16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 3 nights
2
Assisi
— 1 night
3
Siena
— 2 nights
4
Florence
— 3 nights
5
Verona
— 1 night
6
Venice
— 5 nights

3
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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online vacation planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in August: highs in Rome hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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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 5th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Assisi, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Battistero di San Giovanni, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, and then make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena holiday builder site.

Getting from Assisi to Siena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo. Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Getting from Siena to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, get a taste of the local shopping with Via Mazzini, don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Erbe, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

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Take a train from Florence to Verona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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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.
Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Canal Grande and Bagni Alberoni. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and visit Campo del Ghetto.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online day trip planner.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
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Doge's Palace
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Piazza San Marco

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