17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Assisi
— 1 day
Drive
3
Pienza
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Genoa
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Milan
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Tremezzina
— 2 nights
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Venice — 2 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.
On the 29th (Sat), make a trip to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice online visit planner.

Tampa, USA to Venice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tampa to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tampa in April, plan for much colder days in Venice, with highs around 65°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Assisi.
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Assisi — 1 day

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 1st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santo Stefano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Assisi online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pienza.
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Pienza — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Studio di Adelina Quadri, make a trip to Corso il Rossellino, then stop by La Taverna del Pecorino, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Artemisia Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pienza attractions planning app.

Drive from Assisi to Pienza in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. May in Pienza sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Florence.
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Florence — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Tenuta Torciano (in Ulignano) and San Gimignano (Piazza della Cisterna & San Gimignano 1300). The adventure continues: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Palazzo Strozzi, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence visit planning tool.

You can drive from Pienza to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.
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Genoa — 3 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Visit Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova and Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello and D'Albertis Castle. Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to Basilica Di Santa Maria Assunta (in Camogli), Portofino (Faro Di Portofino & Area Marina Protetta Portofino) and Santuario della Madonna della Guardia (in Ceranesi). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, admire the masterpieces at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, see the interesting displays at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Rosso, and admire the landmark architecture of Antica Farmacia Erboristica Sant'Anna dei Frati Carmelitani Scalzi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa trip planning site.

Getting from Florence to Genoa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then explore the world behind art at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, then examine the collection at Palazzo Reale, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco and then stop by Brera District.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tremezzina.
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Tremezzina — 2 nights

The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia di Santa Tecla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia di S. Abbondio, admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, and finally contemplate the long history of Menaggio.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tremezzina online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Milan to Tremezzina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tremezzina can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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