11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Stresa
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Milan
— 1 day
Drive
3
Aosta
— 1 night
Fly
4
Rome
— 2 nights
Train
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Venice
— 1 night
Drive
7
Lignano Sabbiadoro
— 1 night
Drive
8
Piancavallo
— 1 night
Drive to Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport, Fly to Manchester

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Stresa — 2 nights

Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. On the 6th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Borromeo, then get to know the resident critters at Park Pallavicino, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Parco della Rocca Borromea, then contemplate the waterfront views at San Giulio Island, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacro Monte di Orta.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Stresa day trip planning site.

Manchester, UK to Stresa is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Stresa is 1 hour. When traveling from Manchester in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Stresa, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan — 1 day

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stresa to Milan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Milan sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Aosta.
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Aosta — 1 night

Rome of the Alps

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Les Cretes, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Fenis, then stop by La Casa del Cucu, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mura di Aosta.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Aosta journey maker site.

You can drive from Milan to Aosta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

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 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome journey maker tool.

Fly from Aosta to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, stop by Digerolamo, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence online itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 1 night

City of Romance

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 14th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Lignano Sabbiadoro.
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Lignano Sabbiadoro — 1 night

With a golden sand beach that stretches for almost 8 km (5 mi), Lignano Sabbiadoro represents one of the country's finest seaside resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Ermacora e Fortunato, test the waters at Bibione Thermae, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria del Mare, admire the striking features of Terrazza A Mare, then view the masterpieces at Sala Mostre a Terrazza a Mare, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Zaccaria.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Lignano Sabbiadoro trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Lignano Sabbiadoro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lignano Sabbiadoro can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Piancavallo.
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Piancavallo — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Italia, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Manufacturing Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Diocesan Sanctuary of Madonna del Monte on the Costa di Aviano, then get in on the family fun at Rampy Park - Forest Acrobatic Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia Maria Ausiliatrice.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Piancavallo road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lignano Sabbiadoro to Piancavallo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
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.
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Valle d'Aosta travel guide

4.4
Spas · Castles · Ski Areas
Though Valle d'Aosta is Italy's smallest region, it contains the highest peaks of the Alps, including the "roof of the old continent," Mont Blanc. This area is an outdoor adventure lover's dream vacation, with myriad climbing and hiking opportunities above the valley floor. Valle d'Aosta is known around the world for its major climbing routes, many of which have made mountaineering history. In the winter, the valley is at the heart of the Italian skiing experience with several top-notch ski resorts. Many visitors include attractions such as Roman monuments, medieval castles, and Romanesque churches on their itinerary. Since ancient times, Valle d'Aosta has been an important crossroads of the Western Alps. Today, it's linked with France and Switzerland through the Mont Blanc Tunnel and the Little and Big Saint Bernard passes.
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Province of Pordenone travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Dams · Landmarks
Pordenone is the main comune of Pordenone province of northeast Italy in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region.The name comes from Latin Portus Naonis, meaning 'port on the Noncello River'.HistoryPordenone was created in the High Middle Ages as a river port on the Noncello, with the name Portus Naonis. In the area, however, there were already villas and agricultural settlements in the Roman age.In 1278, after having been administrated by several feudatories, the city was handed over to the Habsburg family, forming an Austrian enclave within the territory of the Patriarchal State of Friuli. In the 14th century, Pordenone grew substantially due to the flourishing river trades, gaining the status of city in December 1314.In 1514, it was acquired by the Republic of Venice, even if until 1537 the town was ruled by the feudal family d'Alviano. Under Venice a new port was built and the manufacturers improved.After the Napoleonic period, Pordenone was included in the Austrian possessions in Italy (Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia). The railway connection, including Pordenone railway station, and the construction of the Pontebbana road brought on the decline of the port, but spurred substantial industrial development (especially for the working of cotton). Pordenone was annexed to Italy in 1866.

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