12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Perugia
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Pienza
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Siena
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Pisa
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Rome
— 2 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
8
Ravello
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Perugia

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day
Pienza

Pienza ©
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. On the 1st (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Medioevale di Monticchiello, do a tasting at Enoteca Di Ghino, admire the verdant scenery at Val d'Orcia, don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II, then get a taste of the local shopping with Artemisia Gallery, and finally look for gifts at RI Crea RE.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pienza trip planning app .

Perugia to Pienza is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Siena.

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Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Val d'Orcia
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Val d'Orcia ©
Val d'Orcia
Enoteca Di Ghino ©
Enoteca Di Ghino
Piazza Pio II ©
Piazza Pio II

1
night
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena online travel route planner .

You can drive from Pienza to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

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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 3rd (Wed): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

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Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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night
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli and then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Cinque Terre.
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, and then trek along Cinque Terre footpaths.

Before you visit Cinque Terre, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Pisa to Cinque Terre by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths

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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 7th (Sun), make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

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Getting from Cinque Terre to Venice by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 9th (Tue), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 11th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, and then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ravello travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Rome to Ravello by combination of train and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Le Vigne di Raito, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

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