16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 2 nights
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Ravenna
— 1 night
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Assisi
— 1 night
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Rome
— 2 nights
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Naples
— 2 nights
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Genoa
— 3 nights

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Venice

Venice ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, wander the streets of Cannaregio, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planning site.

Ottawa, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Venice is 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ottawa in May since evenings lows in Venice dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Verona.

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Verona

Verona ©

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.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Piazza Bra, then get to know the fascinating history of Borghetto sul Mincio, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Verona

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Ravenna

Ravenna ©

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
On the 8th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero degli Ariani, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi).

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ravenna tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Verona to Ravenna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Ravenna are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

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World heritage site
Battistero degli Ariani
4.6

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Florence

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Sun), savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Drive from Ravenna to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Ravenna in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums
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Museo Nazionale del Bargello
4.6
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Centro Storico
4.9

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Assisi

Assisi ©

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovannuccio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi road trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Rome.

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Rome

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, and then contemplate the long history of Villa d'Este. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome online itinerary planner.

Drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, then steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castel dell'Ovo, then brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, then go for a walk through Lungomare Caracciolo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gesu Nuovo Church.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Naples day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. May in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Genoa.

Things to do in Naples

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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Via Giuseppe Garibaldi and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Get outdoors at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura. Take a break from Genoa with a short trip to Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Palazzi dei Rolli, get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, and take a stroll through Boccadasse.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Genoa attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Genoa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Naples in May: highs in Genoa hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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Must see
Baia del Silenzio
4.5
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Historic Walking Area
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi
4.5

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