11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Verona
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Milan
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Manama

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Orologio, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, wander the streets of Cannaregio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice online driving holiday planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Venice is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Venice is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Manama in August, expect nights in Venice to be much colder, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
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 4th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, do a tasting at Brunelli Wines Azienda Agricola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Verona tour planner.

Getting from Venice to Verona by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. August in Verona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Brunelli Winery
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Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

2
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.
On the 5th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the masterpieces at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, then examine the collection at Palazzo Reale, and finally see the interesting displays at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Novecento.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip planning app .

Take a train from Verona to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia
Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano ©
Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. On the next day, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Crypt of Santa Reparata, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence route maker website .

Getting from Milan to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Beaches Parks
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi journey planning app .

Drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Assisi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries
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Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rome, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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