15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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

3
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). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Venice day trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Venice is an approximately 6- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Venice. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in April: high temperatures in Venice hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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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 14th (Tue), visit Quinzano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, and finally see where the action happens at Arena di Verona. On the next day, head outdoors with King Rock arrampicata, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Procolo, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Verona planner.

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Verona, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then see La Casa Maledetta, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Verona to Milan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, do a tasting at BIBENDA ASSISI WINE BAR-WINE VINO, CHOCOLATE, OLIVE OIL,TRUFFLE TASTING, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, stroll around Mount Subasio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, admire the masterpieces at Studio Moretti Caselli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi planning site.

Drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Florence in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Assisi, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Studio Moretti Caselli
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio

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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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