16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cortona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Tropea
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice
— 3 nights
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Florence — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Synagogue and Jewish Museum of Florence and Palazzo Strozzi capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Montecatini Alto and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Knights’ Square, Duomo di Pisa, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, look for gifts at Wine & Cheese shop, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Tampa, USA to Florence is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tampa to Florence. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tampa in June, with highs in Florence at 83°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cortona.
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Cortona — 2 nights

City of Art

The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo della Cattedrale, don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, make a trip to Piazza Pio II, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di San Biagio, and finally stop by DelBrenna Jewelry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sualzo Beach, kick back and relax at Zocco Beach, then view the masterpieces at Clelia Tondini, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo Le Celle.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Cortona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rome.
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Rome — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazza Navona, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online route planner.

Traveling by car from Cortona to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Tropea.
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Tropea — 2 nights

Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Tropea Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, and then see some colorful creatures with Mondo Blu Diving. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano, enjoy the sand and surf at Grotticelle beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piedigrotta Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese Murat.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tropea tour website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Tropea takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tropea: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.
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Venice — 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Centro Storico di Venezia. Attractions like Canal Grande and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take a stroll through Dorsoduro, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday planner.

Getting from Tropea to Venice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time 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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Province of Arezzo travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Arezzo is a city and comune in Italy, capital of the province of the same name located in Tuscany. Arezzo is about 80km southeast of Florence at an elevation of 296m above sea level. It is also 30 km west of Città di Castello. In 2013 the population was about 99,000.HistoryDescribed by Livy as one of the Capitae Etruriae (Etruscan capitals), Arezzo (Aritim in Etruscan) is believed to have been one of the twelve most important Etruscan cities—the so-called Dodecapolis, part of the Etruscan League. Etruscan remains establish that the acropolis of San Cornelio, a small hill next to that of San Donatus, was occupied and fortified in the Etruscan period. There is other significant Etruscan evidence: parts of walls, an Etruscan necropolis on Poggio del Sole (still named "Hill of the Sun"), and most famously, the two bronzes, the "Chimera of Arezzo" (5th century BC) and the "Minerva" (4th century BC) which were discovered in the 16th century and taken to Florence. Increasing trade connections with Greece also brought some elite goods to the Etruscan nobles of Arezzo: the krater painted by Euphronios ca 510 BC depicting a battle against Amazons (in the Museo Civico, Arezzo 1465) is unsurpassed.

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Calabria travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Castles
Forming the toe of Italy's "boot," Calabria is considered the Caribbean of Europe and may very well be the country's best-kept secret. Visitors can find everything from beaches to Byzantine churches here. Hillside towns, ancient Greek temples, and medieval castles and palaces are just some of the attractions scattered around one of the country's least-developed regions. Calabria remains largely unblemished by mass tourism, with many charming places to visit like olive plantations, orange groves, waterfalls, and lakes. Because it's bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on three sides, the water plays a huge role in the region's culture and cuisine. Calabria is also an up-and-coming producer of fine wines.
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