49 days in Italy Itinerary

49 days in Italy Itinerary

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49 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Hitchhike:  5 h 30 min
1
Trieste
— 2 nights
Hitchhike:  2 h
2
Venice
— 4 nights
Hitchhike:  1 h 30 min
3
Verona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Crema
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Milan
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Genoa
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Pisa
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
8
Florence
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Siena
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Rome
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
11
Ravenna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Bologna
— 4 nights
Train bus:  6 h 30 min
End: Belgrade

2
nights
Trieste

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo Modello, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo del Lloyd Triestino (oggi della Giunta Regionale), appreciate the history behind Le Ragazze di Trieste, then examine the collection at Museo Joyce, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Cantieristica, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Osterreichisch-Ungarischer Kriegerfriedhof. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant’Andrea a Gris, take an in-depth tour of Mulin dal Flec, o dal Ross, delve into the distant past at Castello di Arcano (Rive d'Arcano), then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di San Giovanni d'Antro, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Trieste trip planner .

Belgrade, Serbia to Trieste is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Belgrade in July since evenings lows in Trieste dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Grotta di San Giovanni d'Antro, Chiesa di Sant’Andrea a Gris, Chiesa dei Pagani, Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio, Castello di Arcano (Rive d'Arcano)
Highlights from your plan
Il Battistero di Grado ©
Il Battistero di Grado
Castello di Arcano (Rive d'Arcano) ©
Castello di Arcano (Rive d'Arcano)
Chiesa di Sant’Andrea a Gris ©
Chiesa di Sant’Andrea a Gris

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.
Appreciate the collections at Villa Contarini and Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna. Get a sense of the local culture at Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Palazzo Grassi. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Garibaldi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Samuele, and admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Mocenigo.

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Drive from Trieste to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca, Villa Contarini
Highlights from your plan
Church of San Pantalon ©
Church of San Pantalon
Santa Maria dei Miracoli ©
Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Villa Contarini ©
Villa Contarini

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Torre di San Martino della Battaglia and Diocesi di Verona. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Romeo's House (Casa di Romeo) and Santa Maria Antica. Venture out of the city with trips to Mura di Lazise (in Lazise) and Rocca di Solferino (in Solferino). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montorio Veronese, make a trip to Villa Romana di Valdonega, contemplate the long history of I Portoni della Bra, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento Aleardo Aleardi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Verona online attractions planner .

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Verona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Crema.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mura di Lazise, Rocca di Solferino, Torre di San Martino della Battaglia
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria Antica ©
Santa Maria Antica
Diocesi di Verona ©
Diocesi di Verona
Romeo's House (Casa di Romeo) ©
Romeo's House (Casa di Romeo)

3
nights
Crema

Crema ©
Crema is a city and comune in the province of Cremona, in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di San Bassiano and Centro Storico di Crema. Chiesa di Sant'Egidio e Sant'Omobono and Chiesa Cattolica Parrocchiale S. Agata are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Crema: Castello Morando Bolognini (in Sant'Angelo Lodigiano), Chiesa di San Sisto (in Piacenza) and Chiesa di Sant'Agostino (in Cremona). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Civico di Crema e del Cremasco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Santa Maria delle Grazie, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo del Comune, and don't miss a visit to Chiesa della Santissima Trinita'.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Crema trip builder site .

Drive from Verona to Crema in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Crema can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Crema

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cremona, Basilica di San Bassiano, Chiesa di San Sisto, Castello Morando Bolognini
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Bassiano ©
Basilica di San Bassiano
Castello Morando Bolognini ©
Castello Morando Bolognini
Chiesa di Sant'Egidio e Sant'Omobono ©

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Armani Silos and The Bramante Sacristy. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano and Basilica dei Santi Apostoli e Nazzaro Maggiore. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Como (Basilica di Sant'Abbondio & Basilica di San Fedele), Basilica di San Giacomo (in Bellagio) and Madonna del Ghisallo (in Magreglio). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuary of Our Lady of Miracles, explore the world behind art at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, make a trip to Palazzo Clerici, and steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Milan sightseeing planner .

Getting from Crema to Milan by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Como, Basilica di San Giacomo, Santuary of Our Lady of Miracles, Madonna del Ghisallo, Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano
Highlights from your plan
Madonna del Ghisallo ©
Madonna del Ghisallo
Abbazia di Chiaravalle ©
Abbazia di Chiaravalle
Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa ©
Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa

3
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Popular historic sites such as Sanctuary Of Our Lady Of The Guard and Via Macelli di Soziglia are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo and Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro in Banchi, have fun and explore at Cine Ciak - Museo Internazionale del Cinema, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Siro di Struppa, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Nervi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Genoa day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Milan in July since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sanctuary Of Our Lady Of The Guard, Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta
Highlights from your plan
Sanctuary Of Our Lady Of The Guard ©
Sanctuary Of Our Lady Of The Guard
Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta ©
Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta

4
nights
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bagno Vittorio Emanuele and Bagno Grazia. Relax by the water at La Tintarelleria and Spiaggia Libera. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pisa: Duomo di Pietrasanta (in Pietrasanta), Castello dei Vicari (in Lari) and Bagno Brunella e Ada Beach (in Lido Di Camaiore). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Saint Mathew, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, explore the ancient world of Terme di Nerone, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo della Carovana.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pisa visit planning site .

Traveling by train from Genoa to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in July, plan for little chillier nights in Pisa, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Castello dei Vicari, Rocca di Vicopisano (del Brunelleschi), Bagno Grazia, Bagno Brunella e Ada Beach, Duomo di Pietrasanta
Highlights from your plan
Bagno Brunella e Ada Beach ©
Bagno Brunella e Ada Beach
Castello dei Vicari ©
Castello dei Vicari
Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri ©

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Corridoio Vasariano and Palazzo Strozzi. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church and Museum of Orsanmichele and Eremo di Camaldoli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Cathedral of Saint Zeno (in Pistoia), Castello di Montefioralle (in Greve in Chianti) and Cimitero Militare Germanico (in Firenzuola). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Di Vallombrosa, take an in-depth tour of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastero Camaldoli, and browse the collection at Accademia di Belle Arti.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online travel planner .

You can take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Camaldoli, Cathedral of Saint Zeno, Villa La Massa, Abbazia Di Vallombrosa, Castello di Montefioralle
Highlights from your plan
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele ©
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele
Palazzo Strozzi ©
Palazzo Strozzi
Corridoio Vasariano ©
Corridoio Vasariano

4
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Torre e Casa Campatelli and Palazzo Chigi Saracini will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli and Parco Sculture Del Chianti. Venture out of the city with trips to Perugia (Pozzo Etrusco, House Museum Palazzo Sorbello, & more), San Gimignano (Church of Sant'Agostino & Rocca of Montestaffoli) and Chiesa San Francesco (in Cortona). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Belcaro, contemplate the long history of Loggia della Mercanzia, ponder the design of Fonte d'Ovile, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Salimbeni.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Siena trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Perugia, San Gimignano, Parco Sculture Del Chianti, Chiesa San Francesco, Archeological Museum and Tomb of Hell's Quadriga
Highlights from your plan
Torre e Casa Campatelli ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli
Parco Sculture Del Chianti ©
Parco Sculture Del Chianti

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali and National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace. Explore hidden gems such as Piazza del Campidoglio and Forum of Augustus. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Musei del Castello di Alviano (in Alviano) and Montefiascone (Rocca dei Papi, Cattedrale di Santa Margherita, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, examine the collection at Complesso del Vittoriano, take advantage of the amenities at V Lounge Beach Club, and make a trip to Trajan's Column.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Siena to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Ravenna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Montefiascone, Musei del Castello di Alviano
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campidoglio ©
Piazza del Campidoglio
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo
Basilica di Santa Prassede ©
Basilica di Santa Prassede

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nights
Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Giovanni Evangelista and Cripta Rasponi e Giardini Pensili are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tamo Museo del Mosaico and Mar - Museo d'Arte della citta di Ravenna. Take a break from Ravenna with a short trip to Korasol - Bagno 24 in Lido di Classe, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Bagni Bologna, Bolognino & AngoloB, enjoy the sand and surf at Baloo Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Agata Maggiore, and contemplate the long history of Rocca Brancaleone.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ravenna travel planning site .

You can drive from Rome to Ravenna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Ravenna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Ravenna

Beaches Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Korasol - Bagno 24
Highlights from your plan
Korasol - Bagno 24 ©
Korasol - Bagno 24
Basilica di San Giovanni Evangelista ©

4
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Macchina del Tempo and Academya Lingue. Your inner history buff will appreciate Borgo La Scola and Piazza Santo Stefano. Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Grotte di Labante (in Castel d'Aiano), Museo MAGI '900 - museo delle eccellenze artistiche e storiche (in Pieve di Cento) and Parco Regionale Abbazia di Monteveglio (in Monteveglio). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Bartolomeo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo del Podesta, examine the collection at Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia, and explore the world behind art at Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Bologna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Grotte di Labante, Borgo La Scola, Museo MAGI '900 - museo delle eccellenze artistiche e storiche, Parco Regionale Abbazia di Monteveglio
Highlights from your plan
Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia ©
Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia
Borgo La Scola ©
Borgo La Scola
Parco Regionale Abbazia di Monteveglio ©

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