26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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Turin
— 4 nights
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Genoa
— 3 nights
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3
Cagliari
— 2 nights
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4
Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
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Taranto
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 4 nights
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7
Bagnoregio
— 2 nights
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Brugnera
— 1 night
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Milan
— 3 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 Nol-Ski and Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama). When in Turin, make a side trip to see Ride’em Ski School in Breuil-Cervinia, approximately Breuil-Cervinia away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at MEF Museo Ettore Fico, soak in style at Turkish baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti, and explore the engaging exhibits at Palazzo Barolo.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turin trip itinerary builder site.

Chicago, USA to Turin is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Turin. Traveling from Chicago in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Turin, with lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Outdoors · Classes · Childrens Museums

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Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:

Genoa

— 3 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo and Chiesa di Santo Stefano. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Parco del Beigua. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo d'Arte Orientale Edoardo Chiossone, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica delle Vigne, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, and steep yourself in history at Antica Farmacia Erboristica Sant'Anna dei Frati Carmelitani Scalzi.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa trip planner.

You can drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Genoa: highs are around 54°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cagliari.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:

Cagliari

— 2 nights

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
On the 15th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museo delle Cere Anatomiche, admire the striking features of Porta Cristina, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Efisio. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Sa Mola de Su Notariu - Museo dell'Olio, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then don't miss a visit to CImitero Monumentale di Bonaria.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cagliari day trip planning tool.

Getting from Genoa to Cagliari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February in Cagliari, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Palermo.

Things to do in Cagliari

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

Palermo, Sicily

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Villino Florio, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Asmundo Museum, then examine the collection at No Mafia Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to Palazzo Pretorio, Municipio di Palermo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico, then examine the collection at Museo Di Zoologia P. Doderlein, then wander the streets of La Kalsa, and finally examine the collection at Museo Falcone - Borsellino.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cagliari to Palermo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to Taranto.

Things to do in Palermo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:

Taranto

— 2 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. On the 19th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Osservatorio Metereologico E Geofisico, make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria della Scala, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of St. Mary of Justice. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Mostra Storico-Artigiana dell’Arsenale Militare Marittimo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta di San Francesco da Paola al Borgo, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Charis Centro Benessere.

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Fly from Palermo to Taranto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. In February in Taranto, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Taranto

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Stanze di Raffaello and Vatican Gardens. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, get a sense of history and politics at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), admire the striking features of Chiesa del Gesu, and pause for some photo ops at Elephant and Obelisk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Taranto to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Taranto in February, with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Bagnoregio.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 24:

Bagnoregio

— 2 nights
Bagnoregio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Viterbo in the Italian region of Lazio, located about 90km northwest of Rome and about 28km north of Viterbo.HistoryFor ecclesiastical history and titular see, see Roman Catholic Diocese of BagnoregioThe current main town was in ancient times a suburb of the hill town in the same comune now known as Civita di Bagnoregio. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Flaviano, engage your brain at Museo Geologico e delle Frane, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Bonaventura. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Torre Alfina, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Fiore, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Romitori di Ischia di Castro.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bagnoregio trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Rome to Bagnoregio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Bagnoregio, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Verona.

Things to do in Bagnoregio

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:

Verona

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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 27th (Mon): do a tasting at Fratelli Vogadori, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at S. Giovanni in Valle, and then don't miss a visit to Santuario Madonna di Lourdes. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Palazzo della Ragione, pause for some photo ops at La Loggia del Consiglio, and then make a trip to Gran Guardia.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Verona attractions planning website.

Fly from Bagnoregio to Verona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bagnoregio in February: high temperatures in Verona hover around 48°F and lows are around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brugnera.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

Brugnera

— 1 night
Brugnera is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pordenone in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 100km northwest of Trieste and about 12km southwest of Pordenone, with about 8,500 inhabitants.The municipality of Brugnera contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Maron, Tamai and San Cassiano di Livenza.Brugnera borders the following municipalities: Fontanafredda, Gaiarine, Porcia, Portobuffolé, Prata di Pordenone, Sacile. On the 1st (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Giardini Biscontin and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Giacomo Apostolo.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brugnera tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Verona to Brugnera by car takes about 2 hours. February in Brugnera sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Brugnera

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 1:

Milan

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palazzo Mezzanotte and Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Crespi d'Adda (in Crespi d'Adda) and Galleria Campari (in Sesto San Giovanni). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, admire the striking features of Piazza Affari, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and admire the natural beauty at La Vigna Di Leonardo.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Milan attractions app.

Getting from Brugnera to Milan by car takes about 4 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:

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.

Sardinia travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.

Province of Taranto travel guide

4.1
Castles · Beaches · Landmarks
Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Taranto and is an important commercial port as well as the main Italian naval base.It is the third-largest continental city of Southern Italy: according to 2011 population census, it has a population of 200,154.Taranto is an important commercial and military port. It has well-developed steel and iron foundries, oil refineries, chemical works, some shipyards for building warships, and food-processing factories.In ancient times around 500 BC the city was one of the largest in the world with population estimates up to 300,000 people.OverviewTaranto's pre-history dates back to 706 BC when it was founded as a Greek colony, established by the Spartans. The ancient city was situated on a peninsula; the modern city has been built over the ancient Greek city of which only a few ruins remain, including part of the city wall, two temple columns dating to the 6th century BC, and tombs.The islets of S. Pietro and S. Paolo (St. Peter and St. Paul), collectively known as Cheradi Islands, protect the bay, called Mar Grande (Big Sea), where the commercial port is located. Another bay, called Mar Piccolo (Little Sea), is formed by the peninsula of the old city, and has flourishing fishing. Mar Piccolo is a military port with strategic importance.

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