3 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

3 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Venaria Reale
— 1 day
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Turin
— 1 night
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Tortona
— 1 night
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Pavia
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Venaria Reale

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Reggia di Venaria Reale, then examine the collection at Il Bucintoro dei Savoia, then admire the striking features of Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Grande Torino e della Leggenda Granata.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venaria Reale travel planning app.

Milan to Venaria Reale is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus. June in Venaria Reale sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Venaria Reale

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Turin

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get great views at Basilica of Superga, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and finally make a trip to Piazza Castello.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin vacation planner.

Turin is very close to Venaria Reale. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venaria Reale in June; daily highs in Turin reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tortona.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Tortona

— 1 night
Tortona is a comune of Piemonte, in the Province of Alessandria, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Cittadella di Alessandria, then make a trip to Studio del pittore Pellizza da Volpedo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Madonna della Guardia, and finally explore the world behind art at Il Divisionismo Pinacoteca Fondazione C.R. Tortona.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tortona day trip planning website.

Getting from Turin to Tortona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pavia.

Things to do in Tortona

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Pavia

Pavia is a town and comune of south-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 35km south of Milan on the lower Ticino river near its confluence with the Po. For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Pavia trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Tortona to Pavia in an hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tortona in June: high temperatures in Pavia hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Pavia

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Shopping
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Province of Alessandria travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Historic Sites
Alessandria is a city and comune in Piedmont, Italy, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria. The city is sited on the alluvial plain between the Tanaro and the Bormida rivers, about 90km southeast of Turin.Alessandria is also a major railway hub.HistoryAlessandria was founded in 1168 with a charter as a free commune; it was sited upon a preexisting urban nucleus, to serve as a stronghold for the Lombard League, defending the traditional liberties of the communes of northern Italy against the Imperial forces of Frederick Barbarossa. Alessandria stood in the territories of the marchese of Montferrat, a staunch ally of the Emperor, with a name assumed in 1168 to honor the Emperor's opponent, Pope Alexander III. In 1174–1175 the fortress was sorely tested by Imperial siege and stood fast. A legend (related in Umberto Eco's book Baudolino, and which recalls one concerning Bishop Herculanus’ successful defense of Perugia several centuries earlier) says it was saved by a quick-witted peasant, Gagliaudo: he fed his cow with the last grain remaining within the city, then took it outside the city walls until he reached the Imperial camp. Here he was captured, and his cow cut open to be cooked: when the Imperials found the cow's stomach filled with grain, Gagliaudo was asked the reason to waste such a rich meal. He answered that he was forced to feed his cow with grain because there was such a lot of it, and no room to place it within the city. The Emperor, fearing that the siege would last too long, left Alessandria free. (Malaria was probably the real cause of his departure.) A statue of Gagliaudo can be found on the left corner of the city cathedral.

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