18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Bologna
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Milan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Colico
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Singapore

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense and Chiesa di San Pietro. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Storico Piana delle Orme and Castello Odescalchi. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Chiesa di San Biagio (in Giuliano di Roma), Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo (in Tivoli) and Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo e Cripta della Cattedrale di Anagni, view the masterpieces at Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi, wander the streets of Quartiere San Pellegrino, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Francesco.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip itinerary maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Singapore in June; daily highs in Rome reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anagni, Viterbo, Abbazia di Fossanova, Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
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Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense ©
Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme ©
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme
Castello Orsini-Odescalchi ©
Castello Orsini-Odescalchi

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Duomo San Donato and La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Convento di San Francesco and Parco Sculture Del Chianti. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Castello di Brolio (in Gaiole in Chianti), Greve in Chianti (Enoteca Falorni & Montefioralle Winery) and Comune Di Certaldo (in Certaldo). There's more to do: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Florence attractions website .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Greve in Chianti, Parco Sculture Del Chianti, Arezzo Cathedral, La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary, Castello di Brolio
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La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary ©
La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary
Arezzo Cathedral ©
Arezzo Cathedral
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Portico di San Luca, get to know the fascinating history of Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi Bologna, get to know the fascinating history of Strada Maggiore, then see the interesting displays at International museum and library of music, and finally see the interesting displays at San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at La Tarlatana, take an in-depth tour of La Macchina del Tempo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, then examine the collection at Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini, and finally examine the collection at Istituto Storico Parri Emilia Romagna.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip planning app .

Take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bologna are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini
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Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini ©
Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the activities along Parco Arcadia, then see the interesting displays at Universita di Pavia - Sistema Museale di Ateneo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Caravaggio - Santa Maria del Fronte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mumac, then look for gifts at Enoteca Divino, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Il Regno Dei Rapaci.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Milan online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Bologna to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Milan, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Colico.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Santuario di Caravaggio - Santa Maria del Fronte, Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, Universita di Pavia - Sistema Museale di Ateneo, Parco Arcadia, Enoteca Divino
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2
nights
Colico

Colico ©
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for gifts at Fratelli Ciapponi, then examine the collection at Molino del Dosso, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, and finally steep yourself in history at Forte Montecchio Nord. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Palazzo Vertemate Franchi and then take a stroll through Menaggio.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colico sightseeing website .

You can drive from Milan to Colico in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Milan in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Colico: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Colico

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, Menaggio, Palazzo Vertemate Franchi, Fratelli Ciapponi, Molino del Dosso
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Forte Montecchio Nord ©
Forte Montecchio Nord
Molino del Dosso ©
Molino del Dosso
Palazzo Vertemate Franchi ©
Palazzo Vertemate Franchi

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary and Piazza dei Signori. Passeggiata lungo la restera and Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Romeo Lazzarotto (in Lorenzaga), Sfriso Winery (in Chiarano) and Casa Geretto - Vino Dal 1953 (in San Stino di Livenza). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, view the masterpieces at Angelo Vitturi, stop by I Vetri di Lulu, and learn about winemaking at Cantina Marco Polo 6811.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Colico to Venice takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Casa Geretto - Vino Dal 1953, Passeggiata lungo la restera, Piazza dei Signori, Sfriso Winery, Romeo Lazzarotto
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Romeo Lazzarotto ©
Romeo Lazzarotto
Passeggiata lungo la restera ©
Passeggiata lungo la restera
T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi ©
T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi

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