47 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

47 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: Porto Alegre
Fly + Drive:  19 h 45 min
1
Menaggio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Milan
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Verona
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Venice
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Cinque Terre
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Florence
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Siena
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Assisi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Rome
— 6 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Porto Alegre

3
nights
Menaggio

Menaggio ©
Menaggio is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra.Menaggio has three frazioni (parishes): Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.HistoryThe area of current Menaggio was conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. Venture out of the city with trips to Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno), Orrido di Nesso (in Nesso) and Cernobbio (Il Giardino della Valle & Sentee di Sort). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, appreciate the views at Valchiavenna, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime, and take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Menaggio holiday planning site.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Menaggio is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Alegre to Menaggio is 4 hours. In April, Menaggio is a bit cooler than Porto Alegre - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Menaggio

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cernobbio, Tremezzina, Valchiavenna, Greenway del Lago di Como, Orrido di Nesso
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Valchiavenna ©
Valchiavenna
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Mandello del Lario (Chiesa di San Giorgio & Anything But Work), Chiesa di S. Giovanni (in Torno) and Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo (in Legnano). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, enjoy some music at La Casa Maledetta, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Milan travel route planning site.

Drive from Menaggio to Milan in 2 hours. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mandello del Lario, I Falconieri del Feudo, Chiesa di S. Giovanni, Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

6
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.
Verona is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Verona online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice tour itinerary app.

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Step out of Cinque Terre to go to Genoa and see Aquarium of Genoa, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Cinque Terre footpaths, tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, don't miss a visit to Santuario di Soviore, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Cinque Terre takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Aquarium of Genoa
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

5
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately Pisa away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

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You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Food Tours
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

5
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Take a break from Siena with a short trip to Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona in Castelnuovo dell'Abate, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Siena trip planning tool.

Take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Siena sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trip

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

5
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco) and Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria (in Perugia). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Assisi, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Assisi online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Perugia, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and visit Trastevere.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Assisi in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 16 — 22:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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