25 days in Italy Itinerary

25 days in Italy Itinerary

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25 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly + Drive:  21 h
1
Rovigo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Venice
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Verona
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Selva di Cadore
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Bellano
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Como
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
7
Milan
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
8
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
9
La Spezia
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Bologna
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
11
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
San Gimignano
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Montalcino
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
14
Rome
— 1 night
Train + Subway:  2 h 45 min
15
Sorrento
— 1 night
Ferry:  30 min
16
Positano
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
17
Ravello
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
18
Lecce
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo

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Rovigo

Rovigo ©
Rovigo is a town and comune in the Veneto region of North-Eastern Italy, the capital of the eponymous provinceGeographyRovigo stands on the low ground known as Polesine, 80km by rail southwest of Venice and 40km south-southwest of Padua, and on the Adigetto Canal. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tempio della Beata Vergine del Soccorso detta La Rotonda, make a trip to Palazzo Roverella, admire the striking features of Palazzo Roncale, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo del Municipio, then explore the world behind art at Castello del Catajo, and finally explore the striking landscape of Parco Naturale Regionale del Delta del Po.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovigo trip itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rovigo is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Rovigo, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in Abril, things will get little chillier in Rovigo: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Rovigo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Castello del Catajo
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Castello del Catajo ©
Castello del Catajo
Palazzo Roncale ©
Palazzo Roncale

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice driving holiday planner .

Getting from Rovigo to Venice by car takes about an hour. In Abril, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Bassano Del Grappa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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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.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Procolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Verona trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Verona by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In Abril, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Selva di Cadore.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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Selva di Cadore

Selva di Cadore ©
Selva di Cadore is a comune (municipality) in the province of Belluno in the Italian region of Veneto, located about 120km north of Venice and about 40km northwest of Belluno. On the 22nd (Wed), appreciate the history behind Monumento ai caduti delle guerre, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Lorenzo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesetta della Madonna della Neve, then hike along Passeggiata da Pescul al Rifugio Aquileia, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Pelmo.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Selva di Cadore online journey planner .

You can drive from Verona to Selva di Cadore in 3.5 hours. In Abril, daytime highs in Selva di Cadore are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bellano.

Things to do in Selva di Cadore

Parks Historic Sites Trails
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Monte Pelmo ©
Monte Pelmo
Chiesetta della Madonna della Neve ©
Chiesetta della Madonna della Neve
Chiesa di San Lorenzo ©
Chiesa di San Lorenzo

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Bellano

Bellano
Bellano is a comune (municipality) and small town on the eastern shore of Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located at northern outlet of the Valsassina.The town's main attraction is the Orrido ("gorge" or small canyon) formed through erosion by the river Pioverna before entering the lake, starting from 15 millions year ago. To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bellano trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Selva di Cadore to Bellano takes 5.5 hours. In Abril in Bellano, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Como.

Things to do in Bellano

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for gifts at Tea World, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Fedele, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Olmo, then appreciate the history behind Monumento alla Resistenza Europea, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tempio Voltiano.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Como trip planner.

Drive from Bellano to Como in 1.5 hours. In Abril, daily temperatures in Como can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Basilica di San Fedele ©
Basilica di San Fedele
Villa Olmo ©
Villa Olmo

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Turin (Piazza Castello, Museo Egizio, &more) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Milan route planner.

You can take a train from Como to Milan in an hour. Another option is to drive. In Abril, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Turin, La Citta Alta
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 27th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from View Point Corniglia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally take a stroll around Vernazza.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre tour planner.

Getting from Milan to Cinque Terre by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In Abril, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to La Spezia.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Parks Historic Sites
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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La Spezia

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. On the 28th (Tue), wander the streets of Portovenere, then stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and then hike along Monesteroli.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the La Spezia tour itinerary planner.

La Spezia is just a short distance from Cinque Terre. In Abril, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Bologna.

Things to do in La Spezia

Neighborhoods Parks Trails

Side Trip

Portovenere
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere

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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 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Archeologico, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then don't miss a visit to Compianto sul Cristo Morto, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from La Spezia to Bologna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In Abril, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums
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Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

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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 30th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to L’importuno di Michelangelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planner .

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In Abril, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Florence to San Gimignano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Maio in San Gimignano sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for Montalcino on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in San Gimignano

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Montalcino

Montalcino ©
In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, learn about winemaking at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, then take in panoramic vistas at Fortezza di Montalcino, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Val d'Orcia, and finally make a trip to Piazza Pio II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Contucci, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, then learn about winemaking at Cantina Fattoria della Talosa, and finally learn about winemaking at Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Montalcino visit planner.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Montalcino takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In Maio, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Montalcino

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Montepulciano, Piazza Pio II, Val d'Orcia
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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ©
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Val d'Orcia ©
Val d'Orcia
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni ©
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni

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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.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Montalcino to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In Maio in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, and finally admire the natural beauty at Vivaio Ruoppo.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Sorrento road trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Sorrento by combination of train and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In Maio, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
St Francis Church and Convent ©
St Francis Church and Convent
Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro ©

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Positano

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Fornillo and then catch a ride with Taxis & Shuttles.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Positano day trip planner.

Positano is just a short distance from Sorrento. Maio in Positano sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Ravello.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Valle dei Mulini and then examine the collection at Arsenale della Repubblica.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Ravello tour planning website .

Ravello is just a stone's throw from Positano. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in Maio, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Amalfi
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Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
On the 10th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, admire the masterpieces at Museo Mostra La Tana della Taranta, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Lecce, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo dei Celestini.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lecce tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Lecce takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lecce when traveling from Ravello in Maio, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Lecce ©
Duomo di Lecce
Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Museo Mostra La Tana della Taranta ©
Museo Mostra La Tana della Taranta