24 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

24 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Drive to Camogli
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Camogli
— 1 night
Train
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto Venere
— 1 night
Taxi
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Lerici
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucca
— 1 night
Drive
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Pisa
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arezzo
— 1 night
Drive
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Cortona
— 1 night
Drive
10
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Perugia
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Montalcino
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pienza
— 1 night
Taxi
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San Quirico d'Orcia
— 1 night
Drive
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Montepulciano
— 1 night
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
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Camogli — 1 night

Camogli is a fishing village and tourist resort located on the west side of the peninsula of Portofino, on the Golfo Paradiso in the Riviera di Levante, in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, northern Italy. To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Camogli trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Camogli is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In May, Camogli is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. You will leave for Cinque Terre on the 27th (Fri).
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Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Cinque Terre — 1 night

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 27th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip planner.

You can take a train from Camogli to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Camogli in May, with lows around 13°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Porto Venere.
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Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Porto Venere — 1 night

Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. On the 28th (Sat), take a stroll through Portovenere.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Porto Venere travel planning tool.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lerici.
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Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Lerici — 1 night

Lerici is a town and comune in the province of La Spezia in Liguria (northern Italy), part of the Italian Riviera. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lerici trip itinerary planner.

Lerici is just a short distance from Porto Venere. In May, daily temperatures in Lerici can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Lucca on the 30th (Mon).
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Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

Lucca — 1 night

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro and then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi.

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Traveling by car from Lerici to Lucca takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pisa.
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Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

Pisa — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pisa vacation planning tool.

Pisa is just a stone's throw from Lucca. In May, daytime highs in Pisa are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

Florence — 3 nights

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, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Arezzo.
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Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

Arezzo — 1 night

Arezzo is a city of art with colorful frescoes and abundance of goldsmiths and antique jewelers.
On the 5th (Sun), cruise along Very Tuscany, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Francesco, Arezzo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria della Pieve.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Arezzo sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Florence to Arezzo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cortona.
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Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:

Cortona — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Buccelletti - Cantina, then look for gifts at Giancarlo Rossi, then see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano, and finally take an in-depth tour of MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cortona trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Arezzo to Cortona in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.
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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Assisi — 2 nights

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 7th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then stroll around Mount Subasio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri. On your second day here, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then learn about winemaking at Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, and then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Assisi day trip tool.

You can drive from Cortona to Assisi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Assisi, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Perugia.
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Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Perugia — 2 nights

Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, then admire the masterpieces at Studio Moretti Caselli, then explore the world behind art at Collegio del Cambio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wild Foods Italy, then learn about winemaking at Vineria del Carmine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Madonna di Citerna di Donatello.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Perugia day trip planning app.

Perugia is very close to Assisi. In June, daytime highs in Perugia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Montalcino.
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Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Montalcino — 2 nights

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Poggio Rubino, then do a tasting at Podere Il Cocco, and then do a tasting at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Castiglion del Bosco Winery, then steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, and then learn about winemaking at Podere Le Ripi.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Montalcino attractions planning site.

Drive from Perugia to Montalcino in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Montalcino sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pienza.
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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Pienza — 1 night

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 13th (Mon): make a trip to Piazza Pio II, stop by La Taverna del Pecorino, admire the striking features of Palazzo Piccolomini, then get a taste of the local shopping with Art Studio di Adelina Quadri, and finally take a stroll through Monticchiello.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pienza trip itinerary builder tool.

Pienza is just a short distance from Montalcino. In June in Pienza, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Quirico d'Orcia.
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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

San Quirico d'Orcia — 1 night

On the 14th (Tue), do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Santa Giulia, then steep yourself in history at Val d'Orcia, and then get into the urban bustle at San Quirico d'Orcia.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Quirico d'Orcia holiday builder.

San Quirico d'Orcia is just a stone's throw from Pienza. In June, daily temperatures in San Quirico d'Orcia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Montepulciano.
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Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

Montepulciano — 1 night

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
On the 15th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Tenuta Valdipiatta, learn about winemaking at Az. Agr. Poliziano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di San Biagio.

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Montepulciano is just a stone's throw from San Quirico d'Orcia. June in Montepulciano sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Siena.
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Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

Siena — 3 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: San Gimignano (Duomo di San Gimignano, Fattoria Il Piano, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, deepen your understanding at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Siena trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Montepulciano to Siena by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Siena, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18: