8 days in Italy Itinerary

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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.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica. On the next day, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

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Barcelona, Spain to Rome is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, Rome is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Castelfidardo.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Castelfidardo is a town and comune in the province of Ancona, in the Marche region of central-eastern Italy.It is particularly remembered for a Sardinian victory over a papal army composed of foreign volunteers defending the Papal States, on September 18, 1860. On the 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Piazza del sabato del villaggio, then explore the historical opulence of Camminamenti di Ronda, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Della Santa Casa.

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Traveling by car from Rome to Castelfidardo takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Rome in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Castelfidardo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Castelfidardo to Florence by car takes about 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.
Museums · Historic Sites
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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 8th (Sun): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to Basilica di San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Torre dell'Orologio, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in October: highs in Venice hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.