27 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

27 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice
— 4 nights
2
Florence
— 5 nights
3
Rome
— 5 nights
4
Orvieto
— 3 nights
5
Assisi
— 3 nights
6
Genoa
— 4 nights

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Giorgio Maggiore and Cannaregio. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

Calgary, Canada to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Calgary in March, you will find days in Venice are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are warmer (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Centro Storico. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Chiesa dei Santi Fabiano e Sebastiano (in Stigliano), Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia (in Lucignano d'Arbia). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Florence online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. March in Florence sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chiesa dei Santi Fabiano e Sebastiano, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano, Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip website.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
Visit Duomo di Orvieto and Romitori di Ischia di Castro for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pozzo di San Patrizio and Centro Storico Orvieto. Venture out of the city with trips to Montalcino (Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni & Tenuta di Castelgiocondo), Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Borgo Roccalvecce and steep yourself in history at Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Orvieto driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rome to Orvieto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Orvieto can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Montalcino, Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata, Borgo Roccalvecce, Romitori di Ischia di Castro, Civita di Bagnoregio
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Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni ©
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Basilica di Santa Chiara. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto and Museo della Porziuncola. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Assisi: Montefalco (Romanelli Agricola, Santuario di Santa Chiara della Croce, &more), Rocca Paolina (in Perugia) and Il Borgo di Monteleone di Spoleto (in Monteleone di Spoleto). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, explore the galleries of Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino, steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Assisi travel route tool.

You can drive from Orvieto to Assisi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Assisi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Montefalco, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Rocca Paolina, Il Borgo di Monteleone di Spoleto
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Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

4
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Portovenere and Via Giuseppe Garibaldi. Get some cultural insight at Boccadasse and Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Cooperativa Olivicola Arnasco (in Arnasco), Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Centro Storico Zuccarello (in Zuccarello). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Tesoro.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Genoa day trip planning app.

You can drive from Assisi to Genoa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Assisi in March since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cooperativa Olivicola Arnasco, Portovenere, Centro Storico, Baia del Silenzio, Centro Storico Zuccarello
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi

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