8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Venice is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in October; daily highs in Venice reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

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You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for home.

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Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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