23 days in Veneto, Tuscany & Rome Itinerary

23 days in Veneto, Tuscany & Rome Itinerary

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Venice
— 4 nights
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Verona
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lucca
— 1 night
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 6 nights
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Venice — 4 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica of St. Anthony and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice day trip site.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Venice is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Alegre to Venice is 4 hours. Traveling from Porto Alegre in April, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Verona.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:

Verona — 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza Bra and Borghetto sul Mincio. Get some historical perspective at Museo di Castelvecchio and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. When in Verona, make a side trip to see Parco Giardino Sigurta in Valeggio Sul Mincio, approximately Valeggio Sul Mincio away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero, explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and make a trip to I Portoni della Bra.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Verona trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

Florence — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence holiday planner.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lucca.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Lucca — 1 night

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
On the 14th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Pisa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of San Frediano.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lucca online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Florence to Lucca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Siena.
Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:

Siena — 3 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Abbazia di San Galgano and Castello di Monteriggioni. Let the collections at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Podere Il Cocco (in Montalcino), San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia) and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi Saracini, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Siena trip planner.

You can drive from Lucca to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Rome — 6 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Santa Maria in Trastevere. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker website.

You can drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 23:

Veneto travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas · Bodies of Water
An independent republic until Napoleon's invasion in 1797, Veneto is among the wealthiest and most developed regions in the country. The region has a bustling tourism industry, drawing nearly 70 million visitors annually to its historical, natural, artistic, cultural, musical, and culinary treasures. Though most tourists begin and end their Veneto holiday in Venice, the area has plenty more to offer. A range of attractions await beyond the capital city, including World Heritage-listed Palladian villas, seaside resorts, vineyards, lakes, beaches, thermal baths, lush parks, and imposing mountain ranges. Veneto's clubs, bars, and restaurants make for a lively nightlife in the region's thriving cities.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.