
Bellagio

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Get in touch with nature at Riva Bianca Beach and Il Sentiero delle Espressioni. Get a sense of the local culture at Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara and Enoteca Principessa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bellagio: Chiesa Di S. Sisinnio (in Dizzasco), Como (Novocomum & Lido Villa Olmo) and Orta San Giulio (Piazza Motta & Lake Orta). There's still lots to do: stop by Azalea - Silk of Como, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and examine the collection at Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bellagio day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Bellagio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in October, with highs in Bellagio at °F and lows at °F. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Como, Orta San Giulio, Chiesa Di S. Sisinnio, Riva Bianca Beach, Il Sentiero delle Espressioni
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Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara ©
Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara
Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta
Riva Bianca Beach ©
Riva Bianca Beach

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