15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Fredericton
Fly:  18 h
1
Florence
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  3 h 30 min
2
Capoliveri, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  4 h 15 min
4
Ponza Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
6
Verona
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Fredericton

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning site .

Fredericton, Canada to Florence is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is 5 hours. Traveling from Fredericton in September, expect Florence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Cap off 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
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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nights
Capoliveri, Elba Island

Capoliveri ©
Capoliveri is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba in Italy. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Canata, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Terranera, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Stecchi.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Capoliveri road trip planning app .

Getting from Florence to Capoliveri by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Capoliveri are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Capoliveri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portoferraio, Scuba & Snorkeling, Spiaggia di Terranera
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Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Terranera ©
Spiaggia di Terranera
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 20th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Superiore di San Francesco d' Assisi, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, don't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then contemplate the long history of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Assisi road trip website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Capoliveri to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Capoliveri in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Assisi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to 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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Punta Di Capo Bianco, enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturali, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Felci, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Gaetano. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cala Fonte, kick back and relax at La Caletta, and then tour the water at your own pace with Visita Alle Grotte Con Francesco.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ponza Island trip tool .

Getting from Assisi to Ponza Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ponza Island when traveling from Assisi in September, with lows around 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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nights
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, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then make a trip to Pantheon, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome holiday builder app .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ponza Island to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ponza Island in September, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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night
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then make a trip to Piazza Bra, and finally steep yourself in history at Arena di Verona.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Verona holiday planning app .

Take a train from Rome to Verona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Verona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train 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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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

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

Traveling by train from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can 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
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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