16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 1 day
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Orvieto
— 2 nights
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Pienza
— 3 nights
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Siena
— 2 nights
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Lucca
— 1 night
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Rome
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Rome — 1 day

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Villa d'Este has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Villa d'Este.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in October; daily highs in Rome reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Orvieto.
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Orvieto — 2 nights

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orvieto visit planning site.

Drive from Rome to Orvieto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pienza.
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Pienza — 3 nights

Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. Your list of things to see and do now includes Lake Trasimeno, City Centre, Rocca Maggiore, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of the City of Pienza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Montalcino, then do a tasting at il Cocco, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pienza online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Pienza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Pienza are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Siena.
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Siena — 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Manicomio di Volterra as well as Roman Theatre. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, then make a trip to Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then contemplate the long history of Roman Theatre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Manicomio di Volterra.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Siena travel route planner.

You can drive from Pienza to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Siena, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Lucca.
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Lucca — 1 night

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Leaning Tower of Pisa. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa and then don't miss a visit to Le mura di Lucca.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucca trip builder site.

Drive from Siena to Lucca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Lucca sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You've added Area Marina Protetta Portofino, Castello di Rapallo, Aquarium of Genoa, and other attractions to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Lucca to Cinque Terre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You will leave for Florence on the 17th (Tue).
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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.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome

Eternal City

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Tuscany travel guide

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Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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