31 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

31 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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31 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
1
Saturnia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Siena
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Porto Venere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Genoa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Turin
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Verona
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
8
Venice
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Porto Alegre

1
night
Saturnia

Saturnia ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at Terme di Saturnia - Le Terme and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Cascate del Mulino. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Il Casalaccio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pitigliano Centro Storico, and then contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Leonardo.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Saturnia trip planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Saturnia is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Saturnia, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto Alegre in March, expect Saturnia to be colder, temps between 19°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Saturnia

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pitigliano Centro Storico, Il Casalaccio, Chiesa di San Leonardo
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Il Casalaccio ©
Il Casalaccio
Terme di Saturnia - Le Terme
Terme di Saturnia - Le Terme
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico

4
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Biblioteca Piccolomini. Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Orvieto (Palazzo dei Sette & Duomo di Orvieto) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, make a trip to Piazza Pio II, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Feniglia.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Siena road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Saturnia to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daytime highs in Siena are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Montalcino, Orvieto, Piazza Pio II, Civita di Bagnoregio, Piazza Grande a Montepulciano
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Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
La Feniglia ©
La Feniglia
Piazza Pio II ©
Piazza Pio II

4
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Centro Storico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Pisa (Baptistery of St. John & Duomo di Pisa), Lucca (St Martin Cathedral, Torre Guinigi, &more) and Canyon Park (in Bagni di Lucca). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Lucca, Bologna, Pisa, Ravenna, Canyon Park
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Canyon Park ©
Canyon Park
Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore ©

1
night
Porto Venere

Porto Venere ©
On the 12th (Fri), take a stroll through Portovenere, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Venere travel planner.

You can drive from Florence to Porto Venere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March in Porto Venere, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Baia del Silenzio and Baia dei Saraceni. Relax by the water at Bagni Sant'Antonio and Bagni San Carlo a Pietra Ligure. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Santa Margherita Ligure (in Santa Margherita Ligure), Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto) and Vernazza (in Vernazza). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Boccadasse, don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Toirano, and admire the striking features of Palazzi dei Rolli.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Genoa day trip website.

Drive from Porto Venere to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. March in Genoa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Grotte di Toirano, Baia del Silenzio, Bagni Sant'Antonio, Bagni San Carlo a Pietra Ligure
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Grotte di Toirano ©
Grotte di Toirano
Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area and Lake Orta. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza San Carlo and Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. Venture out of the city with trips to Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi (in Stupinigi), Orta San Giulio (San Giulio Island & Sacro Monte di Orta) and Cappella di San Michele (in Marseiller). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Fenis, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Risorgimento, and admire the local landmark of I toretti.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in March, expect Turin to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Orta San Giulio, Aosta, Castello di Fenis, Forte di Bard, Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area
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Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
Sacro Monte di Orta ©
Sacro Monte di Orta
Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area ©
Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lago di Garda and Mountbaldo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Borgo Castell'Arquato and Palazzo Te. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Castello Scaligero (in Sirmione) and Cattedrale di Parma (in Parma). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Verona trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turin to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Verona is much warmer than Turin - with highs of 34°C and lows of 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Palazzo Te, Borgo Castell'Arquato, Lago di Garda, Castello Scaligero, Mountbaldo
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Borgo Castell'Arquato ©
Borgo Castell'Arquato
Mountbaldo ©
Mountbaldo
Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda

5
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.
Get outdoors at Laguna Veneta and Lido. Step off the beaten path and head to Cannaregio and Torre dell'Orologio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Scrovegni Chapel, &more), Ferrara (Palazzo dei Diamanti & Castello Estense) and Basilica Palladiana (in Vicenza). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Dorsoduro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Verona in March, with highs in Venice at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Ferrara, Basilica Palladiana, Spiaggia Boccasette
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Campo del Ghetto ©
Campo del Ghetto
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo ©
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo
Santa Maria dei Miracoli ©
Santa Maria dei Miracoli

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