26 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

26 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy planner

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Stresa
— 1 night
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Breuil-Cervinia
— 1 night
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Livigno
— 1 night
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Verona
— 3 nights
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Venice
— 5 nights
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Abetone
— 1 night
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Saturnia
— 1 night
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Rome
— 5 nights
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Stresa

— 1 night
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for gifts at Cantina Delsignore - Gattinara and then take in the awesome beauty at poncione di Ganna. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at San Giulio Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orta, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Restaurifelici, and finally view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Stresa journey builder site.

Edmonton, Canada to Stresa is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in February, expect Stresa to be much warmer, temps between 10°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Breuil-Cervinia.

Things to do in Stresa

Nature · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Breuil-Cervinia

— 1 night
Breuil-Cervinia is an alpine resort in the Aosta Valley region of northwest Italy. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): visit Nol-Ski, then stop by Casa del Miele, and then fly down the slopes at Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Breuil-Cervinia travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Stresa to Breuil-Cervinia takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Breuil-Cervinia

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Shopping

Milan

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 5th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of I Navigli, stop by The Merchant of Venice - Milan Boutique, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally shop like a local with Via della Spiga. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, wander the streets of Brera District, and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Milan day trip app.

Getting from Breuil-Cervinia to Milan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. February in Milan sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Livigno.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Livigno

— 1 night
Livigno is a town and comune in the province of Sondrio, in the region of Lombardy, Italy, located in the Italian Alps, near the Swiss border.HistoryLivigno's second settlers were probably shepherds during the Middle Ages. On the 7th (Sun), stop by MountainStore 1816, hit the slopes at Carosello 3000 - Ski Area Livigno, then stroll through Mottolino Fun Mountain, and finally hit the slopes at Centrale Scuola Sci e Snowboard.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Livigno trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Livigno by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Milan in February: high temperatures in Livigno hover around 2°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Livigno

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Classes

Verona

— 3 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Head to Fondazione Bisazza and Piazza delle Erbefor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza dei Signori and Torre dei Lamberti. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Cathedral of Cremona (in Cremona) and Brescia Castle (in Brescia). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, and see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Verona trip planner.

You can drive from Livigno to Verona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Livigno in February, expect Verona to be a bit warmer, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Venice

— 5 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Canal Grande and Laguna Veneta. For shopping fun, head to T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi or Giudecca 795 Art Gallery. Step out of Venice with an excursion to New Arte Fuga - Glass Factory in Burano--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Dorsoduro, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Abetone.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Abetone

— 1 night
Abetone was a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pistoia in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 80km northwest of Florence and about 49km northwest of Pistoia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for gifts at Noleggio Sci Abetone.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Abetone road trip planning site.

You can drive from Venice to Abetone in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Abetone

Shopping · Outdoors

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Centro Storico. Shop till you drop at Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella and Gallori-Turchi. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online travel planner.

You can drive from Abetone to Florence in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saturnia.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Saturnia

— 1 night
On the 21st (Sun), look for gifts at Macelleria LA IMPERIALE and then take in the natural beauty of Cascate del Mulino.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saturnia route planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Saturnia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In February in Saturnia, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Saturnia

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Rome

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. Peter's Square. Head to Via del Corso and Simotofor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, take in the awesome beauty at Colle Aventino, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Popolo.

For where to stay and other tourist information, use the Rome vacation app.

Getting from Saturnia to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip