15 days in Italy, Province of Biella & Lake Maggiore Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Province of Biella & Lake Maggiore Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Biella, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Rome due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in February: high temperatures in Rome hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Biella.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Biella, Italy

— 2 nights
Biella is a town and comune in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, the capital of the province of the same name, with a population of 44 616. You've now added Museo del Territorio Biellese to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for gifts at Caseificio Pier Luigi Rosso S.r.l., examine the collection at Casa Museo di Rosazza, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Ss. Pietro e Giorgio, make a trip to Casa di Pietro Micca, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile del Duomo di Biella, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo del Territorio Biellese. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Il Rifugio degli Asinelli, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa La Bossola - Chalet Relax Benessere, and then admire the landmark architecture of Castello dei Fieschi di Zumaglia.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Biella trip maker site.

You can drive from Florence to Biella in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In February, Biella is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Locarno.

Things to do in Biella

Spas · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Locarno, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
On the 20th (Sun), stroll around Camellia Park, then discover the deep blue sea with Dedalus Divers Club, and then head outdoors with Indepth Outthere Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at Centro Dannemann - Fabbrica Tabacchi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele, then don't miss a visit to Collegio Pontificio Papio, and finally make a trip to Piazza G. Motta.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Locarno trip planner.

You can drive from Biella to Locarno in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Locarno can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Lake Maggiore.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Italy

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio della Visitazione di Maria ad Elisabetta, relax and rejuvenate at Beauty24, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Veronica, and finally make a trip to Collegiata di San Vittore.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Maggiore sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Locarno to Lake Maggiore takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): visit Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Correr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Lake Maggiore to Venice in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Piedmont travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Bordered by the Alps on three sides and often overlooked by casual tourists, the Piedmont region is famous for its wines, including Moscato D'Asti, Barolo, and Barbera, to name just a few. Piedmont's cuisine is renowned throughout Italy. Its exotic white truffles--a precious ingredient used in first-class restaurants around the world--are often compared to gold because of their staggering cost. An ideal holiday destination for foodies, the region is also known for its thriving industries of fresh produce, nuts, and chocolates. There are many places to visit in Piedmont, including several medieval castles, trendy spa resorts, and cities with both historical attractions and modern industries.