48 days in Italy Itinerary

48 days in Italy Itinerary

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48 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12​h 45​min
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Rome
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Pisa
— Few hours
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Bologna
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h
5
Rimini
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Portofino
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
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Polignano a Mare
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Numana
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  5​h 45​min
9
Ponza Island
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
10
Sperlonga
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Porto Ercole
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
12
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3​h 45​min
13
Ponza Island
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Rome
— Few hours
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4​h 15​min
15
Camogli
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
16
Viareggio
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Train + Foot + Bus:  6​h 15​min
17
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
18
Atrani
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
19
Barberino Val d'Elsa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
20
Florence
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Chicago

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Rome

Rome ©
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 Cascata delle Marmore and San Pietro in Vincoli. Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa d'Este about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and get to know the fascinating history of Vatican City.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome travel route planner.

Chicago, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Rome is 7 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este, Cascata delle Marmore
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Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore
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Colosseum

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Pisa

Pisa
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pisa route maker website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Pisa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Pisa when traveling from Rome in June, with lows around 60°F. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): trek along Levanto to Monterosso Trail, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Ex Gallerie and then get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Terre Trails.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre online tour builder .

Take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Levanto
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria

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Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Family-friendly places like Bagno Bambu and Bagno Aloha will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Ferrara (Ferrara Cathedral, Le Mura, & more) and Pomposa Abbey (in Codigoro). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of Bologna, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro, and contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bologna trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Bologna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rimini.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ferrara, Comacchio, Pomposa Abbey
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Le Mura di Ferrara ©
Le Mura di Ferrara
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

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Rimini

Rimini ©
A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Ospedale delle Tartarughe, then don't miss a visit to Spiaggia Le Palme 88-89, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marano Beach 135-136. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Egisto 38 and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo San Giuliano.

For maps and more tourist information, read Rimini trip planner .

You can take a train from Bologna to Rimini in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Bologna, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rimini, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portofino.

Things to do in Rimini

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Riccione
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Bagno Egisto 38 ©
Bagno Egisto 38
Spiaggia Le Palme 88-89 ©
Spiaggia Le Palme 88-89

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Portofino

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria d'Arte Portofino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio, then enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, and finally identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Di San Martino, stroll through Parco di Portofino, then don't miss a visit to Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Marina di Portofino.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portofino driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Rimini to Portofino in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Portofino sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Portofino

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Marina di Portofino ©
Marina di Portofino

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Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare ©
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. On the 20th (Thu), make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, then head outdoors with Indiana Park, and then stop by Polignano a mare. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio detta del Purgatorio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoosafari, and then Head underground at Grotte di Castellana.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Polignano a Mare vacation maker site .

Getting from Portofino to Polignano a Mare by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Portofino in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Polignano a Mare, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Numana.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Castellana Grotte, Zoosafari, Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio detta del Purgatorio
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Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana
Zoosafari ©
Zoosafari
Indiana Park ©
Indiana Park

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Numana

Numana ©
Numana is a coastal town and comune of the province of Ancona in the Marche region of Italy.MythologyNumana was anciently known with the name of Humana. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia dei Sassi Neri and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Piazza della Madonna and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni 77.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Numana day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Polignano a Mare to Numana takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Numana, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ponza Island.

Things to do in Numana

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sirolo, Bagni 77, Piazza della Madonna
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Ponza Island

Ponza Island ©
A fairytale destination dotted with brightly painted traditional houses, Ponza Island remains one of Italy's least-spoiled gems, miraculously managing to avoid the ravages of mass tourism.
On the 24th (Mon), kick back and relax at Cala Gaetano, then take some stellar pictures from Belvedere della Madonnina, and then kick back and relax at La Caletta. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of La Cisterna Romana della Dragonara, Head underground at Grotte di Pilato, and then kick back and relax at Chiaia Di Luna.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponza Island trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Numana to Ponza Island. In June, daytime highs in Ponza Island are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sperlonga.

Things to do in Ponza Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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La Cisterna Romana della Dragonara ©
La Cisterna Romana della Dragonara
Belvedere della Madonnina ©
Belvedere della Madonnina

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Sperlonga

Sperlonga ©
Sperlonga is a coastal town in the province of Latina, Italy, about halfway between Rome and Naples.Surrounding towns include Terracina to the West, Fondi to the North, Itri to the North-East, and Gaeta to the East.HistoryLocated near the Via Appia, but also on the edge of the Pontine Marshes, Roman "Spelunca" (Latin for cave or grotto) was only known for the grotto on the coast, after which it was named. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): have fun and explore at Museo della Ferrovia della Valle del Liri and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Falvaterra. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sperlonga trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ponza Island to Sperlonga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ponza Island in June, you will find days in Sperlonga are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are slightly colder (60°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto Ercole.

Things to do in Sperlonga

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo, Grotte di Falvaterra, Museo della Ferrovia della Valle del Liri, Spiaggia di Torre Paola, Santuario della Santissima Trinita - Della Montagna Spaccata
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Porto Ercole

Porto Ercole is an Italian town located in the municipality of Monte Argentario, in the Province of Grosseto, Tuscany. On the 29th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Riva del Marchese, and then examine the collection at Forte Stella. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Forte Filippo and then kick back and relax at Cala Mar Morto.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Porto Ercole online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Sperlonga to Porto Ercole takes 3.5 hours. In June in Porto Ercole, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Porto Ercole

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cala Mar Morto
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Forte Filippo ©
Forte Filippo
Forte Stella ©
Forte Stella

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll through Fornillo, then stop by Sapori e Colori Sorrento, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sorrento, and finally relax in the rural setting at La Masseria Farm. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Porto Ercole to Positano takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Porto Ercole in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Positano. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ponza Island.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sorrento, La Masseria Farm Experience
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Cave of Smeraldo ©
Cave of Smeraldo
Cattedrale di Sorrento ©
Cattedrale di Sorrento

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Ponza Island

Ponza Island ©
On the 3rd (Wed), kick back and relax at Piscine Naturali, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Felci, then tour the water at your own pace with Visita Alle Grotte Con Francesco, and finally stroll through Punta Di Capo Bianco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Arco Naturale, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Frontone, and then step off the mainland to explore Ponza Island.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ponza Island online holiday planner .

Getting from Positano to Ponza Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi, subway, train, and ferry. While traveling from Positano, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ponza Island, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ponza Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ponza Island ©
Ponza Island
Punta Di Capo Bianco ©
Punta Di Capo Bianco
Gite Ponza ©
Gite Ponza

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Rome

Rome ©
On the 5th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps and then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Ponza Island to Rome by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Ponza Island in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Camogli.

Things to do in Rome

Museums
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Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo ©
Spanish Steps ©
Spanish Steps

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Camogli

Camogli ©
Camogli is a fishing village and tourist resort located on the west side of the peninsula of Portofino, on the Golfo Paradiso in the Riviera di Levante, in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, northern Italy. On the 6th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Parco Naturale Regionale di Portofino, then get outside with Blackwave, then contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio di San Prospero e Santa Caterina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Focaccia al Formaggio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Montallegro, then stroll through Bagni Marina Stabilimento Balneare, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Della Dragonara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Camogli trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rome to Camogli takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Camogli, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Viareggio.

Things to do in Camogli

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Recco, Santuario di Montallegro, Ente Parco di Portofino, Brugnello
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Ente Parco di Portofino ©
Ente Parco di Portofino
Santuario di Montallegro ©
Santuario di Montallegro
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso ©
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso

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Viareggio

Viareggio ©
Viareggio is a city and comune in northern Tuscany, Italy, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): Head underground at Grotta del Vento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno Stella Focette and then kick back and relax at Bagno Grazia.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Viareggio attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Camogli to Viareggio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Camogli in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Viareggio, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Viareggio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marina di Pietrasanta, Adventure Park Cimone, Grotta del Vento
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Grotta del Vento ©
Grotta del Vento
Adventure Park Cimone ©
Adventure Park Cimone

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Santa Maria di Leuca

On the 11th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Le Cinque Vele, admire the striking features of Ville Di Santa Maria Di Leuca, and then get interesting insight from Piccola Nautica - Day Tours and Boat Rentals.

Planning Santa Maria di Leuca trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Viareggio to Santa Maria di Leuca in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Viareggio in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 73°F in Santa Maria di Leuca. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Atrani.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Il Sentiero Vecchio del Ciolo, Le Cinque Vele
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Le Cinque Vele ©
Le Cinque Vele
Ville Di Santa Maria Di Leuca ©
Ville Di Santa Maria Di Leuca

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Atrani

Atrani
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Atrani and then kick back and relax at Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Trofimena, then make a trip to Piazza centrale minori, and finally contemplate the long history of Villa Romana e Antiquarium.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Atrani road trip planning app .

Getting from Santa Maria di Leuca to Atrani by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daily temperatures in Atrani can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barberino Val d'Elsa.

Things to do in Atrani

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Minori
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Spiaggia di Atrani
Spiaggia di Atrani
Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto ©
Villa Romana e Antiquarium ©
Villa Romana e Antiquarium

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Barberino Val d'Elsa

Barberino Val d'Elsa ©
Barberino Val d'Elsa is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 30km south of Florence.The township of Barberino Val d'Elsa is located above the valley from which it takes its name. On the 16th (Tue), tee off at Golf Club Toscana Resort Castelfalfi, then have fun at Poderi Val Verde Chianti 3D Archery Range, and then don't miss a visit to Camping Semifonte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Sant'Agnese Farm, relax in the rural setting at Pornanino, then savor the flavors at Castello di Monterinaldi, and finally do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Casa Emma.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Barberino Val d'Elsa fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Atrani to Barberino Val d'Elsa in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Atrani in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 65°F in Barberino Val d'Elsa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barberino Val d'Elsa

Wineries Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Radda in Chianti, Castellina In Chianti, Azienda Agricola Casa Emma, Golf Club Toscana Resort Castelfalfi
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Sant'Agnese Farm ©
Sant'Agnese Farm
Golf Club Toscana Resort Castelfalfi ©
Castello di Monterinaldi ©
Castello di Monterinaldi

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip website .

You can drive from Barberino Val d'Elsa to Florence in an hour. July in Florence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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