16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy Trip Planner

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Turin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Greve in Chianti
— 4 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Naples
— 1 day
Train
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Rome
— 2 nights
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Turin

— 4 nights

City of Magic

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 Yes Snowboard & Ski School and Dosio Vigneti. Explore Turin's surroundings by going to La Morra (Azienda Agricola Elio Altare & Agricola Gian Piero Marrone), Marziano Abbona (in Dogliani) and Isolabella della Croce (in Loazzolo). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Quadrilatero Romano and learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Fratelli Aimasso.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turin itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Turin is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Turin is minus 9 hours. In December, Turin is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Turin

Wineries · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

Greve in Chianti

— 4 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Accademia del Buon Gusto and Fattoria Casa Sola. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Greve in Chianti: Agricola Tamburini Emanuela (in Gambassi Terme) and Barberino Val d'Elsa (Castello della Paneretta & Castello di Monsanto).

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Greve in Chianti road trip planning site.

Getting from Turin to Greve in Chianti by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or fly. When traveling from Turin in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Greve in Chianti, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Venice

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Get outdoors at Blue Moon and Giudecca. Explore hidden gems such as Dorsoduro and Cantina Marco Polo 6811. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Savian Vini (in Annone Veneto), Vini Molon Luigino - Venezia (in San Dona Di Piave) and Romeo Lazzarotto (in Lorenzaga). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and learn about winemaking at Casa Geretto - Vino Dal 1953.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Greve in Chianti to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Greve in Chianti in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Naples.

Things to do in Venice

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Naples

— 1 day
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 1st (Sun), explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli, and then steep yourself in history at Teatro Greco-Romano.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Naples itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in January, expect Naples to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Trastevere, kick back and relax at Oasi Naturista, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Province of Florence travel guide

4.4
Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the Metropolitan City of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,083 inhabitants (as at 2013), expanding to over 1,520,000 in the metropolitan area.Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages". A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The Florentine dialect forms the base of Standard Italian and it became the language of culture throughout Italy due to the prestige of the masterpieces by Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini.The city attracts millions of tourists each year, and the Historic Centre of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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