6 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

6 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Florence
— 1 night
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Rome
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Florence — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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Exeter, UK to Florence is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Venice.
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Venice — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

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You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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