48 days in Italy Itinerary

48 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner

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Venice
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Padua
— 1 night
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Vicenza
— 1 night
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Mantua
— 2 nights
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Parma
— 2 nights
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Modena
— 2 nights
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Bologna
— 2 nights
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Prato
— 2 nights
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Lucca
— 1 night
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San Miniato
— 1 night
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Volterra
— 2 nights
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San Gimignano
— 2 nights
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Monteriggioni
— 1 day
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Siena
— 2 nights
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Monticiano
— 1 night
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Pitigliano
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Sorano
— 2 nights
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Saturnia
— 2 nights
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Montalcino
— 1 night
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Castiglione D'Orcia
— 2 nights
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Bagni di San Filippo
— 1 night
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Pienza
— 2 nights
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Montepulciano
— 1 night
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Castiglione del Lago
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Civita di Bagnoregio
— 1 night
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— 2 nights
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Rome
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Venice

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planning website.

Dallas, USA to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dallas in July, with highs in Venice at 36°C and lows at 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Padua

— 1 night

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, then delve into the distant past at Teatro Anatomico, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Battistero del Duomo di Padova - World Heritage Site.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Padua trip maker site.

Getting from Venice to Padua by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Padua, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vicenza.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Vicenza

— 1 night

City of Palladio

Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vicenza trip planning app.

You can drive from Padua to Vicenza in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. July in Vicenza sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Vicenza

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Piazza Bra, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai, then explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, and finally take a stroll through Via Mazzini.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Verona trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Vicenza to Verona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Vicenza in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Verona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mantua.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Mantua

— 2 nights

Sleeping Beauty

Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Andrea Mantegna, delve into the distant past at Rotonda di San Lorenzo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa della Madonna del Terremoto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo - Cattedrale di San Pietro, then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale di Mantova, and finally take an in-depth tour of Camera degli Sposi. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Guarienti di Valeggio sul Mincio, step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero, snap pictures at Ponte Visconteo di Valeggio sul Mincio, then step into the grandiose world of Castellaro Lagusello, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco, and finally examine the collection at Il Museo Storico dei Vigili del Fuoco.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mantua trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Mantua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Mantua sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Parma.

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Parma

— 2 nights

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
On the 29th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Museo Lombardi - Marie Louise and Napoleon, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery (Galleria Nazionale), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata (Madonna della Steccata), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Torrechiara, then explore the world behind art at Magnani-Rocca Foundation, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Cathedral of Cremona. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Giuseppe Garibaldi, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, admire the masterpieces at Labirinto Della Masone, then walk around Parco Ducale, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di Parma, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiostri di S.Giovanni Evangelista.

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You can drive from Mantua to Parma in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Modena.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Modena

— 2 nights

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Francesco in Rocca, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Ducale Piano Primo, examine the collection at Panini Motor Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo del Duomo - Museo Lapidario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Panzano, examine the collection at Acetaia Museo Boni, step into the grandiose world of Rocca di Vignola, then don't miss a visit to I Love Maranello, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Modena tour itinerary maker website.

Drive from Parma to Modena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Modena can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Bologna

— 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at International Museum of Ceramics, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Milzetti Museo Nazionale dell'eta Neoclassica in Romagna, examine the collection at Museo Carlo Zauli, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale, then take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo dei Diamanti, and finally contemplate the long history of Castello Estense. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Medievale, admire the masterpieces at La Quadreria - Palazzo Rossi Poggi Marsili, see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, then examine the collection at La Macchina del Tempo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna route planner.

You can drive from Modena to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bologna are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Prato.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Prato

— 2 nights
Prato is a city and comune in Tuscany, Italy, the capital of the Province of Prato. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo di Pittura Murale in San Domenico, get to know the fascinating history of Giardino Buonamici, see the interesting displays at Museo di Palazzo Pretorio, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Datini, then see the interesting displays at Museo Del Tessuto, and finally stroll around Parco Museo "Quinto Martini". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Vincenzo e Caterina de' Ricci, take an in-depth tour of Mulino Faini, witness the site of a historic battle at Museo Gotica - Centro Documentazione e Ricerche Storiche di Gotica Toscana Onlus, brush up on your military savvy at Spazio Culturale "La Guerra e La Memoria", then stroll the grounds of Cimitero Militare Germanico, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo e centro di documentazione della Deportazione e Resistenza.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Prato tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Prato takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lucca.

Things to do in Prato

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Baths

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Lucca

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, and finally contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lucca online trip builder.

Getting from Prato to Lucca by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Miniato.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

San Miniato

— 1 night
San Miniato is a town and comune in the province of Pisa, in the region of Tuscany, Italy.San Miniato sits at an historically strategic location atop three small hills where it dominates the lower Arno valley between the valleys of Egola and Elsa. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi, admire the landmark architecture of Il Palazzo Comunale di San Miniato, don't miss a visit to Tower of Federico II, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di San Miniato, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e di San Genesio, and finally don't miss a visit to Palazzo del Seminario.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Miniato itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Lucca to San Miniato takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in San Miniato can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in San Miniato

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Cappelle Medicee, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from San Miniato to Florence in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Volterra.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Volterra

— 2 nights
Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Etrusco Guarnacci, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca e Museo Civico, then contemplate the long history of Piazza dei Priori, then explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Porta all'Arco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Bolgheri - Borgo Medievale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Giacomo e Cristoforo, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parco Gallorose, then cool off at Acqua Village Cecina, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno La Lanterna.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Volterra online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Florence to Volterra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Volterra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

San Gimignano

— 2 nights

Town of Fine Towers

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 12th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, take an in-depth tour of Torre e Casa Campatelli, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rocca of Montestaffoli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Mura di San Gimignano, make a trip to San Gimignano Bell Tower, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sant'Agostino.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Gimignano visit planner.

Traveling by car from Volterra to San Gimignano takes an hour. In August in San Gimignano, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Monteriggioni.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Monteriggioni

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, admire the landmark architecture of Walls of Monteriggioni, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico di Monteriggioni, then step into the grandiose world of La Rocca di Staggia, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca di Castellina.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Monteriggioni online driving holiday planner.

Getting from San Gimignano to Monteriggioni by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Monteriggioni, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Monteriggioni

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Siena

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, get engrossed in the history at Museo della Tortura, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, then examine the collection at Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Siena day trip planner.

Siena is very close to Monteriggioni. In August, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monticiano.

Things to do in Siena

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Monticiano

— 1 night
Monticiano is a town and comune on the right bank of the Val di Merse, Tuscany, Italy, administratively part of the Province of Siena. For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Monticiano online journey builder.

Getting from Siena to Monticiano by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pitigliano.

Things to do in Monticiano

Historic Sites · Nature · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Pitigliano

— 2 nights
Pitigliano is a town in the province of Grosseto, located about 80km south-east of the city of Grosseto, in Italy. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Parco Torre di Lavello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico di Tuscania, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Pietro Moschini, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Acquedotto Mediceo di Pitigliano. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ex Convento di San Francesco, explore the historical opulence of Castello dell'Abbadia, delve into the distant past at Vulci, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Romitori di Ischia di Castro, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico all'Aperto Alberto Manzi, and finally don't miss a visit to Via CAVA ETRUSCA SAN GIUSEPPE.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pitigliano trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monticiano to Pitigliano in 2 hours. August in Pitigliano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sorano.

Things to do in Pitigliano

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Sorano

— 2 nights
Sorano is a town and comune in the province of Grosseto, southern Tuscany (Italy).It as an ancient medieval hill town hanging from a tuff stone over the Lente River.HistorySorano was probably inhabited by Villanovan culture, but the first historical mentions are relative to the 3rd century BC, when it was an Etruscan city under the influence of the more populous nearby Sovana.Disappearing from history under the Roman domination, it is again known in 862 when a county was founded by Emperor Louis II, under the Aldobrandeschi suzerainty. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montorio, don't miss a visit to Fortezza Orsini, see the interesting displays at Museo Della Terra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro, and finally explore the ancient world of Parco degli Etruschi. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Insediamento rupestre di Vitozza, Head underground at Via Cava, get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico, then stroll around Parco Archeologico Citta del Tufo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Pietro, and finally make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore.

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Sorano is very close to Pitigliano. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Saturnia.

Things to do in Sorano

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Saturnia

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Leonardo, see the interesting displays at Museo di Preistoria e Protostoria della Valle del Fiora di Manciano, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico di Saturnia, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Castello di Montemerano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio. On your second day here, make a trip to Scansano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia Di San Bruzio A Magliano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria, and finally don't miss a visit to Cassero e Torre Panoramica Manciano.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saturnia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sorano to Saturnia takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Montalcino.

Things to do in Saturnia

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Montalcino

— 1 night

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
On the 24th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Fortezza di Montalcino, see the interesting displays at Museo della Mezzadria, see the interesting displays at Museo Civico e Diocesano. Raccolta Archeologica, then steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, then learn about winemaking at Castello Tricerchi, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Medievale Cinto da Mura.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Montalcino trip builder site.

Getting from Saturnia to Montalcino by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In August in Montalcino, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Castiglione D'Orcia.

Things to do in Montalcino

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Castiglione D'Orcia

— 2 nights
Castiglione d'Orcia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 90km southeast of Florence and about 40km southeast of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia, not far from the Via Cassia.Castiglione d'Orcia borders the following municipalities: Abbadia San Salvatore, Castel del Piano, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani, San Quirico d'Orcia, Seggiano.HistoryThe settlement is mentioned for the first time in 714, when it was a possession of the Aldobrandeschi family. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Terme Bagno Vignoni, make a trip to Piazza delle Sorgenti, explore the activities along Terme di San Filippo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia San Salvatore, then explore the activities along Laghetto Verde, and finally explore the ancient world of Rocca di Campigliola.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Castiglione D'Orcia sightseeing planning tool.

Castiglione D'Orcia is just a stone's throw from Montalcino. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bagni di San Filippo.

Things to do in Castiglione D'Orcia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Bagni di San Filippo

— 1 night
For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bagni di San Filippo itinerary planner.

Bagni di San Filippo is just a stone's throw from Castiglione D'Orcia. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pienza.

Things to do in Bagni di San Filippo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Pienza

— 2 nights
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Comunale di Pienza, steep yourself in history at Corso il Rossellino, admire the striking features of Palazzo Piccolomini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II.

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Pienza is just a stone's throw from Bagni di San Filippo. August in Pienza sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Montepulciano.

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Montepulciano

— 1 night

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
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Montepulciano is very close to Pienza. August in Montepulciano sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Castiglione del Lago.

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Castiglione del Lago

Castiglione del Lago is a town in the Province of Perugia of Umbria (central Italy), on the southwest corner of Lake Trasimeno. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Isola Maggiore, get great views at La Rocca di Passignano Sul Trasimeno, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico, then step into the grandiose world of Palazzo della Corgna - Palazzo Ducale, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca del Leone.

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Castiglione del Lago is very close to Montepulciano. In August in Castiglione del Lago, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Civita di Bagnoregio.

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Civita di Bagnoregio

— 1 night
Civita di Bagnoregio is a town in the Province of Viterbo in central Italy, a suburb of the comune of Bagnoregio, 1km east from it. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Castello e Torre Monaldeschi, step into the grandiose world of Castello Baglioni, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Centro Storico di Celleno Vecchia, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Orsini, then engage your brain at Museo Geologico e delle Frane, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Donato Church.

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You can drive from Castiglione del Lago to Civita di Bagnoregio in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Orvieto.

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Orvieto

— 1 night

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
On the 31st (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Torre Alfina, then don't miss a visit to Pozzo di San Patrizio, and then admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto.

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You can drive from Civita di Bagnoregio to Orvieto in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Viterbo.

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Viterbo

— 2 nights
See also Viterbo, Texas and Viterbo University. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Lante, awaken your taste buds at Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations, admire the striking features of Villa Farnese, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Ss. Margherita E Martino, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, and finally delve into the distant past at Necropoli di Tarquinia.

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Drive from Orvieto to Viterbo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Viterbo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

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Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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 St. Peter's Basilica. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, &more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square, make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, and visit Trastevere.

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Getting from Viterbo to Rome by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Province of Viterbo travel guide

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Gardens · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
See also Viterbo, Texas and Viterbo University. For ancient Ferento, see Ferentium. For the municipality in Colombia, see Viterbo, CaldasViterbo is an ancient city and comune in the Lazio region of central Italy, the capital of the province of Viterbo.It conquered and absorbed the neighboring town of Ferento in its early history. It is approximately 80km north of GRA (Rome) on the Via Cassia, and it is surrounded by the Monti Cimini and Monti Volsini. The historic center of the city is surrounded by medieval walls, still intact, built during the 11th and 12th centuries. Entrance to the walled center of the city is through ancient gates.Apart from agriculture, the main resources of Viterbo's area are pottery, marble, and wood. The town is home to the Italian gold reserves, an important Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Tuscia, and the Italian Army's Aviation Command headquarters and training centre. It is located in a wide thermal area, attracting many tourists from the whole of central Italy.HistoryThe first report of the new city dates to the eighth century CE, when it is identified as Castrum Viterbii. It was fortified in 773 by the Lombard King Desiderius in his vain attempt to conquer Rome. When the popes switched to the Frankish support, Viterbo became part of the Papal States, but this status was to be highly contested by the emperors in the following centuries, until in 1095 it is known it was a free comune.

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