40 days in Italy Itinerary

40 days in Italy Itinerary

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40 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Lainate
1
Lainate
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Naples
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Positano
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pompeii
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
5
Florence
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Lainate
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Rome
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Padua
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Verona
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Padua
— 1 night
train:  30​min
11
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Lainate

3
nights
Lainate

Lainate ©
Lainate is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 15km northwest of Milan.Lainate borders the following municipalities: Caronno Pertusella, Origgio, Garbagnate Milanese, Nerviano, Arese, Rho, Pogliano Milanese.Lainate is home to "Villa Litta", a tourist attraction, and the headquarters of the confectionery company Perfetti Van Melle. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Chiesetta Dio il Sa, steep yourself in history at Oratorio dei SS. Ambrogio e Caterina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuary of Our Lady of Miracles, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Il Centro. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Le Driadi Slow Farm, examine the collection at Casa Museo di Papa Giovanni XXIII, and then explore the world behind art at Polo Museale Masseranese.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lainate trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Lainate. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Lainate

Shopping Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Polo Museale Masseranese, Chiesetta Dio il Sa, Casa Museo di Papa Giovanni XXIII, Santuary of Our Lady of Miracles, Il Centro
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Il Centro ©
Il Centro
Polo Museale Masseranese ©
Polo Museale Masseranese

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ospedale delle Bambole and Archivio Fotografico Parisio. Museo Cappella Sansevero and Cloister of Santa Chiara will appeal to history buffs. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Convento di Santa Maria a Castro (in Praiano) and Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, view the masterpieces at I Tesori Nascosti, shop like a local with Museodivino, and explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lainate to Naples. Traveling from Lainate in December, expect Naples to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, Convento di Santa Maria a Castro
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte ©
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte

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night
Positano

Positano ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia San Giovanni, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then look for gifts at Ceramiche Casola, and finally take an in-depth tour of MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Positano route planner .

Traveling by bus from Naples to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Naples in December since evenings lows in Positano dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pompeii.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Parrocchia San Giovanni
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 14th (Sat), browse for treasures at Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pompeii journey app .

Traveling by car from Positano to Pompeii takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Positano in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pompeii, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Salerno, Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, Sol’Art Ceramiche, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Paestum Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace. Step out of Florence to go to Siena and see Duomo di Siena, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, shop like a local with Limbo Art Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence holiday builder site .

Take a train from Pompeii to Florence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Florence are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lainate.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Duomo di Siena
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 ©

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nights
Lainate

Lainate ©
Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo and Museo etnografico di Coniolo will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate and Santuario di San Martino. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lainate: Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese (in Varese), Chiesa di San Vittore (in Meda) and Safari Park (in Pombia). See even more of Lainate: look for gifts at Rush Cycle by Rush Srls, do a tasting at Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastero Cluniacense S.S. Pietro e Paolo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento dell'Incoronata.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lainate road trip planning website .

You can drive from Florence to Lainate in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Lainate at 10°C and lows at -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lainate

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Carate Brianza, Valmadrera, Parabiago, Sesto San Giovanni, Gorgonzola
Highlights from your plan
Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara ©
Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara
Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo ©
Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate ©
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Do your shopping at Via Condotti and Soqquadro APS. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lainate to Rome. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lainate in January, with highs in Rome at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Padua.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Padua

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Scoletta del Santo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then take an in-depth tour of MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano di Padova.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Padua day trip app .

Take a train from Rome to Padua in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Padua, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Padua

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio

1
day
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.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Casa Del Clero, then see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, and finally take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Verona day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Padua to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Padua.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

1
night
Padua

Padua
For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Padua trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Verona to Padua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Venice.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

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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.
On the 12th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, then view the masterpieces at Vittorio Costantini Workshop, then view the masterpieces at Barovier & Toso, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Codex Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

Venice is just a stone's throw from Padua. In January, daytime highs in Venice are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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