19 days in Northwest Italy & Italy Itinerary

19 days in Northwest Italy & Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome
— 3 nights
2
Naples
— 2 nights
3
Genoa
— 3 nights
4
Turin
— 2 nights
5
Verona
— 2 nights
6
Venice
— 2 nights
7
Bologna
— 1 night
8
Florence
— 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Rome is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Rome due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in February, plan for much colder days in Rome, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a 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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Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico ©
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls ©
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls
Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli ©
Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 11th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, thenget engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Naples trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. February in Naples sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. 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
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Lungomare Caracciolo ©
Lungomare Caracciolo

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Chiesa dei Santi Cosma e Damiano and L'Ancoretta. Step out of Genoa with an excursion to Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, and wander the streets of Boccadasse.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Genoa trip planner.

Fly from Naples to Genoa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Genoa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

L'Ancoretta, Baia del Silenzio
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Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi
Galata Museo del Mare ©
Galata Museo del Mare
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi

2
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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.
Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Sacra di San Michele (in Sant'Ambrogio di Torino) and Reggia di Venaria Reale (in Venaria Reale). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turin trip planning website.

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

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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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), take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, snap pictures at Ponte Pietra, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, thentake in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te. Here are some ideas for day two: catch all the local highlights with Play the City, thenexplore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, and then make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Verona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turin to Verona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Verona, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Palazzo Te
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Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Play the City ©
Play the City
Ponte Pietra ©
Ponte Pietra

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle, take a stroll through Cannaregio, thentake in the views from 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): admire the landmark architecture of Scuola Grande di San Rocco and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. February in Venice sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Basilica of St. Anthony ©
Basilica of St. Anthony
Scala Contarini del Bovolo ©
Scala Contarini del Bovolo
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, admire the striking features of Archiginnasio di Bologna, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, thencontemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and finally admire the local landmark of Fontana del Nettuno.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bologna road trip planning site.

Drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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 ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Archiginnasio di Bologna ©
Archiginnasio di Bologna
Fontana del Nettuno ©
Fontana del Nettuno

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, thenindulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, thenget a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, thensee the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence route site.

Getting from Bologna to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Food Tours
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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