47 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

47 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: Porto Alegre
Fly + Drive:  19 h 45 min
1
Menaggio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Milan
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Verona
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Venice
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Cinque Terre
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Florence
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Siena
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Assisi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Rome
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  17 h
End: Porto Alegre

3
nights
Menaggio

Menaggio ©
Menaggio is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra.Menaggio has three frazioni (parishes): Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.HistoryThe area of current Menaggio was conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. Venture out of the city with trips to Cernobbio (Il Giardino della Valle & Sentee di Sort), Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno) and Orrido di Nesso (in Nesso). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime, and hike along Il Sentiero delle Espressioni.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Menaggio holiday planning site.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Menaggio is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Alegre to Menaggio is 4 hours. In April, Menaggio is a bit cooler than Porto Alegre - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Menaggio

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cernobbio, Tremezzina, Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice, Monte Legnoncino, Il Sentiero delle Espressioni
Highlights from your plan
Valchiavenna ©
Valchiavenna
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como

4
nights
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo (in Legnano), Chiesa di S. Giovanni (in Torno) and Mandello del Lario (Chiesa di San Giorgio & Anything But Work). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and see La Casa Maledetta.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan visit planner.

Traveling by car from Menaggio to Milan takes 2 hours. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mandello del Lario, Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, Chiesa di S. Giovanni, I Falconieri del Feudo
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

6
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.
Verona is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Verona online journey planner.

Take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Verona sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

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

Getting from Verona to Venice by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Step out of Cinque Terre to go to Genoa and see Aquarium of Genoa, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, don't miss a visit to Santuario di Soviore, and stroll through Path N. 6D.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Cinque Terre takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Aquarium of Genoa
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

5
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately Pisa away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

5
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Take a break from Siena with a short trip to Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona in Castelnuovo dell'Abate, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, deepen your understanding at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, and get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Siena trip planning tool.

Take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Siena sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trip

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Highlights from your plan
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ©
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

5
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco) and Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria (in Perugia). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Chiara, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Perugia, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
Highlights from your plan
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in May, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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