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 Podere Il Cocco. Let the collections at Palazzo Piccolomini and Art Studio di Adelina Quadri capture your imagination. Explore Pienza's surroundings by going to Montalcino (Poggio Rubino & Podere Le Ripi), Fortezza di Radicofani (in Radicofani) and Castelnuovo dell'Abate (Abbazia di Sant'Antimo & Tenuta Fanti). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiata di San Quirico, take in the exciting artwork at Artemisia Gallery, do a tasting at Cantina Cordella, and steep yourself in history at Corso il Rossellino.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pienza trip planner.

Newark, USA to Pienza is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. May in Pienza sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Amalfi.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Amalfi — 3 nights

Painted Town

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 Cloister del Paradiso. Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Museo della Carta will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, indulge your senses at Amalfi Coast Drive, and appreciate the views at Valle dei Mulini.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amalfi travel planner.

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. Traveling from Pienza in May, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.