23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome
— 1 day
2
Ascoli Piceno
— 2 nights
3
Lucca
— 5 nights
4
Montecatini Terme
— 3 nights
5
Portofino
— 2 nights
6
Catania
— 7 nights
7
Rome
— Few hours

1
day
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 3rd (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colle Aventino, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Chiesa del Gesu, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary app.

Brisbane, Australia to Rome is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Ascoli Piceno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Church of St. Louis of the French ©
Church of St. Louis of the French
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

2
nights
Ascoli Piceno

Ascoli Piceno ©
Home to more than 200 towers during the Middle Ages, Ascoli Piceno has one of the most beautiful main plazas in Italy.
On the 4th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Scopa, make a trip to Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo, make a trip to Piazza del Popolo, thenadmire the masterpieces at Civic Picture Gallery, and finally make a trip to Piazza Arringo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Ponte di Cecco, contemplate the long history of Forte Malatesta, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at San Vincenzo e Anastasio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Ventidio Basso.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ascoli Piceno online tour builder.

Getting from Rome to Ascoli Piceno by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Ascoli Piceno

Historic Sites Museums
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Chiesa della Scopa ©
Chiesa della Scopa
San Vincenzo e Anastasio ©
San Vincenzo e Anastasio
Forte Malatesta ©
Forte Malatesta

5
nights
Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Pisa and Basilica of San Frediano. Your inner history buff will appreciate Camposanto and St Martin Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado & Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina), Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro (in Tellaro) and Duomo di San Cristoforo (in Barga). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santuario di Santa Gemma Galgani, and see the interesting displays at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lucca day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ascoli Piceno to Lucca takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Lucca can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Montecatini Terme.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pisa, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, Duomo di San Cristoforo
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Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

3
nights
Montecatini Terme

Montecatini Terme ©
Montecatini Terme is an Italian municipality of 21,095 inhabitants within the province of Pistoia in Tuscany, Italy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Montecatini Alto and Barberino Val d'Elsa. Sacro Monte San Vivaldo and Cathedral of Saint Zeno will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montecatini Terme: Volterra (Piazza dei Priori & Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta), Via del Borgo o degli Asini (in Brisighella) and Castello dei Vicari (in Lari). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Poggio al Bosco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Buggiano, stroll through Grotta Maona, and walk around Parco delle Terme di Montecatini.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Montecatini Terme trip planner.

Montecatini Terme is just a stone's throw from Lucca. September in Montecatini Terme sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portofino.

Things to do in Montecatini Terme

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

Volterra, Sacro Monte San Vivaldo, Cathedral of Saint Zeno, Barberino Val d'Elsa, Via del Borgo o degli Asini
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Montecatini Alto ©
Montecatini Alto
Poggio al Bosco ©
Poggio al Bosco
Sacro Monte San Vivaldo ©
Sacro Monte San Vivaldo

2
nights
Portofino

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio, visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Di San Martino. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia di Paraggi, thentake in the exciting artwork at Galleria d'Arte Portofino, and then go for a stroll along the water at Marina di Portofino.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Portofino journey planner.

Traveling by car from Montecatini Terme to Portofino takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Montecatini Terme in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Portofino. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Catania.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Margherita Ligure
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Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino
Church of San Giorgio ©
Church of San Giorgio

7
nights
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza Duomo and St. Nicholas Cathedral. Visit Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe and Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Syracuse (Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo & Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile), Linguaglossa (Gambino Vini & Etna Donkey Trekking) and Castillo de Castelmola (in Castelmola). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, get to know the fascinating history of Via Corrado Nicolaci, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Biagio Church - Sant'Agata alla Fornace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Catania trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Portofino to Catania in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Noto, Syracuse, Linguaglossa, Cavagrande del Cassibile, Basilica di San Sebastiano
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Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral

few
hours
Rome

Rome
To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome driving holiday site.

Fly from Catania to Rome in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
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