47 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

47 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly + Drive:  19 h 45 min
1
Menaggio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Milan
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Verona
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Venice
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Cinque Terre
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Florence
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Siena
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Assisi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Rome
— 6 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Porto Alegre

3
nights
Menaggio

Menaggio ©
Menaggio is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra.Menaggio has three frazioni (parishes): Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.HistoryThe area of current Menaggio was conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. Venture out of the city with trips to Cernobbio (Il Giardino della Valle & Sentee di Sort), Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno) and Orrido di Nesso (in Nesso). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, appreciate the views at Valchiavenna, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime, and take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Menaggio holiday planning site.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Menaggio is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Alegre to Menaggio is 4 hours. In April, Menaggio is a bit cooler than Porto Alegre - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Menaggio

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cernobbio, Tremezzina, Greenway del Lago di Como, Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice, Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime
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Valchiavenna ©
Valchiavenna
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Chiesa di S. Giovanni (in Torno), Mandello del Lario (Chiesa di San Giorgio & Anything But Work) and Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo (in Legnano). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, listen to music at La Casa Maledetta, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Milan road trip site.

You can drive from Menaggio to Milan in 2 hours. April in Milan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mandello del Lario, Chiesa di S. Giovanni, I Falconieri del Feudo, Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Anything But Work ©
Anything But Work

6
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.
Verona is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, and stop by Quinzano.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Verona online journey planner.

Take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Verona sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Tours Wineries
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice tour itinerary app.

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 26:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

5
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Step out of Cinque Terre to go to Genoa and see Aquarium of Genoa, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: hike along Cinque Terre footpaths, stroll through Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza, appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola, and take in the waterfront at Passeggiata Lungomare.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Aquarium of Genoa
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 1:
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Santuario di Soviore ©
Santuario di Soviore

5
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately Pisa away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

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You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
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Food Tours
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

5
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Take a break from Siena with a short trip to Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona in Castelnuovo dell'Abate, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, do a tasting at Azienda Agricola La Lastra, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Siena journey planning site.

Take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trip

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Find places to stay May 6 — 11:
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Food Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana ©
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana

5
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria (in Perugia) and Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, walk around Mount Subasio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Assisi.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Perugia, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
Find places to stay May 11 — 16:
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Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and visit Trastevere.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Assisi in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 16 — 22:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Musei Capitolini
Musei Capitolini
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

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