15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
2
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Ravenna
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Venice
— 4 nights
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Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pantheon and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, steep yourself in history at Villa Borghese, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura.

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Dallas, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Rome is 7 hours. Traveling from Dallas in April, things will get little chillier in Rome: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Maria Novella for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Basilica of San Frediano (in Lucca) and Pisa (Knights’ Square, Battistero di San Giovanni, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, appreciate the history behind Perseus Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

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Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Ravenna.
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Ravenna — 3 nights

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di San Vitale and Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi). Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo and Le Mura di Ferrara will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravenna: Ferrara (Palazzo dei Diamanti & Via delle Volte). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero degli Ariani, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrochia Santa Maria del Suffragio, make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and contemplate the long history of Porta Serrata.

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You can drive from Florence to Ravenna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica of St. Anthony and San Giorgio Maggiore. Venture out of the city with trips to Vicenza (Piazza dei Signori & Basilica Palladiana) and Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site (in Padua). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, deepen your knowledge of military history at Venetian Arsenal, make a trip to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

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Traveling by car from Ravenna to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Venice sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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