13 days in Italy Itinerary
Start: Tel Aviv
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End: Tel Aviv
Mon, Jan 16 - Sat, Jan 28
Venice — 1 night
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.Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo). On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.
To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice holiday planner.
Tel Aviv, Israel to Venice is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Venice is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in January, with highs in Venice at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night
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 18th (Wed), steep yourself in history at I Portoni della Bra, explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio.
For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Verona trip planner.
Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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Milan — 1 night
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.Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.
To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.
Drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Milan are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence — 3 nights
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.
To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.
You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Milan in January, with highs in Florence at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome — 4 nights
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip site.
Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salerno.
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Salerno — 2 nights
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Promenade Trieste, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, admire the masterpieces at Museo della Ceramica Alfonso Tafuri, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giorgio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino della Minerva, and finally admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Centro Storico Salerno and then explore the ancient world of Castello di Arechi.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Salerno travel itinerary planner.
Traveling by car from Rome to Salerno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in January, Salerno is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide
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.