12 days in Italy Itinerary

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La Spezia
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— 3 nights
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Fly to Larnaca, Bus to Paphos


La Spezia — 2 nights

La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. On the 18th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Isola Palmaria, then walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and then stop by Portovenere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Cinque Terre Trails, take a stroll around Vernazza, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria.

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Paphos, Cyprus to La Spezia is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paphos to La Spezia is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paphos in May; daily highs in La Spezia reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

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Traveling by car from La Spezia to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Perugia.
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Perugia — 1 night

Green Heart of Italy

Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then make a trip to City Centre, then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, and finally admire the masterpieces at Collegio del Cambio.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Perugia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Rome.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

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Traveling by car from Perugia to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Perugia in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Naples.
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Naples — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with a short trip to Odeon - Teatro Piccolo in Pompeii (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gennaro, get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica, and explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

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You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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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.