8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Turin
— 2 nights
2
Verona
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Padua
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Venice
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art and then explore the historical opulence of Castello e Parco di Masino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): wander the streets of Quadrilatero Romano, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, then get a taste of the local shopping with Via Roma, and finally explore the world behind art at Fondazione Accorsi Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Turin online travel planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Turin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Turin, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello e Parco di Masino, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art
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Castello e Parco di Masino ©
Castello e Parco di Masino
Museo del Carcere Le Nuove ©
Museo del Carcere Le Nuove

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Nicolis Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Arche Scaligere, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, and finally learn about winemaking at Cantina Zeni e Museo del Vino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at I Portoni della Bra, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Sirmione, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Soave.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Turin to Verona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in April: highs in Verona hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Padua.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Centro Storico Sirmione, Castello di Soave, Cantina Zeni e Museo del Vino, Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona, Nicolis Museum
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San Fermo Maggiore, Verona ©
San Fermo Maggiore, Verona
I Portoni della Bra ©
I Portoni della Bra

2
nights
Padua

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Padova, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani, examine the collection at Villa Contarini, then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico. On your second day here, make a trip to Piazza della Frutta, take a stroll through Quartiere dell'Antico Ghetto Ebraico di Padova, then examine the collection at Villa Pisani National Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Castello del Catajo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Padua trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Verona to Padua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Padua sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Villa Pisani National Museum, Castello del Catajo, Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico, Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia, Villa Contarini
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Castello del Catajo ©
Castello del Catajo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, then contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Venetian Arsenal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Mocenigo, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata lungo la restera.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip maker app .

Venice is just a short distance from Padua. April in Venice sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Passeggiata lungo la restera
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Venetian Arsenal ©
Venetian Arsenal

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