20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  5​h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
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
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
6
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Verona
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Venice
— 4 nights
End: Belgrade

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then take a stroll through Trastevere, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary planner .

Belgrade, Serbia to Rome is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive 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

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 4th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, appreciate the extensive heritage of Strada Assisi-Santa Maria degli Angeli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, delve into the distant past at Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Chiara. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio dei Pellegrini.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Assisi 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 June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Assisi, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

2
nights
Siena

Siena ©
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 6th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, then contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francesco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, then do a tasting at Castello di Monterinaldi, and finally learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Siena trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Siena, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Castello di Monterinaldi, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pitti Palace and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola, do a tasting at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa Di San Pietro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giovanni Battista, then stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Florence in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cinque Terre, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Chiesa di San Lorenzo ©
Chiesa di San Lorenzo

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Milan

Milan ©
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.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, then browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally examine the collection at Tempio dell'Incoronata.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Milan online trip builder .

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, then hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe, and finally admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at chiesa di San Lorenzo - Verona, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Procolo, examine the collection at Museo Canonicale, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), and finally explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Verona online visit planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge's Palace. Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, examine the collection at Ca' Rezzonico, and explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder site .

Take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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Side Trip

Padua
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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