31 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

31 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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31 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  17 h
1
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Ravenna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
7
Verona
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Turin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Genoa
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Porto Alegre

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Civita di Bagnoregio and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica), Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Orvieto (Duomo di Orvieto, Palazzo Soliano, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Leandra.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder app.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Rome is colder than Porto Alegre - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Giardino dei Tarocchi, St. Peter's Square, Villa d'Este
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St. Peter's Square ©
St. Peter's Square
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Chiara, don't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally examine the collection at Museo della Stampa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, get engrossed in the history at Pozzo Etrusco, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Assisi day trip planning website.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Assisi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Perugia, Museo della Stampa, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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nights
San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
On the 9th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, then browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to San Gimignano Bell Tower, learn about winemaking at Monteriggioni, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Gimignano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to San Gimignano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Tours Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Monteriggioni
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
San Gimignano Bell Tower ©
San Gimignano Bell Tower
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Centro Storico and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Abbazia di Sant'Antimo and Duomo di Pisa. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Pisa (Baptistery of St. John & Camposanto), Piazza Grande a Montepulciano (in Montepulciano) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning website.

Drive from San Gimignano to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ravenna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bologna, Pisa, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

2
nights
Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), see the interesting displays at Archiepiscopal Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero degli Ariani, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, and finally don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musei San Domenico, kick back and relax at White 150, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ravenna trip builder app.

You can drive from Florence to Ravenna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Ravenna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Musei San Domenico, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, White 150
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Battistero degli Ariani ©
Battistero degli Ariani
Musei San Domenico ©
Musei San Domenico

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannaregio and Dorsoduro. Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and San Giorgio Maggiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Orto Botanico di Padova, Basilica di Sant’Antonio, &more), Trieste (Molo Audace, Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, &more) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio, make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice vacation maker.

You can drive from Ravenna to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Venice are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Trieste, Padua, Castello Estense
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Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

3
nights
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.
Palazzo Te and Grotte di Catullo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica di Santa Anastasia and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Sirmione (Castello Scaligero & Jamaica Beach) and Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (in Mantua). There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazza Bra, snap pictures at Ponte Pietra, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti.

Before you visit Verona, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Venice in March, expect Verona to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sirmione, Mantua
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Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia

3
nights
Turin

Turin ©
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 Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and Forte di Bard. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Bollente and Castello di Grinzane Cavour. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Castello di Fenis (in Fenis), Teatro Romano (in Aosta) and Cantina Alice Bel Colle (in Alice Bel Colle). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Superga.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turin trip site.

Traveling by train from Verona to Turin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Turin is cooler than Verona - with highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Castello di Fenis, Forte di Bard, La Bollente, Teatro Romano, Castello di Grinzane Cavour
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Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
Castello di Grinzane Cavour ©
Castello di Grinzane Cavour
Castello di Fenis ©
Castello di Fenis

4
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
We've included these beaches for you: Baia del Silenzio and Baia dei Saraceni. Get some cultural insight at Portovenere and Galata Museo del Mare. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Santa Margherita Ligure (in Santa Margherita Ligure), Spiaggia di Porto Pidocchio (in Framura) and Spiaggia Torino Palace (in Spotorno). There's much more to do: visit Boccadasse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Genoa holiday planner.

You can drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Turin in March: high temperatures in Genoa hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Neighborhoods Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia Torino Palace, Portovenere, Baia del Silenzio, Spiaggia di Porto Pidocchio, Santa Margherita Ligure
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure

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