40 days in Italy Itinerary

40 days in Italy Itinerary

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40 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+4
Fly + Bus + Train + Foot + Ferry:  28​h
1
Positano
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Naples
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
3
Rome
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Milan
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
7
Verona
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Venice
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Petit Prince Art Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Museo della Carta. Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, & more), Parrocchia San Giovanni (in Vietri sul Mare) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Wine Tours & Tastings). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Miniaci Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, and admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea.

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Melbourne, Australia to Positano is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Positano due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Positano at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Parrocchia San Giovanni, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
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Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Head to Sol’Art Ceramiche and Ceramica D'Urso Vietrifor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Galleria Borbonica. Venture out of the city with trips to Salerno (Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri, Made In Salerno, & more), Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare) and Paestum (Le Mura & Paestum Ruins). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, examine the collection at Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro, and view the masterpieces at Archivio Fotografico Parisio.

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You can take a bus from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. June in Naples sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Salerno, Vietri sul Mare, Paestum, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Callisto, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online vacation planner .

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Shop till you drop at Assisi Galleria 6C and I DUE SOLI - Italian Ceramics. Museo della Porziuncola and Museo Cinema a Pennello will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria (in Perugia), Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono (in Fabriano) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take an in-depth tour of Museo della Memoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, and get a taste of the local shopping with B.A.T. Assisi.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in June since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Perugia, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Museo Cinema a Pennello, Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Museo Cinema a Pennello ©
Museo Cinema a Pennello

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Appreciate the collections at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Basilica di Santa Croce. Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Florence trip site .

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Palazzo Borromeofor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Abele Experientia Artis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Chiosco Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina), Micromercato Moltrasio (in Moltrasio) and Varenna (Il Tornio & Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte). Next up on the itinerary: get your bearings at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Varenna, Abele Experientia Artis, Chiosco Villa Carlotta, Micromercato Moltrasio, Palazzo Borromeo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Chiosco Villa Carlotta ©
Chiosco Villa Carlotta

4
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.
Let the collections at Fondazione Bisazza and Galleria Dello Scudo capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Piazza delle Erbe or Federica Casanova. Step out of Verona to go to Modena and see Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, make a trip to Piazza Bra, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, and browse for treasures at Libreria Antiquaria Perini.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona trip planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Verona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, Fondazione Bisazza
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Fondazione Bisazza ©
Fondazione Bisazza
Casa di Giulietta ©
Casa di Giulietta
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

8
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.
Head to Giudecca 795 Art Gallery and Le Stanze del Vetrofor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection capture your imagination. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Segni nel Tempo antiquarian bookshop, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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