18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Siena
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Verona
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
7
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Colosseum and Palatine Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rome is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then learn about winemaking at Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, and finally do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Vineria del Carmine, learn about winemaking at Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, Arezzo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Assisi using our trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Assisi, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vineria del Carmine, San Francesco, Arezzo, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio
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Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola

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nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Piazza del Campo, then learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): learn about winemaking at Fattoria di Montemaggio, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monterinaldi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and finally steep yourself in history at Battistero di San Giovanni.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Siena journey tool.

Drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Radda in Chianti, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazzale Michelangelo and Pitti Palace. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

1
night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): do a tasting at Terra di Bargon, then learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, then do a tasting at Buranco Agriturismo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Wineries Outdoors Trails
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Cinque Terre Walk and Drink ©
Cinque Terre Walk and Drink
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Terra di Bargon ©
Terra di Bargon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then wander the streets of Via Mazzini, and finally admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Bertani, don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, then take a stroll through Quinzano, and finally learn about winemaking at Villa Mosconi Bertani.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Verona online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Verona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Verona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and St Mark's Campanile. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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