22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  13 h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Orvieto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Genoa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Turin
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
8
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Ottawa

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Caseificio le Perle degli Angeli and Trevignano Romano. Shop till you drop at Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi and Art Forum Wurth Capena. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Mercatino dell'usato EcoLogico (in Latina) and Centro Storico di Anagni (in Anagni). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder app .

Ottawa, Canada to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ottawa to Rome. In April, Rome is somewhat warmer than Ottawa - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Anagni, Caseificio le Perle degli Angeli, Art Forum Wurth Capena, Trevignano Romano, Mercatino dell'usato EcoLogico
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trastevere ©
Trastevere
Caseificio le Perle degli Angeli ©
Caseificio le Perle degli Angeli

3
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Civita di Bagnoregio and Duomo di Orvieto. Venture out of the city with trips to Voglie di Bosco Moretti (in Fabro), Borgo Roccalvecce (in Roccalvecce) and La Biagiola Winery (in Sovana). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Cascate del Mulino, explore the fascinating underground world of Orvieto Sotterranea, do a tasting at Custodi Winery, and steep yourself in history at Pozzo di San Patrizio.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Orvieto online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Orvieto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Orvieto are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Borgo Roccalvecce, Giardino dei Tarocchi, Civita di Bagnoregio, La Biagiola Winery, Cascate del Mulino
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Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
Voglie di Bosco Moretti ©
Voglie di Bosco Moretti
Borgo Roccalvecce ©
Borgo Roccalvecce

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Antico Frantoio Nunzi. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alunni Cashmere and Centro Commerciale Collestrada. Venture out of the city with trips to Spoleto (The Tower's Bridge & Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto), Montefalco (Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Arnaldo Caprai - Viticoltore in Montefalco, & more) and Brunello Cucinelli (in Solomeo). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, and steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Assisi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Assisi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Montefalco, Spoleto, Perugia, Alunni Cashmere, Brunello Cucinelli
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Montioni Frantoio e Cantina ©
Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
Brunello Cucinelli ©
Brunello Cucinelli
Antico Frantoio Nunzi ©
Antico Frantoio Nunzi

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, stop by Cantina du Sciacchetra, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre journey maker .

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

3
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Baia del Silenzio and Spianata Castelletto. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Rattopennugo and Oimemi. Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Centro Storico (in Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena), Santuario della Madonna dell'Olivo (in Chiavari) and Centro Storico Zuccarello (in Zuccarello). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Boccadasse, get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Genoa holiday planner.

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cinque Terre in April since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Baia del Silenzio, Santuario della Madonna dell'Olivo, Centro Storico, Centro Storico Zuccarello
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Oimemi ©
Oimemi

2
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore and take pictures at Juventus Stadium, and finally stop by I Sapori del Piemonte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, then make a trip to Piazza Vittorio Veneto, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica of Superga.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turin trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Genoa to Turin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Genoa in April, with highs in Turin at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
I Sapori del Piemonte ©
I Sapori del Piemonte
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo

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.
Shop till you drop at Il Re della Mandorla and Mercati di Rialto. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cannaregio and Laguna di Bibione. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Dorsoduro, browse the different shops at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turin to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Turin in April: highs in Venice hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Il Re della Mandorla, Laguna di Bibione
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

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