17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy vacation planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Venice
— 1 night
Drive
2
Verona
— 1 night
Train
3
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
4
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 4 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Montalcino
5
Montalcino
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Venice — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then do a tasting at Toni Doro - Il Prosecco. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip maker.

Prague, Czech Republic to Venice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in July, with highs in Venice at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
On the 17th (Sun), make a trip to Piazza Bra, delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona online trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. July in Verona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello del Trebbio and Piazzale Michelangelo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Bagno Maurizio (in Viareggio) and Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni & Wine Tours & Tastings). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence visit site.

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portoferraio.
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Portoferraio, Elba Island — 4 nights

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia Di Sansone and Spiaggia di Cavoli. Explore Portoferraio's surroundings by going to Spiaggia di Terranera (in Porto Azzurro), Spiaggia di Chiessi (in Chiessi) and Spiaggia del Relitto (in Pomonte). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia delle Tombe.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Portoferraio travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Portoferraio can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Montalcino.
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Montalcino — 2 nights

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
On the 26th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Uccelliera, do a tasting at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, and then learn about winemaking at Podere Le Ripi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Castiglion del Bosco Winery, then learn about winemaking at Podere Il Cocco, then learn about winemaking at Mate Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Montalcino trip tool.

Getting from Portoferraio to Montalcino by combination of ferry and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Portoferraio in July, expect nights in Montalcino to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Assisi.
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Assisi — 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Assisi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montalcino to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.
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Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, wander the streets of Trastevere, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in July, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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