38 days in Italy Itinerary

38 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Train
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Pisa
— 1 day
Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Train
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Naples
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ercolano
— 1 night
Drive
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Positano
— 1 night
Drive
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Ravello
— 2 nights
Drive
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Scanno
— 1 night
Drive
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Sulmona
— 1 night
Drive
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L'Aquila
— 1 night
Drive
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Assergi
— 1 night
Drive
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Calascio
— 1 night
Drive
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Atri
— 1 night
Drive
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Pescara
— 1 night
Drive
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Silvi Marina
— 1 night
Drive
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Pineto
— 1 night
Drive
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Roseto Degli Abruzzi
— 1 night
Drive
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Giulianova
— 1 night
Drive
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Alba Adriatica
— 1 night
Drive
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Civitella del Tronto
— 1 night
Drive
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Campli
— 1 night
Drive
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Pietracamela
— 1 night
Drive
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Montorio al Vomano
— 1 night
Drive
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Vatican City
— 1 night
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Rome
— 4 nights

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Venice

— 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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Ca' d'Oro. Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dell'Accademia, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder app.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Florence

— 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'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Castello di Monteriggioni. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: San Gimignano (Guardastelle Vineyard, Piazza della Cisterna, &more), Tenuta Torciano (in Ulignano) and Monteriggioni (Walls of Monteriggioni & Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and see the interesting displays at Stibbert Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, hike along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via dell'Amore, and finally trek along Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola. On the next day, hike along Levanto to Monterosso Trail, appreciate the history behind Il Gigante, don't miss a visit to Scalinata Lardarina, don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico, then stroll through Trail 2, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre footpaths.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre route planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pisa

— 1 day
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 10th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, examine the collection at Palazzo Blu, make a trip to Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pisa online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Museums

Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): wander the streets of Ghetto Ebraico, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia Greca di San Nilo.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Pisa to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Pisa in May, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 12th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, contemplate the long history of Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, and finally engage your brain at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie. On the next day, visit Casertavecchia, see where the action happens at Anfiteatro Campano e Museo dei Gladiatori, delve into the distant past at Mitreo, step into the grandiose world of Reggia di Caserta, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale Ferroviario di Pietrarsa.

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Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ercolano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ercolano

— 1 night
Ercolano is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania of Southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia di Santa Caterina Vergine e Martire, explore the ancient world of College of the Augustales, delve into the distant past at House of the Skeleton, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Virtuale (MAV), then see the interesting displays at Salone della Barca di Ercolano, and finally delve into the distant past at House of the Grand Portal.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ercolano travel itinerary planner.

Ercolano is just a stone's throw from Naples. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Ercolano

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Positano

— 1 night
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Positano, kick back and relax at Fornillo, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande, take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery, then shop like a local with Absolute Positano, and finally take an in-depth tour of MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano trip maker.

You can drive from Ercolano to Positano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Positano are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Ravello

— 2 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Ravello Arte, get a taste of the local shopping with Petit Prince Art Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, shop like a local with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, and finally trek along Ravello-Minori Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo del Corallo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ravello, kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, hike along Sentiero dei Limoni, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Trofimena, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ravello trip builder tool.

You can drive from Positano to Ravello in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Ravello are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Scanno.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Scanno

— 1 night
Scanno is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.GeographyThere are alleys and narrow streets. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Statua della Donna di Scanno, look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Visita Daini, explore the activities along Il Lago di Scanno, then trek along Sentiero del Cuore, then kick back and relax at La Spiaggetta di Scanno, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta degli Alpini.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Scanno trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Scanno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Scanno when traveling from Ravello in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sulmona.

Things to do in Scanno

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Sulmona

— 1 night
Sulmona is a city and comune of the province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy. On the 19th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Complesso dell'Annunziata, don't miss a visit to Borgo Medievale di Pettorano sul Gizio, step into the grandiose world of Castello Cantelmo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Cantelmo-Caldora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eremo di Sant'Onofrio al Morrone.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sulmona itinerary planning site.

Getting from Scanno to Sulmona by car takes about an hour. May in Sulmona sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to L'Aquila.

Things to do in Sulmona

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

L'Aquila

— 1 night
L'Aquila is a city and comune in Southern Italy, both the capital city of the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila., it has a population of 70,967 inhabitants. On the 20th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio, don't miss a visit to Scalinata San Bernardino, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Bernardino, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo di Assergi, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Silvestro.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our L'Aquila trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Sulmona to L'Aquila in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in L'Aquila, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Assergi.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Assergi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di San Gabriele dell'Addolarata, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at chiesa di San Pietro della Jenca, glide through natural beauty at Funivia del Gran Sasso D'Italia, look for all kinds of wild species at Campo Imperatore, then see the interesting displays at National Laboratory of the Big Rock, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta della Madonna della Neve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Assergi tour itinerary maker website.

Assergi is just a short distance from L'Aquila. In May in Assergi, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Calascio.

Things to do in Assergi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Calascio

— 1 night
Calascio is a comune and village in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Chiesa Madre di Santo Stefano di Sessanio, get great views at Santo Stefano di Sessanio, admire the striking features of Convento di San Colombo - Dimora storica, then steep yourself in history at Porta Medicea, then delve into the distant past at Peltuinum, and finally steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Paolo di Peltuinum.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Calascio trip maker.

Drive from Assergi to Calascio in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Atri.

Things to do in Calascio

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Atri

— 1 night
Atri is a comune in the Province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Atri, contemplate the long history of Palazzo dei Duchi D’Acquaviva, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Liberatore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Nicola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Chiara, and finally don't miss a visit to Cattedrale Basilica S. Maria Assunta di Atri.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Atri trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Calascio to Atri takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pescara.

Things to do in Atri

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Pescara

— 1 night
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. On the 24th (Mon), stroll through Riviera Sud, admire the masterpieces at Museo Civico Basilio Cascella, examine the collection at Mediamuseum, then examine the collection at Museo Casa Natale di Gabriele d'Annunzio, then get to know the fascinating history of Corso Manthone, and finally take a stroll through Pescara Vecchia.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pescara online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Atri to Pescara in an hour. In May in Pescara, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Silvi Marina.

Things to do in Pescara

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Spas

Silvi Marina

— 1 night
On the 25th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Shaula, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia S. Maria Assunta, get outside with Stabilimento Sinue, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo di Silvi Alta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Silvi Marina online tour itinerary planner.

Silvi Marina is very close to Pescara. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pineto.

Things to do in Silvi Marina

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Pineto

— 1 night
Pineto is a town and comune in the province of Teramo, Abruzzo, central Italy. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get outside with Lido La Conchiglia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Agnese, kick back and relax at Lido Marco Polo, then don't miss a visit to Villa Filiani, then stroll around Parco Filiani, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa del Mutilato.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pineto holiday site.

Pineto is very close to Silvi Marina. In May in Pineto, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Roseto Degli Abruzzi.

Things to do in Pineto

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Roseto Degli Abruzzi

— 1 night
Roseto degli Abruzzi, more commonly Roseto, is a town and comune of the province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): head outdoors with Lido La Tartaruga, stroll through Lido Celommi, head outdoors with Bussola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Maria SS. Assunta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta, and finally head outdoors with Lido Aurora.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Roseto Degli Abruzzi online day trip planner.

Roseto Degli Abruzzi is just a short distance from Pineto. In May in Roseto Degli Abruzzi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Giulianova.

Things to do in Roseto Degli Abruzzi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Giulianova

— 1 night
Giulianova is a coastal town and comune in the province of Teramo of central Italy.GeographyThe town lies in the north of the Abruzzo region, between the Salinello and the Tordino rivers. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to I Caliscendi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria a Mare, don't miss a visit to Porto di Giulianova, then stroll through Spinnaker Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Flaviano, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo d'Arte dello Splendore.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Giulianova holiday builder.

Giulianova is very close to Roseto Degli Abruzzi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alba Adriatica.

Things to do in Giulianova

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Alba Adriatica

— 1 night
Alba Adriatica is a town and comune with 12,386 residents (2014) in the province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of central eastern Italy.It is known as one of the "seven sisters" of the northern Abruzzo coast, i.e. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Lungomare Marconi, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Coco Loco, stroll through Merli Beach, get outside with Stabilimento Balneare Al Faro, then kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare Calimero, and finally stroll around La Pineta.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Alba Adriatica day trip planning website.

Alba Adriatica is just a stone's throw from Giulianova. May in Alba Adriatica sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Civitella del Tronto.

Things to do in Alba Adriatica

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Civitella del Tronto

— 1 night
Civitella del Tronto is a town and comune in the province of Teramo, within the Abruzzo region of central Italy. On the 30th (Sun), make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria a Vico, learn about winemaking at Stefania Pepe - Azienda Agri Bio Vitivinicola, wander the streets of Faraone Vecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Francesco, then don't miss a visit to Abbazia di Santa maria in Montesanto, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gole del Salinello.

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Drive from Alba Adriatica to Civitella del Tronto in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Campli.

Things to do in Civitella del Tronto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Campli

— 1 night
Campli is a town and comune in the province of Teramo, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Francesco, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Scala Santa Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria in Platea, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Necropoli di Campovalano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giovanni Battista Church.

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Campli is just a stone's throw from Civitella del Tronto. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Pietracamela.

Things to do in Campli

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Pietracamela

— 1 night
Pietracamela is a town and comune in Teramo province in the Abruzzo region of eastern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Pietracamela, hike along Da Pietracamela alla Val Maone, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Leucio Church, hike along Dai Prati di Tivo al Rifugio Franchetti, then head outdoors with Park Adventure Prati Di Tivo, and finally fly down the slopes at Prati di Tivo.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pietracamela visit planner.

Traveling by car from Campli to Pietracamela takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Montorio al Vomano.

Things to do in Pietracamela

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Montorio al Vomano

— 1 night
Montorio al Vomano is a town and comune in the Province of Teramo, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Anthony Church, look for gifts at Salumeria del Parco, wander the streets of Borgo di Castelbasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Rocco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Sinforosa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giovanni ad insulam.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Montorio al Vomano trip itinerary builder website.

Montorio al Vomano is just a short distance from Pietracamela. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Vatican City.

Things to do in Montorio al Vomano

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): appreciate the history behind La Pieta, make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Campo Santo Teutonico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Regina della Famiglia, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Vatican Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Urban VIII, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anna dei Palafrenieri, examine the collection at Tesoro di San Pietro, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Alexander VII.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vatican City day trip app.

You can drive from Montorio al Vomano to Vatican City in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Step out of the city life by going to Colle Aventino and Ruderi di Camerata Vecchia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Villa Farnese (in Caprarola), Viterbo (Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Palazzo dei Papi, &more) and Villa Lante (in Bagnaia). See even more of Rome: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero Di S.Benedetto, get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route builder tool.

Rome is just a short distance from Vatican City. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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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.

Abruzzo travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Churches · Beaches
The western border of Abruzzo lies only 80 km (50 mi) from Rome, making this central region an accessible and easily explored holiday destination. One of the most sparsely populated regions on the Italian peninsula, Abruzzo has historically been a wild and rather empty part of the country. But it's a growing favorite with vacationers eager to experience an authentic taste of unspoiled Italy. The region, where the north of Italy meets the south, is bordered by the Apennines to the west and fringed by the Adriatic Sea on the east. Among numerous places to visit, you could journey across Abruzzo's valleys and tour its abandoned hill towns for days, encountering only a few other tourists along the way. The region's coastline is much more touristy, featuring many beach resorts and pristine natural areas.

Province of Teramo travel guide

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Churches · Landmarks · Beaches
Teramo is a city and comune in the Italian region of Abruzzo, the capital of the province of Teramo.The city, 150km from Rome, is situated between the highest mountains of the Apennines (Gran Sasso d'Italia) and the Adriatic coast. The town is located by the confluence of the Vezzola and Tordino rivers, on a hillside area where the terrain features along with the Mediterranean climate make the territory rich in vineyards and olive groves.The economy of the town is mostly based on activities connected with agriculture and commerce, as well as a sound industrial sector: textiles, foods, engineering, building materials and ceramics. Teramo can be reached from the A14 and the A24 motorways.ClimateThe climate is fresh-temperate. In the coolest month (January) temperatures average 5.5°C, and in the warmest month (July) they average 24°C. In the winter time though they can experience copious amounts of snowfall, as in 2005. The precipitations are not frequent and mostly concentrated in late spring. The summers are characterized by days of somewhat intense heat.NameInteramna, was the name of several cities in different parts of Italy. Its etymology, already pointed out by Varro and Festus, indicates their position at the confluence of two streams. The form "Interamnium", and the ethnic form Interamnis, are also found, but more rarely. The name referred to the two rivers Vezzola and Tordino, between which it lies.

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Province of Pescara travel guide

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Bridges · Landmarks · Beaches
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is the most populated city in Abruzzo, with 125,717 (2017) residents (and approximately 450,000 including the surrounding metropolitan area). Located on the Adriatic coast at the mouth of the Aterno-Pescara River, the present-day municipality was formed in 1927 joining the municipalities of Pescara, the part of the city to the south of the river, and Castellamare Adriatico, the part of the city to the north of the river. The surrounding area was formed into the province of Pescara.The main commercial street of the city is Corso Umberto I, which runs from Piazza della Repubblica and reaches the seacoast at Piazza Primo Maggio. The rectangle that it forms with Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Via Nicola Fabrizi encloses the main shopping district, where several of the best fashion shops are located. Corso Manthonè, the course of the old Pescara has, for many years, been the center of the nightlife of the city. City hall and the administration of the province are in Piazza Italia, near the river, and in the area between here and the faculties of Economics, Architecture, Foreign Languages and Literature of G. d'Annunzio University to the south, a business district has grown up over the years. To the immediate south of the mouth of the river is the marina. Pescara has also an important international airport, called Abruzzo Airport and one of the most important and major touristic ports of Adriatic Sea and Italy, the Port of Pescara.

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