14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
2
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
4
Verona
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Florianopolis

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.
You'll explore and learn at Galleria Borghese and Vatican Museums. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Torre San Giovani, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planning website .

Florianopolis, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Florianopolis to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Florianopolis in October, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then shop like a local with B.A.T. Assisi, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi online road trip planner .

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Assisi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Pitti Palace and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

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Castello del Trebbio
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
night
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 25th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, shop like a local with Via Mazzini, then hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Dello Scudo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Verona attractions planning site .

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Verona: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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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.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica di San Marco will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice itinerary site .

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Venice are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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Scrovegni Chapel
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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