26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice
— 5 nights
2
Bologna
— 3 nights
3
Florence
— 3 nights
4
Naples
— 3 nights
5
Rome
— 6 nights
6
Ravenna
— 3 nights

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Battistero del Duomo and Piazza dei Signori. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palazzo Mocenigo and Natural History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Treviso (Centro Storico di Treviso & Passeggiata lungo la restera), Abbazia Benedettina Santa Maria in Silvis (in Sesto al Reghena) and Vicenza (Villa Valmarana ai Nani & Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia, explore the world behind art at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Pantalon, and explore the historical opulence of Ca' d'Oro.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Venice due to the time zone difference. In May, Venice is a bit warmer than Calgary - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Treviso, Padua, Vicenza, Abbazia Benedettina Santa Maria in Silvis, Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia
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Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia ©
Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia
Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico ©
Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico
Centro Storico di Treviso
Centro Storico di Treviso

3
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
La statua di San Domenico has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia and San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection. Your inner history buff will appreciate Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco and Chiesa di San Bartolomeo. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Piazza Santo Stefano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Bartolomeo e Gaetano, get engrossed in the history at La Macchina del Tempo, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Re Enzo.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bologna online tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Bologna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Historic Sites
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Piazza Santo Stefano ©
Piazza Santo Stefano
Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco ©
La Macchina del Tempo ©
La Macchina del Tempo

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 Corridoio Vasariano and Piazza del Duomo. Let the collections at Palazzo Strozzi and San Gimignano 1300 capture your imagination. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to San Gimignano (Torre e Casa Campatelli & Duomo di San Gimignano). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Arnolfo, browse the collection at Accademia di Belle Arti, and examine the collection at University of Florence Natural History Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Gimignano
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San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Torre e Casa Campatelli ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli
Palazzo Strozzi ©
Palazzo Strozzi

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti and Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Casa del Fauno and Odeon - Teatro Piccolo are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Pompeii (House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), Temple of Apollo, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, don't miss a visit to Oltre I Resti, get engrossed in the history at Museo delle Torture, and steep yourself in history at San Domenico Maggiore.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Florence to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Naples, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii
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Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno ©
Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno
Casa del Fauno ©
Casa del Fauno

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Campidoglio and Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo and Villa Farnesina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco), Viterbo (Viterbo Historic Centre, Palazzo dei Papi, &more) and Cattedrale di Santa Margherita (in Montefiascone). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Sicily Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede, get a sense of history and politics at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), and have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Rome are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Ravenna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Viterbo, Monastero Di S.Benedetto, Rovine Canale Monterano, Cattedrale di Santa Margherita, Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
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Foro di Cesare ©
Foro di Cesare
Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare ©
Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Sicily Rome American Cemetery and Memorial ©

3
nights
Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Get a sense of the local culture at Abbazia di San Mercuriale and Museo Nazionale. Visit Antico Porto di Classe and Basilica di Sant'Agata Maggiore for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Palazzo Romagnoli Forli in Forli (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Mar - Museo d'Arte della citta di Ravenna, examine the collection at Tamo Museo del Mosaico, contemplate the long history of Cripta Rasponi e Giardini Pensili, and take an in-depth tour of CLASSIS RAVENNA - Museo della Citta e del Territorio.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravenna online tour planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Ravenna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Ravenna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ravenna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Forli
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Abbazia di San Mercuriale ©
Abbazia di San Mercuriale
Mar - Museo d'Arte della citta di Ravenna ©
Mar - Museo d'Arte della citta di Ravenna

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