15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Fredericton
Fly:  20​h
1
Venice
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Verona
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Paestum
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Ravello
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Florence
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Fredericton

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 8th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice planner .

Fredericton, Canada to Venice is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Time is 5 hours. In September, Venice is a bit warmer than Fredericton - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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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
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastione delle Maddalene, step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Fermo, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgetto o San Pietro Martire, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona trip planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September in Verona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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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

2
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 12th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome trip builder website .

You can take a train from Verona to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

1
night
Paestum

Paestum ©
On the 14th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Mura, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena, then delve into the distant past at Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II, and finally delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paestum trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Rome to Paestum in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Paestum when traveling from Rome in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites Museums
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Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Temple of Athena ©
Temple of Athena

2
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ravello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, make a trip to Villa Rufolo, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna del Rosario, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiostro del Paradiso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dell'Annunziata, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Lorenzo Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giovanni del Toro.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello holiday planner .

Getting from Paestum to Ravello by combination of train and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Ravello sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Chiara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Strada Assisi-Santa Maria degli Angeli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria delle Rose, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Superiore di San Francesco d' Assisi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Assisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in September, Assisi is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arciconfraternita Della Misericordia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip app .

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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