36 days in Italy Itinerary

36 days in Italy Itinerary

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36 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + Drive:  20 h 15 min
1
Scicli, Sicily
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Agrigento, Sicily
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Pantelleria
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Marsala, Sicily
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h 45 min
5
Cabras, Sardinia
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Venice
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Verona
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Montalcino
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Colombo

4
nights
Scicli, Sicily

Scicli ©
Scicli is a town and municipality in the Province of Ragusa in the south east of Sicily, Italy. Popular historic sites such as Via del Mare and Chiesa San Paolo are in your itinerary. Buscemi Paese Mueseo and Casa Museo Antonino Uccello will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Scicli: Spiaggia di Randello (in Scoglitti), Pozzallo (Spas & Wellness & Vini di Olindo Giuseppe) and Pasticceria Caprice (in Palazzolo Acreide). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Pezza Filippa, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Nicolo Inferiore, and don't miss a visit to A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Scicli trip itinerary builder.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Scicli is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Scicli is minus 4 hours. In January, Scicli is colder than Colombo - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Scicli

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Modica, Palazzolo Acreide, Spiaggia di Randello, Vini di Olindo Giuseppe, Buscemi Paese Museo
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Spiaggia di Randello ©
Spiaggia di Randello
Chiesa di San Nicolo Inferiore ©
Chiesa di San Nicolo Inferiore
Chiesa San Paolo ©
Chiesa San Paolo

4
nights
Agrigento, Sicily

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Get a sense of the local culture at Planeta Spa and Museo della Memoria e del Territorio. Popular historic sites such as Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi) and Chiesa di San Francesco are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Agrigento: Lido Sabbia D'Oro (in Siculiana Marina) and Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca (in Sciacca). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and get outside with Monte Cammarata.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Agrigento trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Scicli to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pantelleria.

Things to do in Agrigento

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Siculiana Marina, Museo della Memoria e del Territorio, Monte Cammarata, Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca, Chiesa di San Francesco
Highlights from your plan
Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca ©
Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima ©
Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima

1
night
Pantelleria

Pantelleria ©
Pantelleria, the ancient Cossyra, is an Italian island in the Strait of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, 100km southwest of Sicily and 60km east of the Tunisian coast. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Cantina Valenza and then do a tasting at Dietro L'Isola.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pantelleria trip generator.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Agrigento to Pantelleria in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In January in Pantelleria, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marsala.

Things to do in Pantelleria

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Dietro L'Isola ©
Dietro L'Isola
Cantina Valenza ©
Cantina Valenza

3
nights
Marsala, Sicily

Marsala ©
Marsala is an Italian town located in the Province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marco de Bartoli and Riserva Naturale Orientata Foce del Fiume Belice e Dune Limitrofe. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Caruso & Minini and Le Delizie di Venere. Change things up with these side-trips from Marsala: Baglio Ingardia (in Paceco) and Minigolf Scopello Green Garden (in Scopello). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and stop by Enoteca Lo Sbarco.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Marsala travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Pantelleria to Marsala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Pantelleria in January since evenings lows in Marsala dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cabras.

Things to do in Marsala

Wineries Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Le Delizie di Venere, Riserva Naturale Orientata Foce del Fiume Belice e Dune Limitrofe, Minigolf Scopello Green Garden, Baglio Ingardia
Highlights from your plan
Marco de Bartoli ©
Marco de Bartoli
Caruso & Minini ©
Caruso & Minini
Baglio Ingardia ©
Baglio Ingardia

3
nights
Cabras, Sardinia

Cabras ©
Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
You'll get in some beach time at Cala Banana and Maimoni Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Azienda Vinicola Contini and Spiaggia dell'Arco. Step out of Cabras with an excursion to Spas & Wellness in Fordongianus--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at I Gatti di Su Pallosu, hike along Wild Blue Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Giusta, and examine the collection at Menhir Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabras travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Marsala to Cabras in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Marsala in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cabras, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Cabras

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sardinia, Spiaggia dell'Arco, Chiesa di Santa Giusta, Maimoni Beach, Menhir Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cala Banana ©
Cala Banana
Spiaggia dell'Arco ©
Spiaggia dell'Arco
Maimoni Beach ©
Maimoni Beach

4
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canal Grande and Basilica di San Marco. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Mark's Square and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Savian Vini (in Annone Veneto) and Romeo Lazzarotto (in Lorenzaga). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Cabras to Venice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cabras in January; daily highs in Venice reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Savian Vini, Romeo Lazzarotto
Highlights from your plan
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the galleries of Castelvecchio Museum, explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, make a trip to Piazza dei Signori, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Villa Calicantus, then do a tasting at Novaia, then learn about winemaking at Le Marognole, and finally do a tasting at Villa Mosconi Bertani.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Verona trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Marano di Valpolicella, Villa Calicantus
Highlights from your plan
Villa Calicantus ©
Villa Calicantus
Piazzale Castel San Pietro ©
Piazzale Castel San Pietro
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uffizi Gallery and Piazzale Michelangelo. Let the collections at Galleria dell'Accademia and Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence capture your imagination. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Radda in Chianti (Castello di Radda, Castello di Volpaia, & more), Panzano in Chianti (Monte Bernardi & Azienda Agricola Panzanello), Le Miccine (in Gaiole in Chianti), Terre di Perseto (in San Casciano in Val di Pesa) and Tenuta Riseccoli (in Greve in Chianti). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Verona to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Florence, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Montalcino.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Radda in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Terre di Perseto, Le Miccine
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

5
nights
Montalcino

Montalcino ©
In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Castello Romitorio and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Mate Winery and Poggio Rubino Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Montalcino side-trips: Villa Acquaviva - La Fattoria (in Montemerano) and Azienda Agricola Celestina Fe' (in Montiano). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Caprili and indulge your taste buds at Brunello Wine Day Tour - Artemisia Viaggi.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Montalcino trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Montalcino in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Montalcino: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Montalcino

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Azienda Agricola Celestina Fe', Villa Acquaviva - La Fattoria
Highlights from your plan
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo
Mate Winery ©
Mate Winery
Poggio Rubino ©
Poggio Rubino

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Step out of Rome to go to Maccarese and see Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, visit a coastal fixture at Passeggiata di Gianicolo, and make a trip to Pantheon.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip generator.

You can drive from Montalcino to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Montalcino in February, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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