55 days in Italy Itinerary

55 days in Italy Itinerary

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55 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Mantua
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
3
Milan
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
4
Turin
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Genoa
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Lucca
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
8
Urbino
— 4 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
9
Assisi
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
10
Orvieto
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
11
Rome
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
12
Naples
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
13
Matera
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h
End: Raleigh

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico di Venezia and Photography Tours. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online route planner .

Raleigh, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Raleigh to Venice is 6 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mantua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia
Photography Tours

6
nights
Mantua

Mantua ©
Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parco Giardino Sigurta and Palazzo Te. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mantua: Piazza dei Martiri (in Carpi), Caseificio San Pier Damiani (in Parma) and Modena (Ghirlandina & Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Rotonda di San Lorenzo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, make a trip to Skyline di Mantova, and admire the masterpieces at Camera degli Sposi.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mantua attractions website .

You can drive from Venice to Mantua in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Mantua are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Modena, Parco Giardino Sigurta, Piazza dei Martiri, Caseificio San Pier Damiani
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Parco Giardino Sigurta ©
Parco Giardino Sigurta
Rotonda di San Lorenzo ©
Rotonda di San Lorenzo

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 discover tucked-away gems like Dialogo nel Buio and Gallerie d’Italia. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, test your team's savvy at Trap Milano, and admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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

You can drive from Mantua to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Dialogo nel Buio ©
Dialogo nel Buio
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia

4
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza San Carlo and Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, and appreciate the history behind Ai Cavalieri d`Italia.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turin trip itinerary website .

Take a train from Milan to Turin in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in March, you will find days in Turin are little chillier (50°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo
Room Escape Games

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Boccadasse and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Rosso, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Genoa travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Turin to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in March: high temperatures in Genoa hover around 59°F and lows are around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lucca.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

4
nights
Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica of San Frediano and Fattoria al Dotto. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, see the interesting displays at Puccini Museum - Casa Natale, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Lucca day trip website .

Traveling by car from Genoa to Lucca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lucca, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fattoria al Dotto ©
Fattoria al Dotto
Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano
Piazza Anfiteatro ©
Piazza Anfiteatro

4
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Torre del Mangia & Biblioteca Piccolomini). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Take a bus from Lucca to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Florence sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Urbino.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini

4
nights
Urbino

Urbino ©
Urbino is a walled city in the Marche region of Italy, south-west of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture, especially under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482. Step off the beaten path and head to Palazzo Ducale di Urbino and Cantina Terracruda. Step out of Urbino with an excursion to Abbazia San Vincenzo al Furlo in Acqualagna--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano Albani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico, enjoy breathtaking views from Rampa Elicoidale, and take in the views from Ponte di Fermignano.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Urbino road trip app .

You can drive from Florence to Urbino in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in March, you will find days in Urbino are slightly colder (52°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Urbino

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ponte di Fermignano, Abbazia San Vincenzo al Furlo, Convento Dei Cappuccini
Highlights from your plan
Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista ©
Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino ©
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino
Museo Diocesano Albani ©
Museo Diocesano Albani

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo della Porziuncola and Eremo delle Carceri. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, admire the striking features of Basilica di Santa Chiara, steep yourself in history at Oratorio dei Pellegrini, and get lost in a book at Palazzo Giacobetti.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Assisi trip itinerary app .

Drive from Urbino to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

4
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Orvieto and Pozzo di San Patrizio. Take a break from Orvieto with a short trip to Tempio di San Biagio in Montepulciano, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Val d'Orcia, explore the fascinating underground world of Orvieto Underground, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovenale, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant'Andrea, Orvieto.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Orvieto route planning tool .

You can drive from Assisi to Orvieto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Orvieto sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Tempio di San Biagio, Val d'Orcia
Highlights from your plan
Val d'Orcia ©
Val d'Orcia
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Monastero Di S.Benedetto in Subiaco, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, and pause for some serene contemplation at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome visit planning site .

Traveling by train from Orvieto to Rome takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Galleria Borbonica and Via San Gregorio Armeno. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Underground Naples, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and get curious at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Naples tour itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso

4
nights
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Aqvaworld Bluwellness Family Club. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sassi di Matera, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria de Idris, examine the collection at MOOM Matera Olive Oil Museum, and contemplate the long history of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Matera trip planner .

You can drive from Naples to Matera in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Naples in April, expect Matera to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Aqvaworld Bluwellness Family Club ©
Aqvaworld Bluwellness Family Club

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