16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Gimignano
— 1 night
Drive
3
Monteriggioni
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
5
Forli
— 1 night
Drive
6
Venice
— 3 nights
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Rome

— 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Roman Forum and Piazza Navona. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Church of St. Louis of the French. Colosseum and Piazza Venezia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome sightseeing planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Rome is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Rome at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

San Gimignano

— 1 night

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, don't miss a visit to Duomo di San Gimignano, view the masterpieces at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, then admire the landmark architecture of Mura di San Gimignano, then contemplate the long history of Torre e Casa Campatelli, and finally take in the exciting artwork at iSculpture Gallery San Gimignano & Casole d'Elsa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to San Gimignano by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Gimignano, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monteriggioni.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Monteriggioni

— 3 nights
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo degli Organi Santa Cecilia and Dievole. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castello di Monteriggioni and Walls of Monteriggioni. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monteriggioni: Radda in Chianti (La Cantina di Casalvento & Fattoria di Montemaggio) and Massa Marittima (Piazza Garibaldi, Palazzo Comunale, &more).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Monteriggioni day trip planner.

Drive from San Gimignano to Monteriggioni in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Monteriggioni

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Corridoio Vasariano. Explore hidden gems such as Duomo di Pisa and Camposanto. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, Battistero di San Giovanni, &more). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and contemplate the long history of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Monteriggioni to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Forli.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Forli

— 1 night
Forlì is a comune and city in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, and is the capital of the province of Forlì-Cesena. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): make a trip to Piazza Aurelio Saffi, explore the world behind art at Musei San Domenico, then get engrossed in the history at Casa dei Ricordi - Villa Carpena, then examine the collection at Liberty, and finally browse the collection at Biblioteca Malatestiana.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Forli trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Forli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Forli can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Forli

Museums

Side Trip

Venice

— 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica of St. Anthony and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Anastasia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Piazza dei Signori & Battistero del Duomo di Padova) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore & Museo di Castelvecchio). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice road trip site.

Traveling by car from Forli to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips