17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner

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Rome
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arezzo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pescara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sant'Agata de' Goti
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 4 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, and finally browse the exhibits of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. January in Rome sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Arezzo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

Arezzo

— 2 nights

Ancient City

Arezzo is a city of art with colorful frescoes and abundance of goldsmiths and antique jewelers.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Arezzo Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museo dei Mezzi di Comunicazione, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francesco, Arezzo, make a trip to Piazza Grande, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria della Pieve, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Ivan Bruschi. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Eremo Le Celle, then make a trip to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, then relax and rejuvenate at Piscine Termali Theia, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Civico Archeologico delle Acque.

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You can drive from Rome to Arezzo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Arezzo

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and finally take an in-depth tour of MOnd - Museo della Contrada Capitana dell'Onda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

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Traveling by car from Arezzo to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Siena are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally contemplate the long history of San Damiano. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, examine the collection at Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, then explore the world behind art at Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Assisi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pescara.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Pescara

— 2 nights
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. On the 3rd (Wed), make a trip to Acquedotto Medievale, make a trip to Centro Storico di Sulmona, stop by Enoteca Evinosia, then snap pictures at Ponte Flaiano, and finally take a stroll through Pescara Vecchia. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ponte del Mare, don't miss a visit to La Fontana Nave di Cascella, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Tommaso Apostolo, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Istituto Nazionale Tostiano - Istituto Culturale di Rilevanza Nazionale, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Museo della Battaglia di Ortona.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Pescara road trip tool.

Getting from Assisi to Pescara by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. February in Pescara sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sant'Agata de' Goti.

Things to do in Pescara

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

Sant'Agata de' Goti

— 2 nights
Sant'Agata de' Goti is a comune (municipality) and former Catholic bishopric in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania, located about 35 km northeast of Naples and about 25 km west of Benevento near the Monte Taburno.HistorySant'Agata is not far from the ancient Samnite town of Saticula.The 'Goth' part of the town's name name does not derive from the (Ostro)Gothic domination of Italy (5th-6th centuries), but from the noble Gascony family De Goth, who held it in the 14th century.It was a Latin rite bishopric from 969.05.26 as Diocese of Sant’Agata de’ Goti until its 1986 suppression and merger into the Diocese of Cerreto Sannita–Telese–Sant’Agata de’ Goti, which adopted its title and retained its cathedral as Co-cathedral Concattedrale di S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Agriturismo L'Ape Regina, browse the different shops at Centro Commerciale Campania, then revel in the low prices at La Reggia Designer Outlet, and finally don't miss a visit to Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte sul Martorano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa e Convento di San Francesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Sofia, then pause for some photo ops at Arco di Traiano (114 d. C.), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Benevento.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sant'Agata de' Goti attractions planner.

You can drive from Pescara to Sant'Agata de' Goti in 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Sant'Agata de' Goti

Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Explore Rome further: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sant'Agata de' Goti to Rome in 2.5 hours.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Province of Arezzo travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Arezzo is a city and comune in Italy, capital of the province of the same name located in Tuscany. Arezzo is about 80km southeast of Florence at an elevation of 296m above sea level. It is also 30 km west of Città di Castello. In 2013 the population was about 99,000.HistoryDescribed by Livy as one of the Capitae Etruriae (Etruscan capitals), Arezzo (Aritim in Etruscan) is believed to have been one of the twelve most important Etruscan cities—the so-called Dodecapolis, part of the Etruscan League. Etruscan remains establish that the acropolis of San Cornelio, a small hill next to that of San Donatus, was occupied and fortified in the Etruscan period. There is other significant Etruscan evidence: parts of walls, an Etruscan necropolis on Poggio del Sole (still named "Hill of the Sun"), and most famously, the two bronzes, the "Chimera of Arezzo" (5th century BC) and the "Minerva" (4th century BC) which were discovered in the 16th century and taken to Florence. Increasing trade connections with Greece also brought some elite goods to the Etruscan nobles of Arezzo: the krater painted by Euphronios ca 510 BC depicting a battle against Amazons (in the Museo Civico, Arezzo 1465) is unsurpassed.

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Province of Siena travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Wineries & Vineyards · Churches
Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena.The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.HistorySiena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (c. 900–400 BC) when it was inhabited by a tribe called the Saina. The Etruscans were a tribe of advanced people who changed the face of central Italy through their use of irrigation to reclaim previously unfarmable land, and their custom of building their settlements in well-defended hill forts. A Roman town called Saena Julia was founded at the site in the time of the Emperor Augustus. Some archaeologists assert that Siena was controlled for a period by a Gaulish tribe called the Senones.According to local legend, Siena was founded by Senius and Aschius, two sons of Remus and thus nephews of Romulus, after whom Rome was named. Supposedly after their father's murder by Romulus, they fled Rome, taking with them the statue of the she-wolf suckling the infants (Capitoline Wolf), thus appropriating that symbol for the town. Additionally they rode white and black horses, giving rise to the Balzana, or coat of arms of Siena with a white band atop a dark band. Some claim the name Siena derives from Senius. Other etymologies derive the name from the Etruscan family name Saina, the Roman family name Saenii, or the Latin word senex "old" or its derived form seneo "to be old".

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Province of Perugia travel guide

4.5
Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Perugia is the capital city of both the region of Umbria in central Italy, crossed by the river Tiber, and of the province of Perugia. The city is located about 164km north of Rome and 148km south-east of Florence. It covers a high hilltop and part of the valleys around the area. The region of Umbria is bordered by Tuscany, Lazio, and Marche.The history of Perugia goes back to the Etruscan period; Perugia was one of the main Etruscan cities.The city is also known as the universities town, with the University of Perugia founded in 1308 (about 34,000 students), the University for Foreigners (5,000 students), and some smaller colleges such as the Academy of Fine Arts "Pietro Vannucci" (Accademia di Belle Arti "Pietro Vannucci") public athenaeum founded in 1573, the Perugia University Institute of Linguistic Mediation for translators and interpreters, the Music Conservatory of Perugia, founded in 1788, and other institutes.Perugia is also a well-known cultural and artistic centre of Italy. The city hosts multiple annual festivals and events, e.g., the Eurochocolate Festival (October), the Umbria Jazz Festival (July), and the International Journalism Festival (in April), and is associated with multiple notable people in the arts.The famous painter Pietro Vannucci, nicknamed Perugino, was a native of Città della Pieve, near Perugia. He decorated the local Sala del Cambio with a beautiful series of frescoes; eight of his pictures can also be admired in the National Gallery of Umbria.

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Province of Benevento travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Monuments · Parks
Benevento is a city and comune of Campania, Italy, capital of the province of Benevento, northeast of Naples. It is situated on a hill 130m above sea level at the confluence of the Calore Irpino (or Beneventano) and the Sabato. It is also the seat of a Roman Catholic archbishop. Around Benevento there is an urban area with 110,000 inhabitants.Benevento occupies the site of the ancient Beneventum, originally Maleventum or still earlier Maloenton. The "-vent" portion of the name probably refers to a market-place and is a common element in ancient place names. The Romans theorized that it meant "the site of bad events", from Mal(um) + eventum. In the imperial period it was supposed to have been founded by Diomedes after the Trojan War.Due to its artistic and cultural significance, the Santa Sofia Church in Benevento was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, as part of a group of seven historic buildings inscribed as Longobards in Italy, Places of Power (568–774 A.D.).A patron saint of Benevento is Saint Bartholomew, the Apostle, whose relics are kept here at San Bartolomeo Cathedral.

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