12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: St. Petersburg
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Salerno
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Milan
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
End: St. Petersburg

3
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, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome day trip planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Rome is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Rome. When traveling from St. Petersburg in December, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Pietro a Corte, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Fruscione, then learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, and finally contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then get outside with Monte Finestra, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Il Vecchio Centro Storico di Romagnano al Monte.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salerno trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Rome to Salerno in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salerno, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Le Vigne di Raito, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Monte Finestra
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then learn about winemaking at BIBENDA ASSISI WINE BAR-WINE VINO, CHOCOLATE, OLIVE OIL,TRUFFLE TASTING, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi trip planning tool.

You can drive from Salerno to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Salerno in December, with highs in Assisi at 11°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites
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2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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 10th (Tue), explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Ca' d'Oro, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan tour planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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