10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport, Drive to Pienza
— 5 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Newark


Pienza — 5 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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo Archeologico di Saturnia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Val d'Orcia and Palazzo Piccolomini. Let the collections at Art Studio di Adelina Quadri and Artemisia Gallery capture your imagination. Explore Pienza's surroundings by going to Montalcino (Poggio Rubino, Podere Il Cocco, &more), Castelnuovo dell'Abate (Abbazia di Sant'Antimo & Tenuta Fanti) and Fortezza di Radicofani (in Radicofani). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Collegiata di San Quirico, take a stroll through Monticchiello, learn about winemaking at Enoteca Di Ghino, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pienza day trip website.

Newark, USA to Pienza is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Pienza, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Pienza sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amalfi.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Amalfi — 3 nights

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Museo della Carta and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, stroll through Valle dei Mulini, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ravello, and indulge your taste buds at Amalfi Coast Drive.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amalfi journey builder website.

You can drive from Pienza to Amalfi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Pienza in May, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.