22 days in Province of Rome, Tuscany & Province of Venice Itinerary

22 days in Province of Rome, Tuscany & Province of Venice Itinerary

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22 days in Province of Rome, Tuscany & Province of Venice Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Train:  25 h
1
Tivoli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Siena
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Florence
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Venice
— 7 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Tivoli

Tivoli ©
Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. You'll explore and learn at Museo Lorenzo Ferri and Museo Civico Archeologico Villa di Traiano. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Adriana and Monastero Di S.Benedetto. Get out of town with these interesting Tivoli side-trips: Bunker Soratte (in Sant'Oreste), Borgo di Isola Farnese (in Isola Farnese) and Trevignano Romano (in Trevignano Romano). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Villa d'Este, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Orsini - Cesi - Borghese.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tivoli trip itinerary builder site.

Melbourne, Australia to Tivoli is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. Traveling from Melbourne to Tivoli, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Tivoli at 29°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Tivoli

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Monastero Di S.Benedetto, Bunker Soratte, Museo Lorenzo Ferri, Trevignano Romano, Castello Orsini - Cesi - Borghese
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Villa Adriana ©
Villa Adriana
Villa d'Este ©
Villa d'Este
Bunker Soratte ©
Bunker Soratte

3
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Siena and Centro Storico di Siena. You'll explore and learn at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Castello di Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, take in the exciting artwork at Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli , take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cateriniana Di S. Domenico, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Siena holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Tivoli to Siena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Siena are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Castello di Monterinaldi, Castello di Monteriggioni, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

6
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at M.G. Design and Collezione Roberto Casamonti. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence journey planner.

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

7
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.
Head to Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti and Segni nel Tempo antiquarian bookshopfor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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