34 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

34 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport, Drive to Anghiari
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Anghiari
— 1 night
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Gimignano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Certaldo
— 1 night
Drive
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Montespertoli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive
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Abbiategrasso
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cantu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Como
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Siro
— 1 night
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Varenna
— 4 nights
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Venice
— 7 nights
Fly

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Anghiari

— 1 night
Anghiari is a town and comune in the Province of Arezzo (Tuscany, Italy).Bordering communes include Arezzo (southwest), Pieve Santo Stefano (north) and Subbiano (west).HistoryAnghiari is famous for the Battle of Anghiari between Florence and Milan which took place here on 29 June 1440. On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museo Civico di Sansepolcro, then look for gifts at Ravagni since 1421, and then examine the collection at Anghiari.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Anghiari trip itinerary maker site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Anghiari is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in June, expect Anghiari to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Anghiari

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Siena Tartufi and San Quirico d'Orcia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo (in Bagni di San Filippo) and Piazza Pio II (in Pienza). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Siena planning tool.

Getting from Anghiari to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

San Gimignano

— 3 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.
Head to (MR) Marri e Rossi and Oibo Re-Designfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Vitalita Cultural Association, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Cisterna, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano, and get engrossed in the history at Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano trip builder.

Drive from Siena to San Gimignano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Certaldo.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Certaldo

— 1 night
Certaldo is a town and comune of Tuscany, Italy, in the Metropolitan City of Florence, in the middle of Valdelsa. On the 15th (Wed), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then do a tasting at Cucina Giuseppina - Italian Cooking Family.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Certaldo day trip planning site.

Certaldo is very close to San Gimignano. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Montespertoli.

Things to do in Certaldo

Tours · Shopping · Classes · Wineries

Side Trip

Montespertoli

— 2 nights
Montespertoli is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 20km southwest of Florence.Montespertoli borders the following municipalities: Barberino Val d'Elsa, Castelfiorentino, Certaldo, Empoli, Lastra a Signa, Montelupo Fiorentino, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Scandicci, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa.The presence of human settlements in the area dates to Roman and Etruscan times, although the villages of the modern municipality are known from the 11th century, when San Pietro in Mercato and Lucardo are mentioned. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sonnino, and then ride a horse along Maneggio Guelfi Neri - Passeggiate a cavallo nel chianti. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Ammirabile, then relax in the rural setting at Castello di Verrazzano, and then do a tasting at Cantina Antinori.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Montespertoli trip planning app.

Montespertoli is just a stone's throw from Certaldo. In June, daily temperatures in Montespertoli can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Montespertoli

Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Visiting 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours and Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Portovenere (in Porto Venere), Levanto to Monterosso Trail (in Levanto) and Ponte Thaon di Revel (in La Spezia). The adventure continues: take a stroll around Vernazza, indulge in some personalized pampering at Vernazza Massage and Reflexology, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip planning site.

You can drive from Montespertoli to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Abbiategrasso.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Abbiategrasso

— 2 nights
Abbiategrasso, formerly written Abbiate Grasso, is a comune and town in the Metropolitan City of Milan, Lombardy, northern Italy, situated in the Po valley approximately 22km from Milan and 38km from Pavia.HistoryThe town dates from Roman times. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Bernardino, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, and then stop by Enoteca Divino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parco Arcadia and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Di Santa Maria Nuova.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Abbiategrasso trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Abbiategrasso in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Abbiategrasso are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cantu.

Things to do in Abbiategrasso

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cantu

— 3 nights
Cantù is a city and comune in the Province of Como, located at the center of the Brianza zone in Lombardy. Escape the urban bustle at Universal Diving School and Lake of Pusiano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cantu: Globo Centro Commerciale (in Busnago) and Lago di Sartirana (in Merate). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano and boost your wellbeing at AQA EXCLUSIVE SPA -Bellicosi.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cantu trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Abbiategrasso to Cantu in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Cantu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Como.

Things to do in Cantu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Como

— 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Shop till you drop at Palazzo Borromeo and Tea World. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Orta and Aero Club Como. Venture out of the city with trips to San Giulio Island (in Orta San Giulio) and Riserva Naturale Speciale del Sacro Monte della SS. Trinita (in Ghiffa). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo).

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Como trip builder website.

Como is just a stone's throw from Cantu. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to San Siro.

Things to do in Como

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

San Siro

— 1 night
On the 29th (Wed), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then stop by La Cantina del Laghee.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Siro trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Como to San Siro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Varenna.

Things to do in San Siro

Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Varenna

— 4 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. Take a break from the city and head to Orrido di Bellano and Riserva Naturale Val di Mello. Shop till you drop at Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde and Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varenna: Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello), Bellagio (I Giardini di Villa Melzi & Basilica di San Giacomo) and Chiesa di Santa Marta (in Bellano). Next up on the itinerary: go all around town with Walking Tour Bellagio - Lake of Como, take in the pleasant sights at Green Way dei Patriarchi, trek along Sentiero del Viandante, and admire the striking features of Villa Monastero.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Varenna trip maker website.

Drive from San Siro to Varenna in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Varenna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Venice

— 7 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 Like a Venetian. Head to Piazza delle Erbe and Gioielleria Eredi Jovonfor some retail therapy. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Arena di Verona, &more), Oasi Ca' di Mezzo (in Codevigo) and Boschi Bandiziol e Prassaccon (in San Stino di Livenza). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and look for gifts at La Stramba.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Varenna to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.

Province of Milan travel guide

3.8
Nightlife · Shopping Malls · Movie Theaters
Milan is the city capital of the Lombardy Region in Northern Italy and is the 2nd richest city in the European Union after Paris in 2016. It is the second most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper at 1,369,000, and the Metropolitan City of Milan at 3,219,000. Its geographical outskirt, has a population estimated to be about 5,270,000 in 1,891km2, ranking 2nd in the European Union. The wider Milan metropolitan area, popular for Greater Milan, is a polycentric metropolitan region that comprehends almost every province of Lombardy, the Piedmont province of Novara, and some parts of the province of Piacenza which counts an estimated total population of 8,123,020.Milan is Italy's main industrial and financial capital and corporation hub home to thousands of the most important companies worldwide. In terms of GDP, it has the largest economy among European non-capital cities. Milan is considered part of the Blue Banana and has now become the wealthiest city among the economic rivalry "Four Motors for Europe."

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Province of Como travel guide

3.7
Nightlife · Outdoor Activities · Lookouts
Como is a city and comune in Lombardy, Italy. It is the administrative capital of the Province of Como.Its proximity to Lake Como and to the Alps has made Como a tourist destination and the city contains numerous works of art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces: the Duomo (seat of Diocese of Como), the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, the Villa Olmo, the public gardens with the Tempio Voltiano, the Teatro Sociale, the Broletto (the city's medieval town hall) and the 20th century Casa del Fascio.With 215,320 overnight guests, in 2013 Como was the fourth most visited city in Lombardy after Milan, Bergamo and Brescia.Como was the birthplace of many historical figures, including the poet Caecilius mentioned by Catullus in the 1st century BCE, writers Pliny the Elder and the Younger, Pope Innocent XI, scientist Alessandro Volta, and Cosima Liszt, second wife of Richard Wagner and long-term director of the Bayreuth Festival.

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Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."