56 days in Italy Itinerary

56 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  26 h
1
Palermo, Sicily
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Verona
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Bologna
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Florence
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Siena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Orvieto
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
7
Rome
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Naples
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Ravello
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Assisi
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Ravenna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
12
Venice
— 6 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Monreale and Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio. Visit Selinunte Archaeological Park and Norman Palace for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Cefalu (Cefalu Coast & Duomo di Cefalu) and Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, and make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo.

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Sydney, Australia to Palermo is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Palermo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Verona.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cefalu, Selinunte Archaeological Park, Duomo di Monreale, Tempio di Segesta
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Selinunte Archaeological Park ©
Selinunte Archaeological Park
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like La Citta Alta and Piazza Bra. Get some cultural insight at Castello Scaligero and Borghetto sul Mincio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Santuario di San Romedio (in Coredo), Trento (MUSE - Science Museum & Piazza Duomo) and Brescia Castle (in Brescia). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and admire the striking features of Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Verona trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Palermo to Verona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Mantua, Trento, Sirmione, Borghetto sul Mincio, Cattedrale di Parma
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 12:
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Piazza Bra ©
Piazza Bra
Santuario di San Romedio ©
Santuario di San Romedio
La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
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 13th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castello Estense, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Musei San Domenico, see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a train from Verona to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castello Estense, Museo Ferrari, Duomo di Modena, Musei San Domenico
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:
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Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca ©
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena

6
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Pisa and Centro Storico. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Portovenere (in Porto Venere), Baptistery of St. John (in Pisa) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Florence route planner.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pisa, Portovenere, Castello del Trebbio
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 20:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Portovenere ©
Portovenere

4
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Centro Storico di Siena. Explore hidden gems such as Abbazia di San Galgano and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Montalcino (Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni & Podere Il Cocco), Walls of Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo di Montesiepi, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Siena trip planner.

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Montalcino, San Gimignano, Chiusdino, Monteriggioni
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

3
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Explore hidden gems such as Duomo di Orvieto and Villa Lante. Your inner history buff will appreciate Civita di Bagnoregio and Viterbo Historic Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Orvieto side-trips: Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia), Giardino dei Tarocchi (in Pescia Fiorentina) and Pitigliano Centro Storico (in Pitigliano). The adventure continues: make a trip to Pozzo di San Patrizio, admire the sheer force of Cascata delle Marmore, and admire the striking features of Palazzo dei Papi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Orvieto journey app.

You can drive from Siena to Orvieto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Viterbo, Cascata delle Marmore, Giardino dei Tarocchi, Civita di Bagnoregio, Cascate del Mulino
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Villa Lante ©
Villa Lante
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa d'Este and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa Adriana, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

Start your trip to Rome by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Orvieto to Rome in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 3:
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Santa Maria in Trastevere ©
Santa Maria in Trastevere
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

6
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get a sense of the local culture at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Galleria Borbonica. Get some historical perspective at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Catacombe di San Gennaro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia), Paestum Ruins (in Paestum) and Villa San Michele (in Anacapri). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, admire the masterpieces at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, go for a walk through Lungomare Caracciolo, and delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico Pausilypon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Naples are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii, Salerno, Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, Paestum Ruins
Find places to stay May 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Catacombe di San Gennaro ©
Catacombe di San Gennaro
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

4
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Chiesa dell'Annunziata. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi and Fornillo. Go for a jaunt from Ravello to Cetara to see Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ravello route builder website.

Traveling by car from Naples to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Naples in May, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Minori, Scala, Fornillo, Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

6
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palazzo Ducale di Urbino and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Basilica di Santa Chiara. Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Rocca Paolina (in Perugia), Santuario Della Santa Casa (in Loreto) and Basilica di Santa Rita (in Cascia). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, and contemplate the long history of San Damiano.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi day trip planning website.

You can drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, subway, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Assisi, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Perugia, Spoleto, Santuario Della Santa Casa, Basilica di Santa Rita, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
Find places to stay May 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

1
night
Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, don't miss a visit to Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, steep yourself in history at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero degli Ariani, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica San Vitale.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ravenna road trip app.

You can drive from Assisi to Ravenna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravenna, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna ©
Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Battistero degli Ariani ©
Battistero degli Ariani

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Doge's Palace and Scrovegni Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico (in Trieste) and Basilica of St. Anthony (in Padua). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and stop by Cannaregio.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Venice online route planner.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico
Find places to stay May 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia

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