51 days in Italy Itinerary

51 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 5 nights
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Verona
— 6 nights
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Florence
— 6 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 5 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 6 nights
Train
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Naples
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ravello
— 3 nights
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Lecce
— 2 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 7 nights
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Venice — 5 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.
Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico di Venezia and Cannaregio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, deepen your knowledge of military history at Venetian Arsenal, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and make a trip to Dorsoduro.

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If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Verona.
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Verona — 6 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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 some historical perspective at Grotte di Catullo and Mura Venete. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero and Villa Calicantus. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Museo Dell'olio D'oliva (in Cisano), Parrocchia S.S. Nicolò e Severo (in Bardolino) and Campanone o Torre Civica (in Bergamo). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Jamaica Beach, examine the collection at Museo Nicolis, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino Giusti, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Verona road trip tool.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Verona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 23:

Florence — 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Nazionale del Bargello will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Lucca (San Michele in Foro & Basilica of San Frediano), Pisa (Camposanto, Duomo di Pisa, &more) and Bologna (Basilica di San Petronio, Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Siena.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:

Siena — 5 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Duomo di Siena are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Torre e Casa Campatelli and Gattavecchi Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Wine Tour Adventure (in Monteriggioni), San Gimignano (Rocca of Montestaffoli, Torre Grossa, &more) and Montepulciano (Contucci & Az. Agr. Crociani Susanna Crociani). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza, contemplate the long history of San Francesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, and do a tasting at Azienda Agricola La Lastra.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Siena journey planner.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Siena, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Assisi.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:

Assisi — 5 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Get some historical perspective at Cattedrale di San Rufino and Cripta di San Francesco. Explore hidden gems such as Museo della Porziuncola and Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Perugia (Tempio di Sant'Angelo - Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, Perugia Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Siena in October, Assisi is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rome.
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Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:

Rome — 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Pantheon and Villa Borghese are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.
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Find places to stay Oct 9 — 15:

Naples — 5 nights

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 Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Museo delle Arti Sanitarie. Get a sense of the local culture at Catacombe di San Gaudioso and Forum. Venture out of the city with trips to Pompeii (Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, Terme del Foro, &more). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Chiara, examine the collection at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai, and steep yourself in history at Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Naples are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ravello.
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:

Ravello — 3 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Rufolo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro (in Praiano) and Positano (MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano Positano & Arienzo Beach Club, Positano). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, trek along Ravello-Minori Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ravello, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ravello online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lecce.
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Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:

Lecce — 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
On the 24th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Torre del Parco, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Santa Maria di Cerrate. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Matteo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di S. Giovanni Battista al Rosario, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Chiara, then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Lecce, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lecce trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Ravello to Lecce in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in October, Lecce is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Maria di Leuca.
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Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

Santa Maria di Leuca — 7 nights

Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. Visit Channel Ciolo and Cala dell'Acquaviva for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Il Sentiero Vecchio del Ciolo. Venture out of the city with trips to Swim Liberi di Nuotare (in Andrano), Museo Archeologico della Civilta Messapica (in Poggiardo) and Castro (Passeggiata Intorno Alle Mura Messapiche & Castello Aragonese e Museo Archeologico Castro). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Le Cinque Vele Beach Club, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Madonna Assunta, appreciate the extensive heritage of Villa Raffaella, and don't miss a visit to Frantoi Ipogei.

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You can drive from Lecce to Santa Maria di Leuca in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lecce in October since evenings lows in Santa Maria di Leuca dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 1:

Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Province of Lecce travel guide

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Lecce is a historic city of 94,766 inhabitants (2015) in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce, the second province in the region by population, as well as one of the most important cities of Apulia. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of the Italian Peninsula and is over 2,000 years old.Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed "The Florence of the South". The city also has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture going back to its foundation; the Messapii who founded the city are said to have been Cretans in Greek records. To this day, in the Grecìa Salentina, a group of towns not far from Lecce, the griko language is still spoken.In terms of industry, the "Lecce stone"—a particular kind of limestone—is one of the city's main exports, because it is very soft and workable, thus suitable for sculptures. Lecce is also an important agricultural centre, chiefly for its olive oil and wine production, as well as an industrial centre specializing in ceramic production.

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