55 days in Italy Itinerary

55 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice
— 2 nights
2
Mantua
— 6 nights
3
Milan
— 4 nights
4
Turin
— 4 nights
5
Genoa
— 3 nights
6
Lucca
— 4 nights
7
Florence
— 4 nights
8
Urbino
— 4 nights
9
Assisi
— 4 nights
10
Orvieto
— 4 nights
11
Rome
— 5 nights
12
Naples
— 4 nights
13
Matera
— 4 nights

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico di Venezia and Photography Tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and wander the streets of Dorsoduro.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Venice day trip planning site.

Raleigh, USA to Venice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Raleigh to Venice due to the time zone difference. In March in Venice, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mantua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©

6
nights
Mantua

Mantua ©
Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parco Giardino Sigurta and Palazzo Te. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mantua: Modena (Ghirlandina & Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti), Piazza dei Martiri (in Carpi) and Caseificio San Pier Damiani (in Parma). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Camera degli Sposi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, examine the collection at Il Museo Storico dei Vigili del Fuoco, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Sordello.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mantua journey planning website.

You can drive from Venice to Mantua in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Modena, Parco Giardino Sigurta, Piazza dei Martiri, Caseificio San Pier Damiani
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Caseificio San Pier Damiani ©
Caseificio San Pier Damiani
Parco Giardino Sigurta ©
Parco Giardino Sigurta
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te

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 discover tucked-away gems like Villa Necchi Campiglio and Trap Milano. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, admire the natural beauty at Casa Degli Atellani - La Vigna Di Leonardo, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip builder tool.

You can drive from Mantua to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Milan can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Dialogo nel Buio ©
Dialogo nel Buio

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza San Carlo and Piazza Castello. There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, appreciate the history behind Ai Cavalieri d`Italia, and don't miss a visit to Galleria San Federico.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turin tour planner.

Take a train from Milan to Turin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in March: highs in Turin hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo
Piazza Castello ©
Piazza Castello

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Boccadasse and Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, make a trip to Galeone Neptune, explore the historical opulence of D'Albertis Castle, and meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Genoa online visit planner.

Drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in March, things will get a bit warmer in Genoa: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucca.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi

4
nights
Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica of San Frediano and Le mura di Lucca. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata, and contemplate the long history of Puccini Museum - Casa Natale.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lucca online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Genoa to Lucca by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Genoa in March since evenings lows in Lucca dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Lucca

Wineries Historic Sites Tours
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Fattoria al Dotto ©
Fattoria al Dotto
Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano
Piazza Anfiteatro ©
Piazza Anfiteatro

4
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Torre del Mangia & Biblioteca Piccolomini). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the history behind Perseus Statue, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

Planning Florence trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lucca to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Florence sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Urbino.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siena
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Food Tours
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

4
nights
Urbino

Urbino ©
Urbino is a walled city in the Marche region of Italy, south-west of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture, especially under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palazzo Ducale di Urbino and Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parco della Resistenza, contemplate the long history of Casa Natale di Raffaello, look for gifts at Das Andere, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Urbino trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Florence to Urbino by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in March, expect nights in Urbino to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Urbino

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Abbazia San Vincenzo al Furlo, Convento Dei Cappuccini, Ponte di Fermignano
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:
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Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista ©
Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino ©
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino
Parco della Resistenza ©
Parco della Resistenza

4
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 Museo della Porziuncola. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Chiara, don't miss a visit to Via San Francesco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Assisi.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi day trip planning site.

You can drive from Urbino to Assisi in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Assisi are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Orvieto and Chiesa San Giovenale. Take a break from Orvieto with a short trip to Tempio di San Biagio in Montepulciano, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Orvieto, learn about winemaking at Decugnano dei Barbi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant'Andrea, Orvieto.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Orvieto trip planning app.

You can drive from Assisi to Orvieto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Val d'Orcia, Tempio di San Biagio
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Val d'Orcia ©
Val d'Orcia
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Monastero Di S.Benedetto in Subiaco--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip tool.

Drive from Orvieto to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Vatican City, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Room Escape Games
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Galleria Borbonica and Catacombe di San Gaudioso. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Naples day trip planning site.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples

4
nights
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Sassi in Miniatura. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, make a trip to Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve, have fun at Aqvaworld Bluwellness Family Club, and contemplate the long history of Piazza San Pietro Caveoso.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Matera road trip planner.

Getting from Naples to Matera by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Matera is little chillier than Naples - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
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Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris

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