34 Days in Italy

34 Days in Italy

Mickey DiBattista

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Turkish Airways TK 4 + Turkish Airways TK 1867
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Regionale Velocity 2700 + Db-oebb Eurocity 80
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Trento, Italy
— 2 nights
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Regional 2761 + Frecciarossa 1000 9708 + Regional 2558
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Varenna, Italy
— 2 nights
Regional 2561 + Frecciarossa 1000 9608
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Regional RV 2505 + Intercity 657 + Cinque Terre Express 21189
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Cinque Terre Express 21179 + Intercity 651
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Pisa, Italy
Regional 21498
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Frecciargento 8502
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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City of San Marino, San Marino
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Perugia, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Italo Treno 9907 + Circumvesuviana 1
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Sorrento, Italy
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
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Matera, Italy
— 1 night
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Ostuni, Italy
— 4 nights
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Bari, Italy
Alitalia 1612 + Alitalia 610
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Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Doge's Palace, Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and other attractions.

Before you visit Venice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 58°F and lows about 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Trento.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Trento, Italy

— 2 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parco Grotta Cascata Varone, Orrido Di Ponte Alto, Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, explore the ancient world of Cattedrale di San Vigilio, make a trip to Fontana del Nettuno, then don't miss a visit to Case Cazuffi Rella, then go for a walk through Orrido Di Ponte Alto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Toblino. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lago di Tenno, then get to know the fascinating history of Medieval Village of Canale, and then explore the striking landscape at Parco Grotta Cascata Varone.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Trento route builder app.

Drive from Venice to Trento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Trento, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 39°F at night. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Varenna.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Varenna, Italy

— 2 nights
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. You've added Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, stop by Alimentari Da Caio, and then stroll around La Punta Spartivento. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Varenna day trip planning website.

You can drive from Trento to Varenna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Turin.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Turin, Italy

— 2 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.
You've added Porta Palatina, Piazza San Carlo, Reggia di Venaria Reale, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Lavazza and then browse the exhibits of Reggia di Venaria Reale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, then contemplate the long history of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, then take in panoramic vistas at Porta Palatina, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turin road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Varenna to Turin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Varenna in March, plan for slightly colder days in Turin, with highs around 50°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Castello Doria, View Point Corniglia and Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church. On the 24th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at View Point Corniglia.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Turin to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Turin in March: highs in Cinque Terre hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites

Pisa, Italy

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa and then admire the striking features of Duomo di Pisa.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pisa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Pisa, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've added The Boboli Gardens, Mercato Centrale, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip site.

Getting from Pisa to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Basilica di San Petronio, San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): walk around Parco della Montagnola, examine the collection at San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection, contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, then admire the local landmark of Fontana del Nettuno, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Comunale, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio.

Plan my trip to Bologna with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Bologna are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

City of San Marino, San Marino

The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our City of San Marino travel planning app.

You can drive from Bologna to City of San Marino in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Bologna in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in City of San Marino: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Perugia.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Perugia, Italy

— 4 nights

Green Heart of Italy

Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Duomo di Siena, Eremo Le Celle, Castello di Brolio, and other attractions you added.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Perugia tour itinerary planner.

Getting from City of San Marino to Perugia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from City of San Marino in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Perugia, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Perugia

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, and other attractions.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Perugia to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sorrento, Italy

— 4 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Villa Cimbrone Gardens as well as Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in April, Sorrento is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Naples.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You've added Galleria Borbonica, Cloister of Santa Chiara, Catacombe di San Gennaro, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Obelisco di San Gennaro, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Lorenzo Maggiore, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Gennaro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

Plan my trip to Naples with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Sorrento to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Matera.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Matera, Italy

— 1 night

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cattedrale di Matera, Cripta del Peccato Originale, Chiese rupestri Madonna delle Virtu e San Nicola dei Greci, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at MOOM Matera Olive Oil Museum, don't miss a visit to Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, then make a trip to Casa Noha, then don't miss a visit to Chiese rupestri Madonna delle Virtu e San Nicola dei Greci, and finally explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale.

Before you visit Matera, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Naples to Matera in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Naples in April, expect Matera to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Ostuni.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums

Ostuni, Italy

— 4 nights
Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). Your list of things to see and do now includes Grotte di Castellana, Zoosafari, Riserva Bosco Pianelle, and other attractions.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ostuni trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Matera to Ostuni by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Matera in April since evenings lows in Ostuni dip to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Bari.

Things to do in Ostuni

Parks · Nightlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bari, Italy

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bari trip planner.

You can drive from Ostuni to Bari in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ostuni in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bari, with lows of 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.

San Marino travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Castles
San Marino is a country characterized by its architecture--namely, the three towers that adorn the country's flag and coat of arms. As a result, most of the tourist attractions here center around the structures protruding from the hill of the country. The third-smallest nation in Europe, it is surprising that San Marino managed to gain independence from robust Italy. This status has created great pride among the Sanmarinese, although Italian culture is still quite influential as the country is completely surrounded by Italy. And while its size has obvious disadvantages, the advantages for tourism strongly outweigh them. Visitors don't need to travel to get a sense of the country (there isn't far to go!), and this generates an intimacy and friendliness among locals that is lost in most larger countries.