16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Rome — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Villa d'Este, Musei Capitolini and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

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If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. In February, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've added Piazza del Comune, Cattedrale di San Rufino, Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and other attractions to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli & Leaning Tower of Pisa) and Siena (Piazza del Campo, Duomo di Siena, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto.

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Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Milan.
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Milan — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in February: high temperatures in Milan hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice — 4 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 list of things to see and do now includes libreria Acqua alta, Cannaregio, Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

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You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February in Venice, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night.
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Province of Florence travel guide

Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the Metropolitan City of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,083 inhabitants (as at 2013), expanding to over 1,520,000 in the metropolitan area.Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages". A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The Florentine dialect forms the base of Standard Italian and it became the language of culture throughout Italy due to the prestige of the masterpieces by Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini.The city attracts millions of tourists each year, and the Historic Centre of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.