17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rome
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Siena
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Volterra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Pisa
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Greve in Chianti
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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Rome

Rome ©
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 4th (Fri): wander the streets of Via Condotti, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then stop by L'Artigianato, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome tour builder app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in October; daily highs in Rome reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Via Condotti ©
Via Condotti

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Florence online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Adventure
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Siena trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Siena, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Volterra.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums
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Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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Volterra

Volterra ©
Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. On the 7th (Mon), stop by Specialita Mucci. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at L'Istrice, take an in-depth tour of Palazzo Viti, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo dei Priori, then take in the exciting artwork at Societa Cooperativa Artieri Alabastro, then view the masterpieces at L'Artista Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Etrusco Guarnacci.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Volterra trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Siena to Volterra in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Volterra are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Pisa.

Things to do in Volterra

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Specialita Mucci, Palazzo Vescovile
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Museo Etrusco Guarnacci ©
Museo Etrusco Guarnacci
Palazzo Viti ©
Palazzo Viti
Palazzo dei Priori ©
Palazzo dei Priori

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello and Museo Diocesano Della Spezia. Get a sense of the local culture at Leaning Tower of Pisa and Battistero. Explore Pisa's surroundings by going to Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare), Vernazza (in Vernazza) and Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, steep yourself in history at Camposanto, and don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pisa online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Volterra to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, Le mura di Lucca, Museo Diocesano Della Spezia
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

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Rome

Rome ©
Step out of the city life by going to Catacombe di San Callisto and Stabilimento Balneare le Palme. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Roman Forum. Enjoy Rome some more: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and raise your glass at Soqquadro APS.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Pisa to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get some fabulous bargains at The Mall, stop by Prada Outlet (Space), then do a tasting at Fattoria di Montemaggio, and finally learn about winemaking at Castello di Uzzano. On your second day here, savor the flavors at Castello di Monterinaldi, learn about winemaking at Accademia del Buon Gusto, then appreciate the history behind Monumento al Navigatore Giovanni da Verrazzano, then make a trip to Piazza Matteotti, and finally do a tasting at Enoteca Falorni.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Greve in Chianti day trip website .

You can drive from Rome to Greve in Chianti in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Greve in Chianti sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Radda in Chianti, Prada Outlet (Space), The Mall
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Fattoria di Montemaggio ©
Fattoria di Montemaggio
Castello di Monterinaldi ©
Castello di Monterinaldi
Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano

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