13 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

13 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy visit planner
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Bologna
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 4 nights
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Church of St. Louis of the French. Step out of Rome to go to Ostia Antica and see Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cupola di San Pietro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, contemplate the long history of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rome is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November; daily highs in Rome reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pitti Palace and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, brush up on your military savvy at Stibbert Museum, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano.

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Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Bologna.
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Bologna — 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Via Savonarola, admire the masterpieces at Museo di Casa Romei, get to know the fascinating history of Via delle Volte, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero di Sant'Antonio in Polesine, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Mura di Ferrara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Basilica San Francesco, examine the collection at Ducati Museum, then stroll the grounds of Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, and finally contemplate the long history of Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco.

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Take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get a bit cooler in Bologna: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.
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Milan — 4 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie d’Italia and Museo del Novecento. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Milano and Piazza del Duomo. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, examine the collection at Palazzo Reale, admire the masterpieces at Museo Pieta Rondanini, and get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio.

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Traveling by train from Bologna to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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