16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome
— 5 nights
Train
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Milan
— 3 nights
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Rome — 5 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do your shopping at Via Condotti and Trevimage. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini.

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Mumbai, India to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Rome, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect Rome to be cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to 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.
Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and M.G. Design. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, approximately Santa Brigida away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, surround yourself with nature on Riding with Cosimo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence online trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Siena.
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Siena — 2 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, then admire the masterpieces at Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Siena online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Venice.
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Venice — 2 nights

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 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gioielleria Eredi Jovon. On the next day, explore the activities along Canal Grande, visit Cannaregio, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take a stroll through Dorsoduro.

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You can drive from Siena to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Siena in October, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Milan — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, see La Casa Maledetta, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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