45 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 2 nights
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Padua
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Verona
— 3 nights
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Bellagio
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
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Porto Venere
— 2 nights
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Lerici
— 2 nights
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Sarzana
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Lucca
— 2 nights
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San Miniato
— 1 night
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Volterra
— 2 nights
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San Gimignano
— 1 night
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Monteriggioni
— 2 nights
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Siena
— 3 nights
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Montalcino
— 1 night
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Castiglione D'Orcia
— 2 nights
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Pienza
— 2 nights
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Montepulciano
— 1 night
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Castiglione del Lago
— 1 night
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Sorano
— 2 nights
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Pitigliano
— 2 nights
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Civita di Bagnoregio
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Orvieto
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Rome
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Venice — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary maker website.

Dallas, USA to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Venice is 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Padua.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Padua

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle and then get a sense of history and politics at Ragione Palace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Padua holiday tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Venice to Padua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Venice in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Padua: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Verona.
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Verona — 3 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.
Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella dei Notai, then see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, and finally wander the streets of Via Mazzini.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona online attractions planner.

Drive from Padua to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Padua, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Verona, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bellagio.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Bellagio — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, then pause for some serene contemplation at S. Giovanni Battista, and finally admire the striking features of I Giardini di Villa Melzi. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, walk around La Punta Spartivento, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bellagio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Bellagio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Bellagio sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Milan — 2 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.
On the 11th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, examine the collection at Leonardo3 - Il Mondo di Leonardo, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, explore the world behind art at Museum of Ancient Art, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Milan visit planner.

Drive from Bellagio to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cinque Terre.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Cinque Terre — 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Fegina, take a leisurely stroll along Passeggiata Lungomare, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia, and finally hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre route app.

Getting from Milan to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Porto Venere.
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Porto Venere — 2 nights

Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sporting Beach, kick back and relax at Arenella Beach, make a trip to Santuario della Madonna Bianca - Chiesa di San Lorenzo, look for gifts at Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale, then don't miss a visit to Palazzata a Mare, and finally do a tasting at De Gustibus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): head off the coast to Isola del Tino, pause for some photo ops at Statua Mater Naturae, head off the coast to Isola Palmaria, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Byron, then make a trip to Villa Romana del Varignano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Santuario Nostra Signora delle Grazie.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Porto Venere vacation planning website.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Porto Venere, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Lerici.
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Lerici — 2 nights

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 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio di Santa Maria in Selaa, learn more about the world around you at Punta Corvo, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Lerici, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiagge di Fiascherino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Francesco, make a trip to Colonnata, kick back and relax at Asciutti Carlo, make a trip to Pontile Medaglie d'Oro, then appreciate the history behind Forte Lorenese, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio e San Biagio Abate.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lerici online trip itinerary planner.

Lerici is just a stone's throw from Porto Venere. In September in Lerici, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sarzana.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Sarzana

Sarzana is a town, comune (municipality) and former short-lived Catholic bishopric in the Province of La Spezia, of Liguria region, northwestern Italy, 15km east of Spezia, on the railway to Pisa, at the point where the railway to Parma diverges to the north. On the 18th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Villa Dosi Delfini, then browse the exhibits of Castello del Piagnaro, and then don't miss a visit to Centro storico di Pontremoli.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarzana itinerary maker site.

Sarzana is just a stone's throw from Lerici. September in Sarzana sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Lucca.
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Lucca — 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lucca sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sarzana to Lucca takes an hour. In September in Lucca, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to San Miniato.
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San Miniato — 1 night

San Miniato is a town and comune in the province of Pisa, in the region of Tuscany, Italy.San Miniato sits at an historically strategic location atop three small hills where it dominates the lower Arno valley between the valleys of Egola and Elsa. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi - World Heritage Site, admire the striking features of Il Palazzo Comunale di San Miniato, make a trip to Tower of Federico II, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di San Miniato, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e di San Genesio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo del Seminario.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Miniato online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Lucca to San Miniato by car takes about an hour. September in San Miniato sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

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 Academy of Fine Arts and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Basilica of Santa Croce and Piazza della Signoria will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Drive from San Miniato to Florence in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Volterra.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Volterra — 2 nights

Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Etrusco Guarnacci, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca e Museo Civico, contemplate the long history of Piazza dei Priori, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre, and finally don't miss a visit to Porta all'Arco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Bolgheri - Borgo Medievale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Giacomo e Cristoforo, walk around Parco Gallorose, then cool off at Acqua Village Cecina, and finally take advantage of the amenities at Bagno La Lanterna.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Volterra trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Volterra in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to San Gimignano.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

San Gimignano — 1 night

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
On the 26th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then get engrossed in the history at Torre e Casa Campatelli, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca of Montestaffoli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Gimignano trip website.

Drive from Volterra to San Gimignano in an hour. In September, daytime highs in San Gimignano are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Monteriggioni.
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Monteriggioni — 2 nights

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, steep yourself in history at Walls of Monteriggioni, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico di Monteriggioni, then explore the historical opulence of La Rocca di Staggia, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca di Castellina.

To find out how to plan a trip to Monteriggioni, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from San Gimignano to Monteriggioni in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Siena.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Siena — 3 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 inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Siena and Centro Storico di Siena. Let the collections at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Pinacoteca Nazionale capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Contrada Priora della Civetta, see the interesting displays at Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella di Piazza.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Siena holiday builder website.

Siena is very close to Monteriggioni. In September, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Montalcino.
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Montalcino — 1 night

City of Honey

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 2nd (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Fortezza di Montalcino, see the interesting displays at Museo della Mezzadria, see the interesting displays at Museo Civico e Diocesano. Raccolta Archeologica, contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Tricerchi, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Medievale Cinto da Mura.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Montalcino online trip planner.

Drive from Siena to Montalcino in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Castiglione D'Orcia.
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Castiglione D'Orcia — 2 nights

Castiglione d'Orcia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 90km southeast of Florence and about 40km southeast of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia, not far from the Via Cassia.Castiglione d'Orcia borders the following municipalities: Abbadia San Salvatore, Castel del Piano, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani, San Quirico d'Orcia, Seggiano.HistoryThe settlement is mentioned for the first time in 714, when it was a possession of the Aldobrandeschi family. On the 3rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Terme Bagno Vignoni, make a trip to Piazza delle Sorgenti, explore the activities along Terme di San Filippo, see the interesting displays at Mining Museum Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia San Salvatore, and finally explore the activities along Laghetto Verde. On your second day here, walk around Parco dei Mulini, stop by Piscina Val di Sole, enjoy breathtaking views from Rocca degli Aldobrandeschi, then see the interesting displays at Parco Nazionale Museo delle Miniere dell'Amiata, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Cisterna, and finally explore the world behind art at Fortress of Tentennano.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Castiglione D'Orcia trip tool.

Castiglione D'Orcia is very close to Montalcino. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Comunale di Pienza, steep yourself in history at Corso il Rossellino, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Piccolomini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Collegiata di San Quirico, admire the natural beauty at Horti Leonini, get into the urban bustle at San Quirico d'Orcia, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, then contemplate the long history of Terme Bagno Vignoni, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Sorgenti.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pienza trip planner.

Pienza is just a stone's throw from Castiglione D'Orcia. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Montepulciano.
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Montepulciano — 1 night

Pearl of the 16th Century

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 7th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Via di Gracciano nel Corso, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dome of Montepulciano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di San Biagio.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Montepulciano trip builder website.

Montepulciano is just a short distance from Pienza. In October in Montepulciano, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Castiglione del Lago.
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Castiglione del Lago — 1 night

Castiglione del Lago is a town in the Province of Perugia of Umbria (central Italy), on the southwest corner of Lake Trasimeno. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Isola Maggiore, get great views at La Rocca di Passignano Sul Trasimeno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo della Corgna - Palazzo Ducale, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca del Leone.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Castiglione del Lago trip itinerary site.

Castiglione del Lago is just a stone's throw from Montepulciano. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sorano.
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Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Sorano — 2 nights

Sorano is a town and comune in the province of Grosseto, southern Tuscany (Italy).It as an ancient medieval hill town hanging from a tuff stone over the Lente River.HistorySorano was probably inhabited by Villanovan culture, but the first historical mentions are relative to the 3rd century BC, when it was an Etruscan city under the influence of the more populous nearby Sovana.Disappearing from history under the Roman domination, it is again known in 862 when a county was founded by Emperor Louis II, under the Aldobrandeschi suzerainty. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Parco degli Etruschi, make a trip to Fortezza Orsini, walk around Parco Archeologico Citta del Tufo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Pietro, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico, and finally make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): Head underground at Insediamento rupestre di Vitozza, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santuario di Maria SS. del Suffragio, examine the collection at Museo civico archeologico e delle tradizioni popolari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Costume Farnesiano, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Della Terra.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sorano visit planner.

Getting from Castiglione del Lago to Sorano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pitigliano.
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Pitigliano — 2 nights

Pitigliano is a town in the province of Grosseto, located about 80km south-east of the city of Grosseto, in Italy. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Acquedotto Mediceo di Pitigliano, examine the collection at Museo Civico Archeologico della Civilta Etrusca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piccola Gerusalemme di Maremma, contemplate the long history of Museo di Palazzo Orsini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (Duomo di Pitigliano), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie. On your second day here, stroll around Parco Torre di Lavello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico di Tuscania, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ex Convento di San Francesco, then explore the historical opulence of Castello dell'Abbadia, and finally delve into the distant past at Vulci.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pitigliano attractions app.

Pitigliano is very close to Sorano. In October, daily temperatures in Pitigliano can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Civita di Bagnoregio.
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Civita di Bagnoregio — 1 night

Civita di Bagnoregio is a town in the Province of Viterbo in central Italy, a suburb of the comune of Bagnoregio, 1km east from it. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Castello e Torre Monaldeschi, explore the historical opulence of Castello Baglioni, see a world frozen in time at Centro Storico di Celleno Vecchia, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Orsini, then engage your brain at Museo Geologico e delle Frane, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Donato Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Civita di Bagnoregio trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pitigliano to Civita di Bagnoregio takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Civita di Bagnoregio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Orvieto.
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Orvieto — 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella del Corporale, Head underground at Orvieto Underground, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Orvieto, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Moro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant'Andrea, Orvieto, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Orvieto day trip app.

Drive from Civita di Bagnoregio to Orvieto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Orvieto can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
Colosseum and Piazza Navona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Villa Adriana. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rome, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Wed).
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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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Province of Viterbo travel guide

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See also Viterbo, Texas and Viterbo University. For ancient Ferento, see Ferentium. For the municipality in Colombia, see Viterbo, CaldasViterbo is an ancient city and comune in the Lazio region of central Italy, the capital of the province of Viterbo.It conquered and absorbed the neighboring town of Ferento in its early history. It is approximately 80km north of GRA (Rome) on the Via Cassia, and it is surrounded by the Monti Cimini and Monti Volsini. The historic center of the city is surrounded by medieval walls, still intact, built during the 11th and 12th centuries. Entrance to the walled center of the city is through ancient gates.Apart from agriculture, the main resources of Viterbo's area are pottery, marble, and wood. The town is home to the Italian gold reserves, an important Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Tuscia, and the Italian Army's Aviation Command headquarters and training centre. It is located in a wide thermal area, attracting many tourists from the whole of central Italy.HistoryThe first report of the new city dates to the eighth century CE, when it is identified as Castrum Viterbii. It was fortified in 773 by the Lombard King Desiderius in his vain attempt to conquer Rome. When the popes switched to the Frankish support, Viterbo became part of the Papal States, but this status was to be highly contested by the emperors in the following centuries, until in 1095 it is known it was a free comune.

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