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 8th (Sun), 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, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

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Fredericton, Canada to Florence is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fredericton to Florence is 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fredericton in September; daily highs in Florence reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Capoliveri.

Things to do in Florence

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

2
nights
Capoliveri, Elba Island

Capoliveri ©
Capoliveri is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba in Italy. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Canata, enjoy the sand and surf 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 11th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Terranera, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Stecchi.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Capoliveri trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Capoliveri in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September in Capoliveri, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Chiara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally steep yourself in history at San Damiano. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Della Repubblica, do a tasting at Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Assisi day trip planning website .

Getting from Capoliveri to Assisi by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Ponza Island.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Piazza Della Repubblica, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Di Capo Bianco, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine Naturali, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Felci, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Gaetano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Cala Fonte, kick back and relax at La Caletta, and then choose your vessel at Visita Alle Grotte Con Francesco.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ponza Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Assisi to Ponza Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Assisi in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Ponza Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): 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 don't miss a visit to Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Roman Forum, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planning website .

Getting from Ponza Island to Rome by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ponza Island in September, Rome is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow 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

1
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 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, then make a trip to Piazza Bra, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Verona tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Rome to Verona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums 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

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 19th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Scrovegni Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Take a train from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time 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
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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