26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
1
Pontremoli
— 1 night
foot:  1 h
2
Aulla
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Massa
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Pietrasanta
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Lucca
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Altopascio
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
San Miniato
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
8
Gambassi Terme
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
9
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
10
Monteriggioni
— 1 night
Train:  15 min
11
Siena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
12
Buonconvento
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
13
Bagno Vignoni
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
14
Radicofani
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
15
Torre Alfina
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
16
Bolsena
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Rio de Janeiro

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Pontremoli

Pontremoli ©
Pontremoli is a small city, comune former Latin Catholic bishopric in the province of Massa and Carrara, Tuscany region, central Italy.Literally translated, Pontremoli means "Trembling Bridge", as the commune was named after a prominent bridge across the Magra.Pontremoli is in the upper valley of the Magra, 40km northeast of La Spezia by rail and 90km south-southwest of Parma.HistoryPontremoli is believed to have been first settled around 1000 BC. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Malgrate Castle, examine the collection at Museo Delle Statue Stele Lunigianesi, then step into the grandiose world of Castello del Piagnaro, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Stretti di Giaredo.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pontremoli trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Pontremoli is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, you will find days in Pontremoli are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are colder (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aulla.

Things to do in Pontremoli

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Malgrate Castle
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Museo Delle Statue Stele Lunigianesi ©
Museo Delle Statue Stele Lunigianesi
Castello del Piagnaro ©
Castello del Piagnaro
Stretti di Giaredo ©
Stretti di Giaredo

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Aulla

Aulla ©
Aulla is a comune in the province of Massa and Carrara, Tuscany (central Italy).HistoryTraces of Roman and Etruscan civilizations found in the Church of Saint Caprisio indicate that there were settlements in Aulla long before the 8th century CE, when margrave Adalbert I of Tuscany founded a village and built a castle to accommodate pilgrims traveling the via Francigena. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Il Giardino della Luna, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Palmaria, then get engrossed in the history at Museo audiovisivo della Resistenza, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Caprasio. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Portido Marina, then look for gifts at La Bottega Di Rena, and then make a trip to Piscina Naturale Portovenere E Palmaria.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Aulla day trip site.

Aulla is just a stone's throw from Pontremoli. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Massa.

Things to do in Aulla

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Porto Venere, Il Giardino della Luna, Museo audiovisivo della Resistenza
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Isola Palmaria ©
Isola Palmaria
Abbazia di San Caprasio ©
Abbazia di San Caprasio
Il Giardino della Luna ©
Il Giardino della Luna

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Massa

Massa ©
Massa is a town and comune in Tuscany, central Italy, the administrative centre of the province of Massa and Carrara. On the 6th (Fri), look for gifts at Larderia La Marmifera Di Menichetti Paola, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Cucchiari, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lago di Porta, and finally don't miss a visit to Farmacia Clementi.

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

Traveling by car from Aulla to Massa takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Pietrasanta.

Things to do in Massa

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Carrara, Lago di Porta, Farmacia Clementi
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Lago di Porta ©
Lago di Porta
Palazzo Cucchiari ©
Palazzo Cucchiari
Farmacia Clementi ©
Farmacia Clementi

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Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta ©
Pietrasanta is a town and comune on the coast of northern Tuscany in Italy, in the province of Lucca. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Centro MATTEUCCI, see the interesting displays at Museo dei Bozzetti "Pierluigi Gherardi", then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Mediceo Seravezza, and finally admire the masterpieces at Favret Mosaici Artistici Since 1933.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pietrasanta road trip app.

Pietrasanta is just a stone's throw from Massa. In April, daytime highs in Pietrasanta are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucca.

Things to do in Pietrasanta

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Centro MATTEUCCI, Palazzo Mediceo Seravezza
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Favret Mosaici Artistici Since 1933 ©
Favret Mosaici Artistici Since 1933
Palazzo Mediceo Seravezza ©
Palazzo Mediceo Seravezza
Museo dei Bozzetti ©
Museo dei Bozzetti "Pierluigi Gherardi"

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Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Nazionale della Certosa Monumentale di Calci and Duomo di San Cristoforo. Get some historical perspective at Chiesa di Santa Maria e Castello and Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucca: Livorno (Costiera di Calafuria & Santuario di Montenero), Pisa (Palazzo Blu, Murale Tuttomondo di Keith Haring, &more) and Museo Villa Puccini (in Torre del Lago Puccini). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lucca vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Pietrasanta to Lucca in an hour. In April in Lucca, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Altopascio.

Things to do in Lucca

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pisa, Livorno, Piaggio Museum, Duomo di San Cristoforo, Museo Nazionale della Certosa Monumentale di Calci
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di San Cristoforo ©
Duomo di San Cristoforo
Museo Villa Puccini ©
Museo Villa Puccini

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Altopascio

Altopascio ©
Altopascio is a comune in the Province of Lucca in the Tuscany region of Italy with a population of 15,481.HistoryAlready inhabited in Roman times, Altopascio gained in importance due to its Spedale for the pilgrims who travelled on the Via Francigena, leading from France to Rome. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Gipsoteca Libero Andreotti, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Pescia, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hesperidarium - Il Giardino degli Agrumi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Buggiano.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Altopascio tour itinerary website.

Altopascio is just a short distance from Lucca. April in Altopascio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to San Miniato.

Things to do in Altopascio

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pescia, Centro Storico di Buggiano
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Pescia ©
Cattedrale di Pescia
Gipsoteca Libero Andreotti ©
Gipsoteca Libero Andreotti
Hesperidarium - Il Giardino degli Agrumi ©
Hesperidarium - Il Giardino degli Agrumi

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San Miniato

San Miniato ©
San Miniato is a town and comune in the province of Pisa, in the region of Tuscany, Italy.San Miniato sits at an historically strategic location atop three small hills where it dominates the lower Arno valley between the valleys of Egola and Elsa. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Chiesa di Sant'Jacopo e Lucia, get a taste of life in the country at Fattoria Collebrunacchi, then stop by Tartufi Nacci, then don't miss a visit to Convento di Santa Maria a Ripa, and finally take an in-depth tour of Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Miniato trip maker app.

Drive from Altopascio to San Miniato in an hour. April in San Miniato sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Gambassi Terme.

Things to do in San Miniato

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi, Convento di Santa Maria a Ripa
Highlights from your plan
Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi ©
Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi
Fattoria Collebrunacchi ©
Fattoria Collebrunacchi
Convento di Santa Maria a Ripa ©
Convento di Santa Maria a Ripa

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Gambassi Terme

Gambassi Terme ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pieve of Saint Maria, then see the interesting displays at Benozzo Gozzoli Museum, then do a tasting at Castello di Oliveto, and finally learn about winemaking at Agricola Tamburini Emanuela.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gambassi Terme road trip planning site.

You can drive from San Miniato to Gambassi Terme in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Gambassi Terme

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castelfiorentino
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Oliveto ©
Castello di Oliveto
Pieve of Saint Maria ©
Pieve of Saint Maria
Benozzo Gozzoli Museum ©
Benozzo Gozzoli Museum

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo della Geotermia, explore the ancient world of Porta all'Arco, browse the exhibits of Torre e Casa Campatelli, then admire the striking features of Torre Salvucci Maggiore, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Balducci Ceramica. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, then see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Archeologico e della Collegiata, then learn about winemaking at Fattoria Casa Sola, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Badia a Passignano.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Gimignano online trip itinerary planner.

San Gimignano is very close to Gambassi Terme. In April, daily temperatures in San Gimignano can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monteriggioni.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Fattoria Casa Sola, Badia a Passignano, Porta all'Arco, Museo della Geotermia, Museo Civico Archeologico e della Collegiata
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Geotermia ©
Museo della Geotermia
Torre e Casa Campatelli ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli
Porta all'Arco ©
Porta all'Arco

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Monteriggioni

Monteriggioni ©
On the 16th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Abbazia dei Santi Salvatore e Cirino, step into the grandiose world of Castello della Magione, then learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Casamonti, and finally learn about winemaking at Castellare di Castellina Winery.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Monteriggioni online trip planner.

Drive from San Gimignano to Monteriggioni in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Monteriggioni sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Siena.

Things to do in Monteriggioni

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castellina In Chianti, Castello della Magione
Highlights from your plan
Azienda Agricola Casamonti ©
Azienda Agricola Casamonti
Castello della Magione ©
Castello della Magione
Castellare di Castellina Winery ©
Castellare di Castellina Winery

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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Get a sense of the local culture at Parco Sculture Del Chianti and Cappella di Piazza. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Madonna del Parto and Cattedrale di san Giovanni Evangelista. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica di San Vicinio (in Sarsina), Sorgente del Tevere (in Verghereto) and Castello di Meleto (in Gaiole in Chianti). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Loggia della Mercanzia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga di Siena, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli .

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Siena trip itinerary maker site.

Siena is just a short distance from Monteriggioni. In April, daytime highs in Siena are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Buonconvento.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Greve in Chianti, Basilica di San Vicinio, Sorgente del Tevere, Museo Casa di Giorgio Vasari, Castello di Meleto
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Vicinio ©
Basilica di San Vicinio
Museo Madonna del Parto ©
Museo Madonna del Parto
Parco Sculture Del Chianti ©
Parco Sculture Del Chianti

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Buonconvento

Buonconvento ©
Buonconvento is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 70km south of Florence and about 25km southeast of Siena in the area known as the Crete Senesi.HistoryBuonconvento is mentioned for the first time in 1100. On the 21st (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museo d'Arte Sacra della Val d'Arbia, then get a taste of the local shopping with La Porta Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Crete Senesi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Buonconvento attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Buonconvento takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Bagno Vignoni.

Things to do in Buonconvento

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Asciano
Highlights from your plan
Crete Senesi ©
Crete Senesi
Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore ©
Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

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Bagno Vignoni

Bagno Vignoni ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Librorcia Bagno Vignoni, get to know the fascinating history of Montefollonico Centro Storico, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Studio di Adelina Quadri, and finally explore the world behind art at Fortress of Tentennano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): learn about winemaking at Villa Sant'Anna, then learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leuta, and then relax in the rural setting at Fattoria Santa Vittoria.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bagno Vignoni trip itinerary planning tool.

Bagno Vignoni is just a stone's throw from Buonconvento. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Radicofani.

Things to do in Bagno Vignoni

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Art Studio di Adelina Quadri, Fortress of Tentennano, Azienda Agricola Leuta, Villa Sant'Anna, Montefollonico Centro Storico
Highlights from your plan
Librorcia Bagno Vignoni ©
Librorcia Bagno Vignoni
Azienda Agricola Leuta ©
Azienda Agricola Leuta
Fattoria Santa Vittoria ©
Fattoria Santa Vittoria

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Radicofani

Radicofani ©
Radicofani is a comune in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located in the natural park of Val D' Orcia about 110km southeast of Florence and about 60km southeast of Siena. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piancastagnaio, examine the collection at Parco Nazionale Museo delle Miniere dell'Amiata, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Radicofani vacation planner.

Radicofani is just a stone's throw from Bagno Vignoni. April in Radicofani sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Torre Alfina.

Things to do in Radicofani

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Piancastagnaio, Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo
Highlights from your plan
Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo ©
Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo
Parco Nazionale Museo delle Miniere dell'Amiata ©
Piancastagnaio ©
Piancastagnaio

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Torre Alfina

Torre Alfina ©
On the 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Bosco del Sasseto and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Concattedrale del Santo Sepolcro.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Torre Alfina itinerary planning app.

Drive from Radicofani to Torre Alfina in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bolsena.

Things to do in Torre Alfina

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Acquapendente
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Concattedrale del Santo Sepolcro ©
Basilica Concattedrale del Santo Sepolcro
Bosco del Sasseto ©
Bosco del Sasseto

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Bolsena

Bolsena ©
Bolsena is a town and comune of Italy, in the province of Viterbo in northern Lazio on the eastern shore of Lake Bolsena. On the 26th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Santuario di Maria SS. del Suffragio.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bolsena online trip itinerary maker.

Bolsena is just a short distance from Torre Alfina. In April, daytime highs in Bolsena are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bolsena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica Santuario di Maria SS. del Suffragio
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Santuario di Maria SS. del Suffragio ©
Basilica Santuario di Maria SS. del Suffragio

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