45 days in Italy Itinerary

45 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip builder

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Venice
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Padua
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Verona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bellagio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
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Porto Venere
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Lerici
— 2 nights
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Sarzana
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Lucca
— 2 nights
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San Miniato
— 1 night
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Volterra
— 2 nights
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San Gimignano
— 1 night
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Monteriggioni
— 2 nights
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Siena
— 3 nights
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Montalcino
— 1 night
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Castiglione D'Orcia
— 2 nights
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Pienza
— 2 nights
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Montepulciano
— 1 night
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Castiglione del Lago
— 1 night
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Sorano
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Pitigliano
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice attractions planning app.

Dallas, USA to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Venice is 7 hours. Traveling from Dallas in July, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Padua

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
On the 2nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle and then ponder the world of politics at Ragione Palace.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Padua day trip site.

Take a shuttle from Venice to Padua in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Padua are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Verona

— 3 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, and finally shop like a local with Via Mazzini.

Plan my day in Verona using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Padua to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Padua in August since evenings lows in Verona dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Bellagio

— 2 nights

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes I Giardini di Villa Melzi. On the 5th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, then pause for some serene contemplation at S. Giovanni Battista, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, explore the galleries of Villa Carlotta, stroll around La Punta Spartivento, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bellagio online trip builder.

Getting from Verona to Bellagio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bellagio are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Milan

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, see the interesting displays at Leonardo3 - Il Mondo di Leonardo, browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, explore the world behind art at Museum of Ancient Art, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Milan road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Cinque Terre

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Fegina, take a leisurely stroll along Passeggiata Lungomare, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, then hike along Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre online trip builder.

You can drive from Milan to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Porto Venere

— 2 nights
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sporting Beach, kick back and relax at Arenella Beach, don't miss a visit to Santuario della Madonna Bianca - Chiesa di San Lorenzo, then stop by Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale, then don't miss a visit to Palazzata a Mare, and finally do a tasting at De Gustibus. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Isola del Tino, appreciate the history behind Statua Mater Naturae, head off the coast to Isola Palmaria, Head underground at Grotta di Byron, then don't miss a visit to Villa Romana del Varignano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Santuario Nostra Signora delle Grazie.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Porto Venere trip maker website.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. August in Porto Venere sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lerici.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Lerici

— 2 nights
Lerici is a town and comune in the province of La Spezia in Liguria (northern Italy), part of the Italian Riviera. On the 12th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio di Santa Maria in Selaa, learn more about the world around you at Punta Corvo, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Lerici, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiagge di Fiascherino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Francesco, make a trip to Colonnata, kick back and relax at Asciutti Carlo, don't miss a visit to Pontile Medaglie d'Oro, then pause for some photo ops at Forte Lorenese, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio e San Biagio Abate.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lerici road trip planning site.

Lerici is very close to Porto Venere. In August in Lerici, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Sarzana.

Things to do in Lerici

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Sarzana

Sarzana is a town, comune (municipality) and former short-lived Catholic bishopric in the Province of La Spezia, of Liguria region, northwestern Italy, 15km east of Spezia, on the railway to Pisa, at the point where the railway to Parma diverges to the north. On the 14th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Villa Dosi Delfini, explore the historical opulence of Castello del Piagnaro, and then make a trip to Centro storico di Pontremoli.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sarzana tour itinerary maker tool.

Sarzana is just a stone's throw from Lerici. In August, daily temperatures in Sarzana can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Lucca.

Things to do in Sarzana

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Lucca

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, then admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, and finally make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucca online tour planner.

You can drive from Sarzana to Lucca in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Lucca can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Miniato.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

San Miniato

— 1 night
San Miniato is a town and comune in the province of Pisa, in the region of Tuscany, Italy.San Miniato sits at an historically strategic location atop three small hills where it dominates the lower Arno valley between the valleys of Egola and Elsa. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi, admire the striking features of Il Palazzo Comunale di San Miniato, don't miss a visit to Tower of Federico II, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di San Miniato, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e di San Genesio, and finally don't miss a visit to Palazzo del Seminario.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Miniato, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lucca to San Miniato takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in San Miniato are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in San Miniato

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

You can drive from San Miniato to Florence in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Volterra.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Volterra

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Etrusco Guarnacci, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca e Museo Civico, contemplate the long history of Piazza dei Priori, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Porta all'Arco. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Bolgheri - Borgo Medievale, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Giacomo e Cristoforo, then get to know the resident critters at Parco Gallorose, then cool off at Acqua Village Cecina, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno La Lanterna.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Volterra road trip site.

You can drive from Florence to Volterra in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Volterra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

San Gimignano

— 1 night

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then take an in-depth tour of Torre e Casa Campatelli, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca of Montestaffoli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Gimignano trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Volterra to San Gimignano takes an hour. August in San Gimignano sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monteriggioni.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Monteriggioni

— 2 nights
On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, admire the striking features of Walls of Monteriggioni, then make a trip to Centro storico di Monteriggioni, then explore the historical opulence of La Rocca di Staggia, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca di Castellina.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Monteriggioni trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Monteriggioni in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Monteriggioni, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Monteriggioni

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana and Pinacoteca Nazionale. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Siena and Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, admire the masterpieces at Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Siena tour app.

Siena is just a stone's throw from Monteriggioni. August in Siena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Siena

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Montalcino

— 1 night

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Fortezza di Montalcino, see the interesting displays at Museo della Mezzadria, examine the collection at Museo Civico e Diocesano. Raccolta Archeologica, steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Tricerchi, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Medievale Cinto da Mura.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Montalcino holiday planner.

You can drive from Siena to Montalcino in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Castiglione D'Orcia.

Things to do in Montalcino

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

Castiglione D'Orcia

— 2 nights
Castiglione d'Orcia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 90km southeast of Florence and about 40km southeast of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia, not far from the Via Cassia.Castiglione d'Orcia borders the following municipalities: Abbadia San Salvatore, Castel del Piano, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani, San Quirico d'Orcia, Seggiano.HistoryThe settlement is mentioned for the first time in 714, when it was a possession of the Aldobrandeschi family. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Terme Bagno Vignoni, make a trip to Piazza delle Sorgenti, explore the activities along Terme di San Filippo, see the interesting displays at Mining Museum Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia San Salvatore, and finally explore the activities along Laghetto Verde. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Parco dei Mulini, visit Piscina Val di Sole, enjoy breathtaking views from Rocca degli Aldobrandeschi, examine the collection at Parco Nazionale Museo delle Miniere dell'Amiata, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Cisterna, and finally explore the world behind art at Fortress of Tentennano.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Castiglione D'Orcia trip itinerary builder.

Castiglione D'Orcia is just a short distance from Montalcino. In August, daytime highs in Castiglione D'Orcia are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pienza.

Things to do in Castiglione D'Orcia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Pienza

— 2 nights
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Comunale di Pienza, steep yourself in history at Corso il Rossellino, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Piccolomini, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, and finally make a trip to Piazza Pio II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Collegiata di San Quirico, stroll through Horti Leonini, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Quirico d'Orcia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, then contemplate the long history of Terme Bagno Vignoni, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Sorgenti.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pienza road trip site.

Pienza is just a stone's throw from Castiglione D'Orcia. In August, daily temperatures in Pienza can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Pienza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Montepulciano

— 1 night

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Via di Gracciano nel Corso, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico, then make a trip to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dome of Montepulciano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio di San Biagio.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Montepulciano trip app.

Montepulciano is very close to Pienza. In September, daily temperatures in Montepulciano can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Castiglione del Lago.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Castiglione del Lago

— 1 night
Castiglione del Lago is a town in the Province of Perugia of Umbria (central Italy), on the southwest corner of Lake Trasimeno. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Isola Maggiore, take some stellar pictures from La Rocca di Passignano Sul Trasimeno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico, then step into the grandiose world of Palazzo della Corgna - Palazzo Ducale, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca del Leone.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Castiglione del Lago trip itinerary builder website.

Castiglione del Lago is just a stone's throw from Montepulciano. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Sorano.

Things to do in Castiglione del Lago

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Sorano

— 2 nights
Sorano is a town and comune in the province of Grosseto, southern Tuscany (Italy).It as an ancient medieval hill town hanging from a tuff stone over the Lente River.HistorySorano was probably inhabited by Villanovan culture, but the first historical mentions are relative to the 3rd century BC, when it was an Etruscan city under the influence of the more populous nearby Sovana.Disappearing from history under the Roman domination, it is again known in 862 when a county was founded by Emperor Louis II, under the Aldobrandeschi suzerainty. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Parco degli Etruschi, make a trip to Fortezza Orsini, stroll around Parco Archeologico Citta del Tufo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico, and finally make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Insediamento rupestre di Vitozza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santuario di Maria SS. del Suffragio, examine the collection at Museo civico archeologico e delle tradizioni popolari, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo, then examine the collection at Museo del Costume Farnesiano, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Della Terra.

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Traveling by car from Castiglione del Lago to Sorano takes 1.5 hours. In September in Sorano, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pitigliano.

Things to do in Sorano

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Pitigliano

— 2 nights
Pitigliano is a town in the province of Grosseto, located about 80km south-east of the city of Grosseto, in Italy. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Acquedotto Mediceo di Pitigliano, examine the collection at Museo Civico Archeologico della Civilta Etrusca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Palazzo Orsini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (Duomo di Pitigliano), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Parco Torre di Lavello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico di Tuscania, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ex Convento di San Francesco, then step into the grandiose world of Castello dell'Abbadia, and finally explore the ancient world of Vulci.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pitigliano vacation planner.

Pitigliano is just a stone's throw from Sorano. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Civita di Bagnoregio.

Things to do in Pitigliano

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Civita di Bagnoregio

— 1 night
Civita di Bagnoregio is a town in the Province of Viterbo in central Italy, a suburb of the comune of Bagnoregio, 1km east from it. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Castello e Torre Monaldeschi, step into the grandiose world of Castello Baglioni, see a world frozen in time at Centro Storico di Celleno Vecchia, explore the historical opulence of Castello Orsini, then engage your brain at Museo Geologico e delle Frane, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Donato Church.

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You can drive from Pitigliano to Civita di Bagnoregio in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Civita di Bagnoregio are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Orvieto.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Orvieto

— 1 night

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella del Corporale, explore the fascinating underground world of Orvieto Underground, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Orvieto, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Moro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant'Andrea, Orvieto, and finally examine the collection at Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.

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Drive from Civita di Bagnoregio to Orvieto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Orvieto, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

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Drive from Orvieto to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Mon).

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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.

Province of Viterbo travel guide

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Gardens · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
See also Viterbo, Texas and Viterbo University. For ancient Ferento, see Ferentium. For the municipality in Colombia, see Viterbo, CaldasViterbo is an ancient city and comune in the Lazio region of central Italy, the capital of the province of Viterbo.It conquered and absorbed the neighboring town of Ferento in its early history. It is approximately 80km north of GRA (Rome) on the Via Cassia, and it is surrounded by the Monti Cimini and Monti Volsini. The historic center of the city is surrounded by medieval walls, still intact, built during the 11th and 12th centuries. Entrance to the walled center of the city is through ancient gates.Apart from agriculture, the main resources of Viterbo's area are pottery, marble, and wood. The town is home to the Italian gold reserves, an important Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Tuscia, and the Italian Army's Aviation Command headquarters and training centre. It is located in a wide thermal area, attracting many tourists from the whole of central Italy.HistoryThe first report of the new city dates to the eighth century CE, when it is identified as Castrum Viterbii. It was fortified in 773 by the Lombard King Desiderius in his vain attempt to conquer Rome. When the popes switched to the Frankish support, Viterbo became part of the Papal States, but this status was to be highly contested by the emperors in the following centuries, until in 1095 it is known it was a free comune.

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