15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Milan
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Crusinallo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Verona
— 1 night
Drive
4
Modena
— 1 night
Drive
5
Parma
— 1 night
Drive
6
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Perugia
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Chiaravalle
— 1 night
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Venice
— 3 nights
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Milan — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then see the interesting displays at Civic Archaeological Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary maker app.

Toronto, Canada to Milan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Crusinallo.
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Crusinallo — 1 night

On the 31st (Wed), get some fabulous bargains at Alessi outlet.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Crusinallo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Crusinallo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Crusinallo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Arche Scaligere, browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then catch a live performance at Arena di Verona, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Verona trip planner.

Drive from Crusinallo to Verona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Verona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Modena.
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Modena — 1 night

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to I Love Maranello, push the limits with an extreme tour, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, and finally look for gifts at La Consorteria 1966.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Modena trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Verona to Modena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Modena sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Parma.
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Parma — 1 night

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): experience rural life at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, then pause for some photo ops at Panchina Giuseppe Verdi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Parma visit planner.

Traveling by car from Modena to Parma takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Cappelle Medicee, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence travel planner.

Drive from Parma to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Perugia.
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Perugia — 2 nights

Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then admire the striking features of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, and finally explore the world behind art at Studio Moretti Caselli. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Perugia route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Perugia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Perugia sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chiaravalle.
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Chiaravalle — 1 night

Chiaravalle is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ancona in the Italian region Marche, located about 15km west of Ancona. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Casa Natale di Maria Montessori and then stop by Apicoltura Coppari.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chiaravalle journey site.

Traveling by car from Perugia to Chiaravalle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Chiaravalle are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 3 nights

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.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Chiaravalle to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Piedmont travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Art Museums · Landmarks
Bordered by the Alps on three sides and often overlooked by casual tourists, the Piedmont region is famous for its wines, including Moscato D'Asti, Barolo, and Barbera, to name just a few. Piedmont's cuisine is renowned throughout Italy. Its exotic white truffles--a precious ingredient used in first-class restaurants around the world--are often compared to gold because of their staggering cost. An ideal holiday destination for foodies, the region is also known for its thriving industries of fresh produce, nuts, and chocolates. There are many places to visit in Piedmont, including several medieval castles, trendy spa resorts, and cities with both historical attractions and modern industries.
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Veneto travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums
An independent republic until Napoleon's invasion in 1797, Veneto is among the wealthiest and most developed regions in the country. The region has a bustling tourism industry, drawing nearly 70 million visitors annually to its historical, natural, artistic, cultural, musical, and culinary treasures. Though most tourists begin and end their Veneto holiday in Venice, the area has plenty more to offer. A range of attractions await beyond the capital city, including World Heritage-listed Palladian villas, seaside resorts, vineyards, lakes, beaches, thermal baths, lush parks, and imposing mountain ranges. Veneto's clubs, bars, and restaurants make for a lively nightlife in the region's thriving cities.
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Umbria travel guide

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Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Characterized by a landscape of green hills, attractive towns, and World Heritage-listed monuments, Umbria is the only region in the country with neither a coastline nor an international border. Umbria is home to the town of Assisi, a World Heritage Site and a major religious center that houses a number of attractions. Its Franciscan church has one of the world's finest medieval collections of frescos, a must-see on any itinerary here. Umbria is one of Italy's smaller regions, yet what it lacks in size, it more than makes up in the natural beauty of its agricultural lands and quaint villages.
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