44 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

44 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Verona
— 5 nights
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Venice
— 6 nights
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Riccione
— 7 nights
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Bologna
— 6 nights
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Florence
— 6 nights
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Castiglione Della Pescaia
— 5 nights
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Rome
— 8 nights
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Verona

— 5 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Parco naturale Sciliar-Catinaccio (in Tiers), Mura di Lazise (in Lazise) and Pista Ciclabile Arco - Dro - Sarche (in Arco). There's much more to do: see where the action happens at Arena di Verona, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Miniera di Schilpario, and explore the activities along Lago di Garda.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Verona trip planner.

Milan to Verona is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Venice

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Centro Storico, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Toni Doro - Il Prosecco (in Vittorio Veneto). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Venice trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Riccione.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Riccione

— 7 nights

Green Pearl of Adriatic

One of northern Italy's most popular seaside resorts, Riccione is known as the Green Pearl of the Adriatic for its tree-lined streets and numerous gardens.
Get out of town with these interesting Riccione side-trips: Azienda Agraria Guerrieri (in Piagge), Foro Annonario (in Senigallia) and Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito (in Sirolo). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bagni 120 Riccione, take advantage of the amenities at Bagni Stella Marina, get outside with Spiaggia 51, and stroll through Playa del Sol.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Riccione holiday maker.

You can drive from Venice to Riccione in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You will leave for Bologna on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Riccione

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bologna

— 6 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Ravenna (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia & Basilica San Vitale), Modena (Acetaia Villa San Donnino & Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti) and Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe (in Classe). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, make a trip to Piazza Maggiore, take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bologna travel site.

Drive from Riccione to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bologna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Florence

— 6 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 find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole (in San Miniato), Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence route app.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Castiglione Della Pescaia.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Castiglione Della Pescaia

— 5 nights
Castiglione della Pescaia, regionally simply abbreviated as Castiglione, is an ancient seaside town in the province of Grosseto, in Tuscany, Italy. Explore Castiglione Della Pescaia's surroundings by going to Terre del Marchesato (in Bolgheri), Italy Shore Drivers (in Cecina) and Cala San Quirico (in Populonia). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Batzella, discover the deep blue sea with Karibu Diving & Travel, head outdoors with Acquanauta, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Buzzancone o Cera.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Castiglione Della Pescaia trip site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Castiglione Della Pescaia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Castiglione Della Pescaia, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Castiglione Della Pescaia

Outdoors · Wineries · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Rome

— 8 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Castiglione Della Pescaia to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips