31 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

31 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy travel planner

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Rome
— 4 nights
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Assisi
— 2 nights
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San Gimignano
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Ravenna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 3 nights
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Turin
— 3 nights
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Genoa
— 4 nights
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Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Palazzo Soliano and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Villa d'Este (in Tivoli), Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio) and Orvieto (Duomo di Orvieto & Pozzo di San Patrizio). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Leandra, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino dei Tarocchi, and explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica.

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Porto Alegre, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto Alegre in March, things will get cooler in Rome: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di Santa Chiara, make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally examine the collection at Museo della Stampa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, take an in-depth tour of Pozzo Etrusco, then visit City Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Damiano.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Assisi trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Assisi, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Gimignano

— 2 nights

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.
On the 9th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, then browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano. On the next day, make a trip to San Gimignano Bell Tower, learn about winemaking at Cantinetta di Monteriggioni, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Gimignano day trip app.

Traveling by car from Assisi to San Gimignano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in San Gimignano, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Domenico and Loggia dei Lanzi. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Pisa (Battistero di San Giovanni, Duomo di Pisa, &more), Piazza Grande a Montepulciano (in Montepulciano) and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ravenna

— 2 nights

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), see the interesting displays at Archiepiscopal Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero degli Ariani, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, and finally don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musei San Domenico, then kick back and relax at White 150, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Francesco.

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Drive from Florence to Ravenna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Ravenna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Venice

— 4 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 off the beaten path and head to Molo Audace and Palazzo della Ras. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Scala Contarini del Bovolo and Cannaregio. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Padua Botanical Garden, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more), Lido (in Lido di Venezia) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Orologio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and make a trip to Dorsoduro.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planning website.

You can drive from Ravenna to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Venice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palazzo Te and Basilica di Santa Anastasia. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (in Mantua) and Sirmione (Grotte di Catullo, Castello Scaligero, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza Bra, take in the views from Ponte Pietra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Verona road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in March, with highs in Verona at 34°C and lows at 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turin

— 3 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello di Grinzane Cavour and Forte di Bard. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Bollente and Cantina Alice Bel Colle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Teatro Romano (in Aosta) and Castello di Fenis (in Fenis). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Reale, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Superga.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turin day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Verona to Turin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in March, things will get cooler in Turin: highs are around 11°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Genoa

— 4 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palazzo Ducale and Portovenere. You'll get in some beach time at Baia dei Saraceni and Spiaggia di Porto Pidocchio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Spiaggia Torino Palace (in Spotorno), Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Santa Margherita Ligure (in Santa Margherita Ligure). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Reale, don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, stop by Boccadasse, and see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Genoa holiday builder app.

You can drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Turin in March, with highs in Genoa at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Neighborhoods · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips