8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Ancona
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + taxi:  3​h
4
Ravello
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Ancona

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planning site .

Ancona to Venice is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. February in Venice sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence travel route builder tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Florence sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

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.
Popular historic sites such as Palatine Hill and Colosseum are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza Navona and St. Peter's Basilica. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

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Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

1
night
Ravello

Ravello ©
Ravello is a town and comune situated above the Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno, Campania, southern Italy, with approximately 2,500 inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giovanni del Toro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dell'Annunziata, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Lorenzo Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ravello sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of train, subway, and taxi from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Scala
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
San Giovanni del Toro ©
San Giovanni del Toro

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