17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Calgary
Fly + Train:  16 h
1
Naples
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Bologna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Genoa
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Calgary

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some cultural insight at Cumae (Cuma) and Badia della Santissima Trinita'. Discover out-of-the-way places like IL Petraio and Museo delle Torture. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Pompeii (Terme del Foro, Casa del Fauno, &more) and Sol’Art Ceramiche (in Vietri sul Mare). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, wander the streets of Decumani di Napoli, delve into the distant past at Temple of Jupiter, and take an in-depth tour of Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Naples online trip itinerary builder.

Calgary, Canada to Naples is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Naples is 8 hours. When traveling from Calgary in April, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Naples: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pompeii, Badia della Santissima Trinita', Cumae (Cuma), Sol’Art Ceramiche
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Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto) ©
Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto)
Badia della Santissima Trinita' ©
Badia della Santissima Trinita'
Cumae (Cuma) ©
Cumae (Cuma)

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.
On the 26th (Sun), browse the exhibits of National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace, ponder the world of politics at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), delve into the distant past at Domus Aurea, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Monte Pincio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, pause for some photo ops at Trajan's Column, then explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, and finally delve into the distant past at Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip site.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican Necropolis
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Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali ©
Vatican Necropolis ©
Vatican Necropolis
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino, make a trip to Oratorio S. Francesco Piccolino, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovannuccio, look for gifts at Sapori dall'Umbria, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Inferiore di San Francesco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, make a trip to Vicolo della Volta Pinta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastero di Sant'Andrea, then admire the striking features of Parrocchia Santa Maria Maggiore - Frati Cappuccini Assisi, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Assisi Galleria 6C.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi tour planning app.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Assisi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino ©
Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino
Monastero di Sant'Andrea ©
Monastero di Sant'Andrea

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 30th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, see the interesting displays at Museo Ducati, see the interesting displays at San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Santo Stefano. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Torre Prendiparte, see the interesting displays at Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia, explore the world behind art at Museo di Palazzo Poggi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Domenico, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Francesco.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bologna trip planner.

Getting from Assisi to Bologna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Acetaia Villa San Donnino, Museo Ducati
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Museo Ducati ©
Museo Ducati
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro
Basilica di San Domenico ©
Basilica di San Domenico

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Nazareth - Chiesa degli Scalzi, wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Pantalon, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Mocenigo, then admire the masterpieces at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, and finally explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Simeon Piccolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Salvador, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Zaccaria, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Via Garibaldi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip site.

You can drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria dei Miracoli ©
Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Palazzo Mocenigo ©
Palazzo Mocenigo

2
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of La Commenda di Pre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia San Giovanni Evangelista di Pre, then examine the collection at Musei di Nervi Wolfsoniana, then examine the collection at Raccolta Frugone, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Palazzo Doria Tursi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica delle Vigne, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Siro.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Genoa journey website.

Getting from Venice to Genoa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta
Highlights from your plan
Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta ©
Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta
Raccolta Frugone ©
Raccolta Frugone
Musei di Nervi Wolfsoniana ©
Musei di Nervi Wolfsoniana

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