19 days in Northwest Italy & Italy Itinerary

19 days in Northwest Italy & Italy Itinerary

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19 days in Northwest Italy & Italy Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Naples
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Genoa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Turin
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Verona
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Bologna
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
8
Florence
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  12​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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 8th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro fiumi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Louis of the French, then wander the streets of Citta del Vaticano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro in Vincoli.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome tour itinerary maker tool .

New Delhi, India to Rome is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in February, with highs in Rome at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Villa d'Este, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a stroll through Spaccanapoli, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, then get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito. On the next day, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, then examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, and finally contemplate the long history of Underground Naples.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Naples route planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Genoa.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Spaccanapoli ©
Spaccanapoli
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©

3
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi and Spianata Castelletto. Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and L'Ancoretta di Ivano Frisina (in Chiavari). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and wander the streets of Boccadasse.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Genoa trip maker site .

You can fly from Naples to Genoa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

L'Ancoretta, Baia del Silenzio
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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi
Chiesa dei Santi Cosma e Damiano ©
Chiesa dei Santi Cosma e Damiano
Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari ©
Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari

2
nights
Turin

Turin ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parco del Valentino and La Venaria Reale. Step out of Turin to go to Sant'Ambrogio di Torino and see Sacra di San Michele, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Basilica La Consolata, make a trip to Piazza Castello, and examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin attractions planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, Turin is little chillier than Genoa - with highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sacra di San Michele, Reggia di Venaria Reale, Basilica of Superga
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Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
Santuario della Consolata ©
Santuario della Consolata
Piazza Vittorio Veneto ©
Piazza Vittorio Veneto

2
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
On the 19th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, snap pictures at Ponte Pietra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero, and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te. Keep things going the next day: partake in some friendly competition at Play the City, admire the masterpieces at Castelvecchio Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Verona route planner .

Getting from Turin to Verona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Palazzo Te
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:
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Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Piazza Bra ©
Piazza Bra

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Scrovegni Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo, don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle, wander the streets of Cannaregio, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, get great views at San Giorgio Maggiore, and then step off the mainland to explore Isola di Burano.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Scala Contarini del Bovolo ©
Scala Contarini del Bovolo
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, admire the landmark architecture of Archiginnasio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Fontana del Nettuno.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Archiginnasio di Bologna ©
Archiginnasio di Bologna
Fontana del Nettuno ©
Fontana del Nettuno

2
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 24th (Sat), admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Bologna in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Loggia dei Lanzi ©
Loggia dei Lanzi

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