15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Florence
— 1 night
2
Capoliveri, Elba Island
— 2 nights
3
Assisi
— 2 nights
4
Ponza Island
— 2 nights
5
Rome
— 2 nights
6
Verona
— 1 night
7
Venice
— 2 nights

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence tour itinerary builder website.

Fredericton, Canada to Florence is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Fredericton to Florence. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericton in September, with highs in Florence at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Capoliveri.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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Capoliveri, Elba Island

Capoliveri ©
Capoliveri is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba in Italy. On the 18th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Canata, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Terranera and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Stecchi.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Capoliveri travel route planning site.

Getting from Florence to Capoliveri by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. September in Capoliveri sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Capoliveri

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Portoferraio, Spiaggia di Terranera
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Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Terranera ©
Spiaggia di Terranera

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 20th (Fri), do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, contemplate the long history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Capoliveri to Assisi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Capoliveri in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Assisi, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Ponza Island.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Spoleto
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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Ponza Island

Ponza Island ©
A fairytale destination dotted with brightly painted traditional houses, Ponza Island remains one of Italy's least-spoiled gems, miraculously managing to avoid the ravages of mass tourism.
On the 22nd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Di Capo Bianco, then get outside with Piscine Naturali, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Felci, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Gaetano. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Fonte, kick back and relax at La Caletta, and then choose your vessel at Gite Ponza.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ponza Island tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Assisi to Ponza Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Assisi in September since evenings lows in Ponza Island dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ponza Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Punta Di Capo Bianco ©
Punta Di Capo Bianco
Gite Ponza ©
Gite Ponza

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Rome

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 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ponza Island to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Ponza Island in September, Rome is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Verona.

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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Verona vacation planner.

You can fly from Rome to Verona in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Nightlife
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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice road trip app.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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