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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Milan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Milan due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in January; daily highs in Milan reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Como.
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Como — 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Wed), stop by Libreria Ubik and then don't miss a visit to Faro voltiano.

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Traveling by car from Milan to Como takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Como can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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Traveling by train from Como to Florence takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Como in January, expect Florence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

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Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly 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.
On the 16th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in January, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 4°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Wed).
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