55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Trieste
— 2 nights
Drive
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Udine
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Treviso
— 2 nights
Drive
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Padua
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 4 nights
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Turin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Genoa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bologna
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pisa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Livorno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 2 nights
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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pompeii
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
Ferry
19
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry to Naples, Fly to Lampedusa
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Lampedusa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Palermo
— 4 nights
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Trieste — 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Marina di Miramare, then explore the historical opulence of Miramare Castle-Historical Museum, then kick back and relax at Beach Barcola, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Giusto Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Trieste trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Trieste is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Trieste. In August, Trieste is a bit warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Udine.
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Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Udine — 1 night

The spiritual capital of the region, Udine remains a wealthy provincial center with a trove of cultural and artistic treasures.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at The Horse Trail of the Cormor Valley and then explore the world behind art at Diocesan Museum and Tiepolo Gallery. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Rocca Bernarda, steep yourself in history at Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre, then make a trip to Liberty Square, and finally step into the grandiose world of Udine Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Udine trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Trieste to Udine takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Udine sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.
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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and St Mark's Campanile. Escape the urban bustle at Canal Grande and Casoni della Fogolana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Oasi Ca' di Mezzo (in Codevigo) and Bagni Sirena (in Sottomarina). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, wander the streets of Dorsoduro, visit Cannaregio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto.

Start your trip to Venice by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Udine to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Treviso.
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Treviso — 2 nights

Little Venice

The northern Italy medieval city of Treviso is known worldwide as the home of the Italian dessert tiramisu.
On the 20th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Castello Di Roncade, learn about winemaking at Fioravanti Onesti - Vini dal 1808, make a trip to Loggia dei Cavalieri, then identify plant and animal life at Oasi Cervara, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Treviso.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Treviso trip planner.

Treviso is just a short distance from Venice. August in Treviso sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Padua.
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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Padua — 2 nights

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Madonna della Salute Monteortone, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Di San Bernardino, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi degli Stagni di Casale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Cantina Maeli Colli Euganei, explore the landscape on two wheels at Anello dei Colli Euganei, then do a tasting at Vigna Roda, and finally learn about winemaking at Cantina Pretto Lidio.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Padua route planner.

Getting from Treviso to Padua by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. August in Padua sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Verona.
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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Jamaica Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally see a show at Arena di Verona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Verona travel planner.

Getting from Padua to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Padua in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Verona, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Milan — 4 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.
Visit Duomo di Milano and Piazza del Duomo for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello Sforzesco and Milan Walking Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Bellagio), Riva Bianca Beach (in Lierna) and Orrido di Bellano (in Bellano). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, explore the landscape on two wheels at I Sentieri dei Lupi del Cornaggia - MTB, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Milan online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Verona to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Turin.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

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.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Superga, then stroll through Anemos - PedalaTo, and then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, then take in the exciting artwork at Reggia Di Reale, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turin online day trip planner.

Take a train from Milan to Turin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in August, plan for slightly colder days in Turin, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Genoa.
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Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Genoa — 4 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.
Visiting Angelo's Boat Tours - Cinque Terre Boat Tours and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cinque Terre Trails and Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi. Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Abbazia di San Fruttuoso (in Camogli). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, contemplate the long history of Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, and see the interesting displays at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Doria Tursi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Genoa tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Turin in August: high temperatures in Genoa hover around 33°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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 4th (Sun): make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, then contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, and finally head outdoors with Torre Prendiparte. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally examine the collection at Museo Ferrari.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bologna tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Bologna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bologna when traveling from Genoa in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Basilica of Santa Croce. Change things up with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, get a dose of the wild on Riding with Cosimo, awaken your taste buds at Scenic wine tours in Tuscany, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, and then kick back and relax at Bagno Maurizio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Paolo all’Orto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, then admire the striking features of Battistero di San Giovanni, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pisa road trip site.

You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Livorno.
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Livorno — 2 nights

Naples of the North

Considered one of Tuscany's newer cities, the busy port city of Livorno boasts modern charm uncharacteristic of the region.
On the 12th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Montenero, stroll through Bagni Etruria, then explore the gorgeous colors at Costiera di Calafuria, and finally make a trip to Monumento dei Quattro Mori. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiagge bianche and then learn about winemaking at SATOR Winery.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Livorno trip planner.

Drive from Pisa to Livorno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Livorno sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Crete Senesi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Galgano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and finally steep yourself in history at Battistero di San Giovanni.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Siena holiday builder website.

Drive from Livorno to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at Matteo Truffle Experience, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Trastevere, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning site.

You can drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Naples.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Naples — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Galleria Borbonica. Get in touch with nature at Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods and Vesuvio National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Reggia di Caserta in Caserta (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples travel planning site.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Naples are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pompeii.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Pompeii — 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Visit Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Ravello for their historical value. Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Villa Rufolo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Pompeii to go to Amalfi and see Valle delle Ferriere, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, delve into the distant past at Forum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, and admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pompeii road trip site.

Pompeii is just a stone's throw from Naples. In September, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
We've included these beaches for you: Fornillo and Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Il Vallone dei Mulini. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Il Gusto della Costa (in Praiano) and Positano (Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Cave of Smeraldo, &more). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, make a trip to Piazza Tasso, get to know the fascinating history of Corso Italia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento day trip tool.

Drive from Pompeii to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Capri, Island of Capri — 2 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, tour the pleasant surroundings at I Faraglioni, cruise along Via Krupp, explore the activities along Marina Piccola, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, and finally steep yourself in history at Villa San Michele. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Michele and then tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Capri trip itinerary app.

Traveling by ferry from Sorrento to Capri takes an hour. In September in Capri, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Lampedusa.
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Lampedusa — 3 nights

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia dei Conigli and Cala Pulcino. Step out of the city life by going to La Tabaccara and Capo Ponente. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Capo Grecale, and kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa road trip app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Capri to Lampedusa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Capri in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lampedusa, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Palermo.
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Palermo — 4 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cattedrale di Palermo and Norman Palace. Duomo di Monreale and Catacombe dei Cappuccini will appeal to history buffs. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Dojo & SPA (in Capaci) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mondello, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, and make a trip to Quattro Canti.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Palermo road trip planner.

Getting from Lampedusa to Palermo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Sicily travel guide

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The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.
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