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.
On the 8th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker site.

Fredericton, Canada to Florence is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Fredericton in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Florence: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Capoliveri.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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Capoliveri, Elba Island

Capoliveri ©
Capoliveri is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba in Italy. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Canata, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Terranera and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Stecchi.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Capoliveri trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Florence to Capoliveri takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Capoliveri

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Della Repubblica, do a tasting at Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Assisi journey planning tool.

Getting from Capoliveri to Assisi by combination of car and ferry takes about 5.5 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, Assisi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ponza Island.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Piazza Della Repubblica, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Punta Di Capo Bianco, kick back and relax at Piscine Naturali, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Felci, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Gaetano. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Fonte, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Caletta, and then choose your vessel at Gite Ponza.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponza Island online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Assisi to Ponza Island in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, 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 15th (Sun) to allow time 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome online route planner.

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, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then make a trip to Piazza Bra, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona driving holiday planner.

Fly from Rome to Verona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car 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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venice online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. 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
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©

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