25 days in Italy Itinerary

25 days in Italy Itinerary

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25 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Nashville
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  16 h 45 min
1
Florence
— 13 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  6 h 30 min
4
Taormina, Sicily
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Alghero, Sardinia
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Nashville

13
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Castello Romitorio will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to La Taverna dei Barbi and Azienda Agricola Casamonti. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Rocca di Montemassi (in Montemassi), Basile Azienda Agricola Biologica (in Cinigiano) and Area Sosta Camper Rapolano Terme (in Rapolano Terme). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, stop by Antonio Massarutto Sculture, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, and take in the exciting artwork at Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli .

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Florence online itinerary maker .

Nashville, USA to Florence is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Florence when traveling from Nashville in January, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montalcino, San Gimignano, Siena, Cortona, Greve in Chianti
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riva di Polline. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Point Break, take in the dramatic natural features at Passeggiata di Gianicolo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Break, Riva di Polline
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Colle del Gianicolo ©
Colle del Gianicolo

2
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, take in the exciting artwork at Kundry Bottega d'Arte, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally look for gifts at Piccadilly. On the next day, look for gifts at La Bottega delle Arti, take in the exciting artwork at Ravello Arte, then view the masterpieces at Absolute Positano, then kick back and relax at Fornillo, and finally look for gifts at I love Positano home design.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano travel route builder website .

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in January, Positano is a bit warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Duomo di Salerno, Piccadilly
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Duomo di Salerno ©
Duomo di Salerno

1
night
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Good Fellas Art Studio, stop by Ceramiche Dell'Artigianato Siciliano Manago, get engrossed in the history at Casa Cuseni, try to win big at Red Royale Casino Taormina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina, and finally view the masterpieces at Kerameion.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Taormina trip planner .

Getting from Positano to Taormina by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Taormina

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Good Fellas Art Studio ©
Good Fellas Art Studio
Duomo di Taormina ©
Duomo di Taormina
Casa Cuseni ©
Casa Cuseni

1
night
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico della Citta di Alghero, explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano d'Arte Sacra, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Tramariglio, and finally stop by Calzoleria Naitana.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Alghero holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Taormina to Alghero in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Taormina in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Alghero, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Museo Diocesano d'Arte Sacra ©
Museo Diocesano d'Arte Sacra

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cannaregio and Paper Owl. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at BrAgora and Venezia Oro & Occhiali. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Noventa di Piave to see Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet - McArthurGlen about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to St. Mark's Square, kick back and relax at Blue Moon, stop by Peterpan Masks, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Cavalier.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Alghero to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Alghero in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 47°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet - McArthurGlen, Blue Moon
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Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Blue Moon ©
Blue Moon

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