8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Mandello del Lario
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Bergamo
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Verona
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Venice
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Sirmione
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Milan
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Mandello del Lario — 1 night

Mandello del Lario is an Italian town and comune in the province of Lecco, in Lombardy, on the Como Lake.Since 1921, Mandello del Lario has been home to Moto Guzzi—the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, now a subsidiary of Piaggio & Co. On the 26th (Mon), trek along Sentiero Geologico Canzo - Terz'Aple, hike along Sentiero del Viandante, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, and finally admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mandello del Lario trip planning app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Mandello del Lario is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Zurich in September, expect Mandello del Lario to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bergamo.
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Bergamo — 1 night

City of a Thousand

In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastero d'Astino, then take some stellar pictures from Campanone o Torre Civica, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bergamo trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mandello del Lario to Bergamo in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night

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 28th (Wed): see a show at Arena di Verona, delve into the distant past at Porta Borsari - World Heritage Site, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Piazza delle Erbe.

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Drive from Bergamo to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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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.
Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace will appeal to history buffs. Kids will enjoy Canal Grande and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, steep yourself in history at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sirmione.
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Sirmione — 1 night

Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sirmione online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Sirmione takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Sirmione, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.
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Milan — 1 night

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 2nd (Sun), examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia and then get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Sirmione to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly 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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