15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 1 night
Train
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
3
Venice
— 1 night
Drive
4
Milan
— 1 night
Drive
5
Verona
— 1 night
Drive
6
Trento
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Bolzano
— 1 night
Drive
8
Turin
— 1 night
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Rome
— 2 nights
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Rome — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 30th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip planning website.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 5 hours. In December, Rome is much colder than San Juan - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, delve into the lush surroundings at Foresta di Vallombrosa, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for 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.
To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Venice trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off to Milan.
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Milan — 1 night

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 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria 92 - Casa Storica del 1867, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 4th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at Aquardens: Le Terme di Verona, snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero, then steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, and finally see a show at Arena di Verona. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with Nautica Mare, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, then see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, and finally look for gifts at GIULIETTAVERONA.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Verona road trip site.

Drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Trento.
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Trento — 2 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Vigilio.

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Drive from Verona to Trento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Trento can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bolzano.
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Bolzano — 1 night

Gateway to Dolomites

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Sonnenplateau Ritten - Altopiano del Renon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Obereggen - Ski Center Latemar, then take an in-depth tour of South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, and finally make a trip to Piazza Walther.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bolzano trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Trento to Bolzano in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turin.
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Turin — 1 night

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 8th (Sun), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Superga, and finally steep yourself in history at Palazzo Reale Di Torino. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turin route site.

Drive from Bolzano to Turin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bolzano in January since evenings lows in Turin dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

On the 10th (Tue), make a trip to Spanish Steps, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome journey builder site.

You can fly from Turin to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Turin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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Trentino-Alto Adige travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Ski Areas
Italy's northernmost region, Trentino-Alto Adige, is among the wealthiest and most developed areas in Europe. An ideal vacation idea for winter sports enthusiasts, this area is known for its frozen waterfalls, sparkling lakes, dense forests, and snow-capped mountains. The ski slopes attract adrenaline junkies from around the world, while its deep valleys hide several small towns noted for the quality of their woodwork. Venture farther away from the Trentino-Alto Adige's resorts to discover a distinct Ladin culture, world-famous for its tradition of toy-making. The lower altitudes feature countless places to visit, from protected parks and trails to some of the country's finest hiking and biking terrains.
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