35 days in Italy Itinerary

35 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 6 nights
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Assisi
— 2 nights
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Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pisa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Bologna
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 3 nights
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 5 nights
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10
Turin
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Como
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Bellagio
— 3 nights
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Rome — 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Palazzo delle Esposizioni and Bartolucci. Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna and Stanze di Raffaello will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder.

Istanbul, Turkey to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in November, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Assisi.
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Assisi — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, contemplate the long history of Acquedotto Medievale, then steep yourself in history at Arco Etrusco, then admire the landmark architecture of San Pietro, and finally stop by La Bottega Di Teresa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Assisi, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Assisi Galleria 6C.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi online travel route builder.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in November, plan for little chillier days in Assisi, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive 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.
On the 19th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza, then make a trip to Piazza del Campo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Santa Caterina. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Torre e Casa Campatelli, get a taste of the local shopping with La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano, then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Siena trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pisa.
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Pisa — 2 nights

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, relax and rejuvenate at Bagni di Pisa Medical Spa, delve into the distant past at Domus Romana, then see the interesting displays at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri, then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally make a trip to San Piero a Grado.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pisa tour planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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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.
Shop till you drop at Piazza della Repubblica and Wine & Cheese shop. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, get engrossed in the history at Stibbert Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue and Jewish Museum of Florence.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bologna.
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Bologna — 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Salumeria Simoni, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, then wander the streets of Quadrilatero, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo della Mercanzia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Torre Prendiparte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro, see the interesting displays at La Macchina del Tempo, then explore the world behind art at Museo di Palazzo Poggi, and finally browse the exhibits of MAST.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna road trip site.

Getting from Florence to Bologna by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in November: highs in Bologna hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Shop till you drop at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi and Mercati di Rialto. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, stop by Cannaregio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online day trip planner.

You can drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Verona.
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Verona — 2 nights

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 1st (Thu), steep yourself in history at I Portoni della Bra, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, then pause for some serene contemplation at chiesa di San Lorenzo - Verona, and finally catch a live performance at Arena di Verona. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, make a trip to Porta Borsari - World Heritage Site, admire the landmark architecture of Arche Scaligere, then don't miss a visit to Santa Maria Antica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of Sant'Eufemia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Verona trip maker tool.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Verona are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan — 5 nights

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.
Do your shopping at Brera District and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamo (Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, Cappella Colleoni, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Marino, contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, and look and learn at Civico Planetario Ulrico Hoepli.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan journey planner.

Getting from Verona to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Turin.
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Turin — 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Sabauda, then get engrossed in the history at Musei Reali, and then stop by Quadrilatero Romano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colline di Torino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, then explore the world behind art at Fondazione Accorsi Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turin trip planning website.

You can take a train from Milan to Turin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turin are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Como.
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Como — 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pick up some local products at Micromercato Moltrasio, examine the collection at Museo Baroffio e del Santuario del Sacro Monte Sopra Varese, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Santa Maria del Monte, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Castiglioni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio, take an in-depth tour of Civic Museum of the Risorgimento, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then stop by Libreria Ubik, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Carpoforo.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Como travel route planner.

Drive from Turin to Como in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Como, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bellagio.
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Bellagio — 3 nights

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Popular historic sites such as Molino Maufet and Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Walking Tour Bellagio - Lake of Como and Kayaking & Canoeing. Change things up with these side-trips from Bellagio: La Fiorida Farm & Beauty (in Mantello), Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte (in Varenna) and Chiesa di S. Stefano (in Menaggio). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Valentinarte Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco di Villa Serbelloni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte, and see the interesting displays at Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bellagio trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Como to Bellagio in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a train. In December in Bellagio, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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