10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  24​h
Rome
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Montefalco
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 15​min
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
Florence
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

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hours
Rome

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome attractions planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Rome at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montefalco.

Things to do in Rome

#Tours, #Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Church of St. Louis of the French ©
Church of St. Louis of the French

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nights
Montefalco

Montefalco ©
Fondly referred to as the balcony of Umbria, Montefalco is one of the region's most impressive medieval cities, perched atop a hill overlooking olive groves and vineyards.
On the 10th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Cascata delle Marmore, then make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally contemplate the long history of San Damiano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, take in the views from The Tower's Bridge, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Montefalco tour app .

Traveling by car from Rome to Montefalco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Montefalco dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Montefalco

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Assisi, Spoleto, Rocca Paolina, Cascata delle Marmore
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

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nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Spiaggia di Cavoli, stroll through Spiaggia di Fetovaia, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Acquario dell'Elba. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Sansone, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, and then look for gifts at Gelateria Zero Gradi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Portoferraio route builder site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Montefalco to Portoferraio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Montefalco in July: highs in Portoferraio hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Cavoli, Spiaggia di Fetovaia, Acquario dell'Elba
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia di Fetovaia ©
Spiaggia di Fetovaia
Acquario dell'Elba ©
Acquario dell'Elba

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night
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Centro Storico, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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Accommodations
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Loggia dei Lanzi ©
Loggia dei Lanzi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
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.
On the 15th (Mon), take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then make a trip to Prato della Valle, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally step off the mainland to explore Isola di Burano. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, take in nature's colorful creations at Orto Botanico di Padova, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice day trip site .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Isola di Burano
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Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Orto Botanico di Padova ©
Orto Botanico di Padova
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

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